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Gibraltar is an extremely unique place. With a quirky melting pot of Spanish, English, and North African cultures, it’s hard not to resist popping on over into Britain’s overseas territory of Gibraltar, when in Southern Spain. And there are likely few places in the world that you enter by walking across an airport runway to […]

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Europe is full of some of the most elegant, colorful, and unique streets in the world. Some are heavily explored but others are hidden gems. Sit back and enjoy a stroll down some of the prettiest streets we’ve explored during our travels. 

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Dunluce Castle (“Dunluce” means “fort of the fort“) sits upon a rocky basalt outcrop, 100 feet above the raging iron-grey ocean below. It is widely recognized as being Ireland’s most picturesque castle.  The first castle at Dunluce was built in the 13th century by Richard de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster. However, the ruins left […]

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Brú na Bóinne, which means the ‘palace’ or the ‘mansion’ of the Boyne, refers to the area within the bend of the River Boyne which contains one of the world’s most important prehistoric landscapes.  Newgrange, Ireland’s best known Neolithic tomb and was built during the Neolithic period around 3000 BC to 2500 BC, making it older than […]

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Over the last few decades Marbella has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a small fishing village and now a popular holiday destination for the rich and famous. Located in the Costa del Sol, Marbella became home base for 5 days during our stay in the Andalucia area. Here are a few […]

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Unfortunately, our kids are not as adventurous when it comes to eating…actually they are downright P-I-C-K-Y.  Truthfully, our son has been diagnosed with a food sensory disorder (also has nut allergies) and he despises certain textures and odors. Definitely makes traveling stressful at times. Nevertheless, we do our best and tend to grab street food […]

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The Alhambra, a 14th-Century Palace and fortress in the hills of Granada, is a must-see during any visit to the Andalusia region in Southern Spain.  The name Alhambra, signifying in Arabic “the red,” is probably derived from the reddish color of the tapia (rammed earth) of which the outer walls were built. The Alhambra is […]

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Sorry for those who don’t love history but here is another history post about one of my obsessions — The Knights Templar.  Likely originating as a Moorish castle built to protect the coast and situated between two hilltops, it was taken over by Don Paio Peres Correia in 1242.  After the Christian reconquest, the castle […]

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Located in the heart of Andalusia (between Seville and Granada), the The Antequera Dolmens is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The complex contains three megalithic monuments: the Menga and Viera dolmens and the Tholos of the Romeral.  The Viera Dolmen is a corridor tomb consisting of a long passage divided into two sections, at the […]

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From the historic center of Sintra, you can access the Moorish Castle and also the Pena National Palace through signposted trails. The trails take hikers through the forest, the small watercourses and some gardens and old villages.  Built by the Moors, The Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) was built sometime between the 8th […]

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While much of the southern coastline of the Algarve has been built up, a sleepy fishing village named Salema has largely escaped the ravages of tourism. On the western end of Salema Beach you’ll find a big, flat rock with footprints from a dinosaur! This yellow limestone rock is home to a herbivorous biped, also […]

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Scandinavia experiences harsh and cold winters—roughly 6 hours of daylight in December! However, shoulder-seasons offer incredible deals on airfare/hotels, fewer crowds and we wouldn’t have to deal with our cranky kids complaining over the sweltering heat. Always looking for a bargain, we jumped on the opportunity to explore Stockholm during spring break and fearlessly braved […]

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