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Cliffs of Moher are undoubtedly one of Ireland’s biggest attractions and truly a sight to see. While Condé Nast Traveller Magazine has ranked these stunning views as the best cliff-view on the planet, it’s really Ireland’s fickle weather that dictates how you experience the cliffs. We tried not to let the moody weather dampen our […]

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Visiting the Giant’s Causeway has long been on my bucket list since my science college courses. This spectacular rock formation was so unique it’s hard to believe it was even real. A great hike for kids (ours were 9 and 6 at the time), Northern Ireland’s wild and untamed Antrim coast is home to dreamy […]

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Masada is an ancient stone fortress, perched high above the western shore of the Dead Sea in the barren Judean desert. It’s are made up of chalk, dolomite and marl strata thousands of feet above the Dead Sea. To get to the top of Masada, you can hike up the steep trail or take a […]

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There isn’t a better souvenir than a picturesque shot and Jerusalem was filled with them! Here are a few spots not to miss while visiting the Holy City. The Western Wall It only seems fitting to start with the Western Wall, which is Judaism’s holiest site. However, depending on your visit (we were there during […]

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With nearly 4 million people visiting the majestic Yosemite National Park each year, it is hard to avoid the crowds. People from around the world flock here to see the soaring granite cliffs, peaceful grassy meadows, raging waterfalls and au inspiring vistas. Let’s face it, Yosemite’s unforgettable splendor is one of the reasons California is […]

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Tucked away in northwest Washington, on nearly 1million acres, is the geographically diverse Olympic National Park. Within the park’s boundaries are snowcapped mountains, amazing waterfalls, glacial lakes, rugged coastlines, temperate rain forests and an array of wildlife — it’s no wonder this spectacular landscape was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sol Duc Falls Less […]

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Out of the three cities we visited on our spring trip to Europe: Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, one surprised us the most with its charm, culture and beauty. We found that sometimes you spend years dreaming about a certain city and then that city simply doesn’t live up to your expectation — well, Amsterdam was […]

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Brussels was never one of those cities high on the bucket list. However, it was along our high-speed train route from Paris to Amsterdam and we felt this unique and underrated travel destination was worthy of a 24-hour visit. Unfortunately, like most European cities in the spring, it rained A LOT during our stay. Nevertheless, […]

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Planning a trip to the Paris can be overwhelming. There is so much information to glean and with 7 days in Paris, we barely even scratched the surface of what the City of Lights has to offer. As a city with ancient origins dating back over 2,000 years, there is no shortage of experiences to […]

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Château de Versailles, originally built in 1623 by Louix XIII, remains to be one of the most awe-inspiring palaces in the world. The palace is famous mostly for its residents, King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, and the signing of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. As one strolls through the opulent palace, symmetrical gardens, grand […]

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Off the coast of Ambergris Caye, near the Blue Hole of Belize, is the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. This turquoise water is home to the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world. While on our honeymoon in 2007, my wife and I decided to snorkel the reef. I learned a lot […]

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We had been married less then a week and headed off the grid for our honeymoon. When I say off the grid, I mean OFF. So far off, we were encouraged to register with the U.S. consulate office, since our destination was considered a “security risk” and the government there was “questionable.” Nevertheless, we headed […]

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