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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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It’s been 20 years since “The Troubles” officially ended in Belfast but the divide between The Republicans (Catholics) and Loyalists (Protestants) is still quite prevalent. The walls were erected in 1969 as a temporary measure to keep the groups apart, but still remain due to their effectiveness. Needless to say, it’s a somber reality that […]

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Our friends and family know that we love to stay in vacation rentals when traveling with the kids. It has allowed us the comforts of home with countless advantages including: cooking our own meals, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, immersing ourselves in local experiences, and most importantly being cost-effective. Since our love for vacation rentals has […]

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Ireland is a relatively small country, roughly the size of Indiana, but the size can be misleading. The harrowing windy roads, dueling tour buses, and lack of street signs can be maddening! However, traversing through Ireland by car gave our family the freedom and flexibility to explore the breathtaking views and ancient magical castles. Back […]

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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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