Street in Casares a white village in Spain
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The magnificent cities and villages of Spain

The villages and cities in Spain are down right stunning with their vistas and details. I don’t know if it’s the same for you, but where I come from this is rarely the case. It’s great to think that buildings can be both functional AND beautiful. Barcelona I guess that’s why so many tourists descend […]

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Wanderful inspiration: Let’s go to the beach

This week’s wanderful inspiration goes to the beach. Check out my Facebook page for more links during the week and my Destinations page for places I have been. This week’s wanderful inspiration 8 Cheap Retreats on the World’s Most Famously Beautiful Beaches. They had me at cheap. What You Need to Know About Snorkelling & Diving in Bermuda. One […]

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Monkey in Gibraltar
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Gibraltar, so close and yet so far from Spain

While in southern Spain, make like the local expats do and road trip to Gibraltar for the shopping and the monkeys. Getting to the rock is easy and as warned, the queue is long. To get into Gibraltar you pass through passport control. On both the Spanish and Gibraltar sides. Each within meters of each […]

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Camels in Tangier, Morocco
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A day in Tangier, Morocco

We’ve had some great adventures during our time in Spain. Not the least of which was me getting a bit of a jolt one morning from one of the outlets. Whoops. But I think one of my favourites is the brief visit to Tangier, Morocco. Tangier is a costal Moroccan city on the Strait of […]

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Looking at a map and laptop for wanderful inspiration
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Wanderful inspiration: Is it too early to think about Christmas?

This week’s wanderful inspiration looks at packing tips, unwritten travel rules, and some Christmas vacation ideas. In August?! Trust me, you’re gonna wanna plan ahead. Check out my Facebook page for more links during the week and my Destinations page for places I have been. This week’s wanderful inspiration Flat Packing Versus Rolling: Which Actually […]

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Swiss alps from airplane window
Travel | Trip tips

My must take travel gear for long days in transit

Friends are traveling to Ireland this week. I’m so excited for them and looking forward to some vicarious adventure! Immediately after being told they were going, I started listing off my travel gear musts. Like most travel addicts, there are things I just can’t do without on those long transit days and flights. So here’s […]

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Padlocks on a fence in Santorini
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Santorini, third time is a charm!

This was not my first time to this lovely island. In fact, this was my 3rd time to the island of Santorini and honestly, the first time I completely enjoyed it. My other visits were overrun with tourists. This time, ours was the only cruise ship visiting and the visit was much more pleasant. If […]

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Dubrovnik old town
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Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik has been on my list of must visit places for years. I was so excited to discover it listed on our itinerary. This year we decided to do a two week Mediterranean cruise. We’ve cruised before. It’s great bang for the buck when you’re limited to two-week vacations. Usually, you get to see lots, […]

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