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Category: City Guides

VALENCIA TOP FIVE BUCKET LIST IDEAS

When we think of Spain, we often think of vibrant Barcelona or energetic Madrid. All too often, we forget that Valencia has a lot to offer those who are willing to venture further south. Valencia is Spain’s third largest city. It gracefully mixes old with new thus giving it…

48 HOURS IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

  Have you ever visited a place and thought…I’m going to need more time here? Well, Dublin is that place for me. I recently visited Dublin as part of a longer journey through Europe. I made the mistake thinking 48 hours is plenty. After all, I was looking forward…

SPAIN: FIVE PLACES TO SEE FLAMENCO

I believe that in a former life, I was a flamenco dance. I was graceful, beautiful, and held the stares of my adoring fans. Now, this may sound silly but the bad back I currently have is enough evidence to prove that I must have been incredible! Well, maybe not…

A MUGGLE MOM’S GUIDE TO THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER

I’m not going to lie. I LOVE the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. My boys and I are huge fans. We’ve read all the books and watched all the movies multiple times. So, it goes without question, when the Wizarding World of Harry Potter arrived at Universal Studios…

FIVE LESSONS I’VE LEARNED FROM MY TRAVELS TO NYC

If you’ve never visited New York City, you need to visit New York City. Now, I’m not an expert in any way when it comes to New York City. However, I do plan to visit often to try to accomplish this lofty task of becoming an expert. After…

WALK THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE: A VERY BEGINNER’S GUIDE

Iconic Brooklyn Bridge: A visit to New York City would not be complete without a visit to this engineering masterpiece. This brown-hued steel-wire suspension bridge ranks high among local favorites as well as the tourist. Spanning across the East River with Manhattan to one side and Brooklyn to…

VANCOUVER: TOP FIVE EXPERIENCES FOR FAMILIES

Hip neighborhoods, great food, spectacular scenery: it’s no wonder people have been falling in love with Vancouver. If visiting Vancouver is not on your bucket list, it should be. Vancouver is a fantastic place to take a family vacation. With mild summer and winter weather, Vancouver is a giant…

VANCOUVER’S GRANVILLE ISLAND – A PHOTO TOUR

Is Vancouver on your bucket list? Prior to the 1990s, Granville Island was a 37-acre industrial wasteland. With the urging of local residents and a few visionaries, Granville Island underwent an urban revitalization into what it is today – a thriving, sustainable redevelopment area. Technically, Granville Island is not actually…

BEAUTY IN THE DESERT: BELLAGIO HOTEL CONSERVATORY

Las Vegas is best known for the slogan, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” Unfortunately, this saying often gives the perception that Las Vegas is “shady.” While there is definitely some truth to this perception, Las Vegas does have some pretty amazing sites. One of the most spectacular sites…

SAN FRANCISCO TOP TEN LIST OF THINGS TO DO

Growing up in the western part of the United States meant that I was fortunate enough to have some great travel destinations within a few hours drive. San Francisco is one such city that always made the top of the list as our family planned our yearly vacations. The memories…