I Want to Travel the World: 50 Memories in 50 Countries

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I want to Travel the World

We just crossed the border from South Africa over to Namibia. I am over the moon with excitement for what this trip through the Namibian desert will bring. However, it is also a milestone for me because I have now set foot in and traveled through 50 countries! I know that numbers don’t matter and many travelers choose not to “count countries”, but I have always found that setting a goal pushes me to travel the world. Long ago, I told myself I would see the world. Having traveled to 50 countries I have now been in more than 25% of the … Read More

Bath, England The Perfect Weekend Escape

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Bath England

The whole Island feels old, the British Isles, are famed for the aura that they give off, an aura that is both dreary and beautiful. Rolling hills are flanked with outcrops of moss covered rocks, and flocks of sheep roam in fenced pastures, while stone homes dot the landscape, and it is something that looks and feels as if out of a fairy tale; the English countryside has a unique charm and feels that is its own. Anyone traveling to the U.K., which has many travelers, should get out and visit the countryside even if only for a day. There … Read More

15 Things to Know Before Going To Italy

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Things to Know Before Going to Italy

Italy has long been on the top of many travelers list for decades. The country is majestically beautiful, has world class food, and a spoken language that will instantly make you drool and fall in love. I have had the pleasure of spending time there on a few different occasions, and I found that there are many things to know before going to Italy. Things to Know Before Going To Italy Italians Take Riposo Very Seriously Riposo is Italy’s midday siesta. From 1-4 p.m. you can expect to find many shops and restaurants closed. Italians like to take time in … Read More

The Tomato Festival in Spain: La Tomatina Not Shown in Photos

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The Bad Side of La Tomatina

I got nervous as we arrived right before the massive trucks packed with vegetables drove through the crowded streets.  Young, old, guy and girl alike waited for the signal that would start the food fight.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m pretty sure I just paid 10 Euros to get my first black eye from a tomato. La Tomatina: The Tomato Festival in Spain Unraveled I put on the worst of my travel clothes, knowing that they would probably go in the garbage at day’s end.  We had been in Valencia for four days, with the La Tomatina festival … Read More

Visiting the Titanic Museum in Belfast

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Titanic Museum

Anyone that knows me personally knows that I have a strange obsession with Titanic.  Yes, the movie and the actual ship. Cameron has heard about every useless fact there is about James Cameron’s masterpiece, and all the interesting facts that happened on April 14, 1912.  Almost daily, I refer to a Titanic quote to go along with any number of real world situations that I find myself in.  Anyways, the point is, that I love Titanic; so when I learned of the Titanic museum in Belfast I knew I just couldn’t miss a trip there. Before I embarked for my … Read More

What is the Schengen Agreement? All You Need to Know About Staying in Europe

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All You Need to Know About the Schengen Zone

Any non-European backpacker spending an extended amount of time through Europe knows of the limitations of the Schengen zone and understanding Schengen travel.  Even though there are government and state-run guides explaining what the Schengen agreement is, it’s still hard to wrap heads around. That’s because the Schengen visa is a blessing and a curse and it’s confusing as hell when you are there. Personally, I have abided by all the rules of the Schengen zone.  I have sadly left Europe way too soon because I was on my 90th day of travel, I do this because the fear of … Read More