5 Quick Tips for Visiting Santorini

Santorini is one of the most visited islands in not only the Cyclades, but all of Greece. The island has the perfect combination of scenery, weather, picturesque views, and food. Visitors may be surprised to learn that there are ways to visit Santorini and avoid the high prices and high number of tourists. All you…

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When My Spanish Clicked: El Salvador

One of the difficulties of traveling abroad is the inability to understand the language. It can be difficult getting assistance or asking questions when the basics of the language are foreign. While this might be an inconvenience for the average traveler, it can be a serious problem for someone traveling long term or relocating to…

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A Picturesque Christmas in Paris

Perched atop the Eiffel Tower while the wind is howling, smacking your face with a cold winter chill may not sound like the most pleasant of circumstances, but when it’s Christmas Eve, the magic of Paris supersedes.  Visiting the City of Lights at Christmas feels so right. We arrived around lunch time with anticipation in…

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Budget Travel in France

Have you ever dreamed of walking the streets of Paris? Or tasted the fruits of the wine country around Bordeaux? But didn’t believe you could go there because it is over your budget? Worry no further, France can be traveled on a budget if you know how to do it. France is one of the…

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Christmastime in Brussels

If there is one thing certain about the people in Brussels, they know how to keep Christmas well. And that is exactly what my wife and I were looking for in a holiday getaway, a true European Christmas. From the moment we stepped off our train, the twinkling of lights and faint echo of jingle…

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