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Discover Chester, England

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Fairy tale-like Chester is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. The old town’s collection of quirky stores housed in the Rows (a fully-functioning medieval version of a shopping mall) is reminiscent of a sepia toned Grimm’s tale.

What is truly striking about Chester is its dramatic architecture. It has
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Parambikulam Tiger Reserve: India’s Real Jungle Book

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I arrived at Parambikulam, a government run Tiger Reserve in Kerala, and paid Rs300 to gain access, Rs70 for the car, plus another Rs300 for my camera. At the main office, where I’m to book in for the night, I’m told I need to pay tourist prices, not the fee I
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The Fabled Colonial Key West

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Key West Aerial View by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau Key West is described as the southernmost city giving visitors a taste of the Caribbean without even leaving the US. The tourist board even states Key West is a “unique tropical island city.” However it is defined, Key West is
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5 Beach Resorts that Work for All Ages

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Dreams Riviera Cancun Pool Dreams Riviera Cancun Riviera Maya, Mexico
Just outside of the hustle and bustle of Cancun is another world in Riviera Maya. Among the resorts nestled in their own private kingdoms, Dreams Riviera Cancun is one that offers something for everyone. Tropical gardens align the land while
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A Pilgrimage to Bob Dylan’s Minnesota

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Hull-Rust open mine pit where young Bob used to ride his bike with his friends.
© Michael Schuman How does it feel? A little breezy, actually. Standing on a modest hilltop overlooking the Hull-Rust open pit iron mine, where Bob Dylan, then Bob Zimmerman, used to ride his bicycle with
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Skip the Greece Crowds In Aliki on the Southern Shore of Paros

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Santorini, Mykonos, Ios…The top spots in Greece’s Cyclades are definitely must-stop destinations on any itinerary through the islands. However, after a period of time you may find yourself burned out on cruise ship crowds or incessant partying groups from Italy, Australia etc. So how do you get a taste of
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Scotland’s Isle of Bute

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Scotland’s west coast is synonymous with excellent seafood with miles of coastline to fish and cultivate and fresh catches landed every day and taken straight to the region’s finest tables. Its hills, glens and pastures a natural larder to farm and harvest. On the Isle of Bute, in Rothesay’s town
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Go Glasgow – one of Europe’s most exciting and stylish cities

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Glasgow is renowned for its style and friendly locals. It’s well rounded with a blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a buzzy array of restaurants and bars. The city centre’s architecture is an attraction in itself with countless impressive Victorian structures, including Charles
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Eriska – Scotland’s Fantasy Island

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Just a short drive from Oban, on Scotland’s west coast, is the quiet Isle of Eriska. Set against a backdrop of mountains, ocean mist and Scottish landscapes there is a certain mystique about it. Rattling over an old wooden bridge you immediately enter a concealed whisper-quiet world of lavender, purple
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In Northern France

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Just on an hour’s drive south of Calais, wedged in between Le Touquet and Arras, in the historic Somme valleys, is Chateau Bermicourt. Built in 1826, the ancestral Chateau served as the HQ for the Royal tank Corps in the Great War; and during WWII it was occupied by German
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Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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We hadn’t been to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in years. Caught up in traveling all around the world, we had almost forgotten this charming town tucked away at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the most visited national parks in the United States. The beautiful LeConte
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The Taste of Scotland’s Argyll

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Scotland’s west coast is synonymous with excellent seafood. Its miles of coastline land fresh catches every day that are immediately taken to the region’s finest tables. On route to Oban from Glasgow stop off at Fyne Ales (on the spectacular Loch Fyne), an award-winning brewer of craft beers. The ingredients
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Five Fabulous Bed and Breakfast Locations to Visit for Mother’s Day

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Posted in Accommodations, Beach Vacations, Culinary, Family Travel, Florida, Food Tours, Garden Tours, Hiking, Lodging, North America, Style, United States of America, Wild Life

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it and I can guarantee that most mothers would adore a getaway with you more than any other present you can imagine. Hotels and resorts are perfectly lovely, but there is nothing as comfortable, charming, and unique as a stay at a
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5 U.S. Family Resorts Perfect for Spring Break

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Family Travel, Florida, Hiking, Uncategorized, United States of America

As spring break time approaches, families considering vacations are faced with a dilemma — should we head to a resort in the Caribbean or stay close to home? Don’t rush to get that passport. The answer shouldn’t be that cut and dry, as there are some wonderful resorts with lots
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