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Photos from our trip to Point Roberts in Washington State

Point Roberts, Washington A couple of weeks ago we spent a few nights in Point Roberts, a peaceful seaside village located in the Pacific Northwest that is technically a part of mainland United States, but it’s not physically connected to it (we shared a map of its peculiar location in our last post). Point Roberts is close in proximity to… Keep Reading

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A Blissful Hike in the Emmental Region

17 Jul A Blissful Hike in the Emmental Region Grüzi wohl! Greetings from Napf. Today I’m hiking in the Emmental region. Yes, the area where they produce the famous Swiss cheese with the big holes.  And I’m writing in real time, sitting on the grass, surrounded by a stunning scenery: smooth hills, where the light green… Keep Reading

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10 Common Family Travel Mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Family travel trips: Common mistakes and how to avoid them We’re in full trip planning mode right now. In just a few days we will be traveling to Ireland for the first time. This trip will also be the first time Connor, our youngest, will cross the Atlantic and set foot on European soil. He’s 2.5 years old… Keep Reading

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25 Photos that will make you want to visit Dublin, Ireland

Photos from our trip to Dublin, Ireland We’ve just returned from an epic road trip around Ireland and Northern Ireland and have many photos and stories to share over the coming weeks. Our trip began and ended in Dublin, the capital and largest city of Ireland, so we thought that sharing a few photos from our time… Keep Reading

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There’s No More Love for Elvis in Las Vegas

There was a time when tourists from all over the world flocked to Las Vegas just to see tribute shows for the King of Rock and Roll. Elvis drove massive traffic into the city, prompting businessmen to build museums and shows dedicated to his persona and body of work. However, it seems that times are… Keep Reading

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15 Comfort Foods People Around the World Eat When Sick

Different causes such as sudden weather changes and infection from exposure lead to someone getting sick. Anyone around the world can get sick, but each has their own ways of curing themselves and recovering through their favorite comfort food. Here are some of the foods people eat to recharge themselves back to normal. How about… Keep Reading

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10 of the World’s Coziest Prisons

Prisons are made to maintain peace and order in a country, to punish criminals, and to prevent future cases of crime. A prison’s image as a place of torture, unappetizing food, and uncomfortable beds makes it clear that no one has dreamt to be in prison. However, there are some prisons out there that instead… Keep Reading

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9 of the World’s Hippie Spots for the Free-Spirited Traveler

Tie-dyed shirts, weed, nature, peace, love, arts and music, or something just out of the norm are all qualities that automatically makes you think about the hippie culture. But in a counterculture where people are seen as odd in a typical “normal” society, one does find home in a place where they meet like-minded individuals… Keep Reading

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We’re going to Ireland this summer!

Sometimes, the deal is just too good. It’s a warm and sunny Saturday here in Vancouver, a clear sign that winter is now well behind us. We’ve packed up our snowboards and winter gear, pressure washed our backyard patio and planted new flowers in the garden. Spring is in full swing on the west coast. The changing… Keep Reading

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Sakura Flowers, Wallpaper

My trip to Japan was the fulfillment of a dream and I wanted it to take place in Spring when nature awakens and the Sakura flowers – the cherry blossoms – are in full bloom. It’s more than a wonderful natural show, though, for in Japan the Sakura season and Hanami – the tradition to enjoy… Keep Reading

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A Fabulous Cooking Course at the Malpaga Castle

The idea of a cooking course in itself is exciting, but having it in a medieval castle is just a fabulous and unusual experience. Italian cuisine is one of the most popular in the world, and cooking classes in Italy to learn how to prepare local dishes are getting more and more appreciated. Moreover…Who doesn’t… Keep Reading

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8 Dark Tourism Sites You Should Visit in Vietnam

The Vietnam War which happened from 1955 to 1975 has covered the country with smoke and blood. But before the most known event in Vietnam’s history occurred, it had already been through other wars including its battles against the French and also against the country’s separation into the communist north and the pro-American south. Throughout… Keep Reading

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Discover Bergamo, Beautiful Medieval Town in Lombardy

To many travelers visiting northern Italy, Bergamo is just an airport, a gateway to other Italian cities. There are even tourists flying in and out from several European cities the same day just for shopping. Of all the daily arrivals, only a few people decide to stop and discover Bergamo, some because they heard about this… Keep Reading

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The importance of taking small trips: A winter getaway to Mount Baker

Mount Baker, Washington State On our recent trip to Mount Baker we were reminded of the importance of taking small trips. The big trips to faraway lands will always take center stage because those travel experiences tend to change the way you view the world. They’re the game changers, the bucket list items. But the smaller trips, though often… Keep Reading

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Photo of the Week: Winter Magic on Cypress Mountain

Winter wonderland on Cypress Mountain, British Columbia I captured these winter scenes while snowboarding on Cypress Mountain earlier this week. Surprisingly, the Vancouver local mountains continue to see an impressive amount of snowfall well into the month of March. I don’t want to be greedy, but I hope this trend continues into April. Last year… Keep Reading

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10 Things About Saudi Arabia That Shock First-time Visitors

Saudi Arabia has been always the interesting type when it comes to Muslim countries with laws we find extremely odd and undemocratic. For the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, death penalties and stoning are still part of the judicial process, males and females are still pretty much segregated, and women are still known in keeping those… Keep Reading

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Should you add San Juan to your travel wish list?

Quick travel guide to San Juan, Puerto Rico Located on the north-eastern coast of Puerto Rico, San Juan is the capital and largest city on this fascinating Caribbean island. Given it’s prime location in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, it’s no surprise that Puerto Rico is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean.  Aside from… Keep Reading

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