Dinner at Gosford House, Scotland

There’s something special about old Scottish castles housing beautiful artworks from the classical era. It takes you back on a historical journey of a time that once was. On our last night in Scotland, we attended a gala dinner at the wondrous Gosford House near Longniddry, in East Lothian. At the time, I had never heard […]

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A QUICK GUIDE TO EDINBURGH

The medieval Scottish capital of Edinburgh is filled with neoclassical buildings, rolling hills and an endless history that engulfs the city (and you!) no matter where you stand. From the top of the Scott Monument to the colorful antique stores, here is a quick guide to Edinburgh. FAST FIVE FACTS Population: 1.4 million Location: Edinburgh […]

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Venturing through Scotland: Tasting Haggis

One of the things I love doing while exploring different cities is tasting local foods. You can learn so much about a country and its culture through food so you can bet that I’m always at the front line to taste anything! Whilst on vacation in Edinburgh, mum and I had the pleasure of witnessing […]

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10 Tips For A Successful Parisian Experience

There are so many great things to do in Paris that it can be easy to get overwhelmed and flustered. You aim to see it all in a short space of time… and then… end up in one flurried mess. Paris is a beautiful city and if planned right, it could simply be one of […]

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A Quick Guide to Surviving Paris in the Winter

If you’re not used to low temperatures then Parisian winters can be a complete shock to your system. Late sunrises, early sunsets, lots and lots of rain followed by icy winds and even some snow can surely put a damper on any exploring you have planned. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Paris […]

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Losing (and finding) The Eiffel Tower

Let me tell you a story of two nights spent in Paris, one entire day searching for the Eiffel Tower and lots and lots of rain. Exploring Paris is a remarkably wonderful idea, when you have bountiful sunshine that is. My sister has always wanted to see the Eiffel tower, so whilst venturing through Europe […]

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Finding Brussels

One night whilst in beautiful Europe, after an unexpected Flower Power party, the girls and I decided to plan a road trip. There’s something about road trips through Europe that stir up feelings of whimsical wanderings and the promise of something great. You never know what’s going to happen and you never know what you’re going to […]

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Five Things to do in Deventer

Deventer is a beautiful Dutch town located on the east bank of the river Ijssel. With a population of just over 100 000, the charm and personality in this quaint little place has been preserved for over hundreds of years. Home to some of the countries oldest brick houses, parks and academic libraries, the heritage […]

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A Tale of Two Cities: Finding Deventer

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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