Travel wish list: 5 places to revisit

Now that we’ve started a new year and decade, it’s time to consider my travel goals and start building up that wish list. My world travels only started in earnest within the last 3 to 4 years, so as someone building up my ‘country count’ I am still at the stage of visiting new places…

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A budget break in London, England

I previously mentioned that my visit to Italy was my first experience planning a trip outside of North America. I realized that this was not completely accurate, as London, England was actually my first self-planned European vacation back in 2017. My sister and I planned our one week getaway to the English capital when we…

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How to spend a daytime layover in Amsterdam

Do you include layover stops as part of your โ€˜country countโ€™? Typically I would not, but I have listed the Netherlands as a place Iโ€™ve visited since I did spend a total of about 12 hours in Amsterdam. This was over the course of two daytime layovers during my trips back home from Tanzania and…

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Soaking up the sights in Spain

As there’s less than a month until my next big trip, I thought that I’d take the time to reminisce on the place where I caught my travel bug: Spain. I went to Spain for the first time way back in 2015, so I’m really digging into my brain to bring back these memories. I…

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A week around the Eternal City: Rome, Italy

Mr. Chuckles recently made us a delicious carbonara, which brought back memories of our trip to Italy last summer. This was kind of a milestone trip for a couple reasons: it was the first long distance trip that Mr. Chuckles and I went on together, and it was the first time that I had self-planned…

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