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The Best of Myrtle Beach ~ South Carolina

Over the years I have traveled up and down the America's east coast and arguably the Carolina coastline is some of the best. It's become a summer go-to place that is just a part of the fabric of my family.

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Berchtesgaden – beyond Garmisch

We stumbled upon Berchtesgaden over twenty years ago on a family vacation as we were heading to Garmisch.  Recently, I have had the pleasure of making Berchtesgaden a pit-stop on the way to Slovenia, twice!

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Istrian Peninsula ~ Slovenia

It looks a LOT like Venice but wait it's Slovenia - The mediterranean RIVIERA along the northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia is full of beaches, sun and fun!

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Summer fun around Stuttgart

There is so much summer fun around Stuttgart it makes creating your "STAY-cation" easy-peasy! Remember to "save the date" because with this many options it will be too hard to pick just ONE!

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Textile Free?! Thermalbads and Spas in Germany

Okay, I am the first to admit that the idea of stripping down to my birthday suit in a public place was more than a little off-putting to me but now that I've been to one and survived I thought I'd share my tips and tricks so that you too might feel brave enough to try it!

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sLOVEnia

I've heard all the chatter, I've read all the blogs, now it was time for me to discover for myself. This land of green in every shade, the warmth of its people and their amazing history will forever be etched in my heart.

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Its not always tulips and daisies… roadside misadventures in Europe!

I was not prepared for the "perfect storm" of this misadventure on a Sunday night during a national HOLIDAY weekend in Germany. Here is how even with the "BEST" laid travel plans, being creative is key!

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Images of Nancy

Taking images of Nancy seems to be one of my past-times because I wore my poor camera out and ran out of battery. I adore Nancy, not just because I have relatives and friends who bear the name but the city which inspired it. This gorgeous, artistic, cultural city is just a short drive from Stuttgart and makes for a perfect weekend getaway.

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Exploring KRKA Park

If you love natural beauty, hiking, biking and discovering history in Europe, beautiful KRKA park in Croatia is just about PERFECT!

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Croatia ~ the “IT” place to go!

In casual conversation or intense pursuit of an authentic European experience, Croatia always comes up as "THE place TO GO" in Europe ~ here's why!

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Spring travel in Holland!

Visiting Holland in the spring is delightful. Here is how to make the most of a weekend visit!

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Brussels Weekend

Brussels, Belgium, this stunning city is lovely, easy to get to and fun to explore ~ Check out contributing writer Claire Bingham's recent adventure to this UNESCO World Heritage City.

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Lovely Lyon ~ a must-see city in France

Lyon, a must-see city in France has everything from history, architecture, culture, shopping, ease of transportation and good eats, its the pièce de résistance of all things French.

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Discover Spring around Stuttgart

There are six seasons that we celebrate in Germany - spring is just one of my favorites. Here's some help for you to discover the prettiest of season's here around Stuttgart.

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Provence ~ Lavender and more!

Provence is not just lavender...yes, there's that but oh, so much more! Here's a look at our adventure from last year and anticipation for our upcoming trip this July!!

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Charming Dijon

I had not expected to fall in love with this part of Burgundy. So, I was pleasantly and wonderfully surprised to enjoy this amazing city, here are our highlights ~

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Gone Gozo!

I truly have gone Gozo over this little area of the world. This ancient island in the archipelago of Malta is not only a UNESCO world heritage site but authentically mediterranean.

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Adventures in Malta ~

Just a weekend is all you need to fall in love with the little island of Malta and have a few adventures!

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Exploring Bavaria…beyond Garmisch

Exploring Bavaria has to be one of the best assignments I've ever given myself! I knew nothing about the beautiful destination of Tegernsee, WOW! was I in for a surprise.

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It’s Snow Fun ~ Winter Wanderlust in Germany

Winter doesn't last forever and when you're here in Germany, all I can say is you should embrace it. Most Europeans believe, "There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing." Here's what I do for winter fun ~

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How to write an E-book ~ Write what you love!

Do you have an E-book in you? Maybe you do ~ write what you love and the rest comes easy. Here's how I got started ~

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A Weekend in Western Ireland

Take a walk with me through western Ireland exploring volcanic rocks, ancient dialects and landscape beauty beyond compare.

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Train Travel in Europe

Intimidated about taking the train in Europe? Don't be ~ here are a few lessons I've learned about this fun, easy and affordable way to see this part of the world!

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Dublin for the weekend

Ireland...on the top of everyone's "must-see" list. Dublin for the weekend? Here's a glimpse of some pure Irish fun!

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What’s Blind Booking?

Blind Booking? Why do I keep hearing that phrase? What is it? Here's a blog to help you out~

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Berlin Family Favorites!

I love BERLIN! If you have a day, weekend or a week ~ you will fall in love too!

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Christmas in Europe ~ an essential guide

Christmas in Europe is magical and delightful. Here's a guide to help you get ready for the amazing season!

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Where to stay? ~ Here’s how to book that place!

"Where do we stay?" I'm asked this all the time, here's how I narrow it down ~

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Visit Hamburg!

Visiting Hamburg, Germany is incredible ~ here's our weekend learning all about Germany's history, new dialect, great food and the best Zoo I've ever been to!

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Day Tripping in the Adirondacks

Day tripping in the Adirondacks is fun in any season, but the FALL...oh the fall~