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Featured Travel Reviews


Here are my picks for holiday gifts for travelers, adventurers and those enjoying home sweet home. Hope you all have a season filled with Comfort and Joy! The O-Venture Rose Gold Big O Bracelet Bag & Coordinating Key Ring is something festive for the modern...

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Northern Lights in Iceland with SuperJeep

Iceland’s lunar landscapes are mentioned in every guidebook. People talk about the terrain feeling like another planet, but I think it’s equally the lighting. The sky in Iceland is otherworldly. Blues, purples, oranges and yellows throughout the day are hypnotic. I...

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Cologne Christmas Market

Cologne, or Köln, is one of Germany's most popular cities for travelers. Located in picturesque Rhineland, Cologne is beautiful at any time of year, but it's decked out to the nines at Christmastime. Cologne Christmas Market is comprised of seven markets and welcomes...

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Christmastime in Heidelberg, Germany

Christmastime in Heidelberg is magical. You've got a medieval castle as a backdrop to one on the prettiest markets in Germany. It can get crowded, but somehow it feels intimate and cozy.   . Heidelberg Castle You can't go to Heidelberg and not visit the Castle. It's...

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The Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich

Brace yourself for unparalleled luxury. The Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich is divine. If you go to the Dolder Grand, you must allow at least two days to marinate in this incredible atmosphere. It’s a soul-feeding destination in itself. A fascinating combination of a...

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Zurich Christmas Markets

Zurich Christmas markets are fairly low key. At least by comparison to most of the markets I visited in Germany. For this reason, I found them cozy and intimate and local-feeling. The indoor market at the Bahnhof (main train station) would be the exception, that one...

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CenterHotel Thingholt, Reykjavik

CenterHotel Thingholt was my favorite hotel of the four I tried in Reykjavik. Interesting decor, a touch of strange, and a great comfort level made it a place I'd want to return. From the moment I entered the hotel, with the textured black lava walls approaching the...

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SuperJeep Tour: South Iceland

If you only have a couple of days in Iceland (as many people do, due to Icelandair's famous stopovers), there is one thing you have to do--go on a SuperJeep Tour. Hands down one of the best things I've ever done.    My first tour with was the South Iceland SuperJeep...

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Avalon Rhine River Cruise

An Avalon Rhine River Cruise is a great way to see several destinations in one trip. You go from place to place in the comfort of your floating hotel without ever having to re-pack or schlep baggage. Your room goes where you go. This was my first experience river...

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Rudesheim Christmas Market

Located in the Rhine River Valley, Rüdesheim, aka Rüdesheim am Rheine, is classic Germany famous for medieval castles, terraced vineyards, timbered architecture, gothic churches, and of course, the Rudesheim Christmas Market. It's a beautiful part of the country and...

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Nuremberg Christmas Market: Christkindlesmarkt

The Nuremberg Christmas Market, aka Christkindlesmarkt, is perhaps the most famous and largest in the world. Located in Nuremberg's Old Town, in the central square called Hauptmarkt, the Christkindlesmarkt starts November 27 and ends Christmas Eve. Christkind,...

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Nuremberg Christmas Ambiance

Christmas is a big deal in Nuremberg. The city hosts one of the world's largest Christmas Markets and is famous for that. But I want to show you what the Nuremberg Christmas ambience is like around town as well. Lighted Christmas trees, wreathes, Christkind, and the...

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Laundromat Cafe, Reykjavik Iceland

One of my favorite memories of Reykjavik was the time I spent at Laundromat Cafe. It's a bustling, vegetarian friendly cafe with smiling faces and rainbows. Literally rainbows. It's centrally located, so pretty much any hotel you're at downtown will give you easy...

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Nuremberg Organic Brewery: Hausbrauerei Altstadthof

Have you ever tasted warm spiced beer? If not, you are in for a treat at the Nuremberg organic brewery, Hausbrauerei Altstadthof. This is the first certified organic brewery in Germany. History Founded in 1984, Hausbrauerei Altstadthof is committed to preserving...

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