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  • 1 Day In Milan: Da Vinci’s Last Supper, The Duomo & The Golden Triangle

    1 Day In Milan: Da Vinci’s Last Supper, The Duomo & The Golden Triangle

    May 28, 2019 Italy

    We spent 1 day in Milan at the end of a whirlwind rail tour around Italy, and crammed as much site-seeing as we could into 24 hours. This 1-day itinerary visits Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, climbs the Duomo, and even squeezes a little time for shoppin…

  • 2 Days In Rome: The Essential Itinerary For First Time Visitors

    2 Days In Rome: The Essential Itinerary For First Time Visitors

    May 10, 2019 Italy

    Rome is called “the Eternal City” for very good reason. It’s impact on the world has been, well, pretty eternal. Visiting Rome in any short timeframe is destined to be a challenge. I recently had only 2 days in Rome to explore the essential big-ticket att…

  • How To Spend 4 Days In Athens: Best Historical Sites, Discount Tickets, Museums & Restaurants

    How To Spend 4 Days In Athens: Best Historical Sites, Discount Tickets, Museums & Restaurants

    May 8, 2019 Greece

    There’s something about Athens that is simply timeless. The famous Classical period ended over 2,300 years ago, yet when we think of Athens, we still imagine Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato teaching philosophy, the invention of democracy, and massive advan…

  • Top 8 Things To Do Around Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

    Top 8 Things To Do Around Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

    Apr 2, 2019 Singapore

    Any trip to Singapore would be incomplete without at least a day to explore the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) complex and its surroundings. From icons like Merlion to massive Gardens By The Bay, you can find a lot of beautiful locations and amazing things to do.

  • 21 Things To Do In Bali With Teens

    21 Things To Do In Bali With Teens

    Dec 31, 2018 Bali, Indonesia

    I recently spent a week with my niece (14) and nephew (15), and like most teenagers, they’d be happy to spend a week in a plush hotel with on-demand movies and a high-speed internet connection… But where’s the fun in that? Teen years are a period of disco…

  • 6 Essential Things To Do In Chiang Mai

    6 Essential Things To Do In Chiang Mai

    Dec 30, 2018 Thailand

    Chiang Mai is dramatic. Wedged between sheer mountains, spreading along an ancient alluvial plain, the unofficial capital of Northern Thailand conceals a tumultuous history dating back to the 13th century. A plethora of unique tourist attractions matched …

  • 7 Reasons Why You’ll Love Bangkok, Thailand

    7 Reasons Why You’ll Love Bangkok, Thailand

    Oct 1, 2018 Thailand

    Bangkok is a city defined by contrast. You’ll find extravagance and poverty, tradition and innovation, nightlife and relaxation, glamour and quirkiness, ancient and modern. Whether you’re a backpacker with a shoestring-tight budget, a retiree relishing yo…

  • Thanksgiving On The Road – Home Away From Home in Los Angeles

    Thanksgiving On The Road – Home Away From Home in Los Angeles

    Jun 1, 2017 Southwest, USA

    I like Thanksgiving. Heralding from Australia, I can’t say I’ve got heart-warming childhood memories of family get-togethers on Thanksgiving Day. It was just another normal day Down Under. But there’s something about the spirit of this holiday which trans…

  • 3 Ways To Explore The Queen Mary With Kids

    3 Ways To Explore The Queen Mary With Kids

    Feb 11, 2017 Southwest, USA

    The Queen Mary, the most luxurious ocean liner of her time is available now to guests as it’s permanently docked in Long Beach, California. Find out why kids will love exploring this unique ship.

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium Changed The Way I See Dolphins Forever

    Clearwater Marine Aquarium Changed The Way I See Dolphins Forever

    Feb 7, 2017 Southeast, USA

    I like aquariums. But I’ve never been as emotionally stirred as when I visited the Clearwater Marine Aquarium near Tampa, Florida. My life changed when I met a little dolphin named Winter.

  • The Ultimate Florida Road Trip Guide: North To South In 2 Weeks

    The Ultimate Florida Road Trip Guide: North To South In 2 Weeks

    Feb 3, 2017 Southeast, USA

    We’ve included everything you need to know to follow our amazing 2-week Florida road trip, from attractions to restaurants to hotels. It doesn’t matter if you choose the north-to-south route (like we did) or the other way around, one thing is certain… you…

  • Georgetown: The Most Beautiful Town Square In Texas?

    Georgetown: The Most Beautiful Town Square In Texas?

    Jan 9, 2017 South, USA

    With so many interesting attractions and delicious dining options, its easy to see why plenty of folks visit Georgetown, Texas every week. But does the town live up to it’s reputation as one of the most beautiful town squares in the country? Find out...

  • 3 Northern Texas Vacations In 1: Grapevine, Frisco & Irving

    3 Northern Texas Vacations In 1: Grapevine, Frisco & Irving

    Oct 26, 2016 South, USA

    Everything is bigger and better in Texas. So if you’re planning a trip to Dallas, fit in a few extra days around these 3 fabulous nearby destinations. I’ve got everything you need to know: where to stay, what to eat and what to do.

  • The World’s Tallest Water Coaster: Do You Dare?

    The World’s Tallest Water Coaster: Do You Dare?

    Oct 25, 2016 South, USA

    Even a seasoned adrenalin junkie like me had second thoughts about tempting fate on this epic ride. But I discovered this amazing waterpark was just the tip of the iceberg that is Galveston, Texas.

  • Behind The Wheel Of A Ferrari F430 Scuderia

    Behind The Wheel Of A Ferrari F430 Scuderia

    Sep 11, 2016 Southwest, USA

    Dream Racing in Las Vegas has the world's largest and fastest selection of Supercars and the only one where you can get behind the wheel of a real racing Lamborghini, Ferrari or Porsche Race Car. Find out how I managed to get strapped into a car worth mor…

  • Which Mexican Adventure Park Are You?

    Which Mexican Adventure Park Are You?

    Aug 29, 2016 Mexico

    A trip to Mexico's Riviera Maya is not complete without a visit to at least one Experiencias Xcaret park. And whichever style of vacation floats your boat, we’ll help you choose which the best adventure park.

  • Where To Stay In The Heart Of Downtown Manhattan

    Where To Stay In The Heart Of Downtown Manhattan

    Aug 18, 2016 Northeast, USA

    Downtown Manhattan is an up and coming district in The Big Apple. It’s close to tourist attractions, offers a wide variety of food and shopping options and close to public transport. So where should you stay on your next family vacation? We have the answe…

  • 7 Reasons NOT To Take Your Kids To Iceland

    7 Reasons NOT To Take Your Kids To Iceland

    Aug 17, 2016 Travel Experts

    I’ve never been to Iceland and I heard it’s not place to go. I mean, who would want to be blown away with endless natural beauty? What about waterfalls that leave you speechless? Or the mesmerizing Northern Lights? So I asked several top family travel blo…

  • Beyond Orlando: Florida’s 5 Hidden Holiday Gems

    Beyond Orlando: Florida’s 5 Hidden Holiday Gems

    Aug 16, 2016 Southeast, USA

    I ventured beyond Orlando to discover the amazing attractions and destinations on offer in Florida. This helpful overview includes recommended attractions, restaurants and hotels. Everything to kickstart your own family adventure in Florida.

  • 11 Unexpected Reasons To Visit Halifax, Nova Scotia

    11 Unexpected Reasons To Visit Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Aug 13, 2016 Eastern Canada

    After 2 weeks of touring New Brunswick and Nova Scotia by car we rolled into our final destination - Halifax. Find out what to do and where to eat in this captivating Maritime city.

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