The Perfect 2 Day Rome Itinerary

I must admit that Rome holds a special place in my heart.  Rome was our first trip to Europe and where Marty and I chose as the start of our European honeymoon.  Historic, romantic, and exciting, Rome has something for everyone.  Although we were able to spend several...

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The Ultimate Carry On Only Packing List

Are you considering joining the movement of packing and traveling lighter?  Well, then you've come to the right place.  Marty and I have been practicing minimalist packing using only a backpack for years.  We have traveled with only...

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How We Travel With Only a Backpack

Yes, it's true, Marty and I only travel with hand luggage, and more specifically, only with our backpacks.  I know some of the ladies out there are gasping right now, but it's true!  We've even spent as long as a month in Europe and only taken our backpacks.  With our...

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The Best Travel Backpack for Europe…and Beyond

So, you're planning a trip to Europe and are searching the internet trying to find some information on the best travel backpack for Europe?  I get it!  Marty and I went through several bags before we finally found the bag that we love.  Honestly, the best backpack for...

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Venice Itinerary-2 Days of Bliss

Surrounded by winding canals and historic architecture, how could you not fall in love with Venice? Venice was the starting point on our European trip that included Venice, Munich, Bacharach, Nuremberg, and London.  While we were fortunate enough to be able to spend 3...

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Our Scotland Itinerary 7 Days

Scotland is a beautiful country with vast gorgeous landscapes and a wonderful history.  Honestly, there is so much to see and do in Scotland that fitting it all into a week is difficult.  That's why when planning our Scotland Itinerary for 7 days, we chose to focus on...

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The Perfect Two Days in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the beautiful capital city of Scotland continues to top the lists of the best cities to visit in Europe according to Travel and Leisure.  Full of history and charm, I guarantee you will find plenty of things to do during your 2 days in Edinburgh!  Edinburgh...

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3 Beautiful Abbeys in Scotland

While planning our trip to Scotland, Marty and I knew that we wanted to do a couple of things.  We not only wanted to stay in a beautiful castle, but we also see the abbeys in Scotland.  Luckily we were able to do both.  (I also wanted to do some Spa Breaks in...

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Why You Have to Book Dublin’s Secret Food Tour

According to Dictionary.com, a foodie is "a person keenly interested in food, especially in eating or cooking."  Seeing this, I realize that Marty and I fit a part of that definition.  You see, we are definitely interested in eating, but not so interested in cooking. ...

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Perfect Day Trip from Dublin: Kilkenny and Glendalough

Ah, Dublin!  Friendly people, incredible pubs, great music, and literary history surrounds you in this vibrant city.  While I loved our time in Dublin, it's always nice to take a break from the city and get away.  It was really a hard decision, do we go to Kilkenny...

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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Travelers

If you or a loved one is obsessed with travel, then you've come to the right place to find them the perfect gift!  While booking a trip for them may be out of your reach, you can still acknowledge their love for travel by purchasing one of the great items listed...

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Ireland Packing List

Oh, The Emerald Isle!  A dream destination for so many people, myself included.  Just know before you head off to Ireland, that you need to understand the weather and how it affects what you need to pack!  The weather in Ireland in June is different than the weather...

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The Perfect Day Trip from New Orleans

New Orleans is full of incredible food, great music, and interesting people.  While all of that is great, it's nice to escape and get out of the hustle and bustle for a day or two while you're visiting.  Steeped in history and surrounded by over 40 percent of the...

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The Best Small Towns in Europe

When you mention Europe to people, I'm sure cities like London, Paris, and Rome pop into their heads.  While these are all amazing places, and I loved visiting each of them, I also dream of small-town adventures like exploring Alsace without a car, roaming through the...

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One of the Best Louisiana Plantations-Houmas House

No trip to New Orleans is complete without visiting one (or more) of the historic Louisiana Plantations.  While there are many to choose from, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens should be at the top of your list.  Houmas House offers the ultimate Louisiana plantation...

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Ultimate Guide to Burano Italy

The Italian island of Burano is a true dream come true for shutterbugs like my husband.  Dotted with colorful houses and famous for its handmade lace, Burano is a must-see while you are visiting Venice.  I really couldn't imagine being in Venice and not visiting...

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Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

I assume if you're reading this then you are taking a break from wedding planning and starting to think about amazing honeymoon destinations.  Good job, wedding planning can be exhausting.  To help you sift through all of the honeymoon destinations that...

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70 Free or Cheap Things to do in Las Vegas

When I say Las Vegas what comes to mind?  Probably glitzy showgirls, lively casinos, expensive restaurants, and losing lots of money?!  Well, that doesn't have to be totally true.  By checking off the items on this list as well as these Las Vegas travel...

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7 Awesome Spring Break Destinations for Couples

Ahhhhh...Spring Break!  The words tend to evoke visions of beaches packed with a million drunk college kids without a care in the world (come on, you know you did it)!  Well, I'm here to tell you that Marty and I go on vacation almost every year during Spring Break,...

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Stepping Back in Time at Evergreen Plantation

During our most recent visit to New Orleans, Marty and I decided to get out of the city and see some new sights.  Since we are huge history lovers, we were amazed that we have yet to visit any of the plantations around this great city.  After some...

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First Timers Guide to San Francisco

San Francisco, a city filled with diversity, acceptance, ample charm and plenty of great food.  Despite the fact that Marty and I had visited San Francisco a few years ago, we couldn't resist the chance to go back when we came across the $79 round-trip flights from...

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20 Texas Christmas Destinations You Won’t Want to Miss

Texas is never short on things to do, and that is definitely true during the holiday season.  I mean everything is bigger in Texas, so that has to include a Texas Christmas, right?  If you've been to Texas then you know that we spend our summer melting away in the...

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Tivoli-The Perfect Day Trip from Rome

He's sitting there with this huge boyish grin on his face.  Granted, we are in a great little Italian town, Tivoli, having lunch while looking at a castle, but I can't figure out what this big grin is for all of a sudden.  I start to ask, but then I see...

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50 Free Things To Do In Dallas-Ft. Worth

There is so much to do in the Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) area that you could stay busy for months.  While it's true many of the attractions here can add up quickly, you don't have to break the bank to have a great time in DFW.  Take it from us, Marty and I were born and...

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25 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Nuremberg, Germany

We loved our visit to Nuremberg, Germany this summer.  We found ourselves mesmerized by the beauty that surrounded us.  We walked hand in hand down the meandering stone alleyways around the castle, while stopping for selfies at every turn.  For a complete post about...

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Why You Must Visit Nuremberg Germany

Prior to arriving in Nuremberg, Marty and I had already spent time touring Venice, hanging out in Munich, relaxing in the charming town of Bacharach, and cruised the romantic Rhine River. To be honest, we added Nuremberg to our German tour when we found a...

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Castles of the Romantic Rhine

The UNESCO World Heritage portion of the Rhine Valley is breathtaking.  Surrounded by lush vineyards, German fairy tale towns, and gorgeous medieval castles, you can't help but feel like you have whisked away to a far off land as you cruise this beautiful region....

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101 Things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth

Everything is bigger in Texas, and Dallas/Ft. Worth is no exception.  There are so many awesome things to do in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  Whether you are coming to visit, or want to be a tourist in your own town, I bet this list has something for you....

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25 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Bacharach, Germany

Bacharach is a charming little town in the UNESCO World Heritage portion of the Rhine River.  This quaint little town stole our hearts and allowed us to remember what it's like to slow down and enjoy life.  We had so many great pictures.  I hope they...

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15 Small Texas Towns You Must Visit

Everything is bigger in Texas!  I mean, Texas is enormous in comparison to other states, even compared to other countries.  Did you know you can fit the countries of France and Switzerland in the state of Texas?  Don't let its size fool you.  Inside, Texas is all...

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Nymphenburg Palace-Photo Tribute

Marty and I had the opportunity to visit Nymphenburg Palace this summer and it was incredible!  Our photos don't do it justice, but we hope they will help inspire you to visit this beautiful Palace! Be sure to read our Top 10 Things to do in Munich.      ...

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How We Afford to Travel and How You Can Too!

One of the main questions Marty and I get asked is, "How do you guys afford to travel so much?" When asked this question, I want to say, "How can you not afford to travel?"  I don't because I realize how snarky that might sound, but travel is truly that important in...

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10 Steps to Starting a Blog

Do you want to start a blog but have no idea where to start?  I understand!  I felt the same way when I started this blog!  Well, my friend, you have come to the right place.  I have created 10 steps to starting a blog, just for you! Starting out, I was completely...

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10 Reason You Should Visit Chateau Fontainebleau

Oh Paris, the city of love!  Paris was part of our whirlwind honeymoon that included Paris, Rome, and Capri.  While Paris is amazing and full of wonderful things to do, it's also nice to escape from the city as well.  When you're ready for a day trip from Paris,...

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Three Days in Paris (What You Must See)

Oh, Paris!  The city of love and romance.  That dreamy city where you sit in the grass by the Eiffel Tower and eat croissants all day without a care in the world.  I hear you asking yourself, how can you possibly see everything with only three days in Paris?  Well,...

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Five Tips for Finding Cheap Airfare

Instagram Pinterest Facebook Twitter We have all been there, sitting in front of the computer for hours, searching and searching for the cheapest airfare.  I have sat with my fingers crossed, just hoping that today is the right day for everything to align and my cheap...

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Exploring San Antonio’s Mission Trail

Do you ever get super excited about the thought of something, and then when it actually happens it wasn't as good as you expected?  Yeah, I think we've all been there!  This is the story of just that, a girl (me), who was so excited to get to ride a bike again and...

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7 Fredericksburg Wineries Not to Miss

Fredericksburg is quickly becoming the go-to wine destination in Texas.  You will find the majority of wineries in Fredericksburg on Wine Road 290.  If you aren't going just for the wine, check out our other Fredericksburg post here. But if like me, you like wine,...

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The Ultimate Guide to Fredericksburg, TX

Fredericksburg is one of our absolute favorite Texas towns. Marty and I have been addicted to this city since our first visit.  I mean, where else in Texas can you see German architecture while walking down the street with a glass of wine in your hand?  In this post,...

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How to Spend 24 Hours In Capri

Have you ever visited a place where you feel as if you were meant to be there?  Like you instantly become overtaken with a feeling of euphoria the minute you arrive?  The minute I stepped off of the boat and arrived at the bustling port of Capri, it was as if I...

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Texas Wine Trail-Mardi Gras Style

Texas wine is becoming extremely popular, and a great way to experience Texas wine is by participating in a Texas wine trail. Recently, Marty and I had the opportunity to do a Texas wine trail from Way Out Wineries.  I have to admit, I was super excited! Way Out...

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Things to do in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Marty and I love to get away on little Spring Break getaways.  One day, while perusing the internet looking for something quirky to do when we came across The World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Marty got this huge, silly smile on his...

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