37th Rhine Swim Day in Basel Switzerland

Over 4,500 people waited with great enthusiasm to swim into the Rhine River and float downriver with the current. The water temperature this year was also not bad at 21°C / 70°F. Throughout the afternoon, adventurers young and old made their way to the river...

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Ludlow, UK Beautiful Medieval Town

Ludlow was such a surprising find, with its grand castle, medieval buildings, beautiful walk along the river Teme and good food. You will need your walking shoes as the town is on a hill and full of wonderful old narrow streets. The buildings have heaps of cha...

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Loch Doon Plus 11 Sided Castle in Scotland

When I first investigated visiting Loch Doon Castle the mapping program instructions said to take “the unnamed road.” What? Well, since it is pretty remote and you basically follow the loch around to the far side to the end, how hard could it be to get the...

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Exploring Culzean Castle in Scotland

Exploring Culzean Castle in Scotland 23 May 2017 in Travel Hype Favourite Shares Imagine 600 acres of peaceful and serene Scottish countryside to explore including a castle. It is perched on a cliff and the views from the water up to the castle make a formidab...

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New Jellyfish Exhibit Opens at the Sea Life London Aquarium

Be ready to be immersed in an underwater adventure. Seeing jellyfish up close is now possible at the Sea Life London Aquarium. The new exhibit opened April 1st. You will see over 5,000 jellyfish from several varieties. Amazing jellyfish on display. Photos by ...

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Free Walking Tours in London

You’re probably asking yourself, is a tour any good if it is free? The answer, in most cases, is yes. Walking is a fun way to see a new city, add in a tour guide and it is a great way. And yes you can go on the tour for free, but (there usually is […]...

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7 Reasons to Visit York, England

Medieval Walled City A unique feature of York is that it was a medieval walled city. Over 2 miles of walls still exist. It does have a steep drop (no guard rails) so it may not be appropriate for some children. The walls are well preserved and make a wonderful...

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Medieval Durham Cathedral Circle Walk

Durham Cathedral and Castle, in Durham, UK, is only a little over 3 hours by train from London and just under 2 hours from Edinburgh. This is a great place for a day out or a stop between these two popular cities. To make it even easier there is a bus service ...

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My Experience Flying Low Fare Long Haul Airline Norwegian Air

Earlier this month, we flew from Oakland, California to Stockholm, Sweden with a connection to Oslo, Norway. Yes there were a few things we did not care for but overall the flight and the personal we interacted with were just as good as any other airline. Comp...

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Housesitting 9 Months in Europe – Oh My How will I Survive – How it All Started

Part 1 How it all Started As I write this we only have three weeks before we leave for Stockholm, Sweden (for the day) then on to Oslo, Norway for five weeks. Our snowball of a grand adventure will end with two months in Switzerland. How did this all start? We...

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Castle Clinton the Most Overlooked National Monument in Manhattan

Thousands visit Castle Clinton every day, but have no clue what it is. You see this beautiful stone fort is where you buy tickets to go to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in New York City’s Battery Park. The fort is often unseen and unnoticed as the t...

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Traveling, MOVE-In When You Arrive

It is not easy to live out of a suitcase, so DON’T do it. When you arrive take that suitcase and Unpack It! Your new word for the day is “knolling.” Have you ever heard of the “knolling” process? Here is how knolling can be applied to traveling. In e...

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