Europe, Travel

Normandy Pt. 3: Visiting Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel Visiting Mont Saint-Michel felt like stepping into a time machine and being tossed out of the portal into the Middle Ages. It’s over a THOUSAND years old. Actually, closer to about 1,200 years old! The fortress evolved over several hundreds of years, but dates back to the 8th century. The only other placed I’ve traveled to that is…

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Normandy Pt. 2: Visiting the D-Day Beaches

If you’ve seen shows like ‘Band of Brothers’ and ‘Saving Private Ryan’ then you might already have a picture of Normandy in your mind. D-Day was a World War II turning point for Allied troops in the effort toward taking back France from German control and eventually ending the war, changing the course of history. Visiting such a place was…

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Highclere Castle: How To Visit The Real Downton Abbey

Hey there, fellow Downton Abbey fans! Chances are that if you are reading this, you are a Crawley Family aficionado. So let me ask you, what’s the first image that pops into your head when you hear the words “Downton Abbey?” Raise your hand if it’s one of the hundreds of scenes featuring the glorious and centuries old structure that…

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Travel

Staying Like A Local In Portland

72 HOURS IN PORTLAND, OREGON Portland is one of those cities that everyone needs to experience at some point in their life, in my opinion. I had been there once as a teenager, but didn’t really get to see or do much. It was more of a stopover than a visit. At the beginning of May this year, my husband…

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