Fun Things to Do on the Northern Oregon Coast

Plan a trip to the northern Oregon coast using this as your guide. Learn about the places to see, stay, eat, and shop along the northern Oregon coast, from Tillamook to Astoria. As an Oregon resident for over forty years, I’ve visited many of these places multiple times. The northern Oregon coast is especially scenic, … Read more

Foreign Bathrooms: European Toilets vs. American

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Learn some valuable tips when navigating the intricacies of European toilets vs. American toilets while traveling. Paying a visit to Europe soon? For some American travelers, using bathrooms in foreign countries can be a troubling experience. There have even been books written about the subject, such as Toilets of the World. Finding a free, uncrowded … Read more

Spectacular Sights of Salzburg and the Sound of Music

Spectacular Sights of Salzburg and the Sound of Music will inspire you to put this travel destination on your bucket list. A visit to Salzburg would not be complete without a trip to the fortress, a visit to Mirabell Gardens, or a tour through the Mozart Museum. Full of spectacular scenery, this wonderful city is a must-see. #travel #salzburg #salzburgaustria #thingstodoinsalzburg #soundofmusic #oldtownsalzburg #salzburgaustriascenery #whattodoinsalzburgaustria

As part of their 50th wedding anniversary celebration, my parents decided to revisit some of their favorite sights in Europe. I was able to join them on this adventure. It was an unforgettable trip, filled with spectacular sights. It also involved driving a massive rental Vauxhall station wagon along the extremely narrow roads of the … Read more

Timberline Lodge: A Year Round Iconic Oregon Getaway

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Not too far from where we live lies a historic hotel constructed during the harsh years of the Great Depression. Built in 1937, it has been featured in multiple movies and is visited by millions of tourists each year. Surrounded by majestic mountain scenery, Timberline Lodge is a historic icon. Some people wonder if this … Read more

Best Things to Do in Colchester (Essex) England

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The best things to do in Colchester, England, are memorable, accessible, and unique. If your time in England is short, consider a day trip from London. Have a few extra days in your travel itinerary? Colchester and the surrounding Essex countryside have more than enough attractions to keep you busy. Filled with quaint charm and … Read more

Amazing Things to do on a Trip to Wallowa Lake

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Get essential tips about places to visit, things to do, where to eat, and places to stay near Wallowa Lake and the surrounding valley. Use this as your guide to plan your trip to this amazing destination. I’ve lived in Oregon for over 35 years, and was so impressed by stunning Wallowa Lake. What an … Read more

Downton Abbey Visit: Adventure at Highclere Castle

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As part of their 50th wedding anniversary celebration, my parents decided to revisit some of their favorite sights in Europe. I was able to join them on this adventure. It was an unforgettable trip, filled with spectacular sights. One of the highlights was our Downton Abbey visit, and it all began at Heathrow Airport. We … Read more

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