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Northern Ireland’s Marble Arch Caves & Why You Should Know About UNESCO Geoparks

Driving into Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland, my curiosity was piqued. I was visiting something I had never heard of before, much less …

Northern Ireland

Cars Land in Disney California Adventure

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Disney California Adventure

Thoughts About My First Visit to Disney as an Adult

Ok, to be completely honest yes, when I was 10 – in 1986 – my family went to Walt Disney World in Florida. I don’t really count that as an experience …

Walt Disney Company

Panoramic View of Downtown Seattle

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Travel News: July 16, 2018

<b>Homeland Security: Photography Could be a Sign of Terrorism</b><br>Travel Pulse<p>Travel Instagrammers, beware. Your excessive photo habits might just be …

South Beach

Historic Luxury at the Taj Rambagh Palace in Jaipur

Jaipur quickly became one of my favorite cities in India. From the lively and colorful Pink City to the ancient monuments that have made it such an …

Royal Family

Travel News: July 13, 2018

<b>JW Marriott opens in Nashville</b><br>Travel Weekly<p>The JW Marriott Nashville celebrated its grand opening Thursday. The hotel is located in a 33-story glass …

Marriott International

Marriott Moments & How They Improved My Route 66 Experience

My adventure across America on Route 66 was made special by any number of fun and unique experiences. Whether it was meeting the kind owners of …


Santa Monica Pier at Sunset

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Santa Monica

Travel News: July 12, 2018

<b>Mexico to Begin Bullet Train Construction Next Year</b> <br>Travel Pulse<p>A new rail line connecting some of the most popular tourism destinations in Mexico’s …


18 Bucket List Experiences Everyone Should Try

Let me preface this monster of a post by saying that no, this is not an exhaustive list. Yes, there are cooler things to do around the world, I just …

Arctic Circle

Panoramic View of Sedona, Arizona

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Panoramic Photography

Travel News: July 11, 2018

<b>YouTube Stars Die in Waterfall Accident</b><br>Travel Pulse<p>Three adventurous YouTube stars have fallen to their death while visiting a Canadian waterfall …

Mississippi River

Getting Back to Nature in Austin, Texas

I expected a lot from my first visit to Austin, the fourth largest city in Texas. I expected to see the trappings of political power, as I would in …


Stately Courthouse in Carthage, Missouri

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Travel News: July 10, 2018

<b>Boeing to acquire 80% of Embraer’s commercial aircraft division</b><br>Travel Weekly<p>Boeing has agreed to purchase 80% of Embraer’s commercial aircraft …

Los Angeles

What To Know About Visiting Ireland’s Aran Islands

I’m always excited to spend time in Ireland, for some reason the country and I just click. On my recent trip to the Emerald Isle though, I was …


The Remarkable Taos Pueblo in New Mexico

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New Mexico

Travel News: July 9, 2018

<b>New EU System Will Prescreen Visa-Exempt Nationals</b><br>Travel Pulse<p>Europe is beefing up border security and earning praise from the World Travel and …

Panama Canal

The Finn Lough Bubble Domes – Spending the Night in a Snow Globe

I’ve spent the night in any number of unusual places. Ice hotels, a Hobbit house, yurts and tents placed in any number of odd spots. But nothing …


Austin's Congress Avenue Bridge at Sunset

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Travel News: July 6, 2018

<b>Boeing to acquire 80% of Embraer’s commercial aircraft division</b><br>Travel Weekly<p>Boeing has agreed to purchase 80% of Embraer’s commercial aircraft …


The National Parks and Route 66 – Detours and Surprises

Many aspects of driving the entirety of Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica surprised me. The incredible number of hamburger variations, the vast …

National Parks

Chicago's Skyscrapers From The Water

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Travel News: July 5, 2018

<b>Liberty Island Evacuated After Someone Tries to Climb Statue of Liberty</b><br>Travel Pulse<p>Liberty Island has been evacuated after two separate incidences …

Washington D.C.

Stuck in Time Along Route 66 in Missouri

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Travel News: July 4, 2018

<b>State Department Updates Worldwide Travel Warning Before July 4th</b><br>Travel Pulse<p>Just in time for the July 4th holiday, a time which many experts predict …


4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit Space Center Houston

Although I didn’t know a lot about Houston before recently visiting, there was one experience I couldn’t wait for – a visit to Space Center Houston. …

Johnson Space Center

Downtown St. Louis at Dawn

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Travel News: July 3, 2018

<b>One Year Later, United to Drop LAX-Singapore Flight</b><br>Travel Pulse<p>Just one year after it introduced what was then being promoted as the longest flight …

Northern California