Category Archives: Trip Reports

Vacation challenges

My mom once told me that a vacation should challenge you. Step outside your comfort zone. Learn. Grow. Do something different.   Sometimes it’s new countries and entirely new cultures. But wherever we go the one constant is  ourselves. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Russia! Experiencing St. Petersburg

It feels surreal to be in Russia yet the actual experience is just like any other major European city with the exception of signage. The language and the written word are like pieces of art.  We booked an independent private … Continue reading

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Day at sea

After staying up late to enjoy the departure from Warnemunde it was nice to sleep in and have a lazy morning.  Unfortunately we missed the breakfast but moved right along to lunch where we were joined by a solo traveler … Continue reading

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Warnemunde to Rostock

After enjoying our morning in Warnemunde we took the short 20 minute train down to Rostock and subsequent tram to The city center. The guide provided by the pier information shop provides very clear directions along with a self guided … Continue reading

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And anyway we Getaway

Norwegian Cruise Lines mega ship GetWay is making her maiden voyage through the Baltics and we’re on it! She just arrived after sailing 16 days from Miami bringing her Caribbean vibe to Denmark and the Baltics.  The boarding process for … Continue reading

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Full day in Copenhagen

We arrived in Copenhagen yesterday late afternoon and spent a few hours walking around the city, enjoying a dinner of open faced sandwiches before collapsing into our beds. My rule of thumb is to make it to 10 pm then … Continue reading

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First night in Lisbon

After nearly 20 hours of flights and layovers we arrived in Lisbon. We’re staying at the Hotel Avenida Palace, a quintessential palace hotel with beautiful rooms and a warm welcome.  Booking directly through the hotel website resulted in an upgrade … Continue reading

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Winchcombe to Broadway. The long way.

Day two and I’m thinking “how many days did I sign up to walk?!”  I feel surprisingly good considering I spent a night tossing and turning until 3 o’clock in the morning. At that time I took half an Ambien … Continue reading

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First day walking: Cheltenham to Winchcombe 

Gentle rolling English hills are not so gentle when you’re climbing up, up and up again. As I left the town behind and entered my first field I was excited. There were sheep. I was in a field with sheep … Continue reading

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Guided walk of Bath

This morning I joined the Mayor’s Guides of Bath on an extremely informative and free walking tour of the city.   Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the Roman Baths. We were divided into manageable groups and off we … Continue reading

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