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Guanajuato, Mexico – the prettiest town I’ve ever seen
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Forget everything you’ve read – Rome is Incredible
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Why Nara was my favorite place in Japan

Why Nara was my favorite place in Japan

We spent 7 weeks in Japan and my favorite memories were of our 1 day in the town of Nara.  Why? There are a few reasons: the most impressive temple we’ve seen in Japan (the Todaiji Temple), one of the most famous Shinto shrines (the Kasuga Taisha shrine) and lastly – tons and tons of [...]

Our 60 Favorite Photos from 2016

Our 60 Favorite Photos from 2016

A couple of weeks ago I did a wrap-up of our favorite (and not-so-favorite) places visited in 2016. We took so many photos in 2016 that we decided to go through them and choose our favorites from the year. “Favorite” photos doesn’t necessarily mean “best” photos. “Favorite” can mean a place that holds a special [...]

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Belgrade – Visiting Serbia, the Bad Boys of the Balkans

Our trip to Serbia started ominously. “You have a one-way ticket to Belgrade?” questioned the agent at the Turkish Airlines check in counter in Tokyo. “They might refuse you entry”.  They held us for 10 minutes, the agent talking to the supervisor. I actually thought they might not let us get on the flight. We [...]

A hike to the Mila Gojsalic statue, Omis, Croatia

A hike to the Mila Gojsalić statue, Omiš, Croatia

I’ve previously written about Omis and why it is my favorite Croatian town. But there is another attraction outside town that I had previously heard of and had always wanted to see – the Mila Gojsalić statue.

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Wild, Wacky Skopje (Macedonia). One of the Strangest Places we’ve been

Skopje is not the most beautiful place we’ve visited. But it might just be the most interesting and weirdest place we’ve ever been. Everywhere we walked we had “WTF?” moments: “there’s a pirate ship in the middle of the river! WTF?”, “look, there’s a London double decker bus! WTF?”, “those colors all over the monuments! [...]

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Photo Essay on Lisbon, Portugal. And why we were happy to leave…

We spent the month of August in Lisbon. For me, it was a return to a city that I had visited 25 years ago. Lisbon is a very popular place these days, attracting tourists with its beautiful architecture, tiled streets, sunny days (it is known as the sunshine capital), historic sites, and cuisine. This Photo [...]

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Looking back at 2016…and forward to 2017. And our Travel Oscars (and losers) for the year.

Ah, the usual yearly wrap-ups that we travel bloggers come up with. But I’ve said it before: year end posts are about remembering what we did in the year, how far we came in fulfilling what we hoped for, and remembering how we felt about the places we visited as well as where we are in [...]

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Photo Essay of Kyoto (and our highlights)

Kyoto was the capital of Japan from 794 AD to 1869 and is considered the “home” of traditional Japanese culture. It contains many of the country’s most famous temples and shrines and almost all are surrounded by beautiful gardens and/or situated along the scenic foothills that skirt the city. Visiting a temple in Kyoto is [...]

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