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Exploring Medieval Toledo, Spain: Things to Do & Travel Guide

Toledo has always been very high on my bucket list. I was incredibly excited to visit Toledo as a day trip from Madrid but quickly cancelled my day trip to Segovia and replaced it with a second day in Toledo. I absolutely loved this place.

Toledo, Spain

Some of Toledo, Spain’s History

Toledo is a small place steeped in rich history. It’s been inhabited since before the Roman times by Celtic tribes, and was then conquered and became a Roman town. In the 6th-7th centuries, the Visigoths captured the city and used it as the center of political activity, participating in what … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, September 9, 2022 in Destinations
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In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Places to Visit in Boston, Baltimore, and Beyond

Edgar Allan Poe has been an icon of English language literature for over a century. Between the chilling and killing of Annabel Lee to a raven rapping at a chamber door, his works are amongst some of the most celebrated and reenacted in our culture. A Poe fan, but not an expert, I’ve stopped in many places where Mr. Poe lived during my travels. And it occurred to me: just how many sites are there to visit for Poe enthusiasts?

Edgar Allan Poe

Surprisingly, I couldn’t find a comprehensive list of Edgar Allan Poe sites. I did some digging around and compiled this … Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2022 in Destinations
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Exploring London: Things to Do & Travel Guide

London needs no introduction. I’ve now been to this city three times and it was actually my first international destination ever. I have to be honest: when I went for the first two times, I was a little put off since I was expecting something different, maybe something a bit more cohesive or something that felt older. I most recently went back to London in 2022 with the hopes of knowing the city better. Armed with a travel blogger mindset, I made a list and visited a lot of fantastic places.

London

Since London has so much for tourists to do, … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2022 in Destinations
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour vs Paramount Studio Tour: A Review

I love a good film just as much as the next person. The Big Screen and its secrets are so fascinating to me. When I went to Hollywood, I was determined to learn more about the secrets of Hollywood and see where so many masterpieces were made, and booked two studio tours.

I couldn’t decide on only one so I splurged on two tours. First, I went to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, visiting the standard studio tour. Then I also went on the Paramount Studio Tour, also opting for their standard studio tour. Which one did I … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, August 19, 2022 in Destinations
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18 Best Countries to Visit, Chosen by World Travellers

The great thing about travel is, no matter how much you explore, there’s always going to be more. But at times, finding a place to go next can also be overwhelming! Which is why I asked on Twitter one day,

“If you’ve been to over 50 countries, what are your top 5 (or so)? Interested in hearing favourite places from people who’ve seen a lot of the world”

To my great surprise, over 100 people responded and about 116 countries were mentioned. You can view the full list here. Looking at the results, I was surprised the list didn’t … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, August 12, 2022 in Destinations, Multi-Country Listicles

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The Splendor of Newport, RI: Things to Do & Travel Guide

Newport is one of my absolute favourite places in the United States, and it’s also a bit of a hidden gem. Located on an island on the shore of Rhode Island, Newport is a summer town known for its historic gilded-age mansions and historic charm dating to the 17th century. It’s a wonderful destination to put on your USA itinerary, especially if you’re here for the summer.

Newport History

Aquidneck Island, Newport’s location, had been settled on for thousands of years by the Pokanoket tribe. Actually, current downtown Newport had been an important Pokanoket settlement that the European settlers took … Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, August 7, 2022 in Destinations
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30 Fun Things to Do in Maryland This Fall (2023)

I love travelling but I try my best to stay home during the autumn season. Maryland is filled with wonderful autumn- and Halloween-themed activities and I love being able to celebrate the season. Every year I like to get my pumpkins at local pumpkin patches, go to Halloween and fall themed events, and go to haunted houses amongst many other things. So I’d like to share my love of spending fall in Maryland with you!

I’ve compiled a list of activities to do in Maryland based on my experiences and research. A lot of these places and events are based … Continue reading

Posted on Monday, August 1, 2022 in Destinations
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Jane Austen’s Bath: 13 Essential Places to See

Jane Austen is almost synonymous with Bath, England. It’s ironic considering that she didn’t even like the city. In once instance, she wrote to her sister Cassandra, “It will be two years tomorrow since we left Bath for Clifton, with what happy feelings of escape.” But it doesn’t matter that places like Chawton and Steventon are places she loved more dearly. Having lived in Bath for several years and using it as a backdrop, and even a secondary character, for many of her novels, Jane Austen’s most associated city is Bath. Fans flock here every year and it can even … Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Destinations
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Exploring the Walled Town of Korcula, Croatia: Things to Do & Travel Guide

I got to do a bit of island hopping on my trip to Croatia and Korcula was one of the stops I needed to make. Done as an all-day trip between Dubrovnik and Split, Korcula ended up being one of my favourite destinations in Croatia!

(Please note that the town called Korcula is on an island also called Korcula. While some people have explored more of the island, my focus was on the walled town.)

Korcula, Croatia

Korcula History

Korcula Island’s history goes way back to when it was inhabited by the Greeks and Romans. However, the town of Korcula was built … Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2022 in Destinations
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London’s Harry Potter Studio Tour: a Magical Visit

I love Harry Potter. I’ve been a huge fan since childhood, have seen all the movies in theatres (which at this stage is admitting how old I am), and a nice collection of Harry Potter plushies. I even once hosted a Harry Potter-themed Christmas.

But you don’t need me to tell you how much Harry Potter means to millions of people around the globe. I don’t need to convince you to visit London’s Harry Potter Studio Tour. You’re already planning a trip there and screaming “take my money!” to see props, costumes, and behind-the-scenes looks at eight movies that helped … Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, July 2, 2022 in Destinations
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