Signpost on Hadrian's Wall Walk

The Hadrian's Wall Walk: Our Experience

[NOTE: Portions of this post were originally published in an article I wrote for The Philadelphia Inquirer.] Michael and I recently completed the Hadrian's Wall Walk, an 84-mile trail that spans England at its narrowest point. My 60th birthday…
London Christmas lights-above Seven Dials shopping area

London Christmas: Lights & Shopping

The holidays are a magical time in London, Christmas lights are everywhere! They adorn the major shopping areas and London Christmas Markets, making Christmas shopping oodles of fun (even if you don't buy anything 😉). London is one of our…
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Visiting the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio

It's easy to figure out why there's a National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio. The Packard brothers started out in Warren in 1899. Within a decade the company, known for its high-quality cars, was based in Detroit and neither Packard sibling…
Tea cup and glass pot at London Tea Exchange
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Best tea shops London

I'm an avowed tea lover, and finding a tea shop in London is always a special treat. The city is great place to shop for tea. Every time I visit, (when I'm not visiting my favorite free things to do in London ),I search out spots were I can…
Enzo Ferrari Italy
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The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena

Visiting the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena There are two Ferrari museums in Italy, one in Modena and one in Maranello, where the cars are actually built. The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena is the perfect setting to combine food and auto touring…
Tucker car aaca Museum
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It's here! Guide to America's Classic Car Museums

Introducing the updated and expanded 2019 Second Edition of the perfect tool for anyone who loves vintage and collector cars! The 2nd edition of the Roadster Guide to America's Classic Car Museums & Attractions is now available. The 400-page…
Elegant tea in a historic setting at the Grand Cafe
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Where to find the best afternoon tea, Edinburgh

From extravagant high teas to cosy cafes with scones and jam, we explored them all in search of the the best afternoon tea in Edinburgh. Read on for our recommendations. It's no secret that baked goods put us in our "happy place." And if there…
best scones in Edinburgh
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Where to find the best scones in Edinburgh

We went on a quest to find the best scones in Edinburgh, and found them at a charming cafe in the New Town. When you think of a food that defines Edinburgh, scones top the list. Well, some people may think of haggis, but really, the less said…
Things to do in Indianapolis-downtown
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Beyond the 500: Unique things to do in Indianapolis

From guest writer Mark (an Indy native)~ Headed to Indianapolis for the Indy 500 or a conference? Looking for something else to do besides sit through another boring PowerPoint presentation? If you’re looking for other activities in town…
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Dental tourism: we find affordable dental implants in Romania

His gums duly numbed with painkiller, Michael reclined in the cushioned chair as the dentist loomed overhead with a whirring drill in her hand. Michael was about to start dental implant surgery to replace a broken tooth, a fairly standard procedure,…

Calling Elvis: Is Graceland worth visiting?

Is Graceland worth visiting? August 15, 2019 marks the 42nd anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, and "The King" is more popular than ever. Below is our review of visiting Graceland, which reflects updates to the facility unveiled earlier this…
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Waking a sleeping lion in Africa

Normally Michael doesn’t shriek like a tween girl who just found out One Direction was breaking up. But he was this day. Being up close to the open jaws of a lion will do that to you. We had arrived in Africa a few days earlier for a safari…
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Don't flush the frog: Our 10 dumbest travel mistakes, so far

We're experienced world travelers but that doesn't mean we don't occasionally make stupid mistakes. From flushing frogs down the toilet to being mistaken for a dominatrix, here are our top ten travel mistakes, so far: Top travel mistakes 1)…
Lemay family Collection car museum Tacoma
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Filled to the rafters at the LeMay Family Collection in Tacoma

The LeMay Family Collection grew out of the automotive obsession of one man, Harold LeMay. He grew up as a humble farm boy, served in World War II, then returned to Tacoma to start what became one of the largest privately owned rubbish-hauling…
JumboStay 747 hostel Stockholm
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Where to stay in Stockholm: Jumbo Stay Arlanda

If you're looking for where to stay in Stockholm, particularly for a Stockholm Arlanda Airport hotel, consider Jumbo Stay Arlanda. It's one of the coolest places we've stayed in our travels. The Jumbo Stay Arlanda is a Stockholm hostel parked…
Best hotels in Bucharest Romania|Where to stay in Bucharest|Accommodation Bucharest
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Guide to the Best Hotels in Bucharest, Romania (apartments too!)

We have spent more than 5 months in Bucharest during multiple visits in the past two years and love the city. Read on for our recommendations for the best hotels in Bucharest, Romania (plus apartments) in all price ranges. If you're planning…

Escaping the Lock Museum of America in Connecticut

Lately we've noticed escape rooms popping up everywhere in our travels. We did our first one in Prague last year and really enjoyed it. We were intrigued when we heard about an escape room at the Lock Museum of America in Terryville, Connecticut.…
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Book review: London's Hidden Rivers

London is one of our favorite destinations in the world to visit. One of the reasons is that there are so many hidden sights in London that we've never heard of before. But with each visit there's less and less new, or in London's case, old,…