Tag: travel

7 Essential Travel Items that You May Not Have Thought About

We LOVE to travel – car trips, cross-country and international air travel, and we travel a lot. Since we are well-known for our travel disasters (which do happen to give us the best stories – who wants to hear about someone else’s perfect vacation), here is 7 travel essentials that we have learned not to…
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A Metro System in Moscow that is a Work of Art

The Moscow metro is a must see during your visit to Moscow. Not only did I use it to get around, but I would hop off at random stations as we stopped just to get photos. I would visit the metro at the beginning of your trip since it is necessary to understand and get…
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Red Square – So Much to Do and See

On my first full day in Moscow, I focused on the Red Square since it was near my hotel, and it had a lot of the sites that were on my list to see. It was a cold day and not a lot of people were around so it was a nice day to walk…
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The Awe Inspiring St. Basil’s Cathedral

The Red Square is a must see during a trip to Moscow. It is on every top ten list I could find and since our hotel was right near it, I chose to focus on it on the first full day. The list of things to see on the Red Square – Kremlin, GUM Shopping…
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The Weird and Dark Side of Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a beautiful town and hosts the picturesque University of North Carolina, a very well respected university. However, there are definitely some signs of a dark past in various places in the university or town. Here are a few that we found during our visit there. Silent Sam Erected on the…
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Going to Rome? Think about Skipping these Popular Attractions

Rome has been a dream of mine since I was young so when I got the opportunity this year to go, I was beyond excited for it. My visions of Rome were always sitting at an outdoor cafe drinking wine by a beautiful fountain (if you read any of our other blog posts, you will…
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3 Fountain Plazas in Rome You Shouldn’t Miss

Fountains are a beautiful part of Rome. Their creation served several purposes. They were sources of clean drinking water before indoor plumbing was available and standard. In fact, residents still use these fountains to fill water bottles as they travel through the city. Another purpose was to be monuments to celebrate important people and gods.…
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Airlines Lost Your Luggage?

You are on the beginning of a vacation of a lifetime, and you get off the plane in an exotic location ready to start your journey, but first you need to make your way to the baggage claim. As you stand at baggage claim and wait and watch bag after bag come down and circle…
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10 Car Trips Tips That Will Save Your Sanity

We are known in our circle of friends as travel disasters – doesn’t matter if we travel by car, train, plane or boat. There is always something that happens to us. It makes for some great stories, but it is nice to have calm vacations at times. One of the reasons, I love car trips…
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Chowan River: The Quest to Find a House for our Boat

In a cloud of temporary insanity, we decided to purchase a small boat that we found a great deal on Craigslist. Of course, we didn’t think of logistics to owning a boat: where it will live, where are we going to use it, how do we maintain it, etc, but we geekishly bought it anyway.…
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