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The view from Magens Bay Beach.

A Magens Bay Beach Break on St. Thomas

Charlotte Amalie in the U.S. Virgin Islands is an extremely popular cruise ship port-of-call and there is no shortage of visitors here. One of the most popular St. Thomas activities is a visit to one of the many beaches on the island – and no beach is more beautiful or popular than the Magens Bay Beach. Magens Bay is an adventure in paradise!

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The Penzion Cosmopolitan II in Banska Stiavnica.

Being Royal at the Penzion Cosmopolitan

The hill town of Banská Štiavnica is off the main tourist path in the mountains of central Slovakia. Despite being remote, the town has played a transformative role in history of the world. The Penzion Cosmopolitan II is the preferred address for visiting royalty who come to the region. We loved our time relaxing like aristocrats in this charming medieval village.

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The iconic basalt columns of The Giant's Causeway in Antrim, Northern Ireland. This is the highlight of the Causeway Coastal Route.

Driving the Thrilling Causeway Coastal Route

The rolling hills of the Emerald Isle become more pronounced as you reach the Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland. Carved into the cliffs and perched on the hills, the Antrim Coast Road links castles, sandy beaches, small towns and amazing geological formations. The Causeway Coastal Route is one of the most thrilling and beautiful drives anywhere in the world.

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A sea turtle in the Galapagos. © The Legendary Adventures of Anna

Simplifying the Travel Planning Process

There are so many travel planning websites out there, so how do you make sure you’re using one that offers real value? We share our tips for simplifying the travel planning process.

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A statue welcomes visitors to the rural village of Vlkolinec, Slovakia.

Traditional Village Life in Vlkolinec, Slovakia

Visiting a country, it is often hard to get a picture for the history of the people. We’re not talking about the nobility, historical events or even war – we’re talking about understanding the history of the people and how their lives evolved and changed. Villages like Vlkolinec, Slovakia can provide insights into the people of the Carpathian Mountains.

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Lunch at Belvárosi-Disznótoros on a Budapest food tour.

Stuff Yourself on a Budapest Food Tour

Budapest isn’t exactly a mecca for gourmet foodies – and we can’t understand why. Hungarian cuisine doesn’t have the international appeal among gourmands as other cuisines, but it is delicious! The absolute highlight of our trip to Eastern Europe was a Budapest food tour.

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How We Maximized Our Vacation Time in 2014

If you’ve ever wondered how we can see the world with just a handful of vacation days, we’ll let you in our secret. 2014 was a big year for us and here is how we did it. 2015 promises to be an even more exciting year!

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The Church of All Saints in Tvrdosin - one of the Slovakia Wooden Churches.

The Slovakia Wooden Churches of the Carpathian Mountains

On the north slope of the Carpathian Mountains, a unique architectural and artistic tradition was born: ornate wooden churches. The Slovakia Wooden Churches date from a period when most Christian churches were being built from stone, these buildings are truly unique and reflect a mix of theological and architectural traditions.

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Seeing The Hungarian Parliament Building while visiting Budapest.

Visiting Budapest is a Feast for the Senses

The Paris of the East. That’s what they call Budapest, Hungary. We’ve had many friends visit and all have raved about this city. At times, this city has an identity crisis. Budapest’s rich architectural and cultural traditions stand in stark contrast to the bleak austerity under communism. We found ourselves overwhelmed by the sights and tastes along the Danube. We love visiting Budapest!

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