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The Unexpected Amsterdam

Amsterdam is ubiquitous. Everyone knows about the beautiful canals, the museums and, of course, the relaxed laws regarding what some would consider unscrupulous behavior. It’s a longed-for destination, a symbol of the devil-may-care within us all that might look for the taboo. To even say you’ve been to Amsterdam is met with an almost child-like joie-de-vivre, a look of a coy knowing what everyone… Read More

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Enjoying Music Abroad

Perhaps your last trip missed something. Maybe you had a great time, but it lacked the pizzazz you were looking for, or perhaps didn’t get an opportunity to really mingle with the locals quite in the way you would have liked. What we’re all looking for when we travel, in reality, is a connective experience. This is the reason there’s one thing we try and… Read More

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Where Do Couples Eat in Fort Lauderdale?

We’re fortunate enough to live in a place that, even when we’re not on the road, feels a lot like vacationing. Tracy and I moved to Fort Lauderdale a few years ago, and have since been amazed at the sheer depth of things there are to do in the Venice of America, as it’s called. Fort Lauderdale isn’t a large city, with only around 200,000 residents… Read More

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Why Travel?

“Why?” It’s a question we’ve gotten often, either in regard to why we’re going to a specific place or why we travel as much as we can, in general. It’s a question I don’t understand, from a mindset that I do. “Why?” For us, travel is less of a decision and much more of a compulsion. The oddness of travel is that the more… Read More

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7 Travel Trip-ups and How to Avoid Them

We all have expectations of enjoying ourselves when we travel. We imagine taking great pictures, eating great meals and having memorable experiences, and rarely do we take much consideration to things that could go wrong. Really wrong. What I’m talking about isn’t missing a dinner reservation or waking up too late to catch the bus to the caves (that second one sounds specific because… Read More

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Much Ado About Munich

There are some cities that remain as ambiguous after visiting as before, perplexing locations that seem to possess something hidden. Something complicated, something beyond label is just beyond the ability to define. I suppose it was an ancestral want, the children of hundreds of years of American product that had previously called lands in the Netherlands and Germany home. We are children of sort… Read More