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New Zealand with Haka Tours

I wanted to go to New Zealand.  I grew up in a place with four seasons, surrounded by mountains and crisp air.  In college I watched snow fall, and even though the cold chilled me, it also was kind of beautiful. But now, I live in Florida.  And the summers are unbearably hot.  So, I […]

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Three Days in Iceland

Iceland: the land of fire and ice.  Just the nickname of the country is enough to inspire ideas of adventure and daring, and bring to mind gorgeous, endless landscapes.  And Iceland more than lived up to the connotations of its name. I visited Iceland on the tail end of a one month solo European journey. […]

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Windswept Scotland with Haggis Tours

Thinking back on Scotland, the thing I remember most is the rugged, untamed terrain, endless mountains, and climbing in worn-out sneakers up those mountains, attempting not to slip and fall off a cliff and kill myself.  It was cold in Scotland, there was an endless breeze that had to be battled anytime I stepped outside. […]

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Ireland with Shamrocker Tours

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often though, they hurt.”-Anthony […]

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Haunts around Paris

I expected to not like Paris. Every time traveling came up in conversation, casual or otherwise, people would throw in their thoughts and opinions on Paris. “You have to go to Paris once in your life,” they say, “even if its not the greatest city in the world.” But there are songs about Paris, movies! […]

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What to do in Belgrade Serbia

Serbia was one of the most unique places that I visited for a number of reasons.  But the two reasons that made it the most special, for me, was one; the fact that I actually knew Serbians and they showed me around their city; and two, that Serbia, even the capital city Belgrade, was not […]

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