First timers in Europe – 10 Lessons Learned While Traveling to Four Countries in Ten Days

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These are great tips! I've been to Europe, but it's been several years, so these are good things ...more

5 Surprising Destinations in Europe

Happy Bastille Day: How to Serve (and Eat) a Cheese Course

Are you planning to visit France? Eat in a French restaurant? Meet your future French in-laws? There is a certain cheese etiquette that must be followed. ...more
I was in France recently and loved the cheese, as well as the wine, bread, anything really. I do ...more

Beauty Haul: Paris and London with First Impressions

Recently I was fortunate enough to go on a study abroad trip through my university to Paris and London. I had never been before so this trip was particularly exciting for me! Since this was an academic class I was on a strict schedule, and did not have too much free time, but nonetheless it was an amazing experience!...more

7 of the Most Family Friendly Cities in Europe

Some parents worry about taking their children abroad. They're concerned the trip will be too expensive or that the kids won't be able to appreciate the experience. Despite these arguments, it's important to introduce your kids to different cultures and instill an interest in travel at a young age.If you're thinking about visiting places that have a deep history and culture – and are friendly to families – try these seven cities. ...more

Tiny Travelers: Seeing the World with Young Children

Traveling with young children is never an easy under taking.  Sometimes just the thought of planning the trip, packing and getting everyone and everything to your destination can be overwhelming.  When my husband got transferred to Ireland for 2 ½ years, we could have sat around, dreaming of all the things there were to see and do right outside our door or we could experience it ourselves, take in all that Europe had to offer.  We chose the latter.  We chose to bear the stress of the logistics and make our traveling dreams a reality. ...more

Bed and Breakfast in Xativa: Hostal Casa La Vuelta Valencia Spain

During our visit to Valencia two years ago one place that we were lucky enough to visit the small town of Xativa.  We had an appointment with one of the schools in the area and decided to take a little tour ,while we were there we stayed at Hostal Casa La Vuelta just 15 minutes outside of Xativa in a town of Novetlè....more

Tourist to Europa: Barcelona

Barcelona is a city open to the sea for many years thanks to the Barceloneta beach,located in the district of the same name....more
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vow to travel more in 2014

One of my unofficial goals/resolutions for 2014 is to travel more. Or at least make plans to travel more. Our wedding is later this year so I know we won't be able to travel a ton since we'll be paying for that and hopefully going on a super awesome honeymoon....more

Toilet ... Closet? What's the Difference?

Thank you for reading my blog! My name is Stacey Sandlin Veikalas and I am originally from Colorado! Now, well I’m a nomad …. continually moving from country to country… but hey, home is where your heart is … Right?...more