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Wiesbaden Holiday Market

December 16th, 2020 Happy holidays! After yesterday’s quick stop in Luxembourg, tonight we’re visiting the holiday market in Wiesbaden, Germany. I hope you’re hungry because you can choose your dinner from the amazing wheel of brats and sausages! Tomorrow… Paris or Strasbourg? Your pick! Leave a comment and let me know. Until then, Kelly Repost of the Day: Adding a

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Luxembourg City Holiday Market

December 15th, 2020 One year ago today, I posted about Europe’s holiday markets after visiting several of them in December, 2018. We explored the shops, drank glühwein and indulged in all kinds of holiday treats at the markets in Paris, Strasbourg, Nuremburg, Wiesbaden and Luxembourg City. How strange to know that this year, the streets and squares are quiet and

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Repost of the Day: Theemithi Firewalking Festival

October 31st, 2020 Happy Halloween and Full Blue Moon! Today I’m sharing my experience at the Firewalking Festival at Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple in Singapore in 2013. This year’s festival is happening right now and livestreaming online if you’re interested in watching. (You may also watch the edited video on Singapore’s Hindu Endowments Board Facebook page.) Tomorrow, I have a

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Cowbells & Caravans: Touring with the Tour de France

August 29th, 2020 After yesterday’s introduction, the first day of the 2020 Tour de France did not disappoint. From the grand vistas around Nice to the confetti colors of the peloton, it was spectacular seeing the event get back on the road after a two-month delay. The riders looked a little rusty and it showed in the many unfortunate crashes

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Repost of the Day: Taiwan’s Tasty Night Markets

August 21st, 2020 Can you believe it? We’ve been quarantining, sanitizing, wearing masks and trying to stay healthy for about FIVE months now (in the U.S.). In some ways, it feels like it’s been an eternity. In other ways, the monotony of the days makes it feel like we’ve been looping endlessly in the same 24 hours. I think most

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Repost of the Day: Carnaval ~ Into the Heart of Cuba

Carnaval, Santiago de Cuba

Repost of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying at home. July 8th, 2020 As the title suggests, today we’re going deep into the heart of Cuba at Carnaval. This was an evening to remember … an

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