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Dubuque Iowa ̶ An Unexpected Pleasure on the Mississippi River
Dubuque Iowa    ̶    An Unexpected Pleasure on the Mississippi River

Dubuque Iowa ̶ An Unexpected Pleasure on the Mississippi River

Dubuque, Iowa is a surprisingly interesting little town on the banks of the Mississippi River with plenty of fun restaurants, public art and interesting architecture. I last explored Dubuque as part of a girlfriends’ getaway bringing together gal pals from…

Assateague Island National Seashore ̶ Where the Wild Horses Are
Assateague Island National Seashore   ̶  Where the Wild Horses Are

Assateague Island National Seashore ̶ Where the Wild Horses Are

Assateague Island National Seashore on Maryland’s eastern shore has many pleasures worth the visit, but none more than the wild horses or ponies that make their home here. This post contains affiliate links and sponsored travel. To learn more, read…

Why Rüdesheim Coffee is a Unique Treat in Rüdesheim Germany
Why Rüdesheim Coffee is a Unique Treat in Rüdesheim Germany

Why Rüdesheim Coffee is a Unique Treat in Rüdesheim Germany

Rüdesheim Germany is located in the midst of Riesling country, that precise region along the banks of the Rhine River where Riesling grapes grow in abundance. And while the Riesling produced in this region is the best in the world,…

Where to Find and Enjoy Swiss Wines – Only in Switzerland
Where to Find and Enjoy Swiss Wines – Only in Switzerland

Where to Find and Enjoy Swiss Wines – Only in Switzerland

Unless you’ve been to Switzerland or a few locales near its border with France or Germany, there’s a good chance you’ve never tasted Swiss wine. As a result, many people assume that Switzerland doesn’t have a wine industry. But that…

Visiting Montreal’s Beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica
Visiting Montreal’s Beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica

Visiting Montreal’s Beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica

Montreal ranks as one of my top five North American cities for so many reasons — the food, the language and culture, the fashions and the history. Possibly my most favorite site in Montreal is the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica.…

Vancouver to Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia
Vancouver to Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia

Vancouver to Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia

The Sea to Sky Highway is a 75 mile (121 kilometers) drive from Vancouver BC to Whistler, BC. The scenery is spectacular with views of Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountains of the western Cascade. And there’s plenty to see…

Rub Abraham Lincoln’s Nose in Springfield Illinois
Rub Abraham Lincoln’s Nose in Springfield Illinois

Rub Abraham Lincoln’s Nose in Springfield Illinois

Abraham Lincoln is buried in the state capitol of Springfield, Illinois at the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Because of Lincoln’s tomb here, it is the second most visited cemetery in the United States, just behind Arlington. I was born and raised…