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Visiting Kuching’s Cat Museum

Tweet Kuching, Malaysia is known as “Cat City” for the Malay word kucing. While I didn’t see stray cats roaming around in the Borneo city like I did in Croatia and Turkey, you could see that they sure love their felines. Upon pulling into the parking lot of our hotel, we saw a large group of […]

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Space Travel: The Final Frontier

Tweet Alan Shepard. John Glenn. Sally Ride. Neil Armstrong. If you grew up in the United States in the last 50 years, these names mean something to you. They mean exploration and adventure. They were our lifetime’s Christopher Columbus and Captain Cook. They’re an elite group that share a bond none of us will ever […]

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A Visit to Dachau

TweetSome tourist attractions aren’t supposed to be fun or to be crossed off your bucket list. Some are somber and meant for reflection. The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. The Killing Fields in Cambodia. Hiroshima in Japan. And it’s not all Oktoberfest and pub crawls in Munich, but rather a place with history. For some, this […]

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Searching for Klimt in Vienna

TweetAnyone who didn’t know me in high school might not guess that I am a not-so-closeted art history freak. I took AP Art History in high school (Team APAH for life!) and another class in college before I realized that I didn’t want to spend the next four years memorizing slides. But my passion for […]

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Best Free and Cheap Things to Do in Charleston

TweetCharleston, South Carolina is one of my favorite cities in the world, but admittedly, not cheap. From February through May, the city’s top events keep every hotel in town booked: the Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Charleston Fashion Week, Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston Wine + Food Festival and the Cooper River Bridge Run. There are a few […]

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Touring Schonbrunn Palace

Tweet My history with Europe’s most beautiful palaces and residences isn’t stellar. I almost had heatstroke while wandering the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and was sick to my stomach at Hampton Court. But when in Vienna, the Hapsburg residences are unavoidable. You literally can’t turn a corner in the city without being close to […]

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