Falling in love with Dorset at The Summer Lodge + Acorn Inn
Dorset, England

Falling in love with Dorset at The …

We initially came to Dorset to see the stunning Jurassic Coast and the equally stunning Summer Lodge (pictured above) en route to Cornwall. But we quickly decided to turn our overnight stop into a four…

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The Magic of Oxford and Belmond Le Manoir
Oxford, England

The Magic of Oxford and Belmond Le …

This is Part III of our Journey from Venice to London with Belmond. You can find Part I here and Part II here. After the journey of a lifetime aboard Belmond’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, we made…

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The Journey of a Lifetime Aboard Belmond’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Venice, Italy

The Journey of a Lifetime Aboard Belmond’…

This is Part II of our Journey from Venice to London with Belmond. You can find Part I here and Part III here. A handful of truly miraculous experiences still exist in the world that…

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24 Hours in Venice with Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Venice, Italy

24 Hours in Venice with Belmond Hotel Cipriani

This is Part I of our Journey from Venice to London with Belmond. You can find Part II here, and Part III here. As we pulled into Venice, I was giddy with anticipation – a…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Krakow, Poland
Krakow, Poland

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Krakow, Poland

In the 7th Country of Christmas my true love gave to me: 7 trumpeters trumpeting. Our visit to Poland was probably the least “Christmasy” of all the countries we visited as a part of our…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Riga, Latvia

We chose our #12CountriesOfChristmas tour to both see some of our favorite places during the most wonderful time of the year, and also check off a bunch of countries that we still needed to visit:…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn, Estonia

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Tallinn, Estonia

On the fifth country of Christmas, my true love gave to me: 5 gingerbread cookies Estonia is a case study in modern governmental success. They are leading the way in many areas of innovation combining…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki, Finland

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Helsinki, Finland

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: four reindeer. From Stockholm, we sailed overnight to Helsinki. We’ve enjoyed incorporating ferry travel into our world trip, as it feels inherently celebratory,…

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#12CountriesofChristmas – Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

#12CountriesofChristmas – Stockholm, Sweden

David and I reached Stockholm, the third of twelve countries we are visiting this Christmas season, and checked into our home away from home for the next two days: Hotel J, tucked away on Nacka…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Oslo, Norway

On the second trip of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a flight to snowy Norway, where we cross-country skied right off the subway! David and I were excited to return to Scandinavia (we…

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