Travel

Multi-colored terracotta houses perched atop a cliff with the beautiful, cerulean Mediterranean hugging the edges and bougainvillea cascading down restaurants and shops — what sounds like a picture-perfect dream is actually reality when you travel to Positano, a dazzling, cliffside village along
Visible on clear days all the way from Venice, a striking row of peaks and ridges form something of a mountain wall along Italy’s northern border.
Sleeping in tents, cabins, tree houses or teepees is oftentimes a great adventure. The possibilities for fun are endless and imaginations can run wild. For children, that is. As adults, a few additional amenities are generally preferred for overnight accommodations.
I wasn’t prepared for the way I felt when I walked through the gates of Disneyland Paris with my husband and our children for the first time. Instantly overcome with waves of childlike joy and nostalgia, I giggled with embarrassment as I wiped tears from my eyes.
Humans have always had a connection to the ocean. Whether for work, food, leisure or adventure, many of us are drawn to its magic. Duty in Europe provides an opportunity to experience a variety of beaches no matter what atmosphere you’re seeking.
Those looking for a fresh adventure this year might consider checking out Britain’s lesser-known land to the west, Wales. With rolling hills, undeveloped coastlines and more castles per square mile than anywhere in Europe, Wales is a spectacular place to put on your radar.
While stationed in Europe you should certainly take advantage of traveling the continent, visiting various countries and learning about their cultures and history.
Welcome, spring! Oh, how I’ve missed you and the radiant sunshine you bring. I’m officially in the mood to start the 2019 festival season. The options are overwhelming. Let’s use this opportunity to discover a festival in the city of Aachen. 
A fest-tastic day 
Below the brilliant blue sky lies a sea of purple. You close your eyes, breathe in the heavenly scent and feel the heat of the sun warm your body. It’s summer and you are standing in the middle of a lavender field in Provence, France.
When perusing travel blogs or articles, there is definitely one common theme amongst them all: extreme positivity. It truly amazes me that every single person has the time of their life on every single vacation. The airline didn’t lose your luggage? You didn’t have to wait for a table?
The d’Orsay Museum sits on the left bank of the Seine in Paris, just across the river from the Louvre. This gem of an art museum was voted in 2018 the #1 museum in the world on Trip Advisor. The d’Orsay’s architecture alone is worth a visit, as it is housed in a former railway station.
The Portuguese say, “The only easy thing about money is losing it.” However, taking a trip to Lisbon doesn’t mean having to lose your money. With this budget-friendly itinerary, your Lisbon trip will be made easy. 
It’s as if someone took a box of crayons and let loose on the landscape. Vivid strokes paint the countryside with purple, yellow, orange and red. A multicolor patchwork covers the fields carving a path around windmills and streams all the way to Holland’s expansive shoreline.
If you already have your epic vacation booked, you know what you are going to do. However, here are two key things not to do to keep awesome from turning into awful.
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Admittedly, my first introduction to the existence of Belfast was courtesy of “Sons of Anarchy,” then along came “Game of Thrones.” I figured there had to be more to this city than a motorcycle club charter or home of Winterfell’s castle and the “Iron Islands.” So while in Europe, it became a buc