Invergordon, Scotland: The Town of Murals.

One of the most charming towns I’ve visited, Invergordon gives off the vibe that not many unpleasant things happen here. Located off the Port of Invergordon, it’s a quaint, cheerful, colorful little Scottish town with a population of approximately 4,000. However, while small, it’s known world-wide for its vibrant and colorful public murals sprinkled about …

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Norwegian Fjords: Beautiful, Magical, Breathtaking.

Approaching the Seven Sisters. While all of Norway is beautiful, the fjords are breathtaking. It is surreal to be totally encased by enormous mountains in every direction. Waterfalls, vivid greenery, and small fishing huts line the mountainside and small, rocky shorelines, making you feel slingshotted into a Nicholas Sparks novel about a lady from the …

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St. Petersburg, Russia: Palaces and Vodka – Part 2.

Hello! As this is a two-parter, I won't spend a ton of time on an introduction. If you haven't read my first Russian blog, you can find it here: St. Petersburg, Russia; Palaces and Vodka – Part 1. Day 1 was very hectic and jampacked, while Day 2 was more relaxed and less frantic. Both days …

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St. Petersburg, Russia: Palaces and Vodka – Part 1.

This is going to be a 2-parter! Please stay tuned for Part 2! The 3 items we needed in order to step foot on Russian soil. Oh Russia. It has worked up quite a name for itself, hasn’t it? Regardless of your feelings on Russian politics or Vladimir Putin, there is no denying that 17th …

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Edinburgh, Scotland; Bagpipes and Mr. Boots 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

If I were asked, “What are the top five cities where you’d like to live for at least a year?”, Edinburgh would make the list. I’d put Edinburgh in the top three cities I’ve visited in Europe. There’s just something special about the Gothic architecture, vibrance of the city, and of course, the infamous dark …

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Berlin, Germany; The Fatherland 🇩🇪

I haven't sent in my “23 & Me” genetic testing kit (yeah yeah, the government is collecting our spit) [Edit: Hello from 2021. I did receive my 23andMe back. I am: 49% Ashkenazi Jewish, 25% NW European (German, Scotland, Britain, and Ireland), 22% Spanish, and 2% Native American] so I don't yet know exactly where …

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London, England: The Unofficial Capitol of the World 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Arguably the unofficial capital of the world, London is as overwhelming and amazing as it is old and historic. Each of the four days we spent in this capital city was jam-packed with things to do and brand-new experiences. I got to visit the world-renowned Stonehenge; saw the classic play Oliver, presented in its original homeland; …

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