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    Greece 2022 ~ the Peloponnese

    The only word to describe our trip to Greece this summer is incredible! This was a family trip to celebrate our daughter's graduation from high school. We were a group of seven for this trip, my husband and I took both of our mothers, and both of our daughters and a friend. Since this was a fairly big group, the planning took a bit more research than had it been just 2 of us or a family of 4. We ended up flying in and out of Athens and then rented a van to get to our rental house in Nafplio/Tolo Beach area. Throughout the trip we were able to…

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    Prague, Czech Republic

    During our last trip to Vienna, we planned a few days in Prague despite all of the post covid travel limitations.  We arrived in Vienna the Thursday before Thanksgiving and had three days of pre-lockdown outings.  A few of which included Christmas markets, Heurigens (local run wineries) and hiking around the Anninger mountain.  As the lockdown went into effect, we decided to go ahead with our plans to go to Prague by train.  I have taken the train a lot in Germany but in Austria I had only ridden the subway.  The train was very comfortable, completely empty and quite affordable.  We spent around 50 euros per first class ticket…

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    Majorca, Spain 2019

    I can sum up our Majorca trip in 3 words….best trip ever!  I have always loved the water and beach but nothing compares to the beautiful Majorca coastline.  Most importantly, this was a trip that our girls really loved, too.  Teenagers can be difficult to drag around Europe and aren’t always up for sightseeing, but Majorca was a perfect family trip.  Our days were filled with plenty of beach time, water sports, sight-seeing and great food.  Palma is the largest city in Majorca and where you will fly in and out of, but I would not recommend spending too much time there.  It’s known to be a party town and…

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    Discount Travel on WOW Air – the good, the bad and the ugly

    Our Trip Traveling as a family can get expensive but there are ways to reign in your budget.  This summer my family embarked on a three week European vacation.  This trip included our two daughters, 12 and 14, as well as, my mom who has recently retired.  We wanted to see as much as possible without spending a fortune.  We planned this trip to coincide with my husband’s July work trip to Cologne, Germany.  This meant it would just be us girls for the trek over and back.  My daughters busy summer schedules complicated the travel planning because we had to wait until last minute to book our plane tickets. …

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    Croatia, an affordable, friendly paradise!

    It seems like Croatia has gotten a lot of attention this summer, from making it to the world cup finals, to the shooting locale for the much atticipated movie, Mama Mia 2 (loved it).  My family got to visit this beautiful country last month and really fell in love with this place.  The people of Croatia are kind and welcoming, so much so, that you almost forget you are a long way from the US. There are few difficulties in planning a trip here, like say laungage or being able to find information online.  We stayed in Opatija, which is in northwest Croaita.  It has the most stunning landscapes and…