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11 Favorite Cute & Quaint Country Cottages

Houghton, England - Beautiful fairy tale country cottage For all of us who live in urban areas, we dream about living in a cozy country cottage surrounded by flowers and grape vines. Even though I can’t live in one of these beautiful cottages, in my travels I have found a few of them that look very idyllic. Read on to see my favorite cute and quaint country cottages from all over the world.

5 simple rules for buying cheap plane tickets to Europe

I get tired sometimes about travel experts who have never bought cheap tickets to Europe. They usually give you general information about avoiding the tourist seasons. However most advice missed the point since there is no explanation about how airlines fill their flights. Read on and learn how to buy cheap international plane tickets.

Top 3 Travel Credit Cards to Use in Europe

Credit Card For the financially responsible person it’s pretty easy to get a good credit card in the US. No annual fees and pretty much no cost for using the credit card in the US if you have good credit score. The choices are numerous with no clear winner. However, when it comes to getting a great travel credit card to use in Europe, then the choices become complicated. In the end however, there are only few great choices. Read on about my quest for finding the best credit cards for international travel.

How to Switch Maps on Garmin GPS system

Having a reliable GPS Unit while traveling seems old fashioned these days because of our cell phones. However, they can save you a lot of money and frustration because a GPS unit does not need an expensive mobile phone data plan or wifi signal. You just need to have the right maps, turn it on, switch to the right map and it just works. This is why I always bring my old and reliable Garmin GPS unit when I travel. Read on to see why I purchased a Garmin GPS and how I learned to switch the maps on my Garmin Nuvi GPS.

Houghton, Cambridgeshire – get your English village cuteness fix

The small village of Houghton in Cambridgeshire, England is a typical small old English village full of personality and charm. Boasting a few old thatched roof cottages and an old village pub, Houghton will make you feel very British all of a sudden as you walk through the village. In addition, Houghton boasts a few very pleasant tourist attractions that might surprise you. Read on to find out.

Palm Springs, California is a true oasis in the desert

Lots to see in Palm Springs and the surrounding areas. If you make sure you don’t visit Palm Springs after middle of May and before middle of September, you will have a great time in the Palm Springs area. If you come during the summer, you will be confined inside your hotel where the air conditioner will make the temperature bearable.

Best One Day in Los Angeles

Mickey Mouse on Hollywood Boulevard. Los Angeles has many attractions to offer for the tourist. This area can be overwhelming if you are limited on time and you’re trying to pick the best attractions in Los Angeles to visit. However, if you want to experience a slice of Southern California, this is our favorite one day in Los Angeles tour. When we have friends and family visiting from outside of California we always take them on this tour because they get to see some of the best tourist sites in the Los Angeles area. Obviously, this one day in Los Angeles tour doesn’t include theme parks and museums, but it does include the best places to see in Los Angeles area. So, come along with me as we explore the Los Angeles area in one day.

5 Best Yosemite Hikes You Can Do in One Day

Yosemite National Park, CaliforniaYosemite National Park is a great travel destination both for the backpacker and the entire family. Weather you love to backpack for days or you just enjoy day hikes with your family, Yosemite National Park has something for everyone. I have visited Yosemite many times and each time I have done something completely different and fun. However, if you’re visiting for the first time there are a few Yosemite hikes you simply must do.

6 Best Things to Do in Solvang, California (with map)

Admiring Danish architecture is one of the best things to do in SolvangSolvang is a quiet little town, with an European reputation even though it is located in the heart of California. There are many small towns scattered all over California, but Solvang is much different than all other small towns. Danish and Dutch early settlers in California were determined to maintain their heritage in everything they did and most of all in everything they built. From shops and restaurants to office building have all been built in Danish style. Come along with me and explore the best things to do in Solvang, California.

7 Best Things to Do in Monterey, California (with map)

Jellyfish at the Monterey Aquarium.Monterey is my favorite California beach town. Then entire Monterey Bay peninsula is absolutely gorgeous to visit, and actually visit slowly. In addition to gorgeous scenery, Monterey is one of the oldest towns in California dating to the old Spanish days. So, come along with me as we explore the best things to do in Monterey California.