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Best Parades in the World and Where to Find Them

I love a parade! The beat of the drum from the marching bands, the elaborately costumed performers, the colorful floats, and little kids sitting on their father’s shoulders so they can see. Growing up on the south shore of Long Island, I always wanted to see one of the big parades in New York City. […]

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Prague Historical Tour: Learn how to be a Plague Doctor

During the beginning of the current pandemic, I think we all had that feeling of impending doom, not knowing what the future held, what tragedies were in store for us and our loved ones. I’ve read a lot of historical novels over the years about various plagues both in the U.S. and in Europe. I […]

Fall Foliage and Festivals: Best Destinations Around the World

The air turns crisp, the leaves change colors, and in the USA it’s football season. However, fall is so much more. In addition to fall foliage, some of the best places to visit are known for their autumn festivals and things to do during this season. Whether creepy Jack the Ripper Tours or learning to […]

Vineyards Near Me: Find the Best Around the World

The pop of the cork, the sound as it hits the glass, the fragrant bouquet, the taste on the tongue, do these make you want to open a bottle of wine or head to a wine tasting right now? Maybe you are wondering, “where can I find vineyards near me?” I will let you in […]

Winery Tastings: Sneak away to the best around the world

Bold reds, sparkling whites, a nice port as an aperatif in winter. Do these phrases make you wish your work day was over? You are not alone. My husband and I look forward to a rich glass of Pinot Noir after work. Sitting on our front patio, chatting with people out walking their dogs, inviting […]

Best Hotels Niagara Falls Ontario: Experience the amazing wonder

Is Niagara Falls on your bucket list? Canada is full of majestic beauty to be found in its National Parks and especially at Niagara Falls. With its rush of water and constant rainbows, this natural wonder attracts numerous people each year. This is listed as one of the 1000 places to see before you die. […]

Speakeasys, Pubs, and Bars: Find More of the World’s Best

In this follow up to Best Pubs and Bars of the World we continue to explore additional hidden speakeasys, converted pubs, and happening bars. The authors have included additional links for more information on these speakeasys and pubs. Speakeasys and Pubs in Dubai: Barasti By Sharon Cassidy from My Free Range Family There is no […]

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Pubs and Bars Around the World: Top Favorites

I started this post about pubs and bars around the world because I thought it would be fun to hear about interesting places. My favorite is the Carousel Bar in New Orleans where the bar is an actual carousel which rotates while you sip your cocktails. Who knew I would get the bonus of learning […]

Ideal Family Vacations: The Ultimate Guide to Beloved Childhood Destinations

My Own Ideal Family Vacations: Lake George, NY At the age of 9, my family began vacationing for a week each summer at Lake George. The first few years we spent these ideal family vacations in Capri Village. We joined the families of my dad’s high school friends. Of course we visited tourist attractions like […]