72 Hours in Barcelona, Spain

When you don’t get a lot of days off to travel you have to learn to maximise the little amount of time you have!  In today’s Mini Travel Guide I share my tried and tested itinerary on how to spend 3 Days in Barcelona, Spain.  Including cool things to see and do, where to eat and where I stayed!

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48 Hours in Davenport, Iowa

Davenport is located in East Iowa right on the Mississippi River.  It is one of the 4 Quad Cities (Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline & Rock Island) that cover both Iowa and Illinois!  Here is my tried and tested mini trip itinerary to show you how to make the most out of your time in the Quad Cities!

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The Best Route 66 Guide Book (In My Opinion!)

In all honesty, I don’t think I could have done Route 66 without this guide book.  It’s AMAZING.  Seriously.  Everyone should go out and buy it if you’re planning on taking the trip.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you…

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Missouri: Travel Tips for a Branson Adventure

Today’s Guest Post comes from April Yap!  April is an online publisher for The Cabins at Grand Mountain in Branson, Missouri. She often writes about camping, Midwest traveling, and log cabin experiences.

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Journey to the Top: Tips for Visiting the Gateway Arch, St Louis

Back in 2011 when I drove the length of Route 66 with my family, we were gutted that by the time we reached St Louis (Missouri), there were no available tickets left on sale for that day to go to the top of the Gateway Arch.  It’s exactly what it says on the tin, a giant 630ft silver archway that is the ‘Gateway to the West’ for those crossing the Mississippi River.  When I returned a couple of weekends back, I had my fingers crossed that the same wouldn’t happen again!  Luck was on my side and I was finally able to experience it.

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How I Got a Free Upgrade on a Flight by Being MYSELF

Plane Window SunsetJamaica was a good trip for me, not only did I do some awesome activities, I met a life long friend (who is now stuck with me forever!  Read our story: HERE), I also ended up getting upgraded on my flight home.  There are blogs everywhere giving ‘tips’ and people are always asking how to get them, but I must have broke all the rules, I didn’t even try to get upgraded!  Here’s how it worked for me.

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Travel as a Left Hander

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San Francisco embracing the Lefty’s!

Unfortunately I was blessed with the joy of being left handed.  Scissors are a nightmare, tin openers are a big no no (I have a huge scar on my finger to prove it!) and my hand writing looks like a spider has stepped in ink and crawled over the page…and the smudges don’t help!  I was recently researching a possible travel destination and I read something that made me think what it’s like to travel as a left hander.

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Why You Should See Venice by Gondola: (Inc. A Money Saving Tip!)

1233523_10151848206879432_1202839204_n (1)Venice was a place I have had my sights on for a while.  As I sat on the boat taking me from the car park to the main part of Venice, we passed 4 HUGE cruise ships.  My heart sank, I dislike being barged out of the way by crowds that act like they can’t even see you and knowing that the city has 1000s of tiny alley ways, I thought it was going to be a disaster waiting to happen!  I make it no secret that I don’t like cities…BUT I’m obsessed with water.  So no matter the price, I was going to have to go on a Gondola ride!

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