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8 Places to Enjoy the Outdoors in Dubuque, Iowa!

Who’s ready for the summer?!  There are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Dubuque, Iowa.  In this post I share some of my favourites, along with some of my bucket list plans for this summer!  Are there any others you’d add to the list?

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48 Hours in Lisbon, Portugal

When it comes to travel, I think nothing of jumping on the first flight of the day, visiting a country, seeing some of the sights, have dinner somewhere, stay the night and then take the last flight back home on the following day.  Sometimes 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 “48 Hours in…” guide I share my tried and tested itinerary on how to spend 2 Days in Lisbon, Portugal.  Including cool things to see and do, where to eat and where I stayed!

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Taste of the World – Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Dubuque, Iowa

Taste of the World is an annual free event that takes place in Dubuque, Iowa.  It is hosted by the Multicultural Family Center and celebrates Dubuque’s cultural diversity.  It was so refreshing to attend an event that brought so many different nationalities together under one roof.  Everyone was smiling and chatting and having a great time!

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What to Include in the i864EZ Affidavit of Support (AOS) Package

The LONGEST wait during the CR1 USA visa process is the gap between sending off the i130 evidence pack and then waiting to receive the NVC case number.  My wait time was just over 5 months.  If you’re anything like me, you’re going to want to know what’s coming up next so you can be prepared and send the next load of evidence off ASAP!  Here’s a rough guide on what you will need to make up the i864EZ AOS pack.

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10 Instagrammable Places in Galena, Illinois!

It took a while for me to get into the swing of Instagram, despite being a lover of photography.  But now, I LOVE the filters, especially the ones that really make the colours stand out!  My Canon PowerShot SX720 HS has a vivid colour mode (which I constantly shoot in) but I love the way Instagram can push the colours that little bit further!  Today I share 10 Instagrammable places in the town of Galena, Illinois!

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Expat Update: March 2017

I can’t believe it’s the end of March already!  There’s only 3 more months left of school (work) and then I have 3 months off!  Here I’ll be looking back on what I’ve been up to this month, the places I’ve been, the highs and lows, life as a Brit in the States and other random things I’m finding interesting this month!

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Route 66 16 Day Road Trip Itinerary

Ever dreamed of hitting the open road and doing an all American road trip?  How about a trip down historic Route 66?!  Stretching 2448 miles across America, starting in Chicago, Illinois and finishing up in LA, California, taking in a total of 8 States.  This is my tried and tested 16 day Route 66 Road Trip Itinerary with side trips to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas (so essentially stepping foot in 9 States!).  I include: the daily miles covered, travel time (with stops), must see roadside attractions, where to stay and where to eat!

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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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