My 10 Favorite Places Outside of the USA!

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Amsterdam, Netherlands (Photo creds: Laura Branson)

We all have our favorite places around the world, and although I live in a stunning area of California, right on the bluffs overlooking the beach, there are 10 places outside of America that I can call my favorite (for now)! Continue reading

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Why Budapest is my favorite European city (for now…)

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Budapest, Hungary (Photo creds: me)

My first real backpacking trip was in Europe, where I spent 50 days traveling to 13 countries and 34 cities. At the end of it all, when I looked back thinking about which city was my absolute favorite, Budapest came to mind. While in some cities I experienced stunning sights, and in others I enjoyed myself to a great extent, Budapest had the best of both worlds. In no particular order, here are all the reasons that I ended my trip with Budapest as my number 1! Continue reading