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Richmond, Virginia: Weekend Itinerary for Special Occasions

Richmond, Virginia is earning acclaim for its innovative culinary scene, which pairs well with unique American history and architecture dating to the 1700’s. The state capital of Virginia was also the capital of the Confederacy during the US Civil War. From the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to the Virginia State Capitol Building and beyond, there is…

Statue of Jefferson in the hotel lobby

Ireland Travel Tips: Useful and Fun Advice

We fell in love with the Emerald Island the first time we visited for our 6th wedding anniversary. So much so that we moved there and called Dublin home from 2011 to 2014. We recently re-visited in October 2018, giving us the opportunity to re-connect with friends and the country. Friendly locals, a picturesque landscape…

Landscape of the cliffs with the ocean, Ireland travel tips

Zanzibar: One Week Itinerary

Zanzibar, aka Spice Island, is an amazing African destination with picturesque beaches and a vibrant fusion of cultures. The island was colonized by the Portuguese, Arabs and English. While the predominant religion is Islam, there are large Hindu and Christian minorities. Impressive architecture reflects Arab, Indian and African influences. We recently divided 12 days in…

Sunrise over the Indian Ocean, boats and balcony

Travel Hacks to Save Big Money

By Alex Kallimanis: Everyone likes a good deal, no matter what your budget is. And it’s never been easier to travel the world, especially with so many travel hacking opportunities. Last year we flew multiple international trips for just the taxes, thanks to credit card bonus points. It’s liberating to fly around the world for…

Amsterdam Singel canal and 17th century guild houses

Tips for Visiting Istanbul on a Stopover

By Alex Kallimanis: Still referred to as Constantinople in Greece, Istanbul is a bustling city packed with layers of history. We recently visited Istanbul on our return from Tanzania. It was part of a celebratory trip and for scheduling reasons, we flew from Kilimanjaro Airport to Istanbul on my 40th birthday. Part ultra modern, part old…