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Charming French Village of Riquewihr LOVE IT. SHARE IT. Pinterest Facebook Twitter Email This post may contain affiliate links.Please read my disclosure. Charming French Village of Riquewihr Riquewihr is one of the crown jewels of the Alsace Region in France. One of the few towns not be greatly damaged in
As a child, I was entranced by the Chronicles of Narnia series – the magical world of mythical talking animals in a snowy wonderland. You can re-read these stories over and over at different stages in your life and find different truths to ponder as the characters encounter and evolve
Tolkien Sights in Oxford LOVE IT. SHARE IT. Pinterest Facebook Twitter Email This post may contain affiliate links.Please read my disclosure. Tolkien Sights in Oxford On my travels through England, I also wanted to walk in the footsteps of another of Oxford’s great: J.R.R. Tolkien Tolkien is of course the
The museums that often have the most interest for me have been started by individual collectors adding pieces due to their passion for the subject or uniqueness of items rather than value. That passion comes through in the layers of the collection. I was drawn to the Ashmolean Museum in
One day, while looking through travel pictures online, I saw a picture of an inverted tower and immediately put the mysterious architectural site on my travel wish list. First, I had to find out where it was… Quinta da Regaliera in Sintra Portugal. This prompted my entire day-trip to this
High on top of the town of Sintra is the fairy tale castle of Palacio Nacional da Pena (The Feather Palace). The UNESCO site is another European example of 18th century dream castles in the sky based on medieval fairly tales and romantic operas.
Traveling throughout Spain before Portugal, I had already been introduced to the Moorish structures of the 8th & 9th century. The Moors definitely specialized in beautiful tiled palaces and creating amazing shaded gardens & architectural buildings to hide from the hot Iberian sun. These previous sites though all have been
As I was researching things to do in Lisbon, Portugal, the town of Sintra kept coming up as a must-see day-trip. Sintra is just 15 miles and about a 40 minute train ride outside of Lisbon. Get ready to see fantasy castles with beautiful interiors, Moorish ruins guarding the town,
For many, seeing the Northern Lights is at the top of their “Bucket Lists”; And it was near the top on mine. I have long wanted to see this strange phenomena where green, red, purple, and blue lights light up and dance across the sky unpredictably – a sheer force