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Why Traveling is the Most Important Way to Spend Money

In early 2020, I looked at my husband told him I wanted to do a solo backpacking hike. That for my birthday I wanted to get a backpack and start training and planning for it. See, I felt I just needed to get away from people. I needed to clear my head and just be by myself. Well, we all know what happened in 2020. A pandemic in case you didn’t know. 😉 Which meant, I was alone (alone with my husband) and had plenty of time to clear my head. So that backpacking trip didn’t happen. In fact, very few trips happened in 2020. We road tripped to a couple of places but it definitely was not the year

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How to Fall In Love with an Ireland Road Trip

Did you know that St. Patrick was not born in Ireland? Or that blue is the color most associated with him, not green? Like a lot of holidays there have been stories, myths, and twisted facts that have changed the way we celebrate them. Regardless of this, no matter who you are, you probably associate St. Patrick’s Day with Ireland (at least in your head). For that reason and in honor of St. Patrick’s Day this month, I’m sharing my top 10 Ireland road trip stops.  It’s been almost 8 years since my personal Ireland road trip. That means, I had to dust-off the scrapbook (because yes, I scrapbook) and remember the good times.   We did an Ireland trip

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The Best Travel Experiences You’ll Love to Add to Your Bucket List

Do you love to travel? Are you constantly adding places to your bucket list? I get it. I’ve been there. In fact, I’m still there. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. Then, with all the things being cancelled and everyone staying in, I began to wonder if my cancelled trips really mattered. However, that then raised a bigger question of does travel matter? And I’m here to tell you it does. It’s critical to my well-being personally but I also truly believe it’s critical to a well-balanced world. So Why Does Travel Matter so Much? During all the covid-19 mess, I kept seeing things on social media about how I shouldn’t complain

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The Perfect One Day Itinerary for Madrid, Spain

Adam and I recently took a trip with a couple of friends to Spain and visited Madrid and Sevilla. While Madrid wasn’t necessarily our favorite part of Spain, we did spend one lovely day there before heading out to the smaller town of Toledo. As with most European countries, there’s a lot of history in Madrid, a palace to see, and plenty of shopping and meandering on your one day itinerary for Madrid. I’m also giving away a few free photos on the Journey Junkies page taken from our trip. If you’re not a member, you can sign up here so you can download free photos to inspire your wanderlust. One Day Itinerary for Madrid, Spain On our day in

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The Best Day Trip from Venice You’re Not Taking (but should be!)

The Best Day Trip from Venice The best day trip from Venice may surprise you. It has nothing to do with coastal views, the ocean, or boats. Instead, it’s all about the mountains and it may also surprise you as to how close you are to those mountains. From Venice, you can take an easy day trip to the Dolomite mountains and they are gorgeous. You’ll be right on the border of Switzerland and you’ll get a taste of those Swiss Alps. It’s amazing because you get away from the hustle and bustle of Venice to visit the serene outdoors. The air is cleaner, the crowds disperse and you’re left with gorgeous scenery. If you’ve got the time, I highly

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The Perfect Italy Travel Itinerary That Hits all the Major Cities

Traveling in Italy I recently created an Italy travel itinerary that I loved. We spent two weeks traveling the country and hit Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan, along with areas around them. If you’re looking for an Italy travel itinerary that hits all the major cities then you’re in the right spot. We did not hit the Amalfi coast this time, I decided to save that for the next go around. However, if you love cities, museums, and day trips get ready to for the perfect Italy travel itinerary. If you love Italy in general, then be sure to download our free photos on the Journey Junkies page. Sign up here if you’re not already a member. Italy Travel Itinerary

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Planning a Greek Islands Vacation: Why Mykonos is Just as Lovely as Santorini

If you’ve ever planned or thought of planning a Greek Islands vacation then this post is definitely for you. We just spent a week in Greece and loved every minute of it. It was a quick trip so we only saw Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini. Santorini was beyond gorgeous as expected, however, each one was perfect in its own way. The most surprising was Mykonos which is why I’m posting about it today. I don’t think it gets enough love and is known too much as a party island. My husband and I go to bed at 9 o’clock and we don’t do clubs but we still loved Mykonos.   Therefore, here’s 7 reasons it should be on everyone’s list,

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