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My Most Memorable Trips

Madagascar
Madagascar
Madagascar

A Week In Madagascar

My one-week holiday in Madagascar was an amazing visit to one of the world’s most unique and exciting places. Between its teeming capital city, small coastal villages, brilliant national forests, distinctive wildlife, and open, friendly people, Madagascar gave me so much to appreciate and learn on even a short visit. This series describes my Malagasy holiday from beginning to end. Mankafy!

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik Midnight Sun

I've always had a fascination with the northerly regions' ability to have 24 hours or daylight or darkness - something I'd never seen in any of the cities I've lived in or visited. When a work trip brought me to Reykjavik, Iceland on the summer solstice, I couldn't resist a midnight walk to see it for myself.

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Keukenhof
Keukenhof
Keukenhof

Day Trip To Keukenhof

For as long as I can remember, two famous flower fests have been held in the back of my mind as must-visit destinations. Although the Japanese cherry blossom festival remains on the to-do list, living in London gave the perfect opportunity for a day trip to Holland’s tulip festival. Not exactly the reason most young people (or young-ish, if I’m being honest!) travel to Amsterdam, but I was going to Keukenhof!

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Athens
Athens
Athens

A Return to Athens

Over twenty years ago my grandmother and aunt traveled through Europe and Africa on a tour of ancient civilizations. I read about their travels and appreciated learning about the things they saw, and wished to one day see them myself. In April 2015 this wish came true when I visited Athens, Greece for the first time.

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Italy Holiday 2008

In 2008 I spent a couple of weeks traveling Italy through Venice, Florence, Chianti Ruffina, Rome, Pompeii, and Sorrento. These are our highlights.

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