Creepy Road in Ireland
In the ancient kingdom of Mide in Northern Ireland, the legend of three brothers, Bres, Nár and Lothár weave a tragic story through time compelling the world to offer sacrifices each year as winter settles over the land. In America, we call this Halloween.  Halloween in Europe is a little different than what we are used to in the United...
Every Disney Park Across the Globe Ranked Best to Worst, Which Disney Park is the Best Favorite Disneyland
Our journey to discover the best Disneyland in the world has been a magical one. A journey that has taken us from the snow capped mountains of the Matterhorn to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. We've traveled over 23,000 miles, over a span of five years, to be able to pronounce: Mickey Accomplished!  Our family has celebrated, rejoiced and played...
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Celebrating New Year's Eve in Amsterdam is absolutely unreal. There are no rules, no laws, and certainly no common sense. It was one of the most bizarre experiences we’ve had, and also one of the most extraordinary and unforgettable! New Year's Eve in Amsterdam is a celebration of epic proportions where every single person is a part of the...
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We took our first, and our last for 14 years, cruise during our Honeymoon to the Mexican Riviera on Carnival Cruise Lines. We didn’t experience the poop overflow from the septic system that filled the halls, nor did a family go ballistic on our cruise beating each other to a bloody pulp, but it was miserable nonetheless. Our travel...
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We traveled to Norway with one purpose in mind, and that was to see the Northern Lights.  Hurtigruten Review with Kids: MS Kong Harald  Northern Lights Cruise When we first started planning, the first result that popped up in Google was for the Hurtigruten Northern Lights Cruise. The advertisements for the Hurtigruten were compelling, enticing, and romantic. We were desperate to see...
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During our entire eight day trip to Norway, we only ate at three restaurants for a total of three meals. Everything was either closed, insanely overpriced, or unappealing. That means we lived off of snacks and were starving the majority of the time. We devoured our meals on the Hurtigruten, and Pepe’s Pizza at the airport filled a very...
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Nothing happened according to plan this trip to Norway. And I mean that in the most literal sense. When we arrived at the Scandic Hotel, chosen because of how often we’d seen it pop up in search results in Google and we just wanted a sure thing, it was early in the morning after our Hurtigruten cruise. We couldn’t...
Best Treats in Norway
With the exception of our two night Hurtigruten Cruise we spent a huge majority of our time eating items from the local 7-11, or Norwegian equivalent Narvesen, during our two week Christmas trip to Norway. We found all the best Norwegian Candy, and not because we love "food-like" items that never have an expiration date, but because most of...
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Seeing the Northern Lights is nothing short of becoming a witness to celestial splendor. It is emotional and spiritual and supernatural. When we first stepped out off the bus there was no mistaking the arched halo that formed a bridge over the horizon. The sky was no longer dark, as the lights fanned into the sky brilliantly like a...
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All things considered, during our eight day trip in Norway we actually spent a majority of our time at the Oslo Airport, OSL. Three of those eight days were spent at the Oslo Gardermoen Airport in fact. We had zero success getting on a flight to Tromsø for Christmas, and we had zero success getting on a flight out of...