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My top 3 inexpensive things to do in Tenerife

I just arrived back home from a 3-night holiday in Tenerife, and might I say it was amazing, from the food to the activities. I went in March, which is not the most popular season, but is cheaper than the summer months in terms of the flights and accommodation. 
My top 3 inexpensive things to do in Tenerife
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Secure Your Swiss Visa Slot: A Guide to Booking Appointments

Planning a trip to Switzerland is an exciting endeavor, filled with dreams of exploring Alpine landscapes, indulging in Swiss chocolates, and discovering charming villages. However, before you can embark on your Swiss adventure, securing a visa appointment is essential. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about booking a Switzerland visa appointment, ensuring a smooth and stress-free process.

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Traveling Tales and Legal Trails: A Teacher’s Compass

When a teacher decides to go from the classroom to exploring the big, wild world, it's pretty much like flipping a book open to a brand new chapter they’ve never seen before. There’s a ton of excitement about checking out different cultures, learning things that you won’t find in textbook pages, and collecting stories that are going to light up kids' minds back home. But, while you’re getting all hyped up choosing what to pack and planning out your travels, there’s something important but not quite as fun that often gets overlooked: making sure you’ve got your legal ducks in a row. 

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How Oscar winner Cillian Murphy finds inspiration on the Emerald Isle

The Corkonian actor Cillian Murphy recognises his success builds on the island of Ireland’s long literary and cultural history

How Oscar winner Cillian Murphy finds inspiration on the Emerald Isle

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How Do You Travel in Luxury?

Solo travel has seen a considerable rise in popularity since the pandemic, with many people wanting to meet like-minded versions of themselves through a holiday experience abroad. Many women who travel alone build deep and meaningful friendships with others on the road, sharing many of the same values. 

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Travel Planning Tips & Advice

Traveling can be a positive experience when you plan and prepare right in advance. You don’t want to just wing it and hope for the best.

Instead, you want to make sure you have a good idea of what you will do and see on your next vacation. Be glad to know that there are actions you can take that will help you enjoy traveling more.

Here are our four best travel planning tips and advice so you can have a great time on your next trip.

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Getting Kids to Try New Foods at Restaurants

Lemongrass chicken. That’s what my oldest ordered the last week at Peppermint, a Thai restaurant we went to as a family. When her dish came everyone, my husband included, couldn’t wait to try her dish–it was stunning. Thin slices of charbroiled chicken topped with veggies, a light brown sauce that was wafting citrusy scents in all directions, and on top a batch of fried, crispy spinach. I didn’t even know you could fry spinach!

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How to Master the Art of First Class Travel When You’re Inexperienced

Whether you’re traveling for work, a honeymoon, or just feeling like splurging a bit, getting the chance to go on first class is incredible. You deserve to have that opulent adventure, right? Once you travel first class, it’s hard to ever go back to economy! You should see it this way: embarking on a journey in first class is not just a mode of's an immersive experience that promises unparalleled luxury and sophistication.

Travel your home: How to experience your city in a new light

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Jan 22, 2024 / 0 comments

A man at the front desk of a hotel we were checking in at was making light conversation. I don't remember what my mother asked, but I remember he responded with, “traveling to the place you live will change your view of your home.”

He then told his story of how he gets to know his new hometown, to get a hotel and look up the sights to see. 

Travel your home: How to experience your city in a new light

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Northwest Battle Buddies and the Transformative Power of Service Dogs in Veteran Travel

Traveling has always been a powerful means of self-discovery and healing, and for Veterans, the journey to find solace and connection can be particularly transformative. Northwest Battle Buddies, which I founded, is at the forefront of providing Veterans with a unique companion on their journeys – professionally trained service dogs.

These dogs empower Veterans to travel with confidence, resulting in a profound impact on their lives.