25 Must see places in Portugal

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Planning a vacation to the beautiful country of Portugal? While fairly small, this popular destination is nonetheless packed with things to see and do. Below you will find a list of what I consider the must see places and attractions that Portugal has to offer. With photos and tons of relevant information I have created this guide to make your travel planning a little easier. Even without knowing your specific interests this list should prove extremely beneficial to all as it includes sights for those interested in: Historical cities and castles Quaint little villages Religious sights Beach destinations Rugged and … Read more

Best places to go over Christmas break

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A couple of years ago I planned a month long trip in Jan/Feb. This led to my heading off to the Indian sub-continent for 30 days as after all was said and done it was exotic enough and so very cost effective that it made it kind of a no-brainer decision. While India might have won the competition back then I am again faced with the same dilemma as I plan on taking a 3-week holiday over the Christmas beak. The same candidates have come up minus one which I undertook last year; Dubai et al. So at about 5 … Read more

Month long India itinerary

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Planning a month long India itinerary is a daunting task as the country is geographically vast and has innumerable cities, temples and sights worthy of a visit. Most first time visitors usually partake in the popular “Golden Triangle” route that consists of: Delhi Agra Jaipur This route can be accomplished in a week and gives first timers like me a quick taste of some of this incomparable country’s greatest attractions. For myself though I have almost a full month to plan for and while all 3 of the above listed cities will definitely be included on my trip I have … Read more

Traveling to India. Am I nuts?

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  My next adventure will take me to the mystical Indian subcontinent. As I announced it to my family and friends I was greeted with bewilderment and questions of: Why? Are you crazy? I myself began to question whether or not it was a good idea as I was told: It’s extremely dangerous, especially traveling by road It’s filthy and extremely hot and the stench can be unbearable You will get sick (most likely food poising aka “Delhi Belly”) You will get scammed and/or pick pocketed Poverty abounds and beggars will be relentless The mass of people leaves you with … Read more