Author: Staci

Product Review: CHESTER Luggage (with Coupon Code!)

I started seeing hard-side suitcases with spinning wheels about 4 years ago. Then, it was definitely a cue that the person smoothly wheeling through the airport was a frequent traveler. Now, these are becoming the most popular type of luggage, and for good reason. The hard sides slide very easily into overhead compartments and protect

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ibis Hotel Chain: The Great Budget Option you Haven’t Heard Of

When planning a trip abroad, it can be hard to decide where to stay. Especially if you’re trying to save money! I’m an American, so when I see hotels like Best Western or Holiday Inn, I know what to expect. But when arranging a foreign itinerary and an unfamiliar name pops up everywhere, it would

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland, July 2019

Last week I visited Disneyland with a few out-of-town relatives. I was excited to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge which opened in May of this year. Special reservations were required during the first month but now a Disneyland ticket grants normal access. Galaxy’s Edge has three entrances: One from the rear of Frontierland, on the

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Alsace’s Picturesque Small Towns

Of our three days in Strasbourg, we spent one of them driving with our friends through the countryside: the route de vin. Alsace, which runs along the border of France and Germany, follows the Rhine river, with the backdrop of the Vosges mountains on the west and the Black Forest on the east. The gently

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An Enchanting Visit to Strasbourg, France

The third leg of my fall European trip: three days in Strasbourg, France’s eighth-largest city. The territory of Alsace has gone back and forth between Germany and France many times throughout history. This game of tug-of-war has resulted in a city that is an enchanting blend of both cultures. As you walk from one neighborhood

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Hotel Review: Gasthof Butz in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Visiting Rothenburg ob der Tauber last October was like time travel, but the guesthouse that Doug and I stayed in had all the modern conveniences. Gasthof Butz was set in a wonderful central location just one alley away from the Marktplatz, or Rotheburg ob der Tauber main square. Location Gasthof Butz is situated in a

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