Europe

Best London One Day Tour Guide

By Kristance Harlow | January 8, 2017

Next time you head to London, reference this one-day guide and take in one of the world’s cultural meccas. If you’re feeling ambitious, put on your most comfortable shoes and do the entire circuit.

Breakfast dishes from eagle eye view

Most Delicious Breakfasts Around the World

By Kristance Harlow | December 12, 2016

If you’ve traveled far from home, you might be able to relate to the unique exhaustion that is jetlag. If you skip too many time zones, it can throw off your entire circadian rhythm and mess with your meal schedule. But, if you want to get moving and see what you

Uncle Sam Wants You to Speak Spanish

By Kristance Harlow | September 8, 2014

I was on my usual grind yesterday. You know the drill: opening up a blank word doc to write an article on the right side of the screen and on the left opening Chrome with the intention of doing research on said article. Despite my good intentions, Facebook takes over

Edinburgh Castle

10 Things You Should Know About Scotland

By Kristance Harlow | January 5, 2014

The Scotland of the imagination is a land of rolling green hills, kilt-wearing bagpipers, and crumbling castles. While you can find all of this in Scotland, there is a great deal more to this fiercely patriotic country. With a land area equal to the state of Maine in the US,

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Foto Friday: Statues Around the World

By Kristance Harlow | November 8, 2013

Statues exist all over the world, we encounter them so often that sometimes we simply pass them by. In my travels the one constant that I’ve witnessed in every country are the existence of statues. Here I share a few, but with few words because that is what you get

musician

Foto Friday: Joy To The World

By Kristance Harlow | November 2, 2013

Having relived some painful memories in my last post, today’s Foto Friday post is all about joy. Capturing true moments of happiness, few words are needed as the pictures truly speak for themselves. Take a moment and think about how your smile can bring joy to others. I find myself

Emotional Selfie

Domestic Abuse, It Happened To Me, It Can Happen To You

By Kristance Harlow | October 29, 2013

It’s amazing what details humans can recall, some are forever lost while others hold on fast and you can never escape them. It was near the end of my first trip abroad to Ireland. I was staying in Cork at a lovely bed and breakfast. I spent the morning in

Dublin, Ireland

Foto Friday: Halloween Edition Cemeteries and Spooks

By Kristance Harlow | October 26, 2013

Not every country celebrates Halloween, and not every country celebrates the way the United States does. Here in Argentina you can find the odd Halloween display in the supermarket selling a few special candies and a creepy mask or two, but Halloween is not something people do here. I’m missing

In London with a horse (age 24)

Tourists Aren’t The Problem, Jerks Are

By Kristance Harlow | October 21, 2013

I’m going to say something controversial: It’s time to embrace tourists. Stop expecting those who come to see where you live to know how to behave as you would like. Embrace anyone who has the gumption to get up and go and visit a new place. Let yourself be a tourist of your own homeland, see your neighborhood with new eyes.

Scotland border marker and author

Edinburgh On A Budget – Top Must-Sees Without Entrance Fees

By Kristance Harlow | October 12, 2013

Edinburgh is a beautiful city, the capital of Scotland and seeped in romantic history. With the second highest population in Scotland (just over 800,000 people populate its entire metropolitan area), and covering a mere 102 square miles (264 square kilometers), you have to make a trip here if you get

Holy Island

3 Moments In Ireland I Never Wanted To Forget

By Kristance Harlow | October 1, 2013

August 2006, Ireland, Age 19 We all have those moments when you are walking along and notice something relatively insignificant, like a blossoming lily, and wonder if later we will be able to remember the way the brilliant hues bounced off the petals. Do you ever squeeze your eyes shut

Snowy mountains

Top 3 Luxury Winter Holiday Destinations

By Kristance Harlow | September 25, 2013

After a summer filled with barbeques in the backyard and long days on the beach, the seasons are changing. The leaves are turning, the cider is hot and some retailers are already releasing Christmas commercials. Before the holiday hustle and bustle sets in full swing, it’s time to start planning