The ancient city of Petra in Jordan is one of those unique places, full of history, beauty, and culture, that everyone must see at least once in their lives. Just imagine a narrow pathway of red sandstone cliff walls opening up to stunning views of temples and tombs throughout what is rightfully called the Rose City. I saw for myself why Petra is one of the new seven wonders of the world because it’s definitely one of a kind. Trust me, there are hundreds of reasons to add Petra to your bucket list, and I have 10 reasons that will make you want to put it at the top of your list.

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Have you ever even heard of Torshavn? I get a mixed response when I ask this question because it’s not as well known as the Faroe Islands. Torshavn is small, but is actually the largest city and capital of the Faroe Islands, which is a territory of Denmark, sitting about half way between Norway and Iceland. I had the opportunity to spend just one day in Torshavn as part of a cruise on my way to Iceland. I probably would not have known to visit Torshavn without that cruise stop, but I’m glad I experienced the islands and a different way of living. Let me share some tips for day tripping in Torshavn, so you can make the most of your time there, whether stopping on a cruise or travelling through the islands.

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Have you ever been to a place that just didn’t seem real? Like it was a movie scene or a dream? Well, you need to visit Geiranger, Norway because it was like that for me when I travelled there this summer. This small town is surrounded by vast beauty and extraordinary panoramas! Everywhere you look, there are fjords and waterfalls with both green scenery and snow-capped mountains. It’s breathtaking!

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What better day to discuss one of the most haunted places in the world than on Halloween? The Tower of London has played a significant role in England’s history, but has also had numerous reports of paranormal activity throughout the years. I got to visit the Tower of London with a friend during a three-country trip to Europe. We both love paranormal stories and horror movies, so we were obviously excited. While we did not see any ghosts (I don’t think), it was daylight at the time, and honestly, the haunting and chilling atmosphere was good enough for us!

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Incredible Indian Temples
October 212017

What started as a three-week business trip to Bangalore ended up being an adventure I will never forget! Obviously, visiting temples is a must when traveling to India, but how do you know which ones to visit when there are so many to see? And, of course, everyone has their own list of favorites. It would take forever to list all of the incredible temples in India, or even just in the one part of South India that I visited, Bangalore. Luckily, I had local coworkers who were more than happy to show me around, including places that not all tourists get to see. Check out my three favorite temples near Bangalore based on my love of architecture and the amazing experiences I had at each temple.

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I knew Iceland would be beautiful, but the picturesque landscape and natural wonders blew me away. Iceland has so many amazing things to see, like geysers, waterfalls, hot springs, and so on, you could spend weeks exploring the country. I spent just a few days in Reykjavik, which is the largest city and capital of Iceland, and immediately wished I had more time to explore. Don’t worry, though, I made sure to fit in as much as possible in the limited time I had. I was not going to miss out!

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Surprising is the word that comes to mind when thinking about my trip to Istanbul. I was looking forward to seeing the only transcontinental city in the world, and I expected to have a great cultural experience. What I didn’t expect was the perfect balance of ancient history, diverse culture, and contemporary life. And I have to say that the nightlife scene was the most surprising.

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Beautiful Day in Bergen
October 92017

Bergen is a breath of fresh air! I stopped in Bergen, Norway, with just one day to explore as part of a cruise in Northern Europe. I spent that one day wisely, and I’m glad I was able to pack so much into one day, and you can too. It definitely helped that the weather was perfect and it was so beautiful outside. I loved the picturesque buildings and welcoming atmosphere, like straight out of a Disney movie. Well, I’ve actually heard that parts of the movie Frozen were inspired by Bergen, which now seems very fitting.

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Wine Tasting in Paradise
October 52017

I’m always up for a great day of wine tasting. But wine tasting in paradise, in the volcanic vineyard of Santorini? Yes, please! While on a trip to the Greek Islands, I was not going to pass up the opportunity to visit some of Santorini’s best wineries. Since this was my first trip after having scoliosis surgery, I definitely had something to celebrate, and this seemed too good to be true.

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Roaming Ancient Rome
September 262017

Visiting Rome is like an adventure into the past, with its ancient history and haunting ruins. I visited Rome during a three-country trip to Europe with a friend, and this was our first stop. There’s plenty to do in and around Rome, but the two main sights everyone should see at least once are ancient Rome and Vatican City.

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Life's Twisted Tales

Life's Twisted Tales

Hey there! I'm a lifestyle and travel writer, business professional, and dog lover. I enjoy sharing amazing travel adventures from all over the world, along with family life, pets, hobbies, health, and much more. Ultimately, I hope to connect with and inspire others, and maybe even provide some entertainment and useful information along the way.

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  • 10 Reasons Petra Must be on Your Bucket List

    10 Reasons Petra Must be on Your Bucket List

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  • Faroe Islands: Torshavn Trip Tips

    Faroe Islands: Torshavn Trip Tips

    Adventures

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  • Gorgeous Geiranger – Gem of the Fjords

    Gorgeous Geiranger – Gem of the Fjords

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  • Most Haunted Places: Tower of London

    Most Haunted Places: Tower of London

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  • Incredible Indian Temples

    Incredible Indian Temples

    Culture

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  • Icelandic Wonders & Hidden Delights

    Icelandic Wonders & Hidden Delights

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  • Culture & Nightlife in Istanbul

    Culture & Nightlife in Istanbul

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  • Beautiful Day in Bergen

    Beautiful Day in Bergen

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  • Wine Tasting in Paradise

    Wine Tasting in Paradise

    Culture

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  • Roaming Ancient Rome

    Roaming Ancient Rome

    Cities

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