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Traveling Europe by train is a quintessential experience for European travelers. It is my transport of choice; I opt for a train over buses and airplanes just about every time. Traveling Europe by … [Read more...] about Europe’s 5 dreamiest train rides
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I make the mistakes, so you don't have to. Here are seven things I always, without fail forget to do before heading out on a trip. Consider this blog post my resolution: Never again! 1. Clearing … [Read more...] about D’oh! 7 things I always forget to do before traveling
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