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Travel Tales & Tips

Meghan Perkins'

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." ~Saint Augustine


Welcome to Travel Tales & Tips! Our ultimate goal is to share our passion for travel and learning about different cultures with others. We publish Travel Tales–anecdotes and human interest stories from around the globe, Travel Tips–ways to save time and skip the lines, Itineraries–recommendations and off-the-beaten path destinations, Photos–images from around the world, and Reviews–honest input and firsthand accounts. We are constantly updating our content, so check back often!

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December 31, 2019

It's a few days past Christmas now, but my beloved Kathe Wohlfahrt Christmas ornaments are fresh in my mind--our tree fell over this year, and many of my favorites were sadly destroyed beyond repair.  I guess it's time for another trip back to Germany to restock!  This picture was taken at Kathe Wohlfahrt’s Christmas ornament shop in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany.  Nearly half of my tree was decorated courtesy of this shop.  The rows and rows of ornaments are a blast to browse through and re...

October 30, 2019

The Casino of Monte Carlo is world famous.  It draws some of the richest gamblers in the world (and a lot of gawkers).  The cars lined up in front of the casino are like a who’s who of expensive car makers.  Everything from Rolls-Royce to Bentley to Lamborghini lines the road.  You have to pay a fee just to enter the casino, and you can see why just by checking out the lobby decor.

September 12, 2019

Photo:  9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero Where the Twin Towers Once Stood

Few days in my life have left as indelible a mark as September 11, 2001.  This year, I've found myself reflecting more intently than usual as it marks a mid-point of sorts.  I've now lived exactly half of my life in a pre-9/11 world and half of it in a post-9/11 one.  Still, 18 years later, I can remember that day as vividly as if it were yesterday.  Most people can tell you where they were at the exact date and time that the t...

July 23, 2019

Wroxton Abbey is an old abbey in Banbury, England that has been converted into a college.  Two of my sisters had the priviledge of studying there for a semester.  The green grass of the grounds look and felt more like a carpet than actual grass.  The old building is quite literally picture perfect, and the interior has the feel of a historic museum, yet somehow manages to remain cozy at the same time.  Visiting made me jealous that I hadn’t had the opportunity to study abroad in college, too, bu...

July 11, 2019

Nice's harbor is quite nice.  It houses every size boat from tiny dinghy's to gigantic yachts--the latter are quite prevalent.  There is a strip of restaurants and bars along the waterfront that's worth visiting, but I would recommend it more for a drink to enjoy the atmosphere than the cuisine. Taking in the colorful boats is a must-do while visiting this famous little city.

July 10, 2019

Buckingham Palace is extra impressive in the summer with all of the flowers sprouting up around it.  We were able to tour the State Rooms (only open to the public during certain summer months) which was a special treat.  The summer is probably the best time to visit London.  We didn’t have any rain (probably lucky) during our visit, the temperature was comfortable, and citizens and tourists alike were out enjoying the fine weather.  It was a perfect time to wander around the city taking in all o...

July 9, 2019

Mykonos is famous for its all night parties.  Most nights, as we were going back to our hotel to go to bed, everyone else was just heading out for the night.  There is a lot more to this rocky little island than parties, though.  We took a boat ride out to Delos to see some historic ruins, went horseback riding out to one of the most beautiful (and uncrowded) beaches on the island, visited the historic old windmills, and ate pasta that rivaled Italy in Little Venice.  This shot was taken at pict...

July 8, 2019

I love all of the historic European cities at night.  Floodlights always seem to be set to catch a dome or the facade of a building at just the right angle.  Salzburg is no exception.  From the cathedral below to the castle above, everything about the city shouts romance in the evening.  This view from one of Salzburg’s many bridges is beautiful at any time of day but it is truly spectacular at night.

July 7, 2019

Venice is known as one of the most romantic cities in the world for good reason; scenes like this are the norm.  The summer months can bring a city inundated with tourists, though, dampening some of the magic.  In the early spring (this photo was taken in mid-March), it may be a bit chilly, but you will be rewarded with significantly fewer crowds, giving you a chance to enjoy the historic buildings lining the canals in peace as they rival one another in beauty....

June 27, 2019

Tiny Ravello has some of the best view over the Amalfi Coast.  While not on the water like the rest of the major Amalfi Coast tourist towns, Ravello is equally as enjoyable.  The quiet lanes, beautiful gardens, and romantic-view restaurants all make it a must on any Amalfi tour.  This picture was taken from the restaurant where we had lunch.  I don't remember what we ate, but I'll never forget this view!

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