A Visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau: Why We Can Never Forget
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One of the best benefits to traveling is when history makes the leap from the pages of history books to real life. There is often something magical about the moment you set your eyes on something you have … Read More

Ait Ben Haddou and the Kasbahs of Morocco
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Our Moroccan adventure started in Marrakech, a city that was nothing short of electric. We spent our first day completely immersed—even a bit lost—in the crowds, the winding alleys, and the energy that is characteristic of many cities … Read More

The World in a Day: Washington, DC’s Around the World Embassy Tour
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One of the best parts of living in Washington, DC is that it is truly an international city. Home to more than 175 embassies, we’ve walked or driven by many of them over the years; many of them … Read More

Next Great Travel Writer 2017 Shortlist
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By now, you have probably heard the exciting news: I am on the shortlist for the Next Great Travel Writer 2017 competition, which is an incredible opportunity provided by Travelex and Penguin. I entered the competition in February … Read More

Revisiting Travel Memories in Tarpon Springs, Florida
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When I was in college, I spent my spring breaks visiting my family in Florida. The warmth of the Sunshine State did wonders for me as both a brief respite from the freezing winters of Pittsburgh and an … Read More

Port Wine in Portugal’s Douro Valley: Wandering the World’s Oldest Wine Region
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We traveled to Portugal with an almost singular goal. Sure, we wanted to learn about the country’s history, try the food, and meet the people. But really, one travel goal rose above the rest: we wanted to try … Read More

Road Unraveled Is Going to Antarctica!
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We’ve crossed off some major bucket list items on trips that have taken us to almost every continent in the world. Now, we can officially announce that we will be able to cross off that elusive seventh continent. … Read More

New Year’s Eve in Porto: Wine Caves and Fireworks
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Hearing the name Porto evokes the image of sitting by the Douro River, sipping a glass of the country’s famous sweet Port wine, watching the iconic Rabelo Boats lazily float by. That’s why we picked the second largest … Read More

Braga and Guimarães: Day Trip from Porto
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Some of the best trips are, in part, accidental. We’re planning to write a bit more about holiday travel, which is something that we love to do (taking advantage of federal holidays is a great way to add … Read More

Road Unraveled Nominated For The Versatile Blogger Award
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We’re kicking off 2017 with a fun post! The blogging community has a couple of awards that are bestowed from blogger to blogger, one of which is the Liebster Award (which we received in 2015). This year we … Read More

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