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Hookahs on the Turkish Riviera
/ Asia, Experiences, Turkey

6 Cities, 6 Vibes on the Turkish Riviera

When you think of visiting Turkey, you probably think of Istanbul or Cappadocia. But did you know that there are many seaside cities and towns that also make for great ...
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The Yorkshire Dales with a farmhouse
/ Europe, Experiences, United Kingdom

Walking The Dales Way: 81 Miles of Beauty and Charm

Do you love a challenge? Steve and I do, so when we first learned about the Dales Way, we were excited. It seemed like the perfect adventure for us. We ...
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A woman’s hand holding a globe
/ Random Thoughts, This and That

Why I Wish Every American Could Travel the World

“A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.” — Henry Rollins Starting a post with a quote feels a little cheesy, but this quote by musician, ...
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three cute and funny signs
/ Silly Stuff, This and That

Cute, Weird, and Funny Signs From Around the World

As Steve and I explore the world, we keep our eyes open for things that tickle our fancy or confound us. Sometimes these are cute, confusing, or funny signs. Here ...
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Nighttime view of the Chain Bridge and Pest
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

75 Things to Know When Visiting Budapest

Are you thinking of visiting Budapest? Go for it. This Hungarian city in Central Europe is chock full of beauty and history. Steve and I arrived in Budapest in March ...
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Lions at the entrance to the Votive Church in Szeged, Hungary
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

The Best Things To Do in Szeged, Hungary

Steve and I took a five-night trip to Szeged, Hungary, in March. One of the reasons was to visit the thermal baths at Sunshine Aquapolis Szeged, which are connected to ...
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Collage of architectural ornaments
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

Unique Architectural Ornaments in Budapest

If you are lucky enough to visit Budapest, you will be treated to many architectural delights. And if you look at the buildings closely, you can discover unexpected and unique ...
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Gold coin and relection
/ Costs, Practical Stuff

Wind and Whim’s 2021 Full-Time Travel Costs: Hungary

Are you wondering how much it costs to travel the world full-time? Then you are in luck. It’s that time of year when I summarize and share our full-time travel ...
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A Christmas tree at the Szechenyi Baths
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

December 2021 Recap: Christmas in Budapest

Goodbye 2021, hello 2022! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to start the new year. Like me, I’m sure you are hoping that 2022 will ...
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Hugo Boss store in Budapest decorated for Christmas
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

November 2021 Recap: Lying Low in Budapest

Hi there! I hope this finds you well as we enter the last month of 2021. If you are a regular reader, you know that Steve and I enjoyed a ...
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The Centenary Monument on Margaret Island
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

Budapest’s Marvelous Margaret Island: 12 Things to See and Do

When Steve and I arrived in Budapest, our driver suggested we visit Margaret Island. The way she described it did not make us want to head right over there. This ...
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Close up of the Dohany Street Synagogue
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

October 2021 Recap: More to Explore in Budapest

Can you believe it’s November already? This year is flying by. I can’t decide if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Steve and I stayed busy in ...
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Street and mountain in Bansko, Bulgaria
/ Bulgaria, Europe, Experiences

The Pros and Cons of Skiing in Bansko, Bulgaria

Are you planning a ski vacation this winter? Are you trying to get the most for your money? If so, you may be considering the Bulgarian ski resort of Bansko ...
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Detail of a window in Hotel Palota
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

September 2021 Recap: Castles, Caves, Baths and the Beatles

Pandemic Update One and a half years into this pandemic, and it’s still wreaking havoc with lives. Like everyone else, Steve and I can’t wait for our lives to return ...
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A street in Eger, Hungary by Adonis Villanueva on Pixabay.com
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

Eger and Egerszalók: A Great Hungarian Getaway

If you are looking for a fun getaway in Hungary, consider Eger. It is the largest town in the Eger wine region and only 84 miles (135 km) from Budapest ...
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Szechenyi Baths in Budapest
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

August 2021 Recap: Budapest Baths and Hungarian Town Attractions

Can you believe August is over? I don’t know about you, but for me, time is flying. Steve and I have done more this month than in any of the ...
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Thousands of people walking on the road in Budapest
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

July 2021 Recap: Living Life Again

It’s been a long haul for all of us, and it isn’t over yet, but at least life has begun to return to normal. After almost eight months of lockdowns ...
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Indoor/outdoor pool at Aquaworld Budapest
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

Aquaworld Budapest: Tons of Fun in Hungary

Are you visiting Budapest? If so, you are probably aware of the thermal baths the city is famous for, but for something a little different, give Aquaworld Budapest a try ...
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Toy medical professionals
/ Experiences, Nomad Life

Medical Care on the Road: Challenges of Nomad Life

One of the biggest concerns people contemplating long-term travel have is handling medical care on the road. I am not going to sugarcoat it: it can be a challenge. And ...
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People shopping on Vaci Street in Budpaest
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

June 2021 Recap: Things Are Looking Up in Hungary

Hello, I hope all is well with you. Steve and I are still in Budapest and plan to be here for another year. It’s been another low-key month, but things ...
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Inside the Lehel Market in Budapest
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

Budapest’s Quirky and Colorful Lehel Market

Budapest is full of incredible things to see and do. One that makes every list of things to do in the city is the Great Market Hall (Vasarcsarnok), also referred ...
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The Memorial for Victims of the German Occupation in Budapest
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

10 Must-See Holocaust Memorials in Budapest

If you find the history of the Holocaust as poignant and powerful as I do, you may wish to visit some of the Holocaust memorials in Budapest. This post highlights ten ...
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The Liberty Bridge, Danube River, and Pest in Budapest
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary

May 2021 Recap: Still Sidelined in Budapest

Well, here we are, fourteen months into the pandemic. I hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and sane. It can be a challenge at times, but things ...
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A clean and modern apartment
/ Airbnb, Practical Stuff

5 Tips for Finding the Best Airbnb Rentals

In this post, I will share some of our Airbnb experiences and the lessons we learned from them. If you are in a hurry, you can scroll to the last ...
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Statue of King Saint Stephen with a horse overlooking the Liberty Bridge in Budapest
/ Europe, Experiences, Hungary, Gallery

20 Quick and Cool Things to See and Do in Budapest

If a trip to Budapest is in your future, lucky you! It is a vibrant and beautiful city with so much to see and do. If you aren’t planning a ...
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Flags of many nations along Panama Bay
/ Experiences, Nomad Life

Too Many Languages: Challenges of Nomad Life

Many years ago, I was picking out pastries in a bakery in Paris with my older daughter Stephanie. When the clerk pointed to a pastry, I confidently replied, “por favor.” ...
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Computer and note about failure and success
/ Experiences, Nomad Life

Oops! Did We Do That? Our Biggest Travel Mistakes

As Steve and I prepared to travel full-time, we knew that we would make mistakes. Fortunately, we have been able to keep them to a minimum, partly due to luck, ...
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White Capuchin Monkey in a wire tube

The Amazing Amaru Bioparque: A Wind and Whim Favorite Place

If you enjoy hiking and love animals, Cuenca, Ecuador, has the perfect place for you. It’s the Amaru Bioparque. You can spend hours there, working your way up and down ...
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Mural of a blue raccoon hanging up laundry
/ Experiences, Nomad Life

Laundry on the Road: Challenges of Nomad Life

What’s the biggest challenge of nomad life? The language barrier? Missing family and friends back home? Boring footwear? Yes, yes, and yes. But perhaps the biggest challenge is laundry. As ...
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Nighttime exterior view of the New Cathedral
/ Ecuador, Experiences, South America

12 Things You’ll Love Doing In Cuenca, Ecuador

In June 2019, we were planning our next stop after Quito, Ecuador, when a new name came up. Cuenca. We had never heard of it. We decided to give it ...
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