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Everything You Need to Know About Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia

I’m sure you’ve seen photos of hot air balloons flying over the otherworldly landscape of Cappadocia. Maybe you are hoping to do this, perhaps you’re a bit afraid, or you ...
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Slow Travel: Better for You, Better for the Environment

Hi there. Have you ever taken a vacation that plum wore you out? Maybe you took a multi-day tour that didn’t provide enough downtime. Perhaps you got tired of packing ...
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The front of the Thunderbird Inn in Savannah

Wind and Whim Update: January and February 2024

Greetings from London, where Steve and I have spent the last seven weeks waiting for nice weather. I hope wherever you are, spring is already working its magic. We ended ...
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What You Need to Know About Traveling in the Schengen Area

Hi there, fellow traveler. Are you thinking of visiting Europe for an extended period of time? If so, do you understand the Schengen Area rules? Don’t be like Steve and ...
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Wind and Whim’s 2023 Full-Time Travel Costs

It’s time to review what Steve and I spent on travel in 2023. We had a busy year that included two trips back to the U.S., a two-week trip to ...
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Boats docked in Old Town Dubrovnik

Memorable Moments From a Year of Full-Time Travel (2023)

It’s always fun to look back over our travels for the past year. As Steve and I wrap up our sixth year of full-time travel, we continue to be awed ...
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A fountain at Peles Castle

Sinaia, Romania: A Great Addition to Your Bucharest Trip

If you’re fortunate enough to visit Bucharest, Romania, you will have much to explore and enjoy. Among the many things to see in Bucharest, you can tour the Palace of ...
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The Colosseum

Wind and Whim’s Monthly Update: November 2023

Hi there! Can you believe 2023 is almost over? I hope you are enjoying this festive time of year and looking forward to memorable holiday celebrations. Steve and I are ...
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Boats on the Bay of Kotor

Kotor, Montenegro Photo Gallery

Here are our favorite photos from our November 2023 trip to Kotor, Montenegro. There are also two photos from the nearby town of Tivat. Most of the photos were taken ...
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Wind and Whim’s Monthly Update: October 2023

Hi there, and happy November. Steve and I spent most of October in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, and then moved on to Kotor, Montenegro, at the end of the ...
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What You Need to Know When Visiting Tirana, Albania

What’s it like to visit Tirana, the capital of Albania? Except for the lack of street addresses and lackadaisical bus schedules, it was similar to visiting any other city. Before ...
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Tirana, Albania Photo Gallery

These are photos from our September 2023 trip to the cities of Tirana and Durres in Albania. To see the images in a slideshow with captions, press any image. You ...
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