Destination Guides

Browse through the detailed destination guides I’ve created for all the more than three-dozen countries I’ve visited.

Three Breathtaking Days in Belfast

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Fun fact: The way the BBC Series “The Fall” depicted Belfast is what first planted the seed of going there in my head.

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Here’s How to Tackle Europe’s Most Beautiful—and Confusing—Road Trip

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“Wild Atlantic Way” is a great marketing slogan and an accurate descriptor of Ireland’s west coast, but is so broad a term that it can be confusing for prospective Ireland road trippers.

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Three Delightful Days in Dublin

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Dublin’s weather mirrors the larger experience of traveling in the Irish capital: Bipolar but not quite schizophrenic, fierce both in its beauty and in more occasional bouts of unpleasantness. 

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5 Places I Want to See on My Next Trip to San Francisco

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San Francisco is a delightful paradox. Although the city proper is just 7 miles by 7 miles, it’s a veritable urban wonderland.

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Here’s How to Do Summer in Japan the Right Way

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Headed to Japan this summer? Follow along with Marie from Miles of Happiness as she explains why Hokkaido is the best Japanese summer destination.

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Rio de Janeiro’s Most Dynamic Day Trips

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In Brazil? You won’t want to miss these Rio de Janeiro day trips, which are some of the most exciting excursions to take from the Cidade Maravilhosa.

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Three Dreamy Days in Guadalajara

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While Guadalajara is Mexico’s “second” city by quite a large margin, it doesn’t play second fiddle to the capital by any means.

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4 Surprising Spots on my Switzerland Bucket List

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I’ve spent a lot of time in Switzerland, and probably understand the country on a deeper level than the average non-Swiss person, but there are still tons of well-known places I need to visit.

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