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Friday Favorites

August 28, 2015

Friday Favorites articles, tips, destinations

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What a week! As some of you know, I work at a university as my day job and this was the first week for students to be back at school. I am exhausted and so glad it is Friday! In case you didn’t know, Thursday is my Friday as Friday is the holy day here in Qatar. So in celebration of finishing the first week of school, here are some exciting travel stories for you to enjoy over your weekend, whatever days those may be.

First Class for your Pets?! – American Airlines has now announced that your pets can travel in first class with you on certain routes. When I did fly with my pet, I never flew first class, but I am sure my cat would have preferred it to being stuck under the seat. What do you think?

Exiled like Napoleon, maybe not anymore – CNN tells us that an airport is being built on the remote island of St. Helena. Right now you have to take a mail ship that only comes every three weeks. The island looks like a beautiful place to explore. Maybe now is the time to go before all the tourists arrive!

Empty Citadel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – This looks like a really unique place to visit if you are ever in Vietnam. The fact that this citadel was built in three months without mortar in the 15th century is enough to make me want to explore it.

Best Fall Trips 2015 – National Geographic brings us their suggestions for the best trips to go on this Fall. One of their suggestions is the Inagural World Indigenous Games in Brazil. What a neat idea! I am putting this on my list of things to see one day!

Cuba Photo Essay – Continuing with my obession to get to Cuba soon, here is a great photo essay from

Have you discovered any cool travel information this week? Share with us in the comments!

Weekly Post Wrap-Up

Venice as a Solo Traveler – Read about why I think you can enjoy Venice as a solo traveler

Locanda Casa Petrarca – Hotel Review – Why I think this hotel is a good choice for a mid-range hotel in Venice

Don’t forget you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Bloglovin’. Stay tuned for next week’s Friday Favorites!

Blog, Travel

Friday Favorites

August 14, 2015

Friday Favorites

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Introducing Friday Favorites! I have been thinking about doing this for awhile now. My goal is to bring you my favorite travel articles, destinations, products and reviews each week. Since this is new, please let me know what you think in the comments. I would love to get your feedback on this new series on the blog. Now without further ado, my Friday Favorites!

A Guide to Museums Dedicated to Fashion Designers – The New York Times brings a short list of museums about fashion designers. Before I became a librarian, I worked in fashion, so I love this idea. All the museums are in Europe, except for one online museum, so make sure to add them to your Europe travel plans.

If You Fall Ill Abroad, Should You Seek Local Help or Head Home? NPR looks at what countries are a low or high risk for seeking medical care. Since I have all fallen ill abroad, this is useful information to know in advance.

Shanghai Speakeasy’s CNN’s guide to Shanghai’s hidden bars. You have to check this out. One bar is accessible by pushing a secret button on a map! Who is adding Shanghai to their bucket list?

Shortcut City Guide to Bangkok I recently decided to attend a travel blogging conference in Bangkok, so I have been doing some research. I ran across this great infographic on Bangkok. What is great is you could print it out and put it in your pocket for a day out in Bangkok

Cuba Travel Tips Ever since some of the travel restrictions have been lifted from U.S. citizens visiting Cuba; I have been dying to go! I still haven’t figured it out yet, though. These are some great tips to know before you (or I) go to Cuba.

Hope you have enjoyed this first segment of Friday Favorites. Do you have favorite travel article to share?