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Traveling Solo in Boston | Whole Widen World

Traveling Solo in Boston

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1503809688220{padding-top: 55px !important;padding-bottom: 5% !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Traveling solo in Boston, or anywhere for that matter, for the first time anywhere can feel intimidating. I had never had the opportunity to travel to a new city alone and I was eager to prove to...

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48 hours in Stockholm, Sweden | Whole Widen World Travel Blog

How to Spend 48 hours in Stockholm

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text]It was our last city on our trip through Norway and Sweden and we only had 48 hours in Stockholm before our flight home. From our experience, here is a list of places that are worth visiting and places you can probably skip.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid"...

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Beers of Vancouver

Must-Try Cocktails and Beers from Vancouver

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1502579908984{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In May 2015, we spent my birthday eating and drinking our way through Vancouver. We had no idea that Vancouver was such a great city for bars, and we both were thoroughly impressed with the variety of craft beers...

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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland - Whole Widen World #ireland #travel #travelblog

Hiking the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1502159062675{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Come witness at the Cliffs of Moher where land meets sea in a turbulent end. Waves crash hard into rocks, chiseling their way deeper into the high cliff side. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Gulls swoop in and out of cubby holes, riding...

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Rock of Cashel, Ireland | Whole Widen World

7 Must-See Irish Castles and Historic Sites

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1500407644598{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Part of what makes Ireland so magical is all the historic Irish castles and sites peppered throughout the country, preserved for people to visit and marvel at. As Jeremy and I traveled around the perimeter of Ireland for our...

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Homes along the fjord in Norway | Whole Widen World

A Fjord Ride from Bergen to Flam, Norway

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The journey begins in the early morning fog along the docks in Bergen. The anticipation for the 5 ½ hour ferry ride hangs in the air. As more arrive, people shuffle forward crowding the entrance, anxious to get on and find a seat. Once on board,...

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Camping Zero the Corgi - Whole Widen World

Camping at Lagoon Campground, Oregon

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1500657492056{padding-top: 50px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our highly anticipated camping trip to Lagoon Campground in Oregon is finally here. After driving for 8 plus hours in the car, and stopping in Ashland for lunch, we arrive at the camp around 3:00 pm.   We go into our natural routine for...

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Lunch and Window Shopping in Ashland, Oregon

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1500567316591{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The alarm blares at 3:45 AM and Jeremy springs out of bed. I startle awake and lay back down, groaning. He quickly gets dressed and starts gathering the last few things we need for our long journey. I start...

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Killarney National Park

Hiking Killarney National Park

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Killarney National Park is one of Ireland's many natural jewels and makes up part of the enchanting Ring of Kerry. There is something for everyone, but for a good place to start a hike, park near Jarveys Rest and Traditional Pub, cross the street and walk down...

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Street art of Norway and Sweden

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text]It's always fun to find street art in different places. Seeing the different styles and influences. They act as little easter eggs around every corner. Here's a few we f.ound traveling in Norway and Sweden[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_single_image image="472" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_single_image image="475" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_single_image...

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Hiking in Bergen – Mt. Ulriken to Mt. Floyen

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="392" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Our second full day in Bergen is the most anticipated of the entire trip. We had booked a package deal to hike from Mt. Ulriken to Mt. Floyen, which included both gondola rides, free lunch, and a GPS app that keeps...

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Brygen, Bergen - Norway

Highlights of our Norway and Sweden Trip

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our recent trip to Norway and Sweden was full of so many beautiful experiences and memories. We return with our hearts feeling fuller, our minds relaxed, and our spirits at ease. We spent 8 full days exploring 5 different cities. We took planes, trains,...

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Camping Indian Grinding Rock

[vc_row content_width="grid" content_text_aligment="center" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Indian Grinding rock sits quietly in the heart of gold country in California. This small park is home to a large smattering of pitted rocks used by the native Miwok tribe to grind acorns and other food. The open field near the...

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Temple bar - Ireland

Get in the Mood for your travels to Ireland

[vc_row content_text_aligment="" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" css=".vc_custom_1495248315697{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="18" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_text_aligment="" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] While many newlyweds jet off to some dreamy beach destination for their honeymoon where they can sip fruity cocktails and relax by the pool, we chose adventure, loud crowded bars, and muddy boots. We spent 9 glorious...

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Winter Cabin getaway in Truckee

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The small mountain town of Truckee holds a dear place in our hearts. Not only is it the place where Jeremy proposed, but it unlike its neighbor, Lake Tahoe, it lacks the congested streets from tourism and keeps the small town charm all to itself....

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Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

A Honeymoon in Ireland: Our highlights

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1499959898402{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]While many newlyweds choose some dreamy beach destination for their honeymoon (which is perfectly fine), we spent 9 glorious days traveling around the perimeter of Ireland.  We had dreamed of this trip for years and were so excited to...

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View from Landsend

Hiking Lands End, San Francisco

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1499958450524{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]As a San Francisco resident, we take for granted the fact that we have some amazing hikes right in our back yard. Landsend is one of those places that we don't go to nearly enough, but when we do,...

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Hiking in Santa Barbara

A Birthday in Santa Barbara

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Santa Barbara is a perfect spot for a weekend getaway. Whether you like to do some window shopping and bar hopping on state street, lounge by the beach, take a boat ride, or hike in the mountains, you'll have a great time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1499958029797{padding-top: 50px...

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New Years Eve in New York

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text]When I received an email blast at work offering a house swap with a couple who lived in Manhattan for New Years Eve, we jumped on the opportunity to visit one of the US cities on my bucket list.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_single_image image="603" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_single_image...

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Camping Lake of the Springs

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1499918421614{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]It's springtime which means it is once again time to dust off the camping gear, load the car, and drive off into the wilderness for some natural therapy. My parents live full time in a 5th wheel trailer and throughout the...