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Month: December 2016

Copenhagen Card: Worth It or Not?

Copenhagen Card: Worth It or Not?

On my recent trip to Copenhagen, I decided to invest in the Copenhagen Card, a city pass that included many attractions and museums.  In my original planning for the trip, I thought the card would be an invaluable asset to exploring the city.  Plus, the fact that it might save me some money on this tightly budgeted adventure didn’t hurt! In addition to covering the entry fee for many museums, tours and palaces, the Copenhagen Card also works as a…

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A Weekend in Galena – Part 2

A Weekend in Galena – Part 2

Our first full day in Galena was jam-packed with activities, all leading up to the Night of the Luminaria.  We met Rose, of Visit Galena, and the last additions to our group, Max and Natalie, that morning at the Lamberson Guest House before Rose drove us all to Victory Cafe for breakfast.  It was a perfectly cozy, small-town diner kind of place, with things like plate-sized pancakes and biscuits and gravy (my favorite) on the menu. We all sat at…

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A Weekend in Galena – Part 1

A Weekend in Galena – Part 1

The drive to Galena is relatively short, three hours, and pretty typical up until about the last half hour or so.  That’s when the road (route 20) starts curving up and down the hills that make this part of Illinois unique.  We had been this exact same way before, on our way to Dubuque, which is just across the Mississippi from Galena, so we knew what to expect.  Even so, the view still amazed us. Our accommodation for the weekend…

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Life Happens

Life Happens

You may have noticed how a Trip Planning: Traverse City blog keeps appearing and disappearing on here.  I think I have some explaining to do. For a few months now, I was trying to plan a small trip for Mike and I (and our pup) for my birthday this weekend.  I looked into a lot of different destinations, but no matter what I tried to plan, things kept falling through.  Austin sounded great, but soon became too much for our…

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