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Brewcation: A Guide to the Burlington Beer Scene

Brewcation: A Guide to the Burlington Beer Scene

Brewcation (n.) bro͞o – kāSH(ə)n A vacation centered around visiting numerous brew pubs or breweries during a select period of time or in a certain geographic area where beer is brewed and served. Ask any craft beer snob where they can find the best beer, they’ll say New England. And where in New England can you get the best craft beers, AND a beautiful town to explore? Burlington, Vt. My boyfriend and I took a long weekend “Brewcation” to the…

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5 Architecture Destinations to Visit in New England

5 Architecture Destinations to Visit in New England

This post was originally published on Phase Zero Design‘s blog on June 4th, 2018. See the original post here.   When most people think of New England, they think quaint colonial style towns, or Federal-style architecture from the early days of America, but there’s much more to this region than that. From the Bauhaus style architecture of Walter Gropius and Philip Johnson, to the Gilded Age mansions on the Newport coastline, there’s a wide variety to explore. Here are five architecture destinations…

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How to Completely Blow your Reykjavik Budget!

How to Completely Blow your Reykjavik Budget!

Nope, you didn’t read that wrong. I’m giving you a glance of what NOT to do in Reykjavik if you plan on sticking to your Reykjavik budget. Between our dining options and our alcoholic beverage indulgence, we did it all wrong! Here’s a completely hypothetical story of how it might go… First Night in the City: When you arrive back in the city after many days traveling the country, you’ll be wanting to blow off some steam and maybe make…

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Hostels and Hot Dogs: Iceland Budget Guide

Hostels and Hot Dogs: Iceland Budget Guide

Yes, the rumors are true, Iceland is expensive as hell. When you start to prepare an Iceland budget plan, make sure you do a lot of research because it’s visciously different than what you may be used to paying for items. Gas is more expensive, food is more expensive, and forget about alcohol completely! But there are ways that you can cut down on overall costs of the trip! Iceland’s currency is the Icelandic Krona. 1 USD is about equal…

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Thoughts on my First Solo Travel Adventure!

Thoughts on my First Solo Travel Adventure!

I’m an Aquarius through and through: Independent, spontaneous, inquisitive and stubborn. So when my cousin’s plans fell through for a weekend trip to Canada with me, I decided to just go by myself! I’ve read a lot about solo travel and have always been intrigued by the idea of it, so I figured a quick trip over the border would be a great opportunity to test it out. I drove up to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side and spent…

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Why You Should Travel to Scotland in August!

Why You Should Travel to Scotland in August!

Scotland is a beautiful country that is worth visiting any time of year. But Scotland comes alive in August especially. Between festivals, the weather, scenic drives, and old Scottish traditions, you will not be disappointed during your stay.   Festival City: Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland is currently the world’s leading city for festivals. In August alone there are five huge festivals going on throughout the city, drawing in millions of people from all over the world every year. When we…

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Martha’s Vineyard on a Dime!

Martha’s Vineyard on a Dime!

Okay, you caught me, this blog title is a tad bit of an exaggeration! But would you believe me if I told you that we found some ways to save money and plan a budget friendly trip to the island? Martha’s Vineyard is widely known as one of the more expensive travel destinations in New England but is well worth the visit. My boyfriend and I just spent the weekend in MV and found several ways to save money (so…

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Kilts & Kelpies: A Week in the Scottish Highlands

Kilts & Kelpies: A Week in the Scottish Highlands

Thanks to the books and TV series “Outlander”, my college roommate and I were inspired to plan our first trip together to Scotland! The idea was also more comforting to my family than us traveling to bigger cities like Paris or London. So we decided on an extended week trip to Scotland with two weekends in Edinburgh and the weekdays exploring the Scottish Highlands. After reading several raving reviews about the Haggis Adventures tour company, my travel companion Emily and…

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