Cite de Carcassonne Castle, France – Is It Worth It?

Medieval Carcassonne

The Cite de Carcassonne castle in the Languedoc region of France has for a long time been on my travel bucket list.

Some say it’s incredibly spectacular, while others say it’s a tourist trap.  What to believe?

Well, I had the opportunity to cross it off my personal travel bucket list last year and to make my own decision on whether or not it’s worth a visit.

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1 Place You Should Visit In California Gold Country

1 place you should visit in California Gold Country

If you’re not familiar with the state, or with what’s referred to as California Gold Country, you may have no idea where it’s located.  I didn’t either, until one of our kids announced that they were moving there.

California Gold Country is sort of bumped up along the Western side of the Sierra Nevada Range on the Eastern side of the state of California.  This is where you’ll find the Sierra foothills that make up the California Gold Country area.

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Budget Travel Destinations – 18 Places You Can Ditch the Hostel & Still Save Big

Budget Travel Destinations - 18 Places You can ditch the hostel and still save big

I’ve mentioned more than once around here that I don’t do hostels and I don’t schlep my luggage on the subway 🙂  But that doesn’t mean I’m not interested in budget travel destinations!  In fact, I actually thrive on finding places that could actually be considered budget travel destinations.  I simply “ditch” the hostel and still find ways to have an affordable stay.  And more than one of these destinations is actually on my own personal travel bucket list.

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