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Anyone who knows me knows that February is my birthday month. Mostly because the day Christmas ends, I start counting down the days until February 25th. Being the birthday-obsessed human I am, I couldn’t possible choose a February wanderlust destination without my birthday swaying the decision. Which is why I chose a destination that has been on my birthday bucket list for years: New Orleans. Why my longing to travel to New Orleans in February? Guess you’ll just have to keep reading…


There's a whole world to explore; where do you even start?! Well, I've done a little research and in my humble opinion, these are my recommended top travel destinations for 2018: Croatia, Iceland, Peru, Scotland, Malta, Ethiopia, and Morocco. Read on to find out why.


Umm. Japan? I know, I know, not what pops to mind when I say "winter wonderland," but bear with me. I did a little research and it turns out Nagano in Japan is actually a winter paradise. I mean, they did host the 1998 Winter Olympics, so they must know something about snow... right?


My recommendation to anyone spending two days on the Isle of Skye would be to just drive. Worry less about where you are going and just go. There are like three roads on the island, so you can't get lost, and regardless of where you drive, you are bound to find something truly beautiful.


I had a fairly humble bucket list upon moving to Edinburgh; I wanted to see the sites that inspired J.K. Rowling to write Harry Potter, learn to like whisky, visit the highlands. I have now been to every site even vaguely related to Harry Potter, I am an avid whisky drinker, and I went on one adventure with two of my very best friends in the Highlands of Scotland. More specifically, I went on an Isle of Skye camping trip that was one of the most stunning, exciting, and laughter-filled adventures of my many years of travel.


Well, I'm back in America. It wasn't the plan, but I'll write about that more in the next blog. When has life ever followed a plan, anyway? And to be honest, I'm not even that upset about it. After a year in Edinburgh, the California sunshine is much appreciated, as is the chance to take a break from paying rent for a few months.


Dar Ta' Zeppi was the last place I stayed in Gozo and it was, without a doubt, my favorite of my Gozo accommodations. Tanja and Vince, the owners of this charming bed and breakfast, are two of the kindest, warmest-hearted people I've ever met. The minute I arrived, Tanja and I sat down for a mug of tea and I instantly felt at home. Every minute after that I fell more an more in love with the place, and if I ever get the chance to return to Gozo, Dar Ta' Zeppi will be my first stop.


I fell in love with Dar Ghax-Xemx before I even stepped inside. It sits on a small, winding street lined with old, limestone buildings. The street is narrow, but it's made even narrower by the overflowing with plants that pour out of the pots lining the historic brick alley. The setting is picturesque to say the least. But one thing I’ve learned from my travels is to never judge a book by its cover. So I held my judgments for after I’d spent a night in this vacation rental. Here’s what I discovered.

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