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Alambique, Puerto Rico Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Local fare on the water in Puerto Rico? Why yes, thank you! Our cruise ship left from Puerto Rico, so we had a day on the island before heading out. Rather than hiding from the heat (and rain) in our hotel room, we decided to venture out and enjoy lunch on the water at Alambique, a small restaurant and bar with a great view and...

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Fort George Grenada Travel

After arriving in St. George’s, Granada, and a short walk up a hill near the shore, you arrive at a French fort originally built in by the French in 1705. A reasonable fee earns you entry and the views from the old fort are breathtaking. Many of the buildings are currently used by the police, but much of the fort is still open to the...

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The Covered Market in Fort de France, Martinique Travel

The Covered Market, or Spice Market or even Grand Marché in Fort-de-France, Martinique was established in 1886. It is known for its wide variety of spices, and it’s the perfect place to go to find fruits, vegetables, spices, rum, madras fabric or clothes, and local handcrafts. There are several small restaurants located within the market and they offer local cuisine. It was one of these,...

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Glasgow, Scotland Travel

While I was at university, I began trying out my travel wings. I lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and it was the perfect starting point for a variety of adventures because of the access I had to budget airlines to get around Europe.  But one of the things I always dreamed of doing was of taking a ship from Ireland to Scotland and so I...

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The Citadel Zoo in Besançon, France Travel

The Citadelle de Besançon, or Citadel of Besançon, is a 17th century fortress designed by Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban. Perched at the top of Mount Saint-Etienne, the Citadel covers about 27 acres and it hosts an incredible view of the city below. The Citadel hosts several museums – the museum of the Resistance, a natural history museum (and zoo), a museum that showcases the traditions of Franche-Comté,...

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Organized Packing with LCI Brands Travel

As a musician, I have a lot of little cables, adaptors, devices, make-up, and accessories that I carry around with me whenever I travel. I also have clothes and shoes that need to be neatly stored so that when I arrive, they’re in performance condition. In the past, I just tucked them into whichever pockets I could in my backpack, hoping they’d be protected, only...

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Royal Saltworks in Arc-et-Senans, France Travel

In the east of France lies an architectural complex known as Saline Royale or the Royal Saltworks. This project, conceived by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, was not only built to accommodate large-scale salt production but as an aesthetic masterpiece. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982, the Royal Saltworks have since been restored and opened to the public. There are currently three main exhibits available: the Stories of...

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