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Switzerland

A return to Switzerland – land of mountains, museums and moos!

Tunnels, piazzas, and the Cote d’Azur Switzerland, Italy and France

On the road (1) – Six countries, nine days – France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium
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Scandinavia

Cruising the Norwegian fjords without Disney

Reykjavik, Iceland

Not So Scandalous Scandinavia – Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmo, Sweden

A Bank Holiday in Helsinki, Finland

Free time in Scandinavia - THREAD 2 OF 2 – Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden

Free time in Scandinavia - THREAD 1 OF 2 – Oslo, Norway
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Rest of Europe

A birthday break in Budapest

Canals, Rivers and 5 Countries (Holland and Germany)

Enjoying winter wonders in Brussels, Belgium

Knights, Lights, Rides and Bikes trip report (London, Stonehenge, Paris, Disneyland Paris and Amsterdam)

A magical Mediterranean vacation (Italy, Greece and Turkey)

Celebrating Retirement with a Grand European River Cruise (Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary) – trip report

Sampling Belgian chocolate in Bruges

Knights, Lights, Rides and Bikes (London, Stonehenge, Paris, Disneyland Paris and Amsterdam)

PTR-Celebrating Retirement with a European River Cruise (Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary)

Our trip to Portugal

Viva la furia trip report Poland and Dresden

Going back to my roots.. and my friends (London, Edinburgh, Leeds Castle, Amsterdam)

Memories, mussels and the Menin Gate (Belgium)

Cemeteries, commemorations and chocolates (Belgium)

Canals, diamonds and red lights – an Amsterdam getaway

A free night in Vienna

On the road (1) – Six countries, nine days – France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium

Athens and the Islands, July 8-24, 2009 – Athens, Delphia, Mykonos Island, Kusadasi, Turkey, Patmos Island – Ancient Ephesus and Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini, Athens, Argolida, Pilos, Olympia

‘Tapas & Togas’ - Ocean Village Mediterranean Cruise - Palma, Tunis, Rome, Genoa, St Raphael and Barcelona
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Africa

Solo on a Scooter on Safari, live trip report, South Africa March 2013

Solo on a Scooter on Safari, pre-trip report, South Africa March 2013

Alicia’s 2012 Uganda trip

Lions, Vuvuzelas, and Soccer - Oh My!! South Africa 2010

Our honeymoon in Africa - Kenya and Tanzania

An exciting South African expedition ^hunting photos included^
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Budget SE Asia trip, Summer 2016 – China including Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disney, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand

Ni Hao - Disney English China

Disney English China

Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea

China’s Hong Kong Disneyland and beyond

The Disney dream tour – Tokyo Disney, Japan

A very personal Decade of Dreams tour! – Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima, Japan

Stepping into a new continent – a week in Hong Kong including Hong Kong Disneyland

Tokyo DisneySea, May 2008

In China!! UPDATED WITH PHOTOS
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Australia and the South Pacific

Visiting Family and the Queensland Gemfields

Our enormous family adventure (moving to Brisbane, Australia)

Tales from the South Pacific

Double the fun : East & West coast Disney & Universal parks during the holiday season - Sydney

Adventures By Disney-Discovery Down Under Trip Report
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Our Egyptian Adventure – Egypt

Our Egyptian Escape – Egypt

Pharaohs and pyramids, temples and tombs! - Egypt

Trip report Dubai
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I Believe! World Cup 2014 Brazil

A getaway to Mexico

In the Footsteps of the Incas: From Mountains to Jungle to Ancient Ruins – Peru

TR: Alex and Melanie's Fancy Vacation - Argentina 2006
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