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The Oklahoma Aquarium is located in Jenks, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa.  We were in Tulsa for a wedding and decided to stop by the aquarium on our way home to Kansas City.  We roamed the wide variety of exhibits they have on display and got lost for a couple hours in the wonders of […]

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Stirling, Scotland isn’t as well known as say Edinburgh, Glasgow, or Loch Ness.  But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have places of interest, especially if you are interested in William Wallace.  The most famous leader in the war for Scottish Independence, Wallace’s history ties closely with Stirling.  And even if you don’t know much […]

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Pike Place Market is one of the largest tourist attractions in Seattle, Washington.  Located near the waterfront, there is lots to see and do here.  For instance, you can watch fish throwing at the stalls, buy beautiful flowers, or head inside to the large joke shop.  And if you are a coffee drinker, a visit […]

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Zion National Park in Utah has a tremendous variety of trails to pick from for hikers.  However, as we aren’t experienced hikers we opted for a beautiful, and relatively easy, hike during our visit.  Plus it was sunny and extremely hot the day we were in the park, not exactly perfect conditions to be exerting […]

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Blarney Castle is just one of those places you MUST see while in Ireland.  In our opinions, it is the most popular and well-known castle to visit in the whole country.  In fact, millions have visited it over the years and it was at the top of our list as well.  We knew we couldn’t […]

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During our visit to Chicago, Illinois, we decided to stop into the Field Museum of Natural History.  To be honest, we are not big museum goers as they tend to bore us.  But this museum in particular interested us and we thought we would give it a try.  We spent several hours roaming it’s vast […]

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Visiting Powerscourt in Ireland can really mean two very different things.  On the one hand we have Powerscourt Estate, a large house and gardens located in Enniskerry.  We somehow missed this tourist attraction during our visit and to be honest didn’t even know that it shared the name of the attraction we DID visit until […]

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You can’t visit Hawaii and not spend an evening at a traditional luau eating a feast and being entertained by the hula dancers.  We chose the Old Lahaina Luau because it is one of the best on Maui.

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