10 Unexpected & Unexplored Beach Destinations

It is so hard to find good beaches nowadays, let alone a good amount of space to set down your things and lay out to enjoy the sun and the views. Here are 10 beach destinations around the world that have yet to be discovered:

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Gorgeous destinations to live when you retire

Oh retirement… We spend our whole childhood looking forward to getting jobs and becoming real adults, only to turn around and dream of retirement and doing nothing for the rest of our lives. As we delve into the new year, it is a time of reassessing goals, finances and health. When you’re thinking about possibly increasing your 401k contributions, think about where you want to retire, the cost of living there, and what kind of life you want to live. While things may change by the time you get to cash out that retirement fund, it’s still fun to dream.

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Eurotrip: Paris

After exploring Bern, I headed to Paris for a weekend visit with my dad, who happened to be in town for work. The train from Bern to Paris stopped momentarily in Lausanne, which is somewhere I wish I had time to explore. It was the cutest little Swiss town right on Lake Geneva. Because it was summer, everyone was out on boats just water skiing and enjoying living their lives right at the foothills of the Alps. Continue reading

Most Expensive Destinations

I would travel all day, every day if I could, as I’m sure we all would. The financial aspect is always the issue. While there are many ways to travel on a budget, no matter what you do, there are a few destinations that will cost a pretty penny. MSN Travel (my favorite site, if you couldn’t tell by now) came up with a list of the top 21 destinations that will cost you. The list isn’t just the cost that you incur from travel alone, but also how far your dollar will go in their currency (PPP).

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Biarritz, France

During my time in San Sebastian, each weekend we made a day-trip to a nearby city to explore and visit their museums. Biarritz was a 6-hour bus ride or about an hour or so by train, and was one of my favorite weekend trips. Just over the border to France, this city matches my love of all things chocolate.

Our first stop was the Museum of Chocolate and I was in heaven. Not only did we tour the museum, but we painted with chocolate on chocolate! This may seem like a mediocre landmark, but for chocoholics like me, it’s a must.

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