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    My Lake Bled Slovenia Wedding

    I got married at Lake Bled Slovenia. What a great place for a destination wedding! A picturesque alpine lake at the base of the Julian Alps. An overlooking castle, high on a lakeside cliff. A small island in the lake’s center, upon which sits an old church.  Perfection!  Let me walk you through our somewhat complicated, but doable process of pulling together a Lake Bled wedding as American citizens. Plus,…

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    Atenas Costa Rica – A Thorough Guide to Paradise

    Atenas is a small Costa Rican town located in the hills west of San Jose, and is my favorite place to stay when I visit Costa Rica.  I learned about Atenas Costa Rica 10 years ago when I read in a travel magazine that this small town has the World’s Best Climate.  Well, of course, that caught my attention! Who doesn’t want to hang out in the world’s best climate?…

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    My Thorough Guide to Kyoto Japan

    Kyoto is one of Japan’s most visited tourist destinations and one of the great cities of the world. The Emperors of Japan made Kyoto their capital and ruled from this historic location from 796-1869. Consequently, it is rich in history, Japanese culture, and full of must-see sites. Kyoto is home to 1600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines! I chose Kyoto for our first trip to Japan because I wanted…