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The lions and loins of Longleat..

You’re paying good money to go see history while in England.   You might go to any of the dozens, or even hundreds of sites maintained by the English Heritage organization…they even, for we Yanks and other “furriners”, have an “Overseas Visitor Pass”, pay one price and gain entry to over 100 historical sites – about $40 USD.  500 more words


Exploring the Ubud Monkey Forest

If your idea of a good time involves watching playful monkeys in their natural habitat, swinging through the trees or lounging around eating bananas, then the Ubud Monkey Forest (also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest) is a must see when visiting the area of  Ubud in central Bali.  258 more words


8 Ways to Spend the Day in Arashiyama, Kyoto

Nearly every district in Japan has stolen our hearts in some way, but Arashiyama is an extra-special place.

It’s where Jake almost proposed (he ended up doing it the next day at Fushimi Inari shrine), and where we enjoyed what was maybe our favorite afternoon together ever, riding bikes through sleepy side streets and eating lunch at a tiny restaurant on the water. 1,134 more words