The Best Things to See and Do at Lake Lucerne

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The Best Things to See and Do at Lake Lucerne Lake Lucerne’s crystal clear waters, lush green vegetation and the dramatic backdrop of the Swiss Alps combine creating a stunningly, beautiful landscape. If you have a few days to spend in the area here are the best things to see and do at Lake Lucerne. Along the lakeshore, you will find the town of Weggis, known as the “Riviera of Switzerland”. This small village is an excellent place to stay … Read More

Three Days in Paris? How to Have a Fantastic Time

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So you have three days in Paris, the city of lights; possibly the most romantic city in the world. While everyone knows about the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe, the city has many other treasures on offer. If you only have three days in Paris to explore, forget the main tourist drag and check out some of Paris’ lesser known attractions. Here’s how to spend three days in Paris and have a fantastic time. This is … Read More

8 Fascinating Things No One Tells You about Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires is a vibrant city at the heart of Argentina. With a population of over 12 million people, it is a large city with a lot to see and do. There is something for every visitor no matter your interest. But here are a few facts that might surprise you! Read on for the 8 fascinating things no one tells you about Buenos Aires! 1. Their Italian Heritage Between 1880-1920 huge numbers of Italians immigrated to Buenos Aires. This, … Read More

The 2015 Retrospective: A Look at a Wonderful Year

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The Compass & Fork Year in Review The 2015 Retrospective. I always find it a useful exercise to review the year in some detail and have a think about the New Year. When I was younger this happened twice a year, once before the start of the school year and then at the end of the calendar year. I must admit it is a rhythm that continues to this day despite the fact I have been out of school for … Read More

2016 Wish List: An Optimistic Look at the New Year

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Our 2016 Wish List of where we would like to Travel! How do we decide where to travel? It is actually a bit of wishful thinking, practicalities and financial realities all competing. And somehow out of that we begin with a bit of a plan of where would like to go. I am not sure we have ever actually traveled the year as we thought we would at the beginning of the year when we made the wish list, but … Read More

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