Archive for July, 2010

Threave Castle, Scotland

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Threave Castle – step off the beaten track and visit this little gem in Scotland. Threave Castle – step off the beaten track and visit this little gem in Scotland.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Fayetteville is a city of contrasts. It has an international flavor with a small town feel. Fayetteville is a city of contrasts. It has an international flavor with a small town feel.

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Solo Travel Tips for Women

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Hi all! This is a reprint of one of my articles on Ezines. Solo Travel Tips A few solo travel tips can help make any adventure safer and more fun. Many women are afraid to travel solo, as they fear it will open them up to unwanted advances from men. They also fear that they […]

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Dublin and St. Patrick’s Day

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Dublin is fun at any time, but it especially fun at St. Patrick’s Day.  Check out the video above and see why you should visit Dublin, Ireland. Your email:  Dublin is fun at any time, but it especially fun at St. Patrick’s Day.  Check out the video above and see why you should visit Dublin, […]

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Top Three Places to Visit in Cornwall

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Cornwall is a wonderful place to visit for the budget traveler. It’s hard to narrow it down, but here are my top three places to visit in Cornwall. St. Michael’s Mount is both historic and beautiful. A place of pilgrimage in Cornwall since the sixth century, the Mount is only accessible by foot at low […]

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The Lizard and St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Cornwall has amazing vistas -from St. Michael’s Mount to Kynance Cove and the Lizard Peninsula. Cornwall, located in the United Kingdom, has a lot to offer a budget traveler. Divorce Your Travel Agent and come visit Cornwall today! Your email:  Cornwall has amazing vistas -from St. Michael’s Mount to Kynance Cove and the Lizard Peninsula. […]

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What would you like to see?

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Hi everyone! Just a quick note to ask you – what would YOU like to know about? What travel questions do you have? Either email me or leave a comment. Happy Travels, Kristie Hi everyone! Just a quick note to ask you – what would YOU like to know about? What travel questions do you […]

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The Italian Chapel in Orkney

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The Italian Chapel, on the island of Lamb Holm in Orkney, was built by Italian prisoners of war during the second world war.  The prisoners, who had been captured in North Africa, were housed on the island in order to work on the Churchill barriers.  These barriers became causeways linking the islands together. In 1943, […]

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Top Tips to Book Your Own Flight

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Want to learn how to book your own flight and get the best deal? Watch this video for some tips on how I find great deals.

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Paying Extra for Choice Seats?

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Is paying extra for choice seats a good thing?

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Guest Blog

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Come visit my guest blog at OneTravel.com.  It will be live on July 22. Click here for deals from OneTravel.com: Cheap Airfare Click here for the guest blog! Happy travels, Kristie Come visit my guest blog at OneTravel.com.  It will be live on July 22. Click here for deals from OneTravel.com: Cheap Airfare Click here for the […]

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Tewkesbury Abbey

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Tewkesbury Abbey was begun in 1102 to house Benedictine Monks. It escaped Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the monasteries because the town purchased it to become their parish church. Tewkesbury is unusual in that it is fairly easy to get a picture of the full church. You can walk down the road to the side of […]

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Chester in Pictures

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Chester is a fun, historical city to visit.  There is so much to do.  Watch the video below and then read about Chester here. Then, travel on a budget to Chester and experience it for yourself! Chester is a fun, historical city to visit.  There is so much to do.  Watch the video below and […]

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Land’s End, Cornwall

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Visit Land’s End in Cornwall.

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Chester Town Crier

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Chester Town Crier video

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Sudeley Castle and Katherine Parr: Travel Back in Time

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Sudeley Castle is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, and will be an immediate favorite for any Tudor History fan. Queen Katherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII and stepmother to Mary, Edward, and Elizabeth, is buried here. In acknowledgment of this Tudor link, Sudeley has several Tudor-related exhibits.

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Berkeley Castle

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Berkeley Castle is where King Edward II spent his last days, before, as legend has it, he was sent on to his reward in a unique way. History holds that his wife, Isabella of France, and her lover Mortimer had him dispatched quickly. The murder needed to not leave any marks on his body. Hot poker, anyone? I’m not so sure I hold with this theory, but Edward II was replaced with his son, Edward III. My guide, Valerie, was incredibly informative as she took us around the castle. My first lesson? Berkeley is pronounced “Bahrkley”

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Solo Travel vs. Travel Partner

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Today a myriad of options face you when you decide to go traveling – where to go? How much? Do I go solo or with friends? Deciding whether to go solo or with someone is often the hardest choice. Both options have benefits.

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Manorbier and Tenby

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

One of the major reasons I like planning my own budget vacation is the flexibility I have in decision making. The day I went to Carew, this factor was brought home to me. In a discussion with the owner of High Noon Guest House, my B&B in Pembroke, he mentioned that I should go to Manorbier. I was able to add it in to my day, and boy, I’m glad I did.

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Carew and Cresswell Castles, Wales – Detours and Design

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

One such story of Carew Castle, Wales, is about Princess Nest, a Welsh princess known as the Helen of Wales, who apparently caught the eye of King Henry I. Supposedly, she became his mistress and was married off to Gerald of Windsor. Another man became enamored of Nest, and kidnapped her (some say with her consent).

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North Wales and Anglesey

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

At DivorceYourTravelAgent.com, I’m always looking for places to visit that are good for the budget traveler. Bangor, a city in Wales, has much to offer. I’ll have to admit it – the main thing that drew me to Bangor was the cathedral where my ancestors were entombed. However, once in this town, I ended up staying several hours.

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Chester

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Divorce Your Travel Agent and plan your own budget trip to Chester! Chester is located near the Welsh border, and as such, was a focal point for much of the fighting amongst the Welsh and the English. In fact, there is still a law on the books that if anyone sees a Welsh person within the city laws at night, he is allowed to shoot him with a crossbow.

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