Nancy D. Brown is a lover of all things related to travel. With What A Trip, she has combined her passion for travel with her professional writing career.

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Wrinkle Resistant Travel Wardrobe Essentials

As a freelance writer and blogger, I ask a lot of my travel apparel. Depending on writing assignments, I might go from Los Cabos, Mexico to Portland, Oregon with no time to repack my bags […]

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Halong Bay, Vietnam: Tourist Hot Spot That’s Still Stuns

When my son and I traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam this summer, just one out-of-town jaunt was on my list — Halong Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, Halong Bay, dotted with more than 2000 craggy […]

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Southern Oregon’s Historic Jacksonville Inn

Step back in time with a visit to Southern Oregon’s historic Jacksonville Inn hotel. The Inn, built in 1861, is listed on the National Historic Register and is centrally located downtown in the heart of […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

It’s that time of year again; the gift giving holiday season is upon us. While I hope to always opt outside on Black Friday, I figured this was a good time to put forth my […]

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5 Touristy Things to Skip in Venice, Italy

This is a guest post from Susan Guillory of The Unexplorer.

Venice is truly one of the loveliest cities I have visited. Yes, there were hordes of visitors, but if you got away from the Grand Canal and into the neighborhoods, you encountered more locals than tourists. Still, there are a few things that you don’t have to see or do on your trip if you want to have a more authentic experience.
1. A Bellini at Harry’s Bar
We’d heard the buzz that Hemingway once made Harry’s Bar his Venice drink spot of choice, so when my friends and I stumbled across it accidentally, we decided to stop in for their famous Bellini. Bad choice.

The bar itself was plain and unassuming. Not even a plaque to commemorate the famous writer who’d bellied up to the bar. We ordered Bellinis without even looking at a menu, a decision we knew we regretted when the Americans at the next table told us their bill was “shocking.”

We’d paid about $3 or less for other Prosecco-based beverages in Venice, so we were expecting maybe double that. Nope. Each Bellini cost a whopping $18! And there was nothing remarkable about them.

So save yourself a ton of cash and get your Bellini anywhere but Harry’s. […]

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Napa Bed and Breakfast Holiday Tour of Inns

Visiting Napa wine country in the winter is an insider tip that hasn’t been let out of Santa’s bag. If you love staying at bed & breakfast inns when you travel, you’ll want to add […]