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A Taste of Swedish Cinnamon Buns (Kanelbullar)

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"SWEDISH KANELBULLAR" This afternoon when I arrived at work there were a plate of warm cinnamon buns sitting on the counter. They had just come out of the oven and the fragrant scent of those cinnamon buns transported me to Sweden, the Scandinavian country famous for its Kanelbullar (Cinnamon Buns). Sweden is famous for many things, one of them being the classic and delicious cinnamon bun. No matter what part of the country you're visiting, you can count on coming across Kanelbullar at a traditional Swedish bakery or at a food market. If you're fortunate enough to have family or friends in Sweden, they might even make homemade Kanelbullar for you.  These beautiful soft buns have a delicate buttery cinnamon filling and a hint of cardamom. In Sweden, cinnamon buns are enjoyed during a coffee break or a FIKA which is a get together with friends. National Cinnamon Bun Day (Kanelbullens dag) is October 4th. Having spent time in Malmo, Sweden I got accustomed to enjoying Ka

ARGENTINA, Let's say goodbye to 2020 with a tango dance in beautiful ARGENTINA!

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Argentina; a country in South America that beckons with its beautiful topography, delicious food, fine wines and Atlantic waters is a land of diversity. The eight largest country in the world is shaped like an inverted triangle and stretches 2,360 miles from the subtropical north to the subantarctic south. Argentina is one of the few countries in the world that has proximity to Antartica. If you know some Spanish than this country should be on your bucket list for 2021. Will the world open its doors to traveling again? Hard to say on the last day of 2020, the year that hardly anybody traveled. Time will only tell but hopefully travel lovers will be able to travel again to their dream destinations. In the meantime we can dance the tango in honor of Argentina and dream about some of Argentina's most iconic landmarks; the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, the breathtaking Iguazu Falls, the world's largest group of waterfalls, and the captivating Andes mountains. The name alone, A

Christmas in Croatia

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CROATIA'S popularity is rising fast and soon it will join the ranks of France, Greece, and Italy. Located in the Balkans, this central European country has beautiful landscapes, charming cities, and lots of nature. Beaches, forests, lakes, mountains; nature abounds in CROATIA. Celebrating Christmas in Croatia can be quite magical indeed. Here are some ideas of a "Christmas in Croatia." CHRISTMAS IN CROATIA 🎄🎄 DUBROVNICK is what Paris is to France, and Vienna is to Austria. Now discovered by tourists across the globe, Dubrovnick continues to beckon. A walled city overlooking the turquoise Adriatic Sea, the charm of Dubrovnik is captivating. Spend a week here and explore the famous Old Town and so much more. Summer months are the best for visiting Dubrovnick, but the serenity of the winter months has its attributes. KORCULA ISLAND, known for sunny weather, pristine beaches, and Wine! Croatians favor Korcula Island for it's excellent wineries. Staying at a guest house

MAINE, A VACATIONLAND TO BEHOLD!

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Traveling the globe is at a standstill and most people are staying put in their countries due to the coronavirus pandemic. Who knows when countries will open up again for travel? It could be another year, or two. So...if you're longing to leave your dwelling place for a bit whether it's in a big city, mid sized city, small town, in the desert, mountains, or near the sea, or perhaps in the countryside, there are places to travel to. Seven continents, over 195 countries, but most countries aren't inviting tourists as of now. So what do you do? You can embrace the attractions in your country for the time being. I'm in North America and I can't even enter one of my favorite countries (Canada) so thanks to a dear friend's invitation I'm in MAINE, USA.  MAINE IS A STATE TO BEHOLD, ITS A VACATION PARADISE! MAINE, is one of American's most beautiful states, its scenery is breath-taking. This New England state boasts miles of Atlantic Ocean shoreline, hundreds of

Enchanting Puerto Rico

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Despite a devastating earthquake and hurricane, Puerto Rico is still welcoming tourists from around the world. Whether you choose to arrive by airplane or cruise ship, once you step foot on  the "Island of Enchantment" you'll see that Puerto Rico is still a "hot" vacation spot.              PUERTO RICO PUERTO  RICO is a Caribbean island with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls, sandy beaches, tropical rainforest and a cosmopolitan city named San Juan. PUERTO RICO is beckoning. Whether you choose to take a cruise here or fly directly to the island, you'll find plenty of places to stay and lots of things to do on the "ISLAND of ENCHANTMENT." Puerto Rican is a tourist destination that welcomes visitors 365 days a year. Hospitality awaits, pick Puerto Rico for your top travel list! Puerto Rico was first discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 Puerto Rico has several uninhabited islands El Yunque National Forest has many hiking

Make SOUTH AFRICA, your destination!

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                                             Photo by: DISCOVER AFRICA The southern tip of Africa (SOUTH AFRICA) has a bit of everything from beautiful beaches to lush vineyards. South Africa boasts eleven official languages and has several points of interests. South Africa is referred to as the "Rainbow Nation" because it's made up of so many diverse cultures and religions. Table Mountain, is one of the oldest mountains in the world and a top attraction, the 850 km road through Cape Winelands is the world's longest wine route and where you can explore top wineries. South Africa is the land of safari's and you'll find many unique animals to photograph when the opportunity comes along. SOUTH AFRICA is a vast ecosystem with golden savannah, captivating deserts, and sun soaked coastlines intertwined with bustling cities and stimulating culture. Whether you want to travel solo, with a significant other, or with a group, you'll find plenty to see a

Where Do You Want to Travel in 2020? Spotlight: BHUTAN

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Choices, Choices, Choices....in this day and age it's easier than ever before to visit volunteer, or vacation in several countries around the world. Whether you travel by air, train, or ship chances are you'll land somewhere. Which continent do you wish to travel to? What country is beckoning to you? BUTHAN, a Buddhist kindgom with friendly people and stunning scenery is the birthplace of Gross National Happiness. Why not put this country on your list of places to see in the world. SPOTILGHT ON BHUTAN: www.gadventures.com G Adventures is a reputable travel company with tours all around the globe including BHUTAN. Check out their website! ________________________________________________________________________ It's tucked between China and India, it's small and predominantly a Buddhist nation. This country has no traffic lights and smoking is illegal. Monasteries abound in Bhutan and monks spend their days meditating and chanting.  BHUTAN is what you can