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Spring Break Deals to Williamsburg and Busch Gardens

This Spring, get a great spring break deal for travel to Williamsburg and Busch Gardens for the family. Travel through time to the 18th-century city of Colonial Williamsburg, then “bounce” into modern thrills at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Spring Break Deals in Williamsburg Offering savings of up to 10%, the Spring Break Getaway package includes three more »

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What kind of travel insurance do I need?

People ask me this question all the time and the answer, as with most important things, is, “It depends.” It depends on what you want it to cover. I used to only buy travel insurance during seasons when there was a possibility of extreme weather (snow, hurricanes) that might delay a flight. If I’m going more »

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Review: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Overview Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor is a classic but fun hotel with a soaring lobby entrance just steps to Baltimore’s most popular attractions. Great family suites available with special perks for kids. Rooms The standard rooms are lovely, with a choice of king, double double, or double queen rooms. more »

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Help Wanted: Northern Lights Spotter

A friend sent me this ad for a spotter of the Northern Lights job and I thought I’d pass it along. Are you a night owl? Love the cold? Don’t mind spending the winter far from the city? Dying to see the Northern Lights, like, a lot? Then this job may be for you: I more »

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Welsh Rarebit Recipe

A Welsh girl and her rabbit: Welsh Rarebit Recipe

This post was sponsored by Visit Wales. A Welsh girl and her rabbit: a recipe for Welsh Rarebit My grandfather said that his Welsh forebears were horse thieves, which is just about all I know about that branch of the family. I have no reason to doubt his story, except the twinkle in his eye more »

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About All Over the Map

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I'm Paige Conner Totaro and I want to inspire you to travel.

You've heard Mark Twain's quote, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness," right? I truly believe that intercultural experience is the key to peace, love, and understanding in our chaotic world, and I want to help get more people that kind of world-expanding experience.

I love to travel and experience other cultures. I've traveled solo and with my family to more than 40 countries, and I share some of my favorite stories about my travels here on the blog.

There's another great quote about travel from Jhumpa Lahiri, "That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet." And I'd say with the proliferation of travel blogs today, you can pretty much tour the world from the comfort of your laptop.

Since I haven't been everywhere (but it's on my list! Ha.) there are stories and photos here about great trips that other people have taken, too. Use these stories to build your own dream trip, whether it’s a weekend in Puerto Rico, a week in Paris, a month in Europe or a year-long trip around the world. And if you've had an amazing trip you'd like to share here, get in touch!

You can look for travel inspiration through the links above - if you know where you want to go, search under Places, if you want to search by type of trip, look under Trips. If you're looking for something that’s not in the menu, try searching in the search window above.

Do you need help planning a trip? I offer travel planning services at AllOvertheMap.travel.

Do you want to join a group trip? My other company, Unquote Travel offers small group trips to locations around the world.

Need help planning a vacation?

If you don't have the time or the inclination to plan a great vacation, let us help! Whether you want to visit national parks in the US, take a grand tour of Europe, or visit Machu Picchu with your kids, we can help you figure out the best time to go, the best time to book, and the best way to structure your days so that every member of the family has a great vacation. Click here for more information about our family vacation planning services.

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