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Margaret Bourne is the Suburban Tourist - a lover of the outdoors, travel and food. With a career in PR, she balances work life with weekends of exploring with her husband Frank. When not learning how to take pretty pictures with her DSLR, Margaret enjoys sharing her experiences and stories through this blog.
video of Zagreb

Armchair Travel: Zagreb, Croatia

This video of Zagreb is gorgeous. I have heard only great things about Zagreb, Croatia, and they all make me put it on my travel bucket list. The city has a long history, and with its architecture, culture and passionate people, there are many reasons to visit. Vimeo is featuring this video of Zagreb by Marko Vrodljak that showcases the ...

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details in Amsterdam

Close Up Details in Amsterdam

While the canals of Amsterdam certainly drew my attention during my visit last fall, there were other scenes which caught my eye. Close-up details in Amsterdam can tell a story. This is an old city with much character. I could easily spend a few weeks giving myself a photograph challenges to enjoy. Given my short visit as a tourist, I ...

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Polish Easter Basket

Polish Easter Basket Blessing

If you happen to drive by a Polish church during Easter weekend, you may see much activity. The traditional blessing of the Polish Easter Basket happens on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, when foods are blessed with holy water. Ever since I received my driver’s license, I’ve been driving over to the local Polish church to get the family’s Easter ...

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Amsterdam's historic canals

Photo Essay: Exploring Amsterdam’s Historic Canals

Exploring Amsterdam’s historic canals is as important a thing to do as visiting the Red Light District or visiting a “coffee shop.” Brouwersgracht is one of the oldest and most beautiful canal streets in Amsterdam, just west of the Centrum, inter-linking with many of the main western canals and passing along the north side of the Joordan. Walking along this ...

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