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21 Books That Inspire Wanderlust

Nothing fuels my desire to travel more than reading a book that transports me to a different place. When the narrative pulls me in and I find myself identifying with the characters or picturing myself in the setting, that's when I know a book has ignited a spark. Over the years, I've read many books that have either inspired me to travel or have influenced me to add…
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What I learned from the Beer Can House in Houston, TX PullOverAndLetMeOut
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What I Learned From The Beer Can House in Houston, Texas

I love quirky places. The more unique and off-the-beaten-path an attraction, the more I revel in my discovery. Places like the Ave Maria Grotto, the Unclaimed Baggage Center or the World's Largest Hand Dug Well are all destinations I've gone out of my way to visit. Therefore, while in Houston, Texas, it was an unexpected pleasure being introduced to what is simply known around town as The Beer Can…
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PinPoint Restaurant Wilmington NC PullOverAndLetMeOut

PinPoint – A Pull Over And Let Me Out Pick Among Wilmington Restaurants

So often when traveling, meals are afterthoughts or something ate based upon the hour of the day and not a planned event. Grabbing a meal on the go or rushing through it in order to get to my next destination is an easy habit to slip into. That is until I visited Wilmington, North Carolina and dined at Pinpoint Restaurant. Located in the heart of the city's historic downtown, this coastal community…
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15 Gifts for Travel Lovers under $50 PullOverAndLetMeOut

15 Gifts for Travel Lovers under $50

Finding the perfect present for that special someone on your shopping list can be challenging. Keeping within budget isn't always easy especially if you're buying for multiple people. Sure, you can go the gift card route, but that's sort of impersonal. Besides, you'll run the risk of having the subtext of your present say, "I didn't have a clue, here, you go get it."  Well, fear not! If…
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Progressive Dining in Downtown Raleigh

  Dining Downtown Raleigh When I arrived in Raleigh in the early 1990s, the dining options were pretty sparse. My introduction to the culinary scene included pork BBQ and pink hot dogs (yes, it's a thing). Beyond that, there were a few chain restaurants, a handful of southern-style sit-down restaurants, and the Angus Barn. Evenings and weekends the streets of downtown Raleigh were pretty deserted and quiet. Dining…
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The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland PullOverAndLetMeOut

A Simple Guide for Planning Your Visit to The Cliffs of Moher Ireland

On my first visit to the Cliffs of Moher Ireland, I was blown away by the surreal beauty. It was one of those life-altering inspirational travel moments forever changing a young tourist into a motivated traveler. The atmosphere was peaceful, soul-filling, and it moved me. So much so, I wrote about it and the moment ultimately became the opening paragraph of my debut novel. I often talk about my…
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