Six Reasons You’ll Love Hocking Hills, Ohio

No matter where we go we always find something that each of us loves. Rick tends to be the more adventurous of the two, jumping out of planes, zip lining or even participating in Zestfest’s “Loli-Lick-a-thon, the hottest lick on a stick. Sandi on the other hand gravitates towards the serene: like a day at the spa, a leisurely stroll down Main Street or spending the afternoon in the kitchen with a favorite local chef! Hocking Hills, Ohio has Adventure, the Quirky & Five Star Cuisine, a little something for everyone! They had plenty to entertain the adventurer in Rick and feed the soul of Sandi!

What we loved about Hocking Hills, Ohio

First Impressions of Portugal

Prior to receiving an invitation from Viking River Cruises to participate in the #VikingSocial cruise on the Douro River, I knew very little about Portugal. I was aware that Port wine was made in Portugal, and that cork trees grew there. Anything else I might have learned was surely forgotten as soon as I put down the pencil after taking whatever high school or college test I had bothered to study for in the first place.

This trip afforded me the opportunity to learn of Portugal’s history, witness her beauty, experience her culture, and taste her wine. As a result, Portugal is now in the upper echelon of countries I would love to visit again and again.

Of the 1,121 photographs I snapped along the journey, here are a few that summarize my first impressions of Portugal.

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Travel Therapy: The Healing Waters of the Danube River #MyVikingStory

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The Pencil Sharpener Museum

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The Famous Marching Peabody Ducks

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Exploring Barcelona on Guided Walking Tours

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California Road Trip: Huntington Beach

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