Six Must-See Attractions at the State Fair of Texas

I’ve lived in Texas for almost two decades, so I decided it’s finally time to visit the State Fair of Texas in Dallas.

Six Must-See Attractions at the State Fair of Texas

I wasn’t sure what to expect (except for the deep-fried foods). There’s a lot to see and do, and I probably could have spent several days checking out the different exhibits and attractions. I was lucky to spend one day at the fair with friends and their kids and a second one my own to explore a bit more.

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One Day in Howth, Ireland

I’ve never considered myself the outdoorsy type. I blame growing up in southwest Louisiana, where being outdoors meant battling heat, humidity and giant mosquitoes. Over the past few years, traveling has helped me embrace the outdoors, and I’ve slowly realized it can be pretty great.

One Day in Howth, Ireland

Howth, Ireland, was one of the first places to open my eyes to the joys of a bucolic destination. In the past, I rarely ventured from city centers. The closest I got to nature were urban parks surrounded by skyscrapers. However, the lure of seaside cliffs pulled me from my comfort zone, and I headed out to Howth for the day during a trip to Dublin.

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My Trick to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep on the Road

One thing always makes me anxious about traveling — fear that I won’t sleep well on the road. I sleep best under very specific conditions. A dark, cool room is ideal. A little light is bearable, and I can usually remove enough bedclothes to adjust for a warmer room. (I’ve been known to yank a thick duvet out of its cover so I could use the cover like a top sheet.)

My Trick for Getting a Good Night's Sleep on the Road

The one nighttime deal breaker for me is noise. I’ve even woken myself up because I can hear myself breathing!

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2000 Years of London in One Day

London is old. If you mark Londinium as the official beginning of the city, it’s nearly 2000 years old. Take into account the Mesolithic and Bronze Age structures near Vauxhall Bridge, and it’s thousands of years older than that.

2000 Years of London in One Day

With so much history, you’re thinking there’s no way you can see it all. But I have an itinerary that will let you pack in over 2000 years of history in just one day!

Here are nine places that show how London became the city it is today.

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