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Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up | Vol. 2

Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol 2. | CosmosMariners.com

We had a bit of a rough weekend around here. My toddler, Britton, has come down some some really awful virus, which meant that we spent most of the weekend at her pediatrics office and the children's hospital. She's doing much better today, and I expect that she'll be back to her usual spunky self in another few days.

I hope your weekend was better than mine! Here to kick off another week is a round-up of some of the fun, interesting, and exciting things that I ran across last week.

Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol 2. | CosmosMariners.com
{Photo via Flickr user Opticoverload}

Caves are pretty cool, but a glowing cave wins at life. According to Savored Journeys blog, Boating in Waitomo Glowworm Cave in New Zealand provides a surreal and gorgeous trip inside the earth. I will definitely be doing this whenever I make it to New Zealand.  Seeing this would be well worth me dealing with my claustrophobia!

Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol 2. | CosmosMariners.com
{photo via DollyDowsie.com}

Ireland is high on the places that I'm hoping to visit in 2016. Thanks to this adorable post over at Dolly Dowsie, I need to add the colorful and picturesque town of Cobh to my itinerary. The brightly colored homes all over this town are a major draw for visitors, but there's also a historical tie to the Titanic, as this was the last stop for the ocean liner before its fateful trip across the Atlantic.

Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol 2. | CosmosMariners.com

If you've read this blog for any length of time, you'll know that I can't resist any building that's old, crumbling, or derelict. When I came across this article on American Ghost Towns, I was transfixed. America might not have the centuries-old castles that Europe boasts, but it does have plenty of sort-of old buildings to explore. From the first permanent settlement in Alabama to a former mining town in the midst of an Alaskan national park, you're sure to find something awesome near you.

Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol 2. | CosmosMariners.com

This list of nerdy vacation spots had me at Platform 9 3/4. What can I say? I will love Harry Potter until the day I die. There are also destinations for fans of The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, and Doctor Who. Don't forget your deerslayer hat when you go to 221B Baker Street! What movie set would you like to visit?

Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol 2. | CosmosMariners.com

A few years ago, Landon and I took an overnight train from Edinburgh to London, and I fell in love with this mode of travel. This National Geographic article about train travel across U.S. has given me several more items to add to my travel bucket list. I'd love to take Britton on a few of these to see parts of the country when she's a little bit older. Where have you traveled via train?
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How was your weekend? Don't forget to submit your favorite travel articles for possible inclusion in future volumes!
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