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Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up | Vol. 7

Odds + Week (Ends): A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol. 7 | CosmosMariners.com

Hi, Mariners!

I hope those of you who celebrated Halloween this past weekend has lots of fun. Britton, my two-year-old daughter, got to go trick-or-treating for the first time, and she was a huge fan. We'd been practicing saying "Trick or treat!" all week so she'd be ready for her big debut, and she went out and collected candy like a champ.

Also, Clemson University (my alma mater) won their game this week against NC State, so that made Halloween even sweeter (if you forgive the pun).

Now, on to my favorite fun travel links of this past week!

Odds + Week (Ends): A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol. 7 | CosmosMariners.com
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If ever there was a reason to Stockholm, this is it. Known as the world's longest book table, this is what heaven looks like to me. The book tables stretch across 8 blocks (!!!) during the city's Kulturfest, and you could easily leave with an entirely new library of used books. Time to book my ticket for next year.

Odds + Week (Ends): A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol. 7 | CosmosMariners.com
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This haunting sculpture is based on an Austrian novel by the same name, Ali and Nino. In the novel, the two lovers are caught up between two sides of a war; when they finally become a couple, Ali is killed, leaving Nino behind to forever mourn him. The two figures in the art piece revolve around one another, until 7 PM each evening, when they slide through one another: it's a missed opportunity every day at the same time.

Odds + Week (Ends): A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol. 7 | CosmosMariners.com
{photo by Richard Silver via CityLab.com}

From London's Parliament building to Easter Island, these world famous landmarks are reinterpreted in awesome time-lapse photos. Photographer Richard Silver takes between 40 and 60 photos of the same object throughout the day. He then splices them together to create these mesmerizing pictures.

Odds + Week (Ends): A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol. 7 | CosmosMariners.com
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Maybe it's because I'm still living in the afterglow of my recent trip to Germany and Luxembourg where we saw so many castles, but I can't resist sharing this great article about 21 awesome castles from around the world. Even if you're not into the whole fairytale thing (and I'm certainly not), castles still win every time in my book because of their charm, architecture and history.

Odds + Week (Ends): A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol. 7 | CosmosMariners.com
{photo via flickr user Chris Ford | creative commons}

Do you want your own island getaway? If you've got some a lot of extra cash burning a hole in your pocket, you can grab one of these 8 private islands for sale. For what these are each going for, I can take a lot of tropical vacations, so I'll hold off of buying one for now.

How was your weekend? If you were in the Halloween spirit (ha!), what did you do?
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