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5 Off the Beaten Path Places in New Orleans You Can't Miss

5 Off the Beaten Path Places in New Orleans You Can't Miss | CosmosMariners.com

Who doesn't love New Orleans? After all, the Big Easy is known for some of most famous haunts and watering holes in the world. However, the city is more than beads, cocktails, and Bourbon Street.

New Orleans is filled with fascinating museums, saturated with art and bursting with music. If you are looking to experience New Orleans without the hustle and bustle of the usual tourist attractions, there is a wide selection of off-the-beaten-path attractions to be found...if you know where to look.

Newgrange: Ireland's Mysterious Neolithic Site

Newgrange: Ireland's Mysterious Neolithic Site | CosmosMariners.com

Castles, bridges, and cathedrals: Europe's got them in spades, and they're all historic. That's one of my favorite things about visiting the other side of the big pond. Here in America, you'll find a historic downtown that might date back to the late 1600s if you're lucky; in Europe, the "new" side of town was probably built around the same time period.

My exploration into Europe's history has taken me to many places: to Roman ruins underneath one of London's political centers, an Iron Age fort on the cliffs of Ireland, and a German city that has impressive remains of a 2nd century aqueduct.

6 Places Your Kids Will Love in Barcelona {Guest Post by Tiny Fry}

6 Places Your Kids Will Love in Barcelona {Guest Post by Tiny Fry} | CosmosMariners.com

Just as we were thinking about our 2017 travels (which includes a trip to Spain), Samara from TinyFry.com is here to share her best tips for visiting Barcelona with your favorite tiny traveler.

Our 2017 Travel Wishlist

Our 2017 Travel Wishlist | CosmosMariners.com

As the new year looms, I've started doing one of my favorite things: picking out where we might go in the coming 12 months. 

Since we traveled far less in 2016 than we did in 2015 (due to my 2nd pregnancy), I'm excited to have so many possibilities open to us. No more worrying about the Zika virus! No more wondering how I could travel without panicking about being so far from my doctor! No more waddling and being tired!

Top 3 Places You Don't Want to Miss in Norway

Top 3 Places You Don't Want to Miss in Norway | CosmosMariners.com

If you haven't noticed, the Nordic countries are having a major moment in the travel industry now. While Iceland gets much of the focus, there's plenty to see and do in Finland, Greenland, Sweden, and Norway as well!

They call it the Land of the Midnight Sun, but did you know that Norway has a whole lot more to offer than a sun that never entirely sets during the summer months? From the breath-taking beauty of its Fjords to picture pretty cities that are always Instagram-ready, Norway is a truly unique place to visit with lots to see and do for tourists young and old alike.

Newborn Life: the First 3 Weeks

Newborn Life: the First 3 Weeks | CosmosMariners.com

Life with two kids.

That idea terrified me more than when I found out I was expecting our first kid. Perhaps it was because of the overwhelming guilt I've felt over taking time away from my beloved preschooler. Perhaps it was because I knew exactly what I was getting into this time.