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Travel backpacks ๐ŸŽ’

Hereโ€™s a helpful GQ post for next time you travel.

๐Ÿ‘‰ The Best Travel Backpacks for Business Trips, Weekend Getaways, and Going Off the Grid

Having just gotten back from a trip with my kiddos, I’ve been reassessing my travel gear. GQ recommends a large โ€œblack holeโ€ duffel bag ๐Ÿ˜† which is similar to what I used.

The only issue was that sometimes I wanted to roll this monster around on wheels at the airports but was stuck hefting it around. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Puente Nuevo

The picture below features the Puente Nuevo, towering 390 feet over the Guadalevรญn River in Ronda, Spain. This is the “new” bridge, meaning it was completed in 1793. The old one was built in 1616. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

I think it’s safe to say that Ronda is on the list if I ever get to Spain. ๐Ÿคฉ

You may be wondering what that room in the middle of the bridge is for. Among other things, it has served as a prison and a torture chamber during the various civil wars and inquisitions in Spain. Apparently even the torture chambers are beautiful in Spain. ๐Ÿค”

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Footbridge at Vรธringsfossen

The waterfall over the river Bjoreio in Norway now has a 597-foot-tall, 99-step bridge you wan walk over it for stunning views. Another reason to get to Norway (eventually)!

Also, how do you say these words?

The step bridge at Vรธringsfossen goes across the river Bjoreio, connecting the viewpoints and paths at Fossatromma and Fossli.

More info ๐Ÿ‘‰ Norway Just Built a 99-Step Bridge Over Their Most Iconic Waterfall

Texas

Stonehenge II

Okay, they built a new Stonehenge near San Antonio. It’s just like the real Stonehenge, but hotter and closer. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

This is brilliant and stupid at the same time. But mostly brilliant.

I think we can all agree that some Spinal Tap is called for here.

In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history
Lived a strange race of people, the Druids
No one knows who they were or what they were doing
But their legacy remains
Hewn into the living rock, of Stonehenge

Stonehenge – Spinal Tap
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The Dark Hedges

Another cool / creepy place in Ireland with a very Harry Potter vibe. โ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Trinity College Library

This is one of my very favorite spots in Ireland. Serious Harry Potter vibes. ๐Ÿค“