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Halloween in Derry, Ireland

Celebrating with Spirits (not the drinking kind) at Ireland’s Largest Halloween Carnival

By Vanessa Orr

A nun. They made me a nun. And not just any nun, but one wearing the full-length habit, with headpiece, including wimple and veil, and a big gold cross hanging around my neck. And did I mention that my outfit was covered in blood? As you might have guessed by now, this was my costume … Read more

Donut Trail

On a Quest for Carbs: The Butler County Donut Trail Delivers

By Vanessa Orr

I’m not normally a person who would suggest setting an alarm on vacation. After all, isn’t the whole point of having down time to relax? So why would anyone in their right mind get up early? One word:  Donuts. As soon as I said it, you could smell them, couldn’t you? Right out of the … Read more

Europe road trip tips on EveryRoadAStory

Driving in Europe: What You Need to Know (or basically, everything we didn’t)

By Terri Marshall

Obviously, Vanessa and I are road trip fans—hence the name of our website. When we say every road is a story, we really mean it—especially when that road is Germany’s autobahn. Before our trip, we both assumed that the autobahn was a single highway in Germany. Turns out, the autobahn is the entire highway system … Read more

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