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the hill towns of istria, croatia

How To Explore The Hill Towns Of Istria

 Croatia,destinations   Aug 4, 2017    By

The alternate title for this blog is “I found my thrill, on an Istria hill.” What is it about hilltop towns that instantly make people like them? Could you put Detroit on a hilltop and have people call it ‘enchanting’? Maybe these towns inhabit an area of our mind that is obsessed with fantasy and […]

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deboning a fish in rovinj, croatia

Moving Pictures – Rovinj, Croatia

 Croatia,destinations   Jul 28, 2017    By

Rovinj is one of those amazing seaside towns. A place for relaxation, introspection…and indulgence. So many fish in the sea, and thus so many to eat! De-boning a fish is described in this article on HuffingtonPost – “Then, using his spoon, he works his way down the middle of the fish, splitting the fillets in […]

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my village in italy

9 Reasons To Live In An Italian Village

 destinations,Italy   Jul 19, 2017    By

“There you’ll find the place I love most in the world. The place where I grew thin from dreaming. My village, rising from the plain. Shaded with trees and leaves like a piggy bank filled with memories. You’ll see why a person would want to live there forever. Dawn, morning, mid-day, night: all the same, […]

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view of slovenian coast

24 Hours On The Slovenian Coast

 destinations,Slovenia   Jun 16, 2017    By

“Too soon the fruits of knowledge did I eat! Where dripped their poison, faded all delight I saw how honesty and truth could meet Among the human kind with scorn and spite. I sought true love – an empty dream and fleet, Which disappeared as dawn broke into light! And wisdom, justice and the learned […]

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austrian bicyclists in croatia

Shutter Love Sunday – Istria, Croatia

 Croatia,destinations   Jun 11, 2017    By

Unexpected meetings can add an injection of excitement to any travel experience. Such was the case while recently road tripping through Istria, a beautiful region of Croatia often overshadowed by the more touristy Dubrovnik. We encountered a group of Austrian bicyclists, and took a moment to admire the countryside together. Austria and Croatia, two of […]

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wine in avellino, italy

Wandering For Wine In Avellino, Italy

 destinations,Italy   Jun 6, 2017    By

“Beer is made by men, wine by God.” I’m not sure I agree with Martin Luther about religion, but that wine quote is spot on! I live in the Avellino Province of Italy, an undiscovered region where tourism is a thing of the future, potentially, not one of the present. I understand their situation. It’s […]

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dalmatian coast - a great european trip in april

12 European Trip Ideas – One For Each Month

 destinations,eurotrip   May 18, 2017    By

Timing is everything. People often ask the question, when should you go somewhere? Travel books tell you the ‘must-see’ time for every European city is anytime between May and September. The truth is, not everyone gets to travel those months. People visit Europe during off-peak times for many reasons…e.g. job, school, family situation, etc. I’ve […]

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