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cemetery in cluj, transylvania

8 Non-Dracula Things To Do In Transylvania

 destinations,Romania   Mar 16, 2017    By

Transylvania is a famous region in Romania. I visited the country years back for a business trip in Bucharest. People told me I probably wouldn’t like it, citing its gritty look and chaotic atmosphere, and maybe because of these low expectations I ended up really enjoying myself. I always said I’d go back, but to […]


sunset in anagni, italy

Why the Medieval Italian Town of Anagni is Worth Your Time

 destinations,Italy   Mar 2, 2017    By

Few attractions line the road from Naples to Rome. There is a palace here, an abbey over there, and then a series of nondescript towns that feed the ‘don’t visit anything south of Rome’ stereotype. I’m glad I didn’t fall for this, because then I wouldn’t have found Anagni. So…why visit Anagni? The papal history […]


in croatia!

My 10 Favorite Cities in Europe (for now)

 best of europe,destinations,top cities   Feb 25, 2017    By

What blog doesn’t have a “best of” list? I’ve split this up into more ‘known’ cities first, and then next week I will reveal my favorite ‘hidden gems‘. Just a reminder – this is a baseline assessment from my previous travels…with luck I still have many more European trips left to go, so the list […]


poland room at cathedral of learning in pittsburgh

Celebrate the New Year in Ferrara, Italy

 destinations,Italy   Feb 22, 2017    By

Fireworks have never been my favorite thing. In fact, the words disappointment and anxiety best sum up my emotions on the subject. I left Barcelona unimpressed by their famous New Years show, which wasn’t all that different from the less hyped version I saw in Estonia the following year. More memorable are the large number […]


driving in italy

11 Thoughts About Driving in Italy

 destinations,Italy   Feb 15, 2017    By

I moved to Italy in early November, and struggled through a mundane first month with no driving options to go anywhere. Then, in mid-December, my car arrived, and I quickly did the paperwork to get my Italian license plates. I gazed upon the beauty of my well-aged Toyota and realized…I’m now an Italian driver. Then […]


live jazz music in prague

Moving Pictures – Prague, Czech Republic

 Prague, Czech Republic,destinations   Jan 3, 2017    By

Prague is one of those amazing cities with so much to do, but all condensed into a very manageable area. I was talking with a friend last week, and told her that three days is plenty of time to see the main sights of Prague, and more. This estimate also depends on your nightlife goals, […]


harry potter exhibit at universal studios hollywood

Moving Pictures – Universal Studios, California

 California,destinations   Nov 16, 2016    By

There aren’t a lot of ‘European’ sights in Southern California, but they do have a huge Harry Potter exhibit at Universal Studios in Hollywood. The author of these books, J.K. Rowling, was born in England, lived in both London and Manchester, and was inspired for her novels by her experiences in Portugal. I know nothing […]