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bratislava, slovakia - a city you can skip in europe

11 Cities In Europe You Can Skip

 destinations,eurotrip,wanderlust   May 7, 2017    By

I wrote a blog that will piss some people off, but honesty is the best policy when it comes to travel advice. I’ve listed cities that, if I won a free trip to, I would probably still visit while hiding my disdain. I live in Europe and love it here, so I would literally travel […]

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the beautiful small town of castelmezzano, italy

Put Castelmezzano, Italy On Your Small Town Bucket List!

 destinations,Italy   Apr 6, 2017    By

Last summer I wrote about my favorite European small towns, and if I did that article today Castelmezzano would definitely make the cut. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I will start by posting day and night shots. Yeah…it’s really that nice. I love surreal views like this, where you get […]

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great view in gesualdo, italy

Carlo Gesualdo – The Mad Musician of Italy

 destinations,Italy   Mar 23, 2017    By

“I die, alas, in my suffering, And she who could give me life, Alas, kills me and will not help me. O sorrowful fate, She who could give me life, Alas, gives me death.” -Moro, lasso, al mio duolo (1613) Those words of Carlo Gesualdo are ironic when considering his personal story. He came from […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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