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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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United Airlines Film Festival

 travel advice,wanderlust   Feb 7, 2017    By

It was too soon…moving back to Europe for not even a month before learning I’d be traveling back to the U.S. I spent the last week in San Antonio, Texas taking a military course in hospital management. I must be getting more comfortable with these long, ocean-crossing flights, as instead of fighting for sleep I […]

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ice shadows in iceland

Shutter Love Sunday – Iceland

 Iceland,photography,wanderlust   Dec 4, 2016    By

It was announced recently that Pittsburgh was getting direct flights to Iceland starting in 2017. For the outdoorsy type or for those wanting something unique, there is no better trip than Iceland. You can see active volcanoes and glaciers in the same day…it truly is the land of fire and ice. Drive the 828 mile ring road […]

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bathing at hot springs in sao miguel, azores

11 Things to Know When Visiting the Azores

 Azores,Portugal,travel advice,wanderlust   Nov 30, 2016    By

Before my trip, the Azores islands were a mystery to me. This collection of nine volcanic islands sits in the center of the Atlantic, allowing for convenient direct flights from Boston, not coincidentally the site of the largest Azorean population in the U.S. I’d do searches online and find nothing specific regarding proposed itineraries, or […]

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apteka restaurant in pittsburgh

Apteka – A European Foodie Gem in Pittsburgh

 Poland,restaurant,wanderlust   Nov 10, 2016    By

“Pittsburgh entered the core of my heart when I was a boy and cannot be torn out.” – Andrew Carnegie I’m lucky to have grown up in the Pittsburgh area. I value the hard-working mentality, the tight communities, and certainly the devotion to football. I moved away in 2000, never to permanently return. When I […]

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lithuanian room at cathedral of learning in pittsburgh

Memories of Pittsburgh – Cathedral of Learning

 european,history,wanderlust   Nov 8, 2016    By

I remember the first time I walked into the Cathedral of Learning, the towering symbol of the University of Pittsburgh. I was not well traveled at that point in life, and the previous schools I’d attended had nothing but two-story, mundane buildings. Imagine my shock entering this Gothic architectural dream, and also the second largest […]

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christmas market in tallinn

Jaga Bells – The 12 Markets of Christmas

 Christmas,eurotrip,wanderlust   Oct 28, 2016    By

An American was living alone in Europe, crying in his beer, and looking ahead to another lonely Christmas. As his head dipped from the alcohol, he muttered under his breath, ‘maybe I’d be better off without Christmas.’ He quickly scribbled his plans on a cocktail napkin – proudly display a nativity scene using Star Wars […]

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