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12 Unique Museums In Europe You Should Visit

Museums aren't typically at the top of my must see list. I make an exception, however, for something unique and different. Every European city has their archaeological and ethnographic museums, but not all histories are as exciting as Rome. I list here my favorite European museums that have a novel twist. An unforgettable 'thing' that [...]
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photo essay - black and white paris

Photo Essay – Paris In Black And White

Paris is beautiful even without color. I recently found this black and white video montage of Paris around 1900. The clothing has changed but the ambiance still seems the same. Paris also has a black and white achievement. The first photo of a person ever taken is shown below, from Paris back in 1838. A [...]
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favorite and best cities in europe - lisbon, portugal

My 10 Favorite Cities In Europe (for now)

Finding my favorite cities in Europe took nearly five years of living there. The criteria I used was - would I fight to come back? If my job had a trip opportunity to a certain European city, how hard would I work to be the one picked to go? None of these cities are defined [...]
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things to do in santorini, greece

Santorini Is The Honeymoon Greek Island (8 Things To Do)

The Greek gods were smiling on the day Santorini was born. Whereas other European coastal destinations can underwhelm, the majesty of Santorini strikes you immediately.  The island also highlights the delicate balance between humans and nature, with volcanic eruptions both crafting and deconstructing Santorini over time. Santorini attracts happy couples. Lovers and newlyweds visit for [...]
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best christmas markets europe - riga, latvia

10 Best Christmas Markets In Europe (For 2018 And Beyond)

The Magic Markets of Christmas Christmas was a dying holiday for me when I moved to Europe back in 2013. Americans prioritize family this time of year, and due to geography and marital issues my Christmas spirit was flickering. I found European Christmas markets, however, and my mood changed. Here was a holiday option that [...]
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small towns in europe - husavik, iceland

12 Charming Small Towns In Europe You Must Visit

My Fascination with Small Towns Small towns fascinate me. I once dreamed of writing a book about small towns in the US, documenting things like local legends, quirks, stories from the neighborhood pub, and personal drama of the townspeople. Oftentimes visiting a big city is so overwhelming. I like the idea of getting to know [...]
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street art in lisbon, portugal

21 Examples of Amazing European Street Art

Street art tells a story Street art speaks to politics, passion and personality. It can be raw or incredibly detailed, and often captures the character of the city or town where it resides.  Back in college I had a roommate who was a graffiti artist, so I fell in love with this style early on. When [...]
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12 Traveler Personalities – Which Are You?

Most of my excursions have been solo travel, but over the years I've had the privilege of wandering with some great people. Different people mean different personalities, and some are compatible, others not. I've listed the various personalities I've dealt with. These categories aren't mutually exclusive, as one can relate with many. So...where do you [...]
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11 Cities In Europe You Can Skip

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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12 European Trip Ideas – One For Each Month

Timing is everything. People often ask the question, when should you go somewhere? Travel books tell you the ideal time for every European city is 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 listed [...]
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gdansk, poland - cheap city in europe

7 Cheap Cities In Europe For Budget Travel

Cheap, nice or both? People are looking for cheap holidays. I've been posting a lot on Quora, the social media forum that acts as a question & answer repository for any topic you can think of. Frequently, prospective travelers are asking how to save money, particularly in expensive regions like Europe. I address this by [...]
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9 Reasons To Live In An Italian Village

“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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