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What I Miss Most About Italy (Small Towns)

I lived in California, then spent two years in Italy before returning home. As a travel lover this isn't surprising, as many of us seek these geographic breaks in our lives. In my case it was for work. When I left Italy it was difficult, but moving with my wife to San Diego made things [...]
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Orgosolo – Secret Street Art Town In Sardinia

Orgosolo highlighted my Northern Sardinia road trip. Most tourists visit the south, so I decided on the path less traveled. The good news first, Orgosolo made my list of best small towns in Europe. The bad news was, the rest of the road trip wasn't as exciting. In fact, I can probably walk through the [...]
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Hidden Gems of Europe

Every travel blogger has their hidden gems. These locations might be off the tourist radar, lost within a country that already has more famous cities, or lacking in easy public transport options. Whatever the reason, these hidden gems should be considered together with more popular options. Explore and discover these 16 European destinations. "Twenty years [...]
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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 – 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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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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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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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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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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8 Worst Places In Europe For Solo Travel

Solo travel began as a thought I had just moved to Europe and was living alone, thinking of how to spend my time. My work colleagues lacked interest in travel, citing family commitments or job obsession. Making friends had become harder with age, so I decided to forego travel partners and go it alone.   Solo [...]
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