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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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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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Montefusco, Italy – A Small Town Worth Your Time

Montefusco is the town I keep returning to. In the wide sea of small towns, many are caught, briefly admired then thrown back. For what reason? With many so-called 'charming' small towns, the charm can only last so long before running dry. To keep fresh with charm a town needs to check certain boxes. I [...]
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Flu Shot Before Your Europe Trip – Yes Or No?

The flu shot season is fast approaching. Most young adults are used to their parents and grandparents lining up for this shot, but what about you? I know Hollywood has trained us to fear the exciting disease. The one that leads to a planet ruled by apes, a world full of zombies, or people bleeding [...]
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Underrated Destinations In Europe (11 Places To Discover)

Looking to add some underrated gems to your European bucket list? Europe has so many destinations that permanently live in people's daydreams. When you wrap up the more famous spots, start moving towards the lesser known. I suggest eleven places to spark some off-beat wanderlust. “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep [...]
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Road Trip Europe – Solo Travel Through Slovenia

Slovenia...even typing the word brings back amazing memories. This is the capital of comfort for me. Drop me into Slovenia anytime with a rental car and watch the stress melt from my life. It's like that one friend you can be totally yourself around. For a person with anxiety, it's rare for a place to make [...]
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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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6 Cheap AND Nice Cities In Europe

I've been posting a lot on Quora lately, the social media forum that acts as a question/answer repository for any topic you can think of. Frequently, prospective travelers are trying to save money, particularly in expensive regions like Europe. I thought I'd address this by suggesting value cities that meet two key criteria - cheap [...]
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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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5 Off-Beat Attractions In Rome

When you think of Rome, you think ruins and religion. Most visitors stick to the standard list of attractions on their first trip to Rome, but what about the second or third? People can remain on the beaten path, and risk the typical sights losing their shine. If you experience certain symptoms - e.g. cursing [...]
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