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5 Things I Miss About Travel…and 5 I Don’t!

 destinations,eurotrip,travel advice   May 19, 2016    By

The top travel blogger out there is unarguably Matthew Kepnes of ‘Nomadic Matt’ fame, and I recently read an article on his site that he’s taking a break from travel. Some people choose to take a break, and some have it forced upon them…mine was the latter. My ‘freedom to travel’ moratorium is going on […]

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Moving Pictures – Salzburg, Austria

 Salzburg, Austria,destinations,eurotrip   Apr 12, 2016    By

Austria is definitely one of my favorite European countries, having previously listed both Vienna and Graz on my top 10 cities and hidden gems lists, respectively. I came to Salzburg for the ‘Sound of Music’ tour, but it was a puppeteer in Mozart Square that really stole the show. I prefer street performers with unique […]

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Shutter Love Sunday – Lucca, Italy

 Lucca, destinations,eurotrip,Italy,photography   Mar 27, 2016    By

I found these sculptures all over Lucca, a city I wish I spent more time in. I later found out this was the work of Rabarama, a contemporary artist originally from Rome whose humanoid sculptures always have some interesting pattern over the skin. For this unique art and many other reasons, shave some time off […]

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Shutter Love Sunday – Santorini, Greece

 destinations,eurotrip,photography   Mar 13, 2016    By

What was better, the Bloody Mary or the view? Definitely the view, in fact I don’t recall ever having a really good Bloody Mary in Europe. I remember sitting here one day as I watched the cruise ships pull into port. Santorini is loaded with views like this, and even as a solo traveler I […]

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Hidden Gems of Europe

 best of europe,destinations,eurotrip   Mar 8, 2016    By

So what makes a ‘hidden gem’? I figure it’s a location off the radar from people’s tourist lists, maybe a city in a country that already has multiple places of more popularized interest. Because of that I’ve also added in the best way to get to these gems…and in all cases there are direct routes […]

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Shutter Love Sunday – Krakow, Poland

 destinations,eurotrip,photography   Mar 6, 2016    By

There’s a lot more to Krakow than the salt mine tour and a day trip to Auschwitz. I love this shot of a hot-air balloon floating adjacent to the Wawel Castle. Built in the 14th century, this castle previously housed royals and political leaders, and now serves as a national museum.  

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A Hybrid Emotion – To Travel is to Live

 destinations,eurotrip,wanderlust   Mar 1, 2016    By

Feel the nerves, feel the wonder, feel the excitement… That’s how I feel in a new city…as I emerge from the train station, or ride in the taxi through downtown…stepping out for the first time in a main square and just looking around and taking a deep breath. Seeing all the permanent residents whose city […]

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