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Medieval Festival In Rocca San Felice, Italy

 festival,Italy   Aug 31, 2017    By

I’ve been to medieval events before. I watched the grandiose show at Medieval Times in Anaheim, and played the slots at the Excalibur hotel in Vegas. I even visited the Viking Festival in San Diego two years in a row, which had a strong medieval vibe. What all those experiences were missing was a legitimate […]

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A Tale of Two Markets – Verona and Bolzano, Italy

 Christmas,festival,Italy   Dec 31, 2016    By

“A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret […]

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A Viking Invasion of Southern California!

 festival,Norway   Oct 13, 2016    By

Before I get to the Viking experience, I must address European festivals in general. Back when I started this website, I thought I could get an injection of Europe in the US by attending festivals. I planned to write about this in lieu of actually traveling to Europe, which for people of modest means is […]

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5 Things I Love About Santa Barbara

 destinations,festival,wanderlust   Sep 16, 2016    By

The story of Saint Barbara is a tragic one, if you believe it. Raised by a pagan father, she denounced his beliefs and converted to Christianity. The father wasn’t so enlightened and progressive, so as punishment he tortured and eventually beheaded her…which precluded him from any ‘dad of the year’ award consideration. Her name was […]

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Bastille Day 2016 – Tragedy and Triumph

 festival,France   Sep 9, 2016    By

He said he was delivering ice cream…so security let him pass. Minutes later, he drove through the promenade in Nice, dashing dreams and killing lovers. This was a truly horrific attack, with over 80 people murdered and countless injured. Being someone who suffers from driving anxiety, I had a unique empathy for this situation as […]

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A Taste of Europe in San Diego

 european,festival   Jun 24, 2016    By

Balboa Park is one of the main attractions in San Diego. This is where the world famous zoo is, along with numerous museums, art galleries, and theatres. The park has a major Spanish theme to the architecture – at times I felt like I was walking through Sevilla or Cordoba – but it also diversifies […]

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