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Photo Diary: Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy is a location many dream of visiting. It is time machine to our…

How to Spend One Day in Bologna

Bologna is one of my favorite cities in Italy and it is one of those…

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Photo Diary: Honeymoon in Greece

In 2018, Jaka and I got married in Slovenia. It was a really lovely celebration…

10 Unique Things to Do in Pisa

Pisa is located in Tuscany, a region in central Italy. The Arno river runs through…

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Marina di Pisa: The Sacred Tuscan Beach Town

If you are asking yourself “are there beaches near Pisa?” the answer is YES! Marina…

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Why You Should Never Drive in Italy Without an International Drivers License

They looked down at the human poop on the road and back at me. I…

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A One Day Guide to the Old City of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik has been on my radar far longer than the existence of Game of Thrones.…

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European Food Tour: My Favorite 10 Foods from 10 Countries

Another Friday means another Foodie Friday is here! I asked you guys answered, so you…

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Participating in Food Rituals in Bologna, Italy

When I say Bologna, Italy is underrated by travelers, I really, really mean this. Underrated…

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A Brief Visit to Riva del Garda, Italy

About a year ago I had the opportunity to take a very quick road trip…

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Exploring Verona, Italy in 24 Hours

If you just have 24 hours to explore Verona, Italy then you are in for…

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Photo Diary: Istrian Peninsula (Croatia)

I wasn’t planning on writing anything about my trip to the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia.…

2 Day Venice Itinerary for First Time Visitors

Venice is the capital of the Veneto region of Italy. Veneto spans from Venice towards…

The Magical Fountains in Villa d’Este

Back in 2014, I was living in England and took a trip back to Rome.…

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A Retreat from Rome: Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli

Villa Adriana, or in English known as Hadrian’s Villa, in Tivoli, was the Roman Emperor…