Rovinj, Croatia: 7 Memorable Things You Need to See and Do

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After Dubrovnik, Pula, and Rijeka, I thought I had Croatian coastal cities and towns somewhat figured out.   When stepping into a new waterfront city or town, I’d expect to find beige stone homes, red-tiled roofs, and a medieval landmark or two (or ten) commanding the steep cliffs of the…

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Bern, Switzerland: 6 of the City’s Best Views on a Budget

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When I think of capital cities, I imagining bustling downtown cores filled with an abundance of towering skyscrapers. I imagine concrete jungles that never sleep and streets filled with people, people, and more people. I imagine populations of at least 500,000 or more. Is this what you imagine too? If…

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Advent Adventures: Cologne, Germany’s Magical Christmas Markets

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There’s one thing I absolutely love about December in Europe beyond anything and everything else: Christmas Markets.   I can never ever get enough of all the glittering ornaments, heartfelt laughter, glühwein, lavish red decorations, the scent of evergreen trees…freshly made waffles or crêpes served with an over abundance of frosting…

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Exploring Tallinn, Estonia: One Epic Medieval Experience

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People travel for a whole variety of reasons: to explore one-of-a-kind landscapes, experience different cultures, indulge on unique delicacies, and more. But have you ever gone on a trip in order to experience a whole other era?   Huh? What? Time Travel?! Sounds like a load of nonsense. Not exactly.  Of course,…

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