Sonogno, Switzerland: Planning the Perfect Day Trip

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I honestly can’t remember where and when I first stumbled upon Sonogno, Switzerland, but I am eternally grateful I did.  It may have been through one of those epic travel Instagram accounts like @bestplaces_togo, or it may have been through a small Italian hostel’s “what to do”  list back in…

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Visiting Switzerland in the Winter: 10 Big Reasons to Go

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I have a love-and-hate relationship with winter.   I firmly believe that snow-covered landscapes are nothing less than absolutely beautiful, and a bright red sky during a blizzard at night is completely mesmerizing. I’ll rarely refuse an opportunity to hit the slopes, build a snow fort (yes, I’m an adult),…

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7 of the Best Views in Bergen, Norway

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Hands down, one of my favourite things to do in a new city is to walk around. For hours and hours. 30° C or -30° C. I’ll do it and I’ve done it.   And when I ended up getting two ridiculously rare sunny and warm Fall days in Bergen,…

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9 Crazy Things I Did to Visit Norway on a Budget

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I’m not actually crazy, but sometimes, I do crazy things. And I usually do them when I travel.   From accidentally getting a hold of a hotel’s master key to exploring abandoned buildings (with common sense, of course), befriending metal bands, and ignoring the need for sleep while travelling 30+…

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Discover 12 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Malta

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Malta may be one of the world’s smallest countries, but its size hasn’t stopped it from having more mind-blowing sites and attractions than you can count on 2 – or quite easily 200 – hands.   From ancient cities, turquoise lagoons, temple ruins, lavish gardens, catacombs, nightlife, Games of Thrones…

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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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