Advent Adventures in Stockholm, Sweden

Today – a day before Swedish julafton –  we’re culminating the Holiday Spirit Immersion Program by visiting the Christmas market that started it all. Just over 2 years ago, I visited Stockholm in mid-November to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We explored Sweden’s capital for nearly two days, and many hours…

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Advent Adventures in Zurich, Switzerland

Turn on that holiday music, take out that tinsel and pour yourself a cup of steaming Glühwein because it’s time to enter the festive world of European Christmas markets. From roughly mid-November to December 24th, hundreds of European city squares and old town streets become home to annual Christmas markets. The…

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Top 10 Items for Your Hostel Survival Kit

During most of my recent travels, I’ve been staying in a lot of hostels. Of course staying in a hostel is a great way to save money if you’re a budget traveller, but there are also numerous other advantages to staying in a hostel rather than a hotel. I’m 100% sure…

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To Interrail or Not to Interrail

To Interrail, or not to Interrail – that is the question: Whether ’tis finer to travel by train A paper pass taking you from point A to B speeding though gargantuan mountains and on the edge of deep blue seas Or to simply hop on a plane and time in each…

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Warsaw, Poland Part II

As it turned out, blogging about a city close to my heart could not fit into a single post (unless I wanted the post to have a rather high and slightly alarming word count…which I did not). Refresher: Warsaw is the city close to my heart. As I mentioned in my first…

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Warsaw, Poland Part I

Warsaw, Poland. Can I even begin to tackle sharing and explaining the beauty and complexity of this Eastern European city? I’m not 100% sure I can get this done in just a couple of posts, but I will try. Warsaw is Poland’s capital city and is situated in the heart of…

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Xylokastro, Greece

If someone were to offer you a week-long, all-inclusive holiday to one place in Greece, where would you choose to go? Would it be Santorini? Mykonos? Any island with those iconic white houses slowing descending into turquoise seas? These places are probably the first destinations I would choose to go…or would’ve…

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Turin, Italy

Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region, may not always appear on one’s list of top 5 Italian destinations to visit. However, after having the chance to spend time in more than 5 Italian cities and towns this year, Turin definitely falls into my top 5. Close yet complex ties with France…

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