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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Snow to Seas’ Top Hostels in Europe for 2018

Swimming pools, complimentary lattes and wine tasting, private beaches, elaborate buffet breakfasts, heated shower floors – these services and amenities seem like the stuff of four and five star hotels.   Would you believe me if I told you that you can find hostels with many of these services and…

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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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11 Things I’ll Miss About Living in Sweden

T’was the month before Christmas, And all through the blog, Not more than 1 post was added, Not even a photo of the ultimate Swedish hotdog (AKA my last 2017 meal in Sweden…) I know it’s been super quiet here on the blog this past December and January, and I…

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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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7 Amazingly Memorable Things to Do in Bled, Slovenia

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Picture this: a deep turquoise lake nestled between perfectly forested hills. A small island in the middle of the lake beckons visitors to come and explore with its magnificent 99 stone steps rising from the water. These steps lead up to a little but impressive church. Meanwhile, giant snow-capped mountains, known…

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