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Trieste Italy Sunset

Things to do and see in Trieste Italy

Trieste is the capital of Italy’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in the North-east of Italy, overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Taking advantage of its perfect location on the sea, Trieste used to be a very prominent port city. Remnants of the past can be seen in piazzas (squares) along the water’s edge. Present day locals are more […]
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Things to do in Bologna, Italy

Bologna is located in northern Italy and is the largest city and the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region. Similar to other Italian cities in that it’s known largely for its food and architecture, Bologna sets itself apart by being relatively unexplored by the average tourist. This means there are plenty “off the beaten track” places […]
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on January 26, 2017

The Oysters and Walls of Ston, Croatia

Ston and Mali Stone are two small villages located in the Pelješac peninsula of Croatia, less than 60 kilometers from Dubrovnik. We hadn’t heard of them before we came to Croatia, but that soon changed. When we checked into our Airbnb in Dubrovnik, our host was curious about us. “No one stays two weeks in Dubrovnik,” he told us. […]
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on December 6, 2016
Catania, Sicily, Italy

Things to do in Catania, Sicily

Catania, the second largest city in Sicily, is situated on the east coast between the notorious Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea. A deep-rooted history, rich culture, and some of Europe’s most fascinating architectural structures combine to ensure there is never of shortage of things to do in Catania. Catania sits atop the ancient cities […]
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solta island split croatia

Solta Island Day Trip from Split Croatia

Šolta is a Dalmatian island located a mere 9 nautical miles from Split, Croatia. It is a lesser chosen destination in comparison to more mainstream islands like Hvar and Brač. That honestly was part of the reason we opted to visit Solta. Split is a beautiful place to explore, but during mid-summer, when we were there, […]
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on November 9, 2016
Lokrum Island Croatia

Lokrum “Peacock” Island Day Trip from Dubrovnik Croatia

Lokrum (or Lacroma) Island is the closest island to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Beyond its proximity, there are several reasons to consider visiting during a trip to Dubrovnik. Lokrum is home to a large national preserve where local wildlife runs free. Well, if you consider hoards of bunnies and peacocks wildlife. Particularly after the many years and […]
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on November 4, 2016
Split Croatia VIneyards

Wine in Split, Croatia: A Story of Family, Wine, and a Grape.

We’ve been on lots of wine tours. Traveling and sampling local wines just goes together so well, and as anyone who knows us can attest to, we love wine. But even more so than the wine itself, we love learning about the stories and history of a region’s wine. Winemakers are typically passionate about their […]
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Puglia Italy Coast

Ultimate Puglia, Italy Wine Guide

We recently finished a six month tour through Italy. This was our third trip to this beautiful country. On this visit we decided to travel to some lesser known areas, and one of our favorites was Puglia (or Apulia). It was there that we met our friend Andrea De Carlo. He is a fellow foodie […]
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Croatian Food: Things to Eat and Drink in Croatia

Croatian food is as complex and varied as the many cultures that have influenced its evolution. Easily recognizable Italian, Middle Eastern and Ottoman influences intermingle with Croatia’s Balkan staples. Several distinct regions in Croatia reflect their own influences on the cuisines.The county’s long coastline gives it access to a wide range of seafood, making fish and shellfish very […]
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Dubrovnik Croatia Cable Car

Take the Dubrovnik Cable Car or Hike Croatia’s Mount Srd?

During a recent visit to Dubrovnik, Croatia, we were enticed by the sight of the Dubrovnik cable car running up to the top of Mount Srd (or Srd Hill). The enormous hill is a backdrop looking above the city. It’s also the home of the Dubrovnik Imperial Fortress which was famously built by Napoleon. We imagined […]
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