Category: Europe

10 Days in Greece | Top Sites in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

10 Days in Greece | Top Sites in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

[ 0 ] February 12, 2017 |

A few years ago, I determined that it was time my mom saw Europe, and that I was going to take her there as a gift. I spent months deliberating where to go for her first European adventure. Ultimately, I decided on Greece due to its unique mix of history, architecture, culture, mediterranean coastline, and (of course) […]

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Dancing with Dubrovnik

Dancing with Dubrovnik

[ 0 ] December 27, 2014 |

Jutting out the bathtub-warm waters of the Dalmatian coast, the Croatian city of Dubrovnik is a treasure trove of history, good eating and cobbled alleys that whisper, “come explore me”. The city that once rivaled nearby Venice for medieval supremacy was rightfully called “the Pearl of Adriatic Sea”, and its ancient ring of thick, imposing defensive […]

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Tobogganing in Switzerland

Tobogganing in Switzerland

[ 0 ] May 16, 2014 |

Have you heard of this sport called tobogganing? Unless you have been to Switzerland, chances are high that this is the first time you are coming across this word. Never mind that, we are here to give you a history-geography about this fun activity. Tobogganing is an adventure sport which involves sliding down snowy mountain […]

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Rhythm of the Night

Rhythm of the Night

[ 0 ] April 26, 2014 |

“The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.” -Charles Baudelaire He taps the wooden floor with his heels, gentle at first, growing harder and faster with each flick of his foot, leaving scuff marks on […]

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Spring Awakening: Las Fallas 2014

Spring Awakening: Las Fallas 2014

[ 1 ] March 23, 2014 |

Crack. Bang. Boom. Shaking the palm trees and ricocheting off the thin walls of apartment buildings, firecrackers crash and collide with the pavement. Children scream and chase the sparks, sending  short flickers into the air. In the distance, shots thunder through the air, making hearts beat faster and dogs bark louder. White tented stands crowd […]

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Learning Leather: The Scuola del Cuoio in Florence

Learning Leather: The Scuola del Cuoio in Florence

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014 |

My experiences in Florence are largely defined by scents. The enticing smell of fresh leather is pervasive in Florence and one of the nostalgic scents that envelopes my memories of the city. Florence Store Front by John Pastorello, on Flickr Creative Commons The leather trade in Florence is a beautiful example of the marriage of […]

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What to do when the party’s over: Winter in Ibiza

What to do when the party’s over: Winter in Ibiza

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014 |

As the waves of the Mediterranean lap against the sand, I wonder if Ibiza has ever seen a day as quiet as this one before. The general atmosphere of this island moves to the beat of fluorescent strobe lights and the thumping of car radios. But on a warm day in March, this tropical paradise […]

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Madrid’s Sunset Sanctuary

Madrid’s Sunset Sanctuary

[ 0 ] February 22, 2014 |

It is not every day that people are surrounded by exquisitely manicured stone archways, ancient European brick facades, and weathered cobblestone streets. Living in Madrid, Spain, I am blessed with the opportunity to sample the finest of Spanish history and culture minutes from my door.  The short walk from my quaint apartment to Puerta del […]

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Stockholm Syndrome: #Sochi2014 Moments

Stockholm Syndrome: #Sochi2014 Moments

[ 0 ] February 17, 2014 |

For the last seven days, I have cheered for the Russians, but not the Canadians.  No, you didn’t read that wrong.  No, I’m not in gulag.  I have cheered for the Russians because they are undoubtedly the only country that compares in any way to the US when it comes to cheering their athletes on! […]

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