Finding peace in Piran
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August 19, 2014, 1 Comment

I sit in the front passenger seat of the white Roundabout van as we whir through the Slovenian countryside, passing the lush green rolling hills and striking vistas of the [...]

Škocjan cave in Slovenia

In Earth’s belly: the Škocjan Cave

August 9, 2014, 14 Comments

The droplets of water plunk down from the damp ceiling, ploink. Ploink. It sounds like a dripping faucet in a vacuum of silence as we all stand, mete ...

Ljubljana Hostel Celica

Behind bars in Ljubljana: Hostel Celica review

July 24, 2014, 22 Comments

You’d think sleeping inside a former military prison would be creepy. I even ask the manager of the property as she guides me down the dark, dam ...

Trieste, Italy

Mourning and the Adriatic

July 16, 2014, 9 Comments

One of the last memories I have of the Adriatic Sea is standing on its rocky shore in Trogir, Croatia, bending down and picking up a smooth stone to t ...

  • St Marks Basilica in Venice, Italy
    Daily Wanderlust: St. Mark’s Basilica
    May 28, 2014, No comments

    Just beyond the two pillars marking the entrance to Venezia, or Venice, is the glorious St. Mark’s Basilica. Containing the remains of St. Mark, this church is considered to be one [...]

  • Church of Bones
    Escape of the Week: the Church of Bones
    May 23, 2014, 4 Comments

    What to do with exhumed skeletons of more than 14,000 bodies from the time of the Black Plague? For woodcarver František Rint, the grisly task was his to handle the bones [...]

  • The Old Town in Prague
    The lure of Prague
    May 20, 2014, 8 Comments

    There is a history in Prague — and the rest of Europe — which suspends these places in time. Freezes them in moments only my brain can whisk me to. [...]

  • Sofitel So Bangkok
    ‘Twas the night before Europe
    May 11, 2014, 10 Comments

    “You won’t make it a month …” Those ominous words echo in my mind, 12 years after I took my first longer-than-a-vacation jaunt to Europe. People were actually rooting for [...]

  • backpacking
    The Europe seduction
    April 21, 2014, 16 Comments

    There are times I find myself staring at a map, just lost in the possibilities of the world and all of its wonders. Then, the wanderlust begins to bubble up [...]

  • The majestic Alhambra in Granada, Spain
    Daily Wanderlust: Alhambra, Granada
    January 15, 2014, No comments

    Somewhere between the sweet hookah smell drifting through the market and the quaint streets, I fell in love with the magical Andalusian town of Granada. In the rain, my friend [...]

  • The Prague skyline
    Daily Wanderlust: The skyline of Prague
    January 6, 2014, 4 Comments

    Prague. A beautiful, magical city that instantly whisks visitors into a world of old and new merged together. Where palaces and modern life smash together in the most beautifully chaotic [...]

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