It’s hitting that magnificent Golden Hour when we arrive to Ĺ kofja LokaÂ (Slovene for Bishop’s Meadow), a medieval city only 25 kmÂ from Ljubljana. The day has been a long one, starting [...]
The aquamarine, clear water sparkles in the morning sun, setting off tiny glints of gold in the ripples of Lake Bled’s water against the looming Julian Alps and Karavanke ranges. [...]
There is a whisper of water that gently mistsÂ my face, speckling my glasses as I make my way towards the quiet roar a few feet away. I breathe in the [...]
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 [...]
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, meters below the [...]
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, damp stairs to where [...]
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 take [...]
I step into my salmon pink room at Affittacamere alls Stazione where the smell of stale smoke lingers and am brought back to another time along the shore of the [...]
Just beyond the two pillars marking the entrance toÂ Venezia, or Venice, is the glorious St. Mark’s Basilica. Containing the remains of St. Mark, this church is considered to be one [...]
What to do with exhumed skeletons of more than 14,000 bodies from the time of the Black Plague? For woodcarverÂ FrantiĹˇek Rint, the grisly task was his to handle the bones [...]
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. [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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