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Orvieto, not just another hill town

Orvieto

A short trip north of Rome is the small town of Orvieto. From the moment you see it perched up on its volcanic plug, you can tell it’s a special place. With its 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside and vineyards, it’s no wonder a number of popes have called Orvieto home over the years. […]

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Tips for traveling through Germany and Italy with Eurail

Having a Eurail train pass made traveling through Germany and Italy a breeze. From spectacular sunsets to stunning scenery – this is the only way to travel in Europe. Germany My boyfriend and I first used the pass to travel through Germany’s major cities – Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich. Frankfurt was our first stop and was […]

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A Monster of a Day

Parco dei Mostri

An hour North of Rome you’ll find the little town of Bomarzo. At first look it doesn’t seem like anything special, but a few meters from the town is the Sacred Wood, also known as Parco dei Mostri (Monster Park). It might sound like the type of place that you’d read about in a classic […]

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Seeing Italy on foot with Walks Of Italy

Italy is an amazing country and one which offers a variety of history, culture and great food to anyone visiting. And, as a country with a strong tourist industry, there are plenty of tour options available. While it is possible to see the country through the window of a tour bus, the benefit of taking a […]

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Three things that make a great travel photograph

Vik, Iceland

I’ve been photographing Iceland for the last few weeks, trying to extract every ounce of color and light from a typically grey, dark place in February. The weather absolutely did not cooperate: winds blew so hard I could barely stand at times, with gale warnings regularly in effect and gusts to 25m/sec (55mph). Despite the horizontal rain and sleet […]

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Orvieto, not just another hill town

Orvieto

A short trip north of Rome is the small town of Orvieto. From the moment you see it perched up on […]

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