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Top 5 things to do in east London

On my first time visiting London’s East End, I fell for the neighborhood hard and fast. Walking through the Old Spitalfields Market and making my way through Shoreditch, I knew this was my kind of spot. The London neighborhood is generally considered one of the coolest and it can definitely hold its own among the [...]

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The best of Genoa, Italy

Squeezed in between Monaco and Tuscany, the Liguria region of Italy is the thinest and the smallest of all the regions of Italy. And it is also the region that I am in love with. The Best Way to Get There The main airport in Liguria is in Genoa, which is a great city to visit [...]

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5 things to do in Iceland

When you think about the size of Iceland (roughly the same as the state of Kentucky), it’s hard to believe that there are so many different kinds of landscapes to see and so many activities to try. Whether you are basing yourself in Reykjavik and taking day trips to the surrounding areas or renting a [...]

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Lardo di Colonnata: an Italian delicacy

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In this day and age of healthy eating and weight watching, the last thing most of us would think of ingesting is lard. But there is a small Italian town in the Apuan Alps where lard is revered. Colonnata is a hamlet or “frazione” of Carrara, established in 40 BC. Its name comes from the [...]

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In Girona, Spain with Girorooms

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Those of you that follow my travels fairly closely know that the Costa Brava region in Spain is a place for which I hold a special affinity. I feel very comfortable there, even though I don’t speak any Catalan and my Spanish isn’t much better. It is a place I have been back to over and [...]

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8 reasons to visit magical Tanzania

A couple of days ago, I was thinking about why I decided to go to Africa in the first place. [...]

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