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Great hill towns of Italy

Great hill towns of Italy

Italy is packed with picture perfect hill towns that give beautiful views onto their valleys below. Each one offering something unique, whether it be art, a dish or an historic event. We’ve been in Umbria for two months, close to the regions of Lazio and Tuscany, and have had the opportunity to visit 20 towns so far. […]

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Exploring the Sun Gardens, Dubrovnik

In the south of Croatia facing on to the Adriatic Ocean, Dubrovnik is a city with a long history, and the view of the fortified walls as you approach the city shows that it has been an important location of power in the area for a long time. There is an awful lot to see […]

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How I saw 8,000 dead people in one morning

(Happy belated Halloween, ya’ll.) In the middle of Palermo, Italy, there is a church full of dead bodies. Technically they are mummies, but I don’t know about you, when I think mummies, I think Egyptian and, um, you know, actually mummified. Like, wrapped up in stuff and probably buried with lots of gold and their […]

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Walkable cities: riding the rails from Budapest to Amsterdam

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Train travel may be slower than flying, but you see so much more when you’re moving at ground level. One of our favorite trips was by train from Budapest to Amsterdam. It’s about an 8 hour journey if you do it straight through, but taking it slow and stopping for a few days here and there […]

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Volcano hopping in Sicily

Everyone has that quirky thing that they look for when they travel — the corner cafe with little umbrellas and perfect croissants, the museum with prehistoric skulls, desert cave paintings, a lewd shot glass to add to their collection, the best pizza, etc. My thing just happens to be volcanoes. Sometimes this is inconvenient because […]

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The top places to visit on Palawan

The island of Palawan is found to the west of the majority of the islands of the Philippines, and historically […]

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