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Exploring Italy’s Adriatic coast: 5 of the prettiest towns you’ve probably never heard of

I cycled along Italy’s Adriatic coastline as part of a cycling tour that started in Venice and ended in the town of Poreç, along the Istrian Peninsula in northern Croatia.  It’s an area of Italy that often gets overlooked in favour of the colourful Cinque Terre, the Almafi Coast, and the ancient cities of Rome, […]

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Our Favorite European Bridges

Bridges seem to be the focus of many tourist pictures. They attract the camera lens as much as doors and waterfalls. Europe has some of the most beautiful bridges in the world and far too many of them to enumerate here but we thought we’d share some of our favorites. The Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary […]

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10 of our Favorite Buildings in Europe

quai branly museum

Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to visit many beautiful buildings and photograph some spectacular architecture. We’ve put together a list of ten of our favorite buildings in Europe although we love many more. Castle Stalker, Appin, Argyll, Scotland You might recognize Castle Stalker from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The best vantage […]

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Backpacking Northern Italy: An itinerary

Northern Italy is really easy to backpack around.  There’s an efficient rail network, and a collection of visit-worthy town and cities within relatively close proximity to one another. In the window of a couple of weeks it’s possible to see some incredible historical monuments, to wander through a centuries-old network of canals, watch glass being […]

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Top tips for favorite free picks in Rome

Vatican Museum

Among budget travelers, Europe has a feared reputation for being prohibitively expensive. On my first visit to the continent – Rome, Italy – I was concerned about how the notoriously high prices would affect my “value travel” budget, and hoped it wouldn’t put a damper on my experience. Wow, was I ever worried for NOTHING. […]

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10 of the Most Interesting (and Weird) Attractions in Canada

Considering the size of Canada, it’s not too surprising that there are countless interesting and weird attractions found all over […]

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