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Montepulciano Christmas Market

Montepulciano: A Christmas Market

It’s finally December! Can you feel that warm fuzzy Christmas spirit all around? This time of year always gets my serotonin running high. I love the smell of hot food and cinnamon sticks, pine trees and a fireplace. Although the presents that show up at the bottom of the tree Christmas morning are a very exciting moment; there is so much more to the month of December. Decorated in the holiday spirit and shining lights all around it’s difficult not...

Sofia, Bulgaria

Affordable Adventures: Sofia, Bulgaria

Hey everyone! I am really excited to have my first guest blog post! A new travel blogger, Monica Vaklinova, born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, is here to share some of her insiders’ tips on traveling through this wonderful city on a budget. Monica is passionate about travel writing and promoting healthy lifestyles. She has kindly agreed to write this Affordable Adventures post about her hometown, the city of Sofia, Bulgaria. Check it out! Sofia is a modern city, a capital,...

Chianti Classico Wine Cellar Tuscany Italy Enoteca Falorni

Greve Chianti: The Enoteca Falorni | Food and Wine

Greve! An unrecognized place in Tuscany Italy, but one which I believe is special because of its wine and cured meats specialty shops. It’s especially lovely because of the Enoteca, also known as a library of wine. The Enoteca Falorni is one of those places that if you don’t know about it you might never notice it was there. From the outside, you don’t see much but a staircase leading down to sliding glass doors. Upon entrance, your eyes bulge at the...

Calcio Storico: Historical Florentine Football

Did you know that soccer, better known throughout the world as football, was born in Florence? But this isn’t just an average football game. This summer I went to the wildest sport that exists today. My friends had told me it would a really violent and bloody game and man were they right! Calcio Storico is the modern day gladiator sport with men battling on a battlefield while playing football. At the game, you will see men knocking each other...

Croatia: Road Trip to the Krka Waterfalls

Krka Waterfalls! This is a must see if you go Croatia. The Krka Waterfalls are located directly between Zadar and Split. Which makes the falls a great stop if you are in the area. It’s the perfect place to hang out and cool off in the hot summer months that Croatia is known for. Croatia can get hot! While I was there the heat reached well over 40 degrees Celcius (100-degrees Fahrenheit). And if you’re like me, who prefers to...