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Affordable Adventures: Zadar, Croatia

Zadar! A small seaside town on the coast of Croatia. Before we decided to go to Croatia I knew very little about the country and even less about its cities. We chose the city of Zadar because it was the closest port connection from Italy. Excited to learn about a new destination I took off with a car full of camping, swimming, and adventure supplies. Heading from Tuscany to the east coast I made my way to the port of...

Adventures of a Lostgirl: Traveling Solo

Adventures of a Lostgirl: Traveling Solo

Solo traveling! So many people cringe at the idea of doing things solo. I have found that one of the most meaningful things about traveling solo is getting lost while finding yourself. They say that “travel is the best form of education” which rings true to me who has learned more in the past two years of travel than in the four years of university. Those who travel learn exponentially more about themselves and the world around them than those who plant themselves...

A Day in Cinque Terre

A Day in Cinque Terre

We knew the weather wasn’t going to be perfect. We had planned to go to the Cinque Terre region and nothing was going to get in the way of our adventures. It was about a three-hour drive and the rain had been non-stop. nothing was going to get in the way of our adventures. As we drove through the windy roads we saw peek-a- boo views of the Thyrennian sea. We had decided to stay in Monterosso because it is...

What's in Your Carry-on

What’s in your Carry-On?

I have a week until my plane leaves U. S. turf and I head back to my beautiful Italy. I’ve begun to put my list of things I need to pack and I thought a short-and-sweet post about my carry-on items would be a perfect way to kick off this upcoming adventure. Before I jump into my carry-on list there are a few simple rules I like to keep in mind as I dress for the journey. Rule 1 Don’t...

Why You Should Travel Slow

Why You Should Travel Slow

There is something meaningful about the saying, “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” As a traveler, I am always happy to get to the next destination, but the I believe the true excitement happens in the act of getting to there. By traveling slowly we can experience the journey instead of just sightseeing. When most people travel, they travel at a fast pace. Trying to see as much as possible in a short amount of time, because,...