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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...

San Francisco Seafood

Best Seafood in San Francisco

Not all people have the luxury of eating great seafood. Some have allergies, others don’t live close enough to a harbor to know what fresh seafood tastes like. But those who know and love good seafood when you head to a coastal city or town you are in for a treat with fresh local fish, caught from not so very far away. Along with its charming charisma, San Francisco has some of the best seafood spots in California. So if...

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,...

The Five Flavors of Italy

When you think of Italy, what are some of the flavors that come to mind? Tomato sauce? Wine grapes? Olive oil? The Italian food culture is so far embedded into the roots of its history it is often a source of pride among its people. Family recipes passed down from grandmother to mother to daughter held close to the heart of the community. Here you will find the five flavors of Italy as seen by me a San Franciscan living...

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...