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A Magical Ferry Ride on Lake Koman, Northern Albania

As a new resident of Kosovo, I was delighted to learn that Liqenin e Komani, or Lake Koman, was just across the border from me now and an easy road trip […]

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Summer Vibes from Finland’s Archipelago: Nagu, Kökar & Mariehamn

Nokia, Santa Claus, Angry Birds, goth metal bands, and saunas are just a few things that probably come to mind when you think of Finland…but summer? Last grand tour I […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Dalmatian Coast

With over a thousand islands and 1,800 kilometers of coastline along the entire country, exploring Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast which comprises about half of it can seem a tad overwhelming upon […]

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Destination Albania – A Visual Vacation Through One of Europe’s Most Intriguing Countries

By far and by large, the most read post on this blog is “15 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Albania” – in fact you’re probably reading this right […]

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There has been a sort of standstill around these parts as well as in The Blonde Gypsy social media world over the past six months if you’ve been following any […]

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How to Spend a Day in Sibiu, Romania

It’s been nearly four years since I first found myself lost in Transylvania and like many first time visitors to the region, I have to admit I was half expecting […]

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Trainsetting Europe: One Night in Innsbruck

In making my way from Scandinavia to the Balkans on my Blonde Gypsy Ambition Tour (yes, I’m still thinking about that mother of trip – it was a large one […]

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Surprising Shkodra: A Spontaneous Day Trip to Albania’s Cultural Capital

The intention was to spend a few days hiding out on the beach in Ulcinj, Montenegro and not talk to anyone. Roam around town anonymously at my own pace and […]

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Georgia (The Country) On My Mind – And Your Next Great Adventure

The thing about extreme road trips that not many people care to bring up is how incredibly exhausting they can be. How sitting in a car for hours and hours […]

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A Little Cappadocia Fauxtography

Oh, how to describe this place in a way that hasn’t been done a million times before? Cappadocia… I can’t so I won’t even try. Will only confirm that it’s true […]

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Party Yachting with SailingHR in Croatia: Unforgettable & Ultimate Yacht Week Experience?

This past July, I was invited to join SailingHR on a party yachting trip through the islands of Dalmatia, Croatia. Never one to turn down an invitation to a party, […]

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Scenes From a Day Trip to Taxco, Mexico

Taxco (pronounced TAS-co)…Pueblo Mágico, and one of my favorite days out on the quick trip that I took to Mexico City earlier this year. Known for its silver, stunning baroque […]

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A Motorcycle Trip to Treskavec Monastery, Macedonia

Eight kilometers north of Prilep in south central Macedonia there exists one of the most spectacular monasteries I have ever had the fortune of visiting and in one of the […]

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Highlights of the Ruisrock Festival in Turku, Finland

Seems like ages ago that I properly attended a European music festival. And by properly attended, I mean went to hang out IN the festival and not just backstage. Don’t […]

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A Roman Holiday…in Assisi, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast

Not one much for tradition, I decided on my recent holiday to Rome to do what most tourists on a Roman holiday don’t think of doing. Leave. While I slept […]

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On Champagne, Hating Travel, and One of Europe’s Best Train Rides from Bar to Belgrade

The train ride between Bar, Montenegro and Belgrade, Serbia is famous. It’s known to be one of the best routes in Europe and arguably the most scenic east of Switzerland. […]

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A Little Kosovo Fauxtography

A place that is likely to stir up a variety of emotions given its history, especially recent; a country that at present is only recognized by 111 UN member states […]

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Meet Montenegro – Darling of the Balkans

Meet Montenegro, one more “pearl of the Mediterranean”, or according to me, darling of the Balkans. Chilling just south of Croatia and north of Albania, Montenegro is one of the most […]

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Exploring Quebec, Canada – Most European City in North America?

Taking a quick trip to Canada this past February was not as random as it seemed. Although it wasn’t planned that far in advance and Canada probably isn’t a place […]

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A Little Ljubljana Fauxtography

I have a major confession to make… I’m a hoarder While thankfully this isn’t the case with tangible items (except maybe lipstick and sunglasses), I have a major problem hoarding […]