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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 109 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 […]

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6 More Things You Shouldn’t Miss (But Might) in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

In this edition of “6 Things You Shouldn’t Miss (But Might) in Sarajevo”, the final edition, I shall be revealing six more interesting places and events that need to be […]

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On the Road with The Blonde Gypsy: 10 Amazing Places to Visit on an Epic Journey from Europe to Asia

Ever wondered what it would be like to drive across two continents? No plans, just the open road and three weeks to get from A to B? In a 1994 […]

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Rakija & Primeval Forests for Breakfast in Sutjeska National Park, Bosnia & Herzegovina

As I stepped back into the roadside restaurant after making a call, my tired eyes desperately scanned the table for the coffee I had ordered the moment we arrived. Thank […]

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Via Dinarica: Plitvice Lakes, Biokovo, Mosor & Krka National Park, Croatia

It’s a lot, trying to lay out my entire Via Dinarica experience through Croatia. But I’m doing it. Whether it looks like it or not, we actually covered quite a bit […]

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Bled, Slovenia is Amazing….But See Why Bohinj is Even Better

If you have followed this blog at all in the past two years, you probably have noticed something about me and that is I am pretty slow with publishing. I’m also […]

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Scenes From a Day Trip to Ani, Ancient Armenia

I had great aspirations to write a novel or something of that nature from the backseat of Nancy on the 4000 km road trip Yomadic and I did from Sarajevo […]

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The Blonde Gypsy is Kicking It in Kiev!

If you had told me 54 days ago that I’d be sitting in Kiev, Ukraine this week with some my best friends in the entire world fresh off of a […]

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6 Things You Shouldn’t Miss (But Might) in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Falling in love with Sarajevo was pretty much instant for me. Before I could even see it in the daylight or really knew anything about it, there was just something […]

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Lunching in Lukomir – Bosnia’s Highest & Most Isolated Mountain Village?

Lukomir, Lukomir…what to say about Lukomir. First let me start by introducing this little mountaintop dwelling properly. It’s about an hour and a half from Sarajevo on Bjelasnica Mountain and […]

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Via Dinarica: Prokosko Lake and Vranica Mountain to Bugojno, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Moving right along on the Via Dinarica White Trail… Spending the night on Prokosko Lake From the source of the Vrbas River we headed straight to Prokosko Lake on Vranica […]

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Via Dinarica: Cvrsnica Mountain to Vrbas Valley in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Just to catch you up to speed, in case you haven’t read the news, I am currently hiking/trekking/rock climbing/bicycling/rafting/driving/walking Via Dinarica which is a proposed mega trail extending from Albania […]

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6 Reasons Why You Should Visit South Estonia, Not Tallinn

I can think of one hundred different reasons to visit Tallinn. It’s one of my favorite cities to look at in all of Europe and while we’ve had our fair […]

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Trainsetting Europe: Getting Down With Ghent

Following my afternoon of fun in the sun with 15,000 other tourists in Bruges, it was onwards to Ghent/Gent. The third largest city in Belgium. Since it is conveniently on […]