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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: Bosansko Grahovo to Bihac and Una National Park, Bosnia & Herzegovina

The last portion of my Via Dinarica journey through Bosnia and Herzegovina was an interesting and enlightening one. Staying with Stana in Bosansko Grahovo After our action packed day in […]

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The Blonde Gypsy and Yomadic Are Hitting the Road – Sarajevo to Tbilisi

This is quite possibly the most insane idea I’ve ever had. That’s right. Today marks the beginning of what just may be the most epic road trip of my life […]

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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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The Blonde Gypsy is Walking Via Dinarica!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past few years as a vagablonde, it’s that life really does work in mysterious ways. Mysterious ways that always lead you to […]

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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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Scenes From a Baltic Sea Cruise Between Helsinki and Stockholm

Contrary to popular belief, going on a cruise can be a cool experience for independent travelers and people under the age of 65. I say this not to be snide, […]

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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 […]

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Trainsetting Europe: In Bruges

Since I committed myself to conquering most of Belgium in one day on The Blonde Gypsy Ambition Tour, I had to move fast and make some pretty bold decisions. Bold […]

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Why Every Traveler Needs to See Finnish Lapland Before They Die

Visiting Lapland in Finland is and shall remain one of my all-time favorite travel experiences which is why I’ve decided to put the word out to all travelers that it […]

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Songs to Rock While Traveling the World – Volume 1

I was recently asked by a online music streaming service to create a travel themed playlist for their site. Given my love for incorporating jams into my blog posts whenever […]

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6 Things You Shouldn’t Miss (But Might) in Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki is one capital I didn’t think I’d return to or ever consider as one of my favorites in Europe given my limited first experience with it, but after spending […]

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How To Spend a Day in Turku, Finland

For many, including myself, Turku, Finland is usually just a quick stop on a cruise over from Stockholm or on the way to Helsinki. This is a shame really as […]

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The Blonde Gypsy Ambition Tour: Mission Accomplished

This round-up of The Blonde Gypsy Ambition Tour is coming a bit late and my apologies for that. To be 100% honest, I was dealing with a travel burnout and […]

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Mostar, I Think We’re Alone Now

You should always know you’re in for a challenge when you travel off-season, but never, and I repeat, NEVER, let that deter you from doing so. I’ve talked before about […]

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Searching for Ringed Seal Nests on Lake Saimaa, Finland

It’s been said before, but traveling, more than anything else in this world, provides you with the most well-rounded education. Whether you make a conscious decision to do so or […]