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Like a Rare Damascus Rose, Travel in Bulgaria Offers Sweetness at Every Turn

My first impression upon crossing the border from Macedonia to Bulgaria was of the sweetness of both the air (its smell of hyacinths) and people of Bulgaria.  Over the days, almost like a slowly blooming...
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(Photo Essay) Adventure Travel in the Balkans – Spotlight on Macedonia

When I was four years old, my family moved from Athens, Greece to Lausanne, Switzerland so that my father could pursue a career opportunity. Thinking that it would be a fun adventure, my parents decided...
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Off the Beaten Path: Lazio Ecotourism Reveals Diverse History and Traditions – Sustainably!

As we walked along the short trail back from the olive grove in Lazio, I began to smell fresh mint and other aromatic herbs underfoot, wildly growing on the side of the farmhouse, and instantly...
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New Greek Cooking Trips Reveal Secrets & History

I may be biased given my Greek heritage, but I think authentic Greek cuisine (I am not including the ubiquitous gyro) still represents the values of slow, farm to table cooking made with fresh, wholesome...
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Zagreb Travel: What Green, Sustainable Lifestyles Mean in Croatia

Last summer’s travels with my son was a part social experiment, part field research on how sustainability is viewed through the eyes of a nine-year-old child. Each country we visited, namely Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, and...
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Ireland Greenway Combines Adventure, Culinary Delights & Scenic Serenity

There’s so much that surprised me during my trip to Ireland last October from the people (extraordinarily friendly souls who have a penchant for going out of their way to help others) to the vistas...
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(Photos) Highland Games – Clash of Clans for the Modern Times Family Vacation

If you are the parent of a pre-teen, then most likely you have heard of the online game, Clash of Clans. For the uninitiated, the premise of this game is to build a village, join...
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Crann Og Eco Farm Holiday in Ireland

I’ve been travelling and volunteering for nearly two years now. In the beginning of this year, I came to a place called ‘Crann Óg’. It’s a small eco farm/community/self-catering destination in the County of Galway...
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Biking Along Croatia’s Parenzana Trail Travel With Whole Family!

Take the imagery of Tuscany (without the crowds) and combine it with a family-friendly biking and hiking trail that meanders through various villages offering comfortable accommodations and fantastic culinary delicacies, and you have Croatia’s Parenzana...
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Tasting the Best Food in Scotland at Fraoch Lodge

This past summer, our European family vacation was dedicated to experiencing all things local. Whether it was touring a family-owned organic vineyard or seeing a cultural dance performance just outside of Dubrovnik in Croatia, spending...
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