July 2012

Lake Bled Slovenia

Dreamy Slovenia Daytrips

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You can visit nearly all of Slovenia’s top destinations as daytrips from Ljubljana, its charming capital.

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Hotels in Italy

The Worst Hostel in the World

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I’d told myself on my way up the stairwell the first night that I would simply use the hostel as a place to sleep; but I couldn’t even do that.

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Is This the Most Charming City in Europe?

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Upon first inspection, Ljubljana appears to be a soulless city of the former Soviet Bloc — but it is perhaps the most arrestingly charming city in all of Europe.

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The Overland Journey from Venice to Slovenia

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The overland journey from Italy to Slovenia is not only beautiful, but also quick and easy: Two trains, an antique tram, a cross-border taxi ride, another train and you’re there!

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The Paradox of Venice, Italy

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Venice, you might say, is like an extremely attractive (but extremely annoying) man or woman.

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Colosseum of Rome

Cum and Conquest in the Eternal City

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Reconciling the globetrotter I am today with the backpacker I was the first time I set foot in Rome has brought about some surprisingly big questions.

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Getting to Know Naples

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Worries about the Mafia were the furthest thing from my mind as I explored Naples, a city I would never, ever use the word “dangerous” to describe.

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My One-Night Stand With Milan

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24 hours is enough to get an intimate introduction to Italy’s fashion capital, a one-night stand that might make you think you’re in love.

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