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Why do we travel?

Why do I travel? To remind myself that I am alive, that the world is so much greater and bigger than me. I travel to feel emotions that are too big for one place. I travel to make connections        To find myself while looking for others. I travel because it is where I belong even when I feel  ...

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Spring Break Packing List for Europe

Packing List for a week in Europe in the Springtime Traveling to Europe in the Spring is a beautiful opportunity, it’s starting to warm up and flowers are blooming. It’s one of my favorite seasons in Italy. However, it can be tricky to pack because the temperatures can change quickly and you  ...

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Barbaresco: A Town Built on Wine

We all know Italy is famous for wine, but have you ever heard of Barbaresco? Many wine lovers know of Barbaresco as a great rich full bodied red wine, but did you know it is also a quaint little village in italy’s northwestern region of Piedmont? Barbaresco is a village that began to gain fame  ...

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Istanbul: A City of Culture

“Culture is mix. Culture means a mix of things from other sources. And my town, Istanbul, was this kind of mix. Istanbul, in fact, and my work, is a testimony to the fact that East and West combine cultural gracefully, or sometimes in an anarchic way, came together, and that is what we should  ...

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Turin: What A Wonderful Surprise

Laurence’s Post Part 2 After a good night’s sleep, my tourist adventure in Turin (In Italian the city is called Torino) began. I spent all week there, walking around every day from morning to evening, making visits and what I saw of Turin really delighted me! Honestly, I was not expecting that  ...

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Exploring Genoa

Again and again I find myself falling in love with Italy. In three years, I have seen Italy’s shortcomings and I’ve had my meltdowns over bureaucratic chaos, but the historic charm, delicious food, and natural beauty continues to capture my heart daily. My most recent trip to Genoa (or Italian  ...

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