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Stuff to Know before you Go: My Expereince with Jadrolinija Ferry Service from Italy to Croatia

As a ferry-loving transplant to the Pacific Northwest USA planning a trip to both Italy and Croatia,  I was excited to find that ferries are an option for connecting Italy with Eastern Europe. Booking my tickets was easy enough (through Jadrolinija website or directferries.com) but information beyond when to show up was sparse- and English-language …

Lopez Island Overlook
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Escape to Lopez Island: the PNW’s Hidden Gem in the San Juan Islands

Confession: I am currently in the midst of a long term love affair with the Washington State Ferries. Living in downtown Seattle, the ferries are a constant rhythm as they come and go from the downtown ferry dock. Since my very first ferry ride in Seattle, the ferries have represented escape, rest, and retreat from …

truffle hunting in florence
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Truffle Hunting in Florence: A Solo Traveler Tries an AirBnB Experience.

(aka: The time I Paid $200 to Pet a Dog in Florence) For many, travel is about seeing the iconic scenes and structures around the world, for others, travel is more about collecting experiences and stories that form sensory memories and opportunities to experience life through the eyes of people very different from me. AirBnB …