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Gambino Vini | Wine Tasting on Mount Etna, Sicily

It was late May and the weather in the Mediterranean had taken a turn. Malta with…

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Taormina, Sicily: The Dolce Vita

“To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all,…

From Amsterdam to Alkmaar: Netherlands Cycle Trip Guide (for New Cyclists!)

Last spring I explored the Netherlands Dutch style, by bicycle. This was one of our most eco-friendly trips yet with no transport needed by car or plane within the Netherlands. We were able to use only bikes and the occasional public transport to travel from city to city.

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Alkmaar: Cheese, Cheese & More Cheese at the World’s Largest Cheese Market

SAY CHEESE. Alkmaar is the capital city of cheese in Holland. The city has made a…

Travel Guide: Lisse, the Tulip Fields & the Keukenhof of South Holland

Lisse was initially founded as a rural getaway for wealthy merchants from Haarlem or Amsterdam looking…

The DO YOU EVEN TOURIST Guide to Amsterdam | Museums, Coffeeshops, the Red Light District & More!

Amsterdam. There is no place on earth like it. Ever since watching Eurotrip as an American…

A Journey Back in Time at Zaanse Schans | Must See Site in Holland

The Zaanse Schans is a time machine to 18th century Holland. Picture this: working wooden windmills…

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Finding Dutch Windmills on a Cycle Trip around Holland (5 Most Famous Sites!)

This May, Jonas and I got out our backpacks and took on a bicycle journey around…

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Venice in the Rain: Two Days of Wet, Rainy, Beautiful Venice

Venice in the rain is a beautiful sight. When it rains in Venice the tourists stay…

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A Photo Diary: Driving the Scenic Route from Germany to Italy

After two months of hiding out in a sleepy town in the south of Germany, we…