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Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Tour: Explore King’s Landing and Qarth! [updated 2020]

Why take the Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Tour? Hmmm, let me count the ways… kings and queens, knights, magicians, scoundrels, dwarfs, giants, dragons, witches, eunuchs, heroes, liars, and more. I won’t lie, I’m biased. Game of Thrones is the best medieval series ever to hit television, perhaps even the best series of any genre. The […]

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Barcelona Landmarks: 12 Best Things to Do and See in Barcelona [updated 2020]

Ranked one of the most popular cities in Europe to visit, unlike its rivals London, Paris, and Rome, Barcelona is also one of the most affordable cities on the continent, according to Forbes magazine.  Barcelona landmarks are also some of the most recognizable in the world. Walking through Barcelona is like walking around in a […]

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Fika Menu: Swedish Coffee and Seven Cakes. YUM!

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from – or how you feel… There’s always peace in a strong cup of coffee.” ― Gabriel Bá,  Coffee in the United States has become somewhat of pop culture.  Get in line, order the most complicated, tongue-twisting combination of caffeine on the menu, and drink it from the paper cup […]

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Macedonian cooking

Cooking Authentic Macedonian Food at Lake Ohrid

Full transparency: I’m not a foodie. I’m an adventure traveler. So when our JayWay tour guide said we were going to take a cooking class while traversing Macedonia, I was not thrilled. I anticipated boredom. I was wrong, very wrong. Lake Ohrid We started out from our hotel on glorious Lake Ohrid where we’d spent […]

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12 Quirky and Unique Things to Do in Prague

Arguably the most beautiful city in Europe – certainly at least an equal with Paris – Prague is a labyrinth of cobblestone streets, picturesque town squares, secluded courtyards, castles, towers,  jaw-dropping views, and interesting cuisine. A place where even a non-beer drinker like me has to acknowledge that here is the best brew in the […]

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Albanian Wine

Albanian Wine: Europe’s Oldest and Possibly Best

Albanian wine is no stranger to Europe. Archeological evidence near the capital of Tirana indicates traces of tannic acid, which produces the bitter taste in wine, dates back to a 6,000-year viniculture, making Albania arguably the oldest winemaker in Europe. Albania, a small country bordering Greece on the Adriatic Sea, has four separate wine regions, […]

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Corfu Beaches: Exploring One of the Best Greek Islands

It’s no secret that the Greek Islands rank high on the list of “must-do” destinations. But which one to choose? Each island has its own magnetic charm, but I submit that the Corfu beaches and activities make it difficult for anyone to resist the Greek island’s pull. Corfu Island is the second-largest island in the […]

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Albanian Riviera

Ksamil Albania and the Amazing Albanian Riviera [updated 2020]

When I set off for the southern coast of Albania with JayWay Travel, my friends were more than a little skeptical. Known for scouring the earth in search of the best beaches, they didn’t see the lure. To be honest, besides it being an off-the-beaten-path destination, I wasn’t sure what to expect myself in Ksamil Albania or the […]

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Responsible Dolphin and Whale Watching in the Azores

The Azores is one of the best places in the world for whale watching, with a strong cultural connection to whales. While there are some 25 species of whales in the archipelago, the mammoth sperm whale – forever immortalized as “Moby Dick” – is the most common. We chose to go out to find whales […]

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Macedonia

7 Amazing Things to Do in Macedonia [updated 2020]

If you are looking for a European destination that is scenic and affordable, quirky but friendly, has beaches, mountains,  vineyards, and great food….then you will love it here. There are so many things to do in Macedonia! One of the Balkan Peninsula’s landlocked countries in Southeastern Europe, the Republic Macedonia was once part of the […]

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