Europe

Ljubljana

Slovenia Eats: Your Ultimate Guide To Ljubljana’s Culinary Culture

I’m an fan of getting to know a city through not only its food, but its purveyors and delicious small businesses. On a recent trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, I signed up for a tour with Ljubljananjam Food Walks, created […]

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Slow Travel: A Slovenian Countryside Homestay With A Curative Twist

I’m currently standing in a fragrant forest in Plave — a small village in Slovenia — lush with wild garlic, primrose and chives. Well, not really standing. Picking. With bent knees and basket in hand.

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Notes On Nostalgia, Love And Russian Food [Recipes Included]

After my mother passed away when I was 15, my grandparents took over guardianship. The one thing I remember most about grandma Katrina was she could always be found in the kitchen making her famous Russian Piroshki, meat and cabbage-stuffed […]

azores

10 Must-Have Artisanal Experiences In The Azores

While there’s much to explore in the Azores — hiking, bird watching, surfing, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, history — one of the focuses of my recent trip there was local artisan culture. After visiting the islands of São Miguel, São […]

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Revolt, Resistance, Renewal: A History of Paris In The Wake Of Charlie Hebdo

Paris, to me, is a city that always feels like itself. Even as it changes, it always feels the same, au fond, deep down. But what do I know? I’ve only lived here eight years. I’m not French, not Parisian, and likely […]

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Lighting Up Green: Tips For Responsible Northern Lights Travel

It seems fitting that the most prevalent color in the Northern Lights is green. As nature’s greatest light show plays across upturned faces it serves as a gentle reminder as we let that we need to be aware of the […]