The City of Museums

Welcome to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia! It also happens to be the largest city in the country. Like much of Croatia, the city dates back to Roman times. The remains of Andautonia, the Roman settlement during the Middle Ages, were discovered in the 1900s, revealing a sewer system, streets, and city walls. Now, the…

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Exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

Plitvice National Park is incredible, and crowded, and has more waterfalls than I’ve ever seen. Plitvička Jezera, as it’s said in Croatian, is the country’s biggest and oldest national park. It’s made up of 16 lakes and over 90 waterfalls. The waters are brilliant blue greens, attributed to minerals and organisms. Over a million tourists…

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a Dubrovnik goodbye

As you’ve seen in my last few posts, I spent a good bit of time in Dubrovnik. It was the first stop on a Croatian road trip I took a few years back. Here are a few snaps and thoughts before leaving the city. Dubrovnik is for foodies. from fish paste, to crni rižot (risotto…

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The Fort Dedicated to Archivists and Comedians

Fort Lovrijenac overlooks Old Town in Dubrovnik. Three terraces make up the triangular structure above the West Harbor. Perhaps you recognize bits and pieces of it from Game of Thrones. It was the location of the Red Keep on King Joffrey’s Name Day Tournament. The fort was named for Saint Lawrence, who was burned alive in…

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This Super Old City is a Portal to Medieval Times.

Welcome to Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia, which is saying a lot. From what I’ve seen, most cities in the country are breathtaking. Old Town, the amazingly preserved medieval portion of this stunning port on the Adriatic, was one of the most important locations in Game of Thrones. Even though it…

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a long awaited goodbye to 2020

A lot of things could be said about last year, and most of them aren’t flattering. However, that’s not what you’ll find in this annual round up. I’ve decided to focus on the good. Despite the year’s hardships that I’ve chosen not to name, I found myself incredibly lucky. If you feel so inclined, take…

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NOLA of Christmas Past

In case you haven’t heard me rave about it before, New Orleans is one of my favorite cities. Over the past few years, I’ve made an annual pilgrimage. I’m saddened that I won’t be able to visit this go round because…2020. But I still want to celebrate this beautiful spot, during my favorite month to…

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The Incredible Edible (Flower) Heads

As winter blows in and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) takes its toll, browsing pictures from warmer months might beat the cold weather blues. So please, enjoy! A few weeks after peak sunflower season, keeping true to my “always late” policy in life, I went to Grinter Farm in Kansas. The Grinters are an incredible family…

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The best sneakers I’ve ever worn are the perfect inspiration to NOT BUY ANYTHING AT ALL this Black Friday

Y’all, these 10+ year old Sweet Classic Highs are the absolute best shoes I’ve ever had. They’ve been all over the world with me. The leather beauts are a constant source of inspiration. They’ve endured countless Lollapaloozas. I wore them on the longest hike I’ve ever taken (to Trolltunga in Norway). I bring them on…

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Exploring One of North America’s Most Livable Cities (pssst…it’s in Canada)

When I visited Calgary back in 2016, I shared my experience with you guys. After revisiting a few years later, I found it even more charming than the first go round. Calgary sits at the junction of the Bow and Elbow River, in the transition zone between the Rockies and the Canadian prairies. When you…

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