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Istrian Pennisula, Croatia | Photojournal

I wasn't planning on writing anything about my trip to Croatia. I wanted to take a trip without having this blog in mind, but it would be a shame not to share some of the photos I took. Croatia is a stunning country and I cannot wait to see much more of it this coming summer. I stayed in Pula which is a port town in the Istrian Pennisula, known for it's Roman ruins. It is a charming town and perfect…

Kraków, Poland

It has taken me far too long to write this article. For many reasons, not sure how to organize it, I started over thinking everything and just stopped writing. Move across the world? Easy. Write about it? Different story. I want to document my experiences. I want to inspire others, not only to travel but to open their hearts to the possibilities of the world and their dreams. So, in May I went to Kraków, Poland. It was a bit…

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Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa) [Tivoli, Italy]

Villa Adriana, or in English known as Hadrian's Villa, was the Roman Emperor Hadrian's retreat from Rome until he moved there permanently in AD 128. It was subsequently occupied by a few successors but fell into a state of disrepair during the 4th century (decline of the Roman Empire). The site was used for building materials, and valuables were taken. Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este (remember him from Villa d'Este?) had many of the remaining statues and marble were taken for his villa.…

Manchester, UK

This is a long overdue article. I could never figure out what story to tell about Manchester. So many other local bloggers do a fantastic job covering the bases. I lived here for about a year and a half before moving to Brighton. Rather than talk about my personal experiences living here, I thought to try something different. So these are all of my recommendations for things to see, places to eat, and places to drink (coffee, beer, & cocktails!).…

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Bodiam Castle [East Sussex, England]

For my birthday, I went to Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England. I mean where else do you take a girl obsessed with castles on her birthday? Bodiam Castle is a 14th-century moated castle with, what I think, is a very interesting history. Unlike most castles, Bodiam was built by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a knight of Edward III. Sir Dalyngrigge was an ambitious knight that wanted to put his riches from France to use, so naturally, he petitioned to build a…

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Beachy Head [East Sussex, England]

This past weekend I ventured to Beachy Head, the largest salt cliff in Britain. East of Brighton and just west of Eastbourne, very close to my new home, I know this will be a place I will frequent throughout the summer. It is immediately located east of the famous Seven Sisters. I don't have much to say on the matter other than if you get a chance, go experience these amazing landscapes. There is also a pub located in the area,…

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Villa d’Este [Tivoli, Italy]

Back in 2014, I was living in England and took a trip back to Rome. It is shocking I have not written about Rome yet but that article will come when I figure out how to organize 1000's of pictures of everything I have seen there and around Italy. Suggestions are more than welcome. Back to the matter at hand, during this trip, I went to Tivoli, a town east of Rome to visit Villa d'Este, a UNESCO World Heritage…