Sea Organ in Zadar - Croatia - Tall Ship

Visiting the Sea Organ in Zadar

When Ligeia first told me that she wanted to visit the Sea Organ in Zadar, Croatia, I didn’t know what to think. I hadn’t heard about it and, if I’m being honest, I wasn’t all that interested in it. Since it was an important spot for Ligeia, though, we added an overnight in Zadar to […]

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Vegan in Slovenia - Ljubljana Dragon Bridge

Vegan in Slovenia

Walking around Ljubljana’s Old Town, I looked liked a tourist and I didn’t care. With my vegan spinach borek from Back Werk bakery in hand, I marveled at the variety of architecture, reveled in all the dragons and enjoyed navigating the cobble stones in the pedestrian city. Already won over by my newest visited country, […]

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Being Vegan in Bosnia and Herzegovina - View of Mostar

Vegan in Bosnia & Herzegovina

“Dober dan” I said with a smile to the woman wearing a Mercator uniform. “Dan” she responded not returning my smile. “Do you speak English?” I asked her in Bosnian. “Ne”, she replied and started to walk away. “This is my chance”, I thought to myself. I was eager to try the very little Bosnian […]

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A Day in the Polish Alps

We planned our Polish trip completely unaware of World Youth Days, Catholicism’s way of rejuvenating young Catholics about the religion. This week-long event also included a visit from the Pope. This meant that young Catholics from all over the world were in Krakow when we arrived which while fascinating at first, quickly turned to annoyance […]

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Being Vegan in Poland

As our train crossed the Oder River and we noticed that signs had changed from German to Polish, our excitement and anticipation of Polish adventures were rejuvenated. It had been nearly a decade since we had been there and I was looking forward to visiting familiar places that would remind me of “back then” as well as exploring […]

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Exploring the Spreewald in Germany

As the East German buildings became more interspersed and the lush greenery started to take over, my shoulders dropped and I began to relax. When I spotted cows outside the train window I became more and more excited about our weekend in the Spreewald, nicknamed the Venice of Germany, which seemed to be the perfect antidote […]

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Picking Berries for Megan in Ireland

Megan wasn’t feeling well and so had been staying in the house for the previous few days. Cabin fever set in as she missed the outdoors and all that it had to offer: the sunshine, her friends and berries. Mindy and I had become fond of Megan; after all, she was the very first resident […]

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Vegan in Ireland

Being Vegan in Ireland

Food isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind upon the mention of Ireland and even if you do think of traditional Irish food, it usually comes to mind only after images of lush green countryside, James Joyce and perhaps even Guinness. As vegans, however, food is one of the first things we consider when […]

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Sleeping at the Dublin Airport

I should have known that my evening in the Dublin airport would be eventful when the excelerator in the bus that had picked me up in Sligo suddenly stopped working about a mile away from the airport. We began inching our way every so slowly as we drifted in neutral as far as we could […]

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Things to Do in Strandhill, Ireland

Strandhill is a small community located just outside of Sligo Town on the west coast of Ireland. Perhaps most popularly known for its surf, Strandhill lies along the Wild Atlantic Way and sits at the base of Knocknarea, a distinctive mountain with history dating back to the Stone Age. With powerful waves crashing against the […]

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Vegan in Finland by Jenni Pasanen

Editor’s Note: We met Jenni at Juicy 4 You vegetarian restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Not only has Jenni been a vegan for over 20 years, but she also writes about food. She is from Finland but enjoys spending most of her time abroad (Thailand in particular) and has been writing a vegan travel blog in Finnish […]

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The History of Berlin Through the Eyes of Frau B

“This is where he stood,” Frau B told me as she stood tall with a male stance. “There was a huge crowd,” she continued pointing to where she had stood. “We shouted ‘Ken-ne-dy, Ken-ne-dy.’” Frau B couldn’t understand his entire speech because she did not speak English, but she remembers the most famous part very […]

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Being Vegan in England by Dee Fancett

Editor’s Note:  We met Dee at a vegetarian restaurant in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Dee is originally from London, England but has lived in Chiang Mai for several years. Her fifteen years of being vegan certainly makes her an expert on the subject and helps her to sniff out the vegan options at any location. […]

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Unusual Classrooms

Unusual Classrooms

Teaching English as a Second Language lends itself to a nomadic lifestyle, allowing me to combine my love of teaching with my love of traveling. I have taught in four countries including my own, spanning three continents. While usually my classrooms have been the standard desk, chair and white board scenario, my travels have opened […]

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German Holding Cell - Police Sign

How I Ended Up in a German Holding Cell

As soon as I saw them enter the train car I knew I was in trouble. The doors closed, the jerk of the subway starting caused everyone to unanimously jolt forward and then back, and the new passengers announced themselves with “Fahrscheine bitte” (tickets please). Riding Schwarz I had forgotten to renew my monthly pass when […]

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Gorgeous yellow sky during sunset in Eresos, Lesbos

Leaving Lesbos, Greece

Before setting foot on Lesbos we had such high expectations of the island in particular the village of Eresos, where it is believed the famous poet Sappho lived. For those of you who don’t know, Lesbos is considered Mecca by lesbians worldwide. Visiting Eresos was to be nothing short of walking through the gates of […]

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Pious & Petrified in Lesbos, Greece

Today we rented a car to drive around this section of the island. We headed north towards the old monastery of Ypsilou that was reportedly still in use. Even from the road, we spotted it easily high up on Mount Ordymnas. Our little white car struggled up the paved road to the small parking lot, […]

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