Tag Archives: Italy

Predjama Castle with a Side of Trieste

The best thing we did while planning this trip was to rent a car. We booked online and picked it up from the Ljubljana airport, and it allowed us the freedom to play it by ear when it came to where we’d go next. After Bled, we drove to Piran, loosely intending to stop in one […]

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Amanda Slavinsky

Studying in Rome with Amanda Slavinsky

This post is part of a series of interviews with travelers who have studied abroad. Meet Amanda Slavinsky from Michigan. This University of Michigan grad is the creator of the addictive travel blog Farsickness. In 2009, she spent four months studying history and Italian at John Cabot University, an American university in Rome. Here’s what […]

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Can you really Carpe every Diem?

When we were sitting in Rome, sharing a bottle of Italian red, Anne asked a question. “Do you ever find it kind of sad that traveling isn’t always as exciting as you imagined?” Was she right?  In a way, yes. There are those times when you are exhausted from taking a bus to a plane […]

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Ferry to Paradise

I could say that I had a rough night on the deck of the ferry, but that would be a complete and total lie.  And this isn t Lonely Planet; I actually do everything I write about. I had a berth.  And it was amazing.  I swear it was like being back in the womb, […]

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In Transit

Last night I learned that you can see Venice in two hours, but you can t really experience it in that time.  I caught the 8PM shuttle bus into the city and hit the ground running with someone else who also only had one night.  We followed the mildly unclear signs to the Rialto bridge […]

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One Night In Venice

I love Italy.  And I have about 24 hours to indulge in that love, because tomorrow evening I am off to Croatia on a luxurious overnight ferry.  I like to pretend that it is going to have a cruise ship atmosphere.  I think this is what they call denial. I am sweating it up in […]

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