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The best of Iceland, via Instagram

Here is the transcript of the conversation we had about 27 (or more) times a day on our road trip around Iceland: "Wow. Just, wow," said Aly. "Oh my god ICELAND IS SO BEAUTIFUL," I said. I didn't even realize that I had captioned three...
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The highlights of Croatia

Now that summer is right around the corner--I went without a jacket for the first time in New York City yesterday!--I can't help but think about my favorite summer destinations. I've been noticing Croatia popping up on a lot more of my friends'...
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Postcard from Dubrovnik

The New York Times recently posted The 46 Places to Go in 2013: the ultimate guide to this year's wanderlust. I've only been to six of the cities mentioned (I've got my work cut out for me this year!), but seeing Hvar Island mentioned immediately...
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The Seine in Paris on a crisp January day

Why I love Paris in January

Now that January has hit New York City, I'm having pangs of Paris envy: my mom and I took advantage of cheap airline tickets and spent 10 days in Paris on my long winter break when I was in college a few times. They were my favorite mother-daughter...
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My favorite views in Nice

As the weather gets chillier and I go longer and longer without a proper pain au chocolat, I really start to miss Nice. Even though I realize I'd never want to live there full-time--which has more to do with the endless red tape of French bureaucracy...
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An airline strike in Santorini

Before she had the most adorable baby boy ever (with the cutest travel-themed nursery ever), my dear friend and fellow gelato-lover Ashlee Gadd of Where My Heart Resides had a pre-baby bucket list--and the big thing to tick off was a trip to Greece....
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Postcard from Mljet Island

After visiting Plitvice Lakes and sailing the Adriatic Sea, I thought I had seen all of the most impossibly pristine waters Croatia had to offer--and then I went to Mljet Island. Not only does this national park have woodsy paths and water...
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The best of the French Riviera, via Instagram

When I decided to visit Croatia, I realized there was no way I'd be able to go to Europe without at least a stopover in Nice: I spent seven months living in this Mediterranean gem, but with studying French, two jobs, a blog and a social life, I...
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Postcard from Old Nice

I have a love/hate relationship with Old Nice: the winding network of cobbled streets and vividly-colored shutters are crowded with terrace tables and slow-walking tourists. For seven months, I lived on the edge of Place Garibaldi: overlooking the...
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The best of Croatia, via Instagram

My memories of Croatia shall forever be a thousand shades of shimmering blue: the vivid and cloudless sky, the fish swishing through impossibly clear turquoise water, the sun dancing over the sea. Sure, there were other colors, too: the...
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