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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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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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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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The best beaches in Nice

Confession: I spent a week in Nice and didn’t do one cultural activity, unless you count drinking rosé and eating pissaladiere. Instead, I went to the beach. Instead, I went to the beach. You can find an quite a few accommodations in Nice that are...
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Capture the color

I'm not a girl who shies away from color: I like to be swathed in neon and surrounded by brilliantly blue skies. I get depressed when I wear too much black, sit beneath gray clouds, stare into glass and concrete. Whenever I'm traveling, I seek out...
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8 little things to love about Zagreb

I'm not sure what I expected from Zagreb. The formerly communist capital of Croatia is located inland, a far cry from the unspoiled natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park or the thousands of islands dotting the Adriatic Sea. Even...
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Postcard from Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes is one of those places where you hope you're not going to be underwhelmed: so many people recommend it and so many absolutely amazing photos exist. Luckily, the Croatian national park is just as stunning in real life as you...
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Once a Francophile, always a Francophile?

I felt a shiver of trepidation as I stepped off the plane at Charles de Gaulle: my passport pages are filled with European stamps, but this was the first time I'd anticipated the thunk of the stamp with pages also covered in stamps from Australia,...
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The trip that started it all: Europe 2009

After graduating from college in May 2009, I spent five weeks backpacking through Europe (Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Salzburg, London, Munich, Freiberg, Interlaken, Nice) by myself. Although I’d spent a summer in Provence with family friends...
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