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Hidden Gems of Europe

8 underrated European cities that offer authentic, intimate travel experiences. Travelers flock to Europe because of all the beautiful cities within close proximity of each other. Paris, Rome, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, all these incredible places attract tourists from all over the world, and these famous cities are absolutely worth a trip. But for those …

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Riga, Latvia: Discovering Hope in the Bleakness of Winter

Originally published on In The Know Traveler It’s an icy January morning. I’ve just stumbled out of Riga International Airport after a 6AM flight, and I’m trudging through the exhaust-stained slush on my way to the bus station. Which is worse, the dry burn in my throat from the cold I developed overnight or the harsh …

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Cinnamon Sally & The Fat Pumpkin

Quirky tidbits from my weekend trip to Riga, Latvia. I'm aware that the title of this post may be confusing. Who is Cinnamon Sally? Why isn't she called Nutmeg Sally?  Is she purposely discriminating against other spices, or does she really just love cinnamon? And aren't all pumpkins fat? Or are they just big-boned? I'm …

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