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11 Travel Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip to Rome
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11 Travel Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip to Rome

Tip #1: Adapt to and take advantage of the local pace and customs Wake up before the sun rises and stroll through the streets at dawn. The temperature will be very pleasant, the city will be empty and quiet (even in summer). It will allow you to take photos like these, with literally no one around: Around 8:30-9am, Romans start crowding the streets with their vespas to go to work, but you got a good ...
Rome: The Eternal City
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Rome: The Eternal City

This is the first of two articles on Rome we are publishing this week on the blog. Planting the seed This scene takes place on March 6, 2014: In true Inception fashion, I spur Jarelle on trying a Gladiator outfit, as we get ready for the record-setting QUT toga party. Looking at his roar of happiness, I know he is ready for what will come. Little did he know that he would get to re-enact this role 3 years ...
Split: Defying Death, a Mighty BBQ, and a Little Girl
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Split: Defying Death, a Mighty BBQ, and a Little Girl

Split is Croatia’s second largest city and a great starting point for your Croatia adventure. It has an international airport with low cost airlines flying in and out from the rest of Europe, and multiple organized tours will take you to the top sights, including the Plitvice national park, Krka National Park, and Dalmatian islands. The magic of Split happens in the old town surrounding the big ferry ...
A Vampire Epidemic Around the Mediterranean: Rethinking Sustainable Travel
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A Vampire Epidemic Around the Mediterranean: Rethinking Sustainable Travel

This is a public service announcement: We’ve been made aware of a vampire epidemic in the Mediterranean Sea. These creatures are pale, thirsty, burn under the sun, and only come out at night. This creature is called the “European teenager”. At 18, 19 years of age, the teenager moves away from his family. This newfound independence begets a new desire to discover the world around him. Around spring and ...
Hvar: What Party? (Adventures of Dabbing Kids, Mama Smoothie and a Heroic Bike Ride)
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Hvar: What Party? (Adventures of Dabbing Kids, Mama Smoothie and a Heroic Bike Ride)

After our pleasant stay in Brac, we took a ferry back to Split, to explore the city. After 2 days in Split, we took another ferry to the BEAUTIFUL island of Hvar. Now, Hvar is widely known as "the Ibiza of the Adriatic." Socialites, celebrities, and English uni students come here to party at its expensive beach clubs, and that is Hvar's main reputation. However, just like Ibiza, Hvar has a rich history ...
Brač Island: Phallic Objects, Churches, Mountains, Beaches, and a Whole Lotta Food
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Brač Island: Phallic Objects, Churches, Mountains, Beaches, and a Whole Lotta Food

After visiting Krka National Park, we drove south and stopped in the seaside town of Trogir for a short visit. The center of the town has a stunning 16th century church. It was almost closing time, but we climbed up the tower. As we were the only ones, we took the opportunity to shoot a few videos and admire the panoramic views. We followed that up with a walk through old cobblestoned streets, where ...
An Adventurous Day in Krka National Park (aka Heaven on Earth)
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An Adventurous Day in Krka National Park (aka Heaven on Earth)

After an eventful day in Paklenica and Plitvice National Park and a well-deserved rest, we took a 1h15 drive south of Zadar in the morning to another of Croatia's natural wonders. Krka National Park! Home to the most awesomest, awesome waterfalls in the world. Skrew you Niagara Falls! THIS PARK IS GODLY! This is also the only destination where Jesus Christ HIMself vacations with his side chicks. I ...
Almost dying in Plitvice National Park
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Almost dying in Plitvice National Park

Let me tell you about the only time I almost gave up on myself. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was during my high school senior football game. It was the 4th quarter, with 8 minutes and 32 seconds left in the game vs Independence High School. I had just dropped a key pass that would have converted a key 4th down for my team and my own ego as the starting wide receiver. I walked to the ...
Overcoming Adversity and Letting Go of Your Persona in Plitvice
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Overcoming Adversity and Letting Go of Your Persona in Plitvice

Here we were, enjoying a leisurely stroll in the Upper Lakes of Plitvice National Park. Suddenly, Jarelle felt his heart accelerating (no, he wasn’t having sex with nature) and collapsed to the ground. My fallen comrade wasn’t feeling good. After checking his pulse and working on his breath, onwards we went. But a few minutes later, to the ground he went again, this time feeling worse. He needed FOOD. ...
Our Trip to Paklenica & Plitvice Lakes National Parks
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Our Trip to Paklenica & Plitvice Lakes National Parks

Only two days after welcoming my bro Jarelle to Ireland, which must have been quite a shock to him already, here we were already taking another plane. We landed in Zadar, Croatia, at 10pm, and while I was doing paperwork at the rental car desk, Jarelle -like a police detection dog- had already identified some American college girls to talk to. Car keys in hand, we drove to our Airbnb, or at least we ...

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