How to Day-Hike Alone, Safely

I’ve recently had the opportunity to return to Switzerland for a work trip and take the weekend to further explore the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland. When I first came to Switzerland in 2017, I was simply astonished by the beauty of its landscapes and the unbelievable skylines, mountains, valleys, and waterfalls. When the […]

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City Guide to Rome – How to Spend 3 Days in the Eternal City

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Rome has always been a top destination city for travelers longing to marvel at Europe’s greatest – magnificent centuries-old architecture, prolific art, cobblestone streets, and of course, one of the most renowned cuisines. Rome, as it is very appropriately named really IS the Eternal City to be marveled at and experienced slowly, paying careful attention […]

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5 Things No One Tells You About Europe

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It’s hard to imagine a more hassle-free vacation than Europe…at least for me. I’ve never been one to need to book tours or hire guides for this particular continent and have always enjoyed wandering the cities and natural wonders of the various countries I’ve explored. 2017 so far has been all about Europe for me […]

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Why Costa Rica is the Perfect Destination for a Warm Weather Vacation

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If you are looking for awesome adventures and beautiful beaches, then look no further than Costa Rica. This tiny Central American country really has it all when it comes to having a wholesome, warm-weather vacation. I first fell in love with Costa Rica when I visited in 2011 while I was still in college. Between […]

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Almond Thumbprint Cookies

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These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are the epitome of holiday indulgence. Buttery, nutty, with smooth preserves and chewy texture, they have it all. Let me start off by saying that I do not bake cookies – I’m just not a cookie person, not to mention the caloric havoc they wreak. So when undertaking this task, for the […]

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Roasted Tomato Tart with Herbed Ricotta and Goat Cheese

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This is a wonderfully-balanced, flavorful, yet delicate savory tart. If you know me, you know I am obsessed with tomatoes…that’s an understatement. I finally purchased myself a tart pan – now my baking arsenal is complete – and decided to break it in with this tart. The recipe inspiration came from this recipe. Yes, it’s […]

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