Tag Archives: Italy
Predjama Castle with a side of Trieste

Predjama Castle with a Side of Trieste

The best thing we did while planning this trip was to rent a car. We booked online and picked it up from the Ljubljana airport, and it allowed us the freedom to play it by ear when it came to where we’d go next. After Bled, we drove to Piran, loosely intending to stop in one […]

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Amanda Slavinsky

Studying in Rome with Amanda Slavinsky

This post is part of a series of interviews with travelers who have studied abroad. Meet Amanda Slavinsky from Michigan. This University of Michigan grad is the creator of the addictive travel blog Farsickness. In 2009, she spent four months studying history and Italian at John Cabot University, an American university in Rome. Here’s what […]

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Can you really Carpe every Diem?

When we were sitting in Rome, sharing a bottle of Italian red, Anne brought up a good point. “Do you ever find it kind of sad that traveling isn’t always as exciting as you imagined?” Was she right?  In a way, yes.  There are those times when you are exhausted from taking a bus to […]

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Ferry Pricing

I had a question about the cost of the ferry…it varies depending on when you book and what kind of deals they are running. I went with Jadrolinija and booked online. They claimed to be running a 20 euro one-way sale on all ferry tickets, but the only seats available were deck class. I think […]

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Ferry to Paradise

I could say that I had a rough night on the deck of the ferry, but that would be a complete and total lie.  And this isn t Lonely Planet; I actually do everything I write about. I had a berth.  And it was amazing.  I swear it was like being back in the womb, […]

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In Transit

Last night I learned that you can see Venice in two hours, but you can t really experience it in that time.  I caught the 8PM shuttle bus into the city and hit the ground running with someone else who also only had one night.  We followed the mildly unclear signs to the Rialto bridge […]

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