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The Traveling Scholar · 2d ago

Eating Local with EatWith in Venice

Just a handful of years ago, if I would have told my parents that I was going to eat in a stranger’s home in a foreign city with a whole heap of other strangers, they would have questioned m...
The Traveling Scholar · 4d ago

An Unexpected Journey from Venice to Milan

Three Days in Lombardia + Wine Tasting in Franciacorta “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” or so the old adage goes. Well, when life gives you three unexpected days in Italy, you re...
The Traveling Scholar · 1W ago

Magical Italy: An Itinerary for Two Days in Venice

“To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius.” – Alexander Herzen ...
The Traveling Scholar · 1W ago

The Perfect Day In Franschhoek

Guest post by Brittany Hawkins Explore Sideways Spending a day in Franschhoek is a day well-spent with good food, excellent wine, and picturesque surroundings. Located approximately an hour ...
The Traveling Scholar · 1W ago

Exploring Venice with Walks of Italy

Delving into Legendary Venice I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again: we are not tour people. The idea of a big bus tour teeming with people you don’t know and hitting a string o...
The Traveling Scholar · 2W ago

Exploring Slovenia’s Postojna Cave

Nestled in the southwestern corner of Slovenia lies Postojna Cave, a karst cave system that runs for 79,130 feet. It’s undoubtedly the most comprehensive cave system I’ve ever seen, and rank...
The Traveling Scholar · 2W ago

Discovering Croatia’s Magical Plitvice Lakes

Tips + takeaways from Croatia’s magical national park Plitvice Lakes National Park.  Most people know the image before the name, and nearly everyone who has a travel-inspired Pinterest board...
The Traveling Scholar · 2W ago

Uncommon Goods Holiday Gift Guide

Unique gifts for the traveler in your life Happy November! Somehow October came and went in the blink of an eye, and the holidays are right around the corner. There are few greater feelings ...
The Traveling Scholar · 3W ago

5 Things to Do at Lake Bled

I was immediately taken with Slovenia’s natural beauty. While it’s increasingly hitting travelers’ radars, it’s still a place that feels largely undiscovered, and for outdoor lovers I really...
The Traveling Scholar · 3W ago

Enchanting Slovenia: Exploring Lake Bled

Lake Bled is a dream. It’s one of those destinations that you see in a photograph and immediately bump to the top of your bucket list. You may not know what there is to do there or how diffi...