Best Offbeat Destinations to Celebrate Carnaval

“Like Mardi Gras and Halloween rolled into a public party at the Playboy mansion, Rio during Carnaval is like no other place on earth. And the freak-flags fly like the color guard of an invading army.” – James Schannep, “Murdered*” In a nutshell, that is pretty much the image that comes to everyone’s mind when

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… And the Memories of Rome Came to Me In a Flood

How an employee at the Ajuda Palace helped me have a moment of clarity and brought back all my memories of Rome.

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3 Activities for an Offbeat Trip to Florence

Tired of the same old, same old lists of top things to do in Florence? Then try our suggestions of three activities for an offbeat trip to Florence.

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My Best Memory of Rome is Florence: a Love/Hate Relationship

When I visited Rome in the Spring of 2013 I was disappointed. The tourists, the weather, not having the energy to visit all the way I wanted. My timing was off.

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