Top 10 travel tips to avoid looking like a tourist in Europe

Traveling to Europe? You DO NOT want to look like this: Guy on the left: socks with sandals and short shorts. Next guy: backpack with white runners, camera around the neck and water bottle. Third guy: trying to hard to look European? Girl: Can she even walk in those heels? The answer is no she can’t. The last lady: Umm fanny pack and hot dog. No. You do not want…

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A Weekend Getaway in De Haan, Belgium

Today I’m guest posting, so head over to: Jolyse Barnett’s Margarita Moments & Other Escapes to read the full post. Here’s a sneak peak: While the weather isn’t known to be the best in Belgium, ok its not known to even be good, but when the sun decides to make an appearance most people head to the North Sea. The word, North, automatically makes you think – cold – and its true…

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Peles Castle – Sinaia, Romania

Peleș Castle (pronounced Pelish Castle) is located in Sinaia (pronounced Sin-eye-a) Romania – a mountain town/resort in the Carpathians – which is the first city I visited outside of Bucharest. I’d have to say the drive to Sinaia and the other cities I visited (stay tuned for upcoming posts) was a touristic adventure in itself. Seeing the fruit stands along the side of the road, piles of watermelons with someone…

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Last day of vacation and ROW80 check in

So today is my last day of vacation. I didn’t think I would ever say it, but its probably a good thing in some sense. I know, I know it sounds crazy, but hear me out. Firstly, been consuming far too many good “bad” foods. Like cafe frappes, cake, chocolate, fried food, oily food, greasy meats and lots of bread. Did I mention I’m in Romania? Anyways, my digestive system…

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Uni-Verse-City blog birthday and Row80 check in

So yesterday August 6, was Uni-Verse-City blog’s birthday. I felt like I should have done something a little more special for it growing to be one year’s old, but being on vacation in warm weather and over eating to the point of a semi-comatic state has prevented me from “throwing” a proper blog birthday. I remember that I started this blog last year so that I could write and so that…

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