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An Honest, Detailed Travel Guide to the Aeolian Islands, Sicily

The coastline of Stromboli, black volcanic sand next to bright blue water, people bathing in the sea, green slopes leading up to the tip of the volcano.

Have you heard of the Aeolian Islands in Sicily? I’ve been dreaming about traveling to the Aeolian Islands (Isole Eoglie) since my semester in Florence in 2004. I huddled over my Let’s Go: Italy guidebook, reading about a Sicilian archipelago with lava-spewing volcanoes and black sand beaches. Finally, I got my chance 17 years later. …

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Visiting Korčula, Croatia: A Travel Guide to Croatia’s Coolest Island

Kate wears a racerback top and bike helmet and stands with her hand on her hip, overlooking the vineyards of Lumbarda, Croatia.

Are you looking to visit Korčula, Croatia’s most fabulous island? Well, you’ve come to the right place — this Korčula travel guide is designed to give you all the information you need to plan the trip of a lifetime. I’ve explored Croatia extensively over the past decade, and I think Korčula (pronounced KOR-chu-la) is one …

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