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How to Spend Three Days in Dubrovnik: The Best Itinerary

A view of the city of Dubrovnik from the walls -- lots of orange terra-cotta roofs, a church tower in the foreground, and a green island in the background, all under a blue sky.

Dubrovnik, Croatia, is one of the most magical places in the Mediterranean: a city of ancient walls and orange roofs, a city of Game of Thrones, rocky beaches, and pršut ham carved from the leg and brought to your lips. If you’re visiting Croatia, I recommend spending three days in Dubrovnik to make sure you’re …

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Visiting Campeche, Mexico: Things to Do in Campeche and More

Street vendors serving food, set against a purple evening sky.

I visited Campeche, Mexico, for a weekend getaway from Mérida, and discovered a delightful city: tiny and stately, bright and colorful, filled with interesting things to do, but perfectly sized for a short visit. It’s hard to find places to visit in Mexico that are a little bit off the beaten path, but places you’d …

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My Favorite Experiences in Western Australia

What struck me first about Western Australia was just how sparsely populated it was. I would follow our route on Google Maps for hours and think, “Okay, we’re finally getting to a real town now.” And that town would be, essentially, a gas station. You’d think I’d get used to it. But even after ten …

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What’s it Like to Travel in Albania?

Kate faces away from the camera with her arms in the air in front of the turquoise water of Ksamil, Albania

Image: travelFREAK Albania was the country I was most looking forward to visiting this summer. It fit my dreams — home to a fascinating culture and some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, yet a bit of an underdog. A Balkan country I hadn’t visited yet? Sold! But the biggest factor was meeting two lovely Albanian girls …

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