Travel & Inspirational Link Round-Up, February Edition

by gigigriffis

If you’re a regular around here, you already know that Chad, Luna, and I are spending almost two months this winter in Rome, working on projects and stuffing our faces with Italian food. I’ve spent my time taking pasta-making classes, exploring the Prati neighborhood on food tours, taking photo walks on sunny afternoons, attending storytelling events at the colorful local hostel, and zig-zagging the city and region in search of Italy’s best pizza.

Not a bad way to spend a winter, but I will confess that I am more than ready to get out of the city and into someplace smaller and closer to nature. I miss my mountain hikes and quiet rural apartments. And so I’m glad that in just a few days we pack up our things again, head to the train station, and make our way slowly toward Dubrovnik.

So, what have you been up to this winter?

And now, links:

:: One full-time traveler’s 2016 spending

:: We’re going to Bosnia and Herzegovina this summer, so I’ve been reading up on hiking safety and the country’s land mine problems. Here’s one article I found helpful.

:: Speaking of Bosnia, this is one of our stops.

:: I’m on the fence about promoting anything that relates to travel in the US right now, but I did really enjoy this piece: Where to dine solo in New Orleans

:: Speaking of the US, it’s poised for a major tourism punch in the gut right now.

:: This is the best gelato in Rome (and quite possibly in the world) – and I don’t say that lightly.

:: A friend of mine is attempting to eat at a restaurant from every country in her home base of Berlin, a fun and worthy quest and one she’s documenting for us all along the way.

:: More off-the-beaten-track Europe: Riga, Latvia is freaking cute.

:: An inspiring piece on making money and living the good life, frugally.

:: I just re-read the Harry Potter series. This article does a good job of explaining why.

And, now, a few things you might have missed right here on the blog:

:: What’s in My Bag(s) Now: A Digital Nomad Tells You What She Carries

:: A World of Possibilities (Musings from Taormina, Sicily)

:: Photo Essay: Kobarid, Slovenia

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Mel Hattie February 26, 2017 - 4:45 am

Hi Gigi! So glad you found the post useful. Bosnia is an amazing place with a crazy history and so beautiful it aches. I hope you have an amazing time! Do you know where you’re going yet?

gigigriffis February 26, 2017 - 9:35 am

We’re based in Mostar 1/3 of the time and Konjic for 2/3!

Patrick dobbins February 26, 2017 - 10:53 am

JUst had a note from a friend who was resently in Dublin. HE got brutely robbed by some con artists who impersonated plane-clothed police! AS I have been in Dublin many times , never expected that Dublin could be s dangerous!
THe answer seems to be, be on the alert no matter which country you visit!

gigigriffis February 27, 2017 - 1:08 am

Sorry to hear it.

Ali February 26, 2017 - 2:27 pm

Thanks for including my Berlin International Restaurant Project! And every time you mention Bosnia, I want to go more and more. Aaaand I love the Luna bedhead photo :)

gigigriffis February 27, 2017 - 1:08 am

You should def come visit this summer :)


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