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    Travel jenuinely (and gluten-free!): Corfu, Greece

    My first time in Greece! It happened quite randomly, in that I was initially going to start in Croatia and proceed north, but then was told I should see Montenegro and Albania because they were even more beautiful and a lot cheaper. So I thought, why not? And Corfu just happened to be closer to the southern tip of Albania than it’s capital city, Tirana, saving me from backtracking, so I hopped a cheap flight there from Amsterdam (love that option in Europe!). Impressions + Encounters My only experience with Greece until now was basically through The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants ha. That set pretty high expectations, so I tried…

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    The ultimate packing list: Europe

    Carrying everything I need on my back is one of the most rewarding and freeing feelings. I absolutely love it. But it does require some planning! And since it’s almost that time of year again, for summer trips and the like, I thought I’d share what I brought with me when I backpacked around central/eastern Europe for 4 months, this past August through December. Summer 3 bras – 1 regular, 1 lacy/quick dry, 1 sports bra 7 underwear – these ExOfficio Women’s Give-N-Go Lacy Thongs were the best 2 pair socks – I mostly wore sandals Sturdy/comfy shoes to run/walk/hike (neutral color allows to wear with “normal” clothes) – I got these Nike…