3 Day Itinerary in Dubrovnik, Croatia

  Day 1 Once we settled into our apartment in Old Town, we walked the walls of Dubrovnik. Although we were exhausted, we decided to walk the walls because the weather the following day would be rainy and unfavorable. While we walked at a steady pace, despite taking many photos, the entire walk was shy […]

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A Day in Montenegro

We did a tour of Kotor and its Bay area with Amico Tours from Dubrovnik. As I had read so many daunting stories about crossing the border between Montenegro and Croatia (renting a car, large bus tours, etc.), we booked a smaller tour with only 12 people, including the tour guide. Our tour departed early in the […]

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The Weaponization of Dubrovnik’s Old Town

The weaponization of cultural heritage is the politicized destruction of material culture as an ideologically motivated performance in conflicts. During my Masters dissertation, I focused on the connective themes between the siege of Dubrovnik and the ISIS occupation of Palmyra. The 20 year difference between Dubrovnik and Palmyra expresses development in the recurrent phenomenon and […]

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A Mystic Tour of Newgrange

Explore Ireland’s ancient past with a visit to Newgrange (Brú na Bóinne), a UNESCO World Heritage site.   Newgrange is a restored rock tomb from the stone age, and is older than the Egyptian pyramids. Some of the materials used to build this passage tomb were extracted from the Wicklow Mountains. During excavations, grave items and human […]

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Day-tripping Block Island

While it’s estimated that millions of Americans are traveling this Labor Day weekend, I was one of them. I took an impromptu day trip to Block Island. New Shoreham is considered to be the smallest town in Rhode Island. In the early afternoon, we took a high speed ferry from New London, Connecticut. When we […]

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Mount Etna Erupts Again

A few days ago, Mount Etna once again erupted with ashy plumes and lava. Its molten materials became projectiles that reached up to nearly 500 feet in the air.  Amazingly enough, two days after I hiked Mount Etna, it came to life – smoking and rumbling. Mount Etna is located outside of Catania on the east coast of […]

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