Tag: Travel

Fusine Lakes: Daytrip from Villach

The Fusine lakes are amazingly beautiful and they are one of my favorite spots I have found since moving to Austria. Located on the border of Austria and Italy, the Fusine lakes are close to Villach and make for a perfect day trip. I first visited the Fusine lakes in Spring this year and I […]

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5 Inspiring Instagram Accounts from Austria

Austria is a beautiful country that is full of Instagram-worthy places. From the Alpine wilderness to the sophistication of Vienna, it is easy to understand why there are so many talented photographers snapping pics of this country on Instagram. Here are 5 Inspiring Instagram Accounts from Austria: Fabolus_Vienna is based in Vienna and features beautiful low-light pictures of […]

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Villach Singt: Traditional Austrian Choirs in Carinthia

​Every year, the city of Villach hosts traditional Austrian choirs to perform in the city center for “Villach Singt.” Villach Singt takes place on a Saturday in June from 10 – 13:00. In the Villach Innenstadt there are several choir performance areas. The music is fantastic and it brings the town to life in the […]

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Krampus Parades in Austria

Krampus, the terrifying demon that accompanies Saint Nicholas, is a tradition of the Austro-Bavarian-Alpine region with historic roots that date back to pre-Christianity. As Saint Nicholas’ companion, Krampus punishes naughty children by hitting them with bundles of sticks (ruten), kidnapping them by carting children off in his sack, or in more severe cases drowning children or […]

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Festa della Zucca

In late October, the Italian city of Venzone celebrates the Festa della Zucca which is a festival that is one part Renaissance Fair and one part pumpkin feast. The city of Venzone has a rich history and celebrates its Medieval heritage during the Festa della Zucca. The whole community seems to really get into the spirit, with candles […]

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Traveling Austria by Train

Austria is a beautiful country to travel by train. Austrian train journeys take travelers past Medieval castles, through Alpine mountains, and by a multitude of picturesque towns. The Austrian Federal Railway is ÖBB (pronounced “Oe-be-be”) and has an easy to use website and phone app for travelers. Since Austria has a central European location, it is an excellent […]

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How I Moved to Europe with my Dog: Tips and Lessons Learned

When we made the decision to move from the USA to Austria, the biggest concern was how we were going to move our dog with us. I did so much research on the subject that it made my head spin. After reading through website after website, I felt overwhelmed and confused by all of the regulations […]

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Things to do in Baška, Croatia

Zdravo, friends! Last weekend, I had the privilege of spending the last days of summer in the lovely Croatian town of Baška. Located on the south-eastern side of the island of Krk, Baška is a small seaside town with a rich history. Founded in 1100, Baška is the birthplace of the Baška tablet which features the first inscription […]

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