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Travel stories and travel guides of my wanderings in Europe

Juliana in front of Castello di Postignano

Enhance your Italy vacation with my two Umbria road trip itineraries, which you can accomplish in one or two days.

Called “the green heart of Italy,” Umbria is a sensory overload of earthly delights: picturesque medieval towns surrounded by gorgeous mountains, vineyards, and olive groves; enchanting stone castles; waterfalls; peaceful monasteries turned into hotels; heavenly cuisine with black truffles and spectacular wines; and friendly Italian hospitality. Insider tip: Umbria offers a more affordable alternative to Tuscany with fewer crowds (and still lots of amore!).

Juliana among pigeons at Baščaršija, Sarajevo | Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Guide

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a captivating blend of East and West, where the legacies of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires create a unique cultural backdrop. With emerald rivers, lush mountains, and awe-inspiring waterfalls, nature reveals itself as a breathtaking spectacle. The scars of the 1990s Balkan Wars are still visible, but B&H has an authentic vibrancy that will shatter stereotypes. During my seven days of solo exploration, cosmopolitan Sarajevo, scenic Mostar, religious Medjugorje, and ancient countryside villages left me with an indelible positive impression.

The Crossing It Off podcast promo featuring Juliana and her trip to Valencia

I’m overjoyed to be featured on the Crossing It Off Podcast about my experience visiting Valencia, Spain. Host Roger Williams gives voice to people who have crossed off bucket list items, from starting companies to interviewing the Dalai Lama. It’s highly motivational, and I feel so honored to have been selected to join this inspiring group of courageous human beings. Listen now.

Juliana, Lucci and Thamine in front of the "Wee white house" in Glencoe, Scotland Juliana, Lucci and Thamine in front of the "Wee white house" in Glencoe, Scotland | Scotland road trip

I’ll forever cherish my Scotland road trip in the dreamy Highlands riding through emerald green mountains, glorious waterfalls, jaw dropping castles, haunted battlefields and gelid lochs filled with monsters and mysteries. A road trip in these corners of Scotland is an adventure to treasure for a lifetime, and in four days I experienced a ton. In this article you’ll find two itineraries for a marvelous great time using Inverness as your home base.

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