Mel Candea

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Bonjour from France: The Riviera and Quietude

By on May 19, 2015

This will be a short post, heavy on images. The past few days were spent on the French Riviera (now that’s a place I’d never imagined visiting-!) and taking…

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Back on the Road: Our New Adventures Begin

By on May 11, 2015

We’ve been kind of busy little camping bees, getting back into our travel groove. It’s funny how rusty we’d become after our Milan pause. Small things we wouldn’t have…

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Fun Facts About Montana: Outlaws, UFOs and Wilderness

By on May 5, 2015

(Plus a few tips for tourists visiting Montana you won’t want to miss)
“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But…

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The Po Delta and a Sponsorship- No, Two-!

By on April 16, 2015

We spent our Easter weekend at the Po Delta. We started our mini-vaca by stopping by C-Lover to chat with Alessandro, who does the coolest campervan conversions in Italy. They’re…

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Visiting Montana Part 2: Home Sweet Home

By on February 20, 2015

Given that I’m still slightly jet-lagged from my visit home, I’ll ask you for a bit of leniency if I go off on (seemingly) unrelated tangents. It was a…

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An Unexpected Trip Home: Mel Goes to Montana

By on January 30, 2015

I’ll start out by saying I had an offer I couldn’t refuse. My Aunt Sheila offered for me to visit home and I jumped on it. I hadn’t been…

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Our Top 25+ Digital Nomad Sites for Wannabes, Newbies and Seasoned DNs

By on November 3, 2014

When we started our travels, we didn’t call ourselves ‘digital nomads.’ We just knew 2 things: we wanted to get our travel on and we had to figure out…

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Coypus, Dancehalls and a Farmhouse: Northern Italy

By on October 29, 2014

We wanted to take a break from Milan for a bit, and Armando’s friend Peter (aka ‘Scarfo’) invited us to visit his farmhouse.
I had a certain idea of a…

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Cologne: Calm, Cool & Collected

By on October 14, 2014

I have to admit I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the tour at the Westfalia factory. I’m not particularly car-keen, but being able to watch the fiberglass…

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Becoming a Freelance Writer: Is It Worth It?

By on October 3, 2014

I started freelance writing almost 7 years ago, to stave off the boredom of my ‘normal’ job and to hone my skills. I went in blind to the freelance…

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Blissfully Back in Berlin

By on September 15, 2014

It’s great being back in Berlin. We both love this city. It’s a fabulous mix of energy, cultures and the indefinable spark of Berlin itself. It’s shockingly green. Before…

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Strange, Silly and Superb Scandinavian Facts

By on August 25, 2014

Scandinavia is usually associated with fjords, winter sports and a countryside of tall, statuesque blondes. Yet there is so much more to these Northern countries. We’ve compiled a list…

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The Last of the Baltics, Hei Scandinavia

By on August 12, 2014

We haven’t had much to write about recently, but we’ll do a quick catch up for y’all on our last 2 weeks. I promise I’ll try to be brief….

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Land of the Letts: Strange & Interesting Latvian Facts

By on July 29, 2014

Latvia, like Lithuania and Estonia, many times just gets grouped into ‘one of the Baltics.’ Yet this small country is rich in culture, quirks and heritage. Take a look…

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A Swan, a Singer, Hills of Witches and Crosses: It’s Been Lovely, Lithuania

By on July 7, 2014

We’ve had many interesting adventures and meeting the last week and a half or so. We’ll try to catch you up on the highlights.
We went to the Neringa peninsula (ferry &…

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Forty+ Fun Facts about Lithuania: A Lovely Country That’s Easy to Love

By on June 30, 2014

Lithuania is mainly known for being (roughly) a 1/3 of the Baltic States and for fantastic basketball players. Yet there’s so much more to this seemingly quiet little country….

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Lithuania: the Kindness of Strangers and Internet Speedy Enough to Knock your Socks Clean off

By on June 25, 2014

The first city we visited in Lithuania was Vilnius. It’s a nice European capital city and introduced us to the magic that is Lithuania’s Internet speed. Holy moly, is…

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Warsaw and Primeval Forests, Minus the Bison

By on June 17, 2014

Warsaw was a much quieter (and a prettier city) than we were led to expect, because of the almost-complete rebuilding after the war. Sure, there are some crazy looking…

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Northern Poland: From the Seashore to Lakesides and a Bit of Gdansk in Between

By on June 10, 2014

We might live in a campervan, but we honestly don’t stay in camping sites often. In fact, it comes down to about once a year. This time in Northern Poland.

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50 or So Peculiar Facts About Poland

By on June 6, 2014

Most people think of vodka or the Pope when Poland is mentioned, but the country has so much more to it. Think: Bison; fire jumping; and the Enigma Machine….