Melissa Vinitsky Travel Articles

 
Close to Home – Europe
Close to Home By Melissa Vinitsky Five months ago, when I set out on my journey, September 12, my original return date, seemed very far away. Upon leaving for Europe in May, I looked to that date in the far future as one does gazing out a window of a tall building, looking as far […]
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Il Piccalo Paradiso – Italy
Il Piccalo Paradiso My terrible experience in Napoli (I awarded the city the honor of being the “Worst City in Europe”) was redeemed ten times over by my wonderful time in Capri and Amalfi. Capri is a backpackers’ paradise. Although a bit expensive, there is so much to do there I felt like I was […]
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Balkan Beauty, Balkan Beast – Croatia
The beauty of Croatia's Dalmation Coast differs st
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Amusement, Buda Style – Budapest, Hungary
Who knew Hari Krishnas could rock? Melissa Vinitsk
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Feeling “Blue” in Budapest – Budapest, Hungary
Melissa Vinitsky tried to act as natural as possib
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Close to Home
Five months ago, when I set out on my journey, September 12, my original return date, seemed very far away. Upon leaving for Europe in May, I looked to that date in the far future as one does gazing out a window of a tall building, looking as far as the eye can see, wondering […]
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Il Piccalo Paradiso – Capri and Amalfi, Italy
The Italian isles of Capri and Amalfi proved to be slices of paradise that Melissa Vinitsky found very difficult to leave.
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Atlas Shrugged: Hiking in the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Let me begin this story with a little bit of advice – no matter what anyone tells you, do not, I repeat, DO NOT, do the Toubkal trek in the Moroccan High Atlas mountains!!! My guidebook says all you need are some good hiking shoes. Let me tell you, that is a load of crap. […]
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Melissa Vinitsky: BootsnAll Photojournalist
Melissa Vinitsky: BootsnAll Photojournalist Melissa Vinitsky Melissa Vinitsky’s love for travelling began when she was three months old, on her first of many annual voyages to Israel, home to her father’s family. At 16 she left San Francisco to be an exchange student to France, living in a small town in Brittany. She returned to France three years later, […]
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Women & Islam: Tales from the Road
Melissa Vinitsky discusses what it's like to be a
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