Larissa Olenicoff

Larissa Olenicoff is a travel addict and iPhone photographer with a passion for Europe. Her travel blog The Blonde Gypsy is a colorful whirlwind of eye-candy, travel tips, and unexpected adventures that seeks to inspire world travel by providing insight into cultures and destinations.

Central Europe in Winter: Our Top 4 Cities

04-11-2016

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Days may be shorter and temperatures much lower, but winter is a great time to travel around Europe to beat the crowds and feel the holiday spirit. Many cities in Western Europe ha...

Top 10 Places to Visit in the Balkans by Train

10-03-2015

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Tucked down in the southeastern part of Europe is a region you may have heard of before, but might not have considered including in your travel plans for a variety of reasons: The ...

Train Travel in Bulgaria: A Guide

03-03-2015

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About as east in the European Union as you can go, Bulgaria has a little bit of everything for everyone. From its lush mountain scenery in the north and south, to beautiful sandy b...

Best Scenic Routes in Southeast Europe

13-02-2015

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Southeast Europe might not be the first place that comes to mind if you’re searching for the best scenic routes in Europe. But the region’s picturesque journeys might j...

9 Tips for Exploring the Balkans by Train

16-01-2015

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Exploring the Balkans by train is perhaps the final frontier for adventurous rail travel in Europe. By adventurous, I mean no frills but incredibly rich in raw travel experiences. ...

10 Tips for Solo Travel with Eurail

19-08-2013

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Going it alone is the primary way I choose to travel. Solo travel with Eurail is liberating, it’s exciting, and it has taught me more about myself and the world than anything else ...