Five Romantic Places You Shouldn’t Visit When You’re Single (And Bitter About It)

Let’s face it—sometimes being single can be a totally awesome thing. Like those times when you don’t feel like showering for two days or leaving your couch because you’re glued to a crappy crime show marathon on TV. Or, you know, like when you decide you want to quit your job, put everything you own in storage, and leave your “real” life behind for a while.

But then, after a few weeks of being totally alone, you realize that sometimes being single sucks a little bit. Especially when you’re in those horribly romantic places where everyone around you seems to be in those first few weeks of puppy love and they’re sucking face and you’re thinking, “Jesus, now I just want to go home and listen to James Blunt” (who my local radio DJs dubbed, “the music you want to slit your wrists to”).

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So, if you’re single and don’t want to be constantly barraged by those gross couples who are madly in love and want to show it to the world, don’t visit any of the following places. And, on the other hand, if you are one-half of those gross couples who are madly in love, maybe you should go to all these places.

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Photo Essay: Balkats

Balkats, you know.. Balkans + cats. The Balkans are crawling with cats, and if you know me well, you know that means that I squealed and chased after them each time I saw one.

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What to Wear in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, the jewel of the Adriatic, is spectacular in the summertime. The sun shines high and can be a bit harsh, so it’s important to wear sunscreen and to continue to reapply. I spent most of my time divided between the beaches and just roaming around Old Town, so here are two typical outfits I would’ve lived in while there. At night it got a bit chilly and windy, so adding a scarf or cardigan might not be a bad idea as well.

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Photos: Dubrovnik, Croatia, Volume 2

I apologize that I’ve been a bit MIA lately. I’ve been knocked on my ass by a sinus infection and an 8-day migraine. In the meantime, enjoy a few pictures from Dubrovnik. I’ll be back to adding some “real” posts soon. I promise.

Dubrovnik at Night

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Photos: Dubrovnik, Croatia, Volume 1

Old Town Dubrovnik's Stradun

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Old Town Dubrovnik's Stradun

I’d been going through a particularly heinous breakup, when one day I got an email touting Croatian island hopping. Of course, in my current sad-sack state, I was eager to purchase and go right then, but I couldn’t afford it. Instead, I put Dubrovnik, Croatia on my bucket list and started researching. When I realized that it was not only doable, but affordable, I decided to make the trip happen (several months post-breakup).

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