13 Essential Tips for Traveling to Lisbon on a Budget

Portugal - Lisbon

Lisbon is one of Europe’s hottest destinations, and I’m not just talking about the weather (around 300 days of sunshine every year!). The beautiful Portuguese capital is renowned for its many historic landmarks, including the Belém Tower, the Jerónimos Monastery, and the São Jorge Castle, but also a colorful culture. Despite its popularity, Lisbon remains … Read more

27 of the Best Wine Countries in the World for Your Bucket List!

Purple grapes hang from vines in Napa Valley, California in fall. Fallen leaves on the ground and trellising of grapevines.

Looking for the best wine countries in the world? There’s no need to rush out to your local sommelier because this article has got you covered, from old world staples to new world gems! So many countries around the world have their own wine. They vary in acidity, sweetness, flavor, and even alcohol percentage.  If you … Read more

7 Lovely Lisbon Souvenirs & Gifts You Need in Your Suitcase!

Portugal - Lisbon - Various Portuguese Traditional Azulejos / Decorated Patterned Tiles for sale as souvenirs in Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon is such a fascinating city that no fridge magnet or snow globe can represent its essence (though they are fun, too!). Yes, anything that reminds you of the destination can be a souvenir. However, you can rest assured that these authentic mementos from Lisbon will have a more personal touch. So for those wondering … Read more

The 50 Most Beautiful Beaches in the Mediterranean for a Spectacular Mediterranean Vacation

Best beaches of Cyprus - Petra tou Romiou, famous as a birthplace of Aphrodite

I just adore a great Mediterranean vacation. Whether it’s basking on the shores of Cyprus, Tunisia, Malta, or Greece, I never say no when someone suggests we head to one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean! So if you’re dreaming about a beach getaway, here are fifty(!) fabulous Mediterranean beaches for you to choose from.  … Read more

7 Awesome Tips for Making Friends While Traveling Solo

How to Make Friends While Traveling Solo

If you like to travel solo, or if you’re just starting out, you might be interested in making friends while you travel. It’s easy to find dates on the road because you can always use Tinder while traveling, but making friends might be a bit more daunting!  Here are seven ways to meet people while traveling … Read more

10 Best Living History Museums in America & Tips for Visiting

Pixabay Living History Museum Mount Vernon

In world terms, the United States is an extremely young country. Our written history is marked in less than four centuries even though the land has been here over millions of years. Despite the USA receiving settlers relatively recently, largely supplanting the Native Americans over the following decades (through violence and coercion…), there are many … Read more

10 Insanely Cheap Travel Destinations for Students Who Need to Getaway

Multiracial friends tourists making selfie in an old city

Being a student is sometimes bitter-sweet. You have all the freedom in the world with very little responsibility, but you have next to no means to explore the freedom that you have! Traveling is nearly impossible on a student’s budget unless you know where to go. If you are a British student and have a … Read more

The Wonders of the Ancient World – What’s Worth Visiting on Your Next Vacation?

Egypt - Pyramids - Pixabay

There really is nothing better than the combination of travel and history. There is so much to see and to learn about when you visit historical sites – so much more than you could ever learn in a book or online. However, does that mean that they’re all worth visiting? Here’s my take on the … Read more

The 50 Most Beautiful Mosques in the World & the Pictures to Prove It

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Morning sun on Nerteva River and Old City of Mostar, with Ottoman Mosque

Anyone who’s had the privilege of traveling in a Muslim-majority country like Azerbaijan, Turkey, or Tunisia can tell you about how stunning Islamic architecture around the world can be. Whether you’re exploring the famed Blue Mosque in Istanbul or the much less visited Blue Mosque in Yerevan, stepping into a mosque for a non-Muslim is both … Read more

10 Gorgeous Orthodox Monasteries You Need to See to Believe

Greece - Meteora - Varlaam Monastery

Traveling to Orthodox Monasteries … My New Obsession I had no idea when I picked Cyrpus as my first place to travel after quitting my job that it would be the beginnings of an obsession. After seeing the gorgeous Painted Churches in the Troodos in Cyprus, then seeing Meteora in Greece and Rila in Bulgaria, I … Read more