How to Buy a Georgia Sim Card During Your Adventure in the Caucasus

Headed to Georgia? Here’s everything you need to know to get a prepaid sim card in Georgia so that you can stay connected while in the country, including my personal experiences and what I paid for my sim card. Read:  What to Pack for Georgia Georgia Sim Card Companies There are three cell phone companies … Read more

What to Pack for Georgia: The Ultimate Georgia Packing List for Women and Men

Georgia - Shopping - Tibilisi

Wondering what to pack for Georgia and the Caucasus? Trips to this part of the world often include time spent exploring the chich capital of Tbilisi, hikes in some of the country’s lush mountains, visits to sleepy monasteries, and nights spent transiting between cities. Your bags will be potentially shoved into the backs of marshrutkas, … Read more

The 40 Most Scenic Drives in America for Stunning Weekend Getaways

Photo of the roads of oregon in the Willamette National Forest

If you’re looking to take a day trip or a road trip where the drive is just as beautiful as the destination – or is the destination – then you want to pick on the of the most scenic drives in America for your next getaway. From the east coast to the west, from Alaska … Read more

The Dry Bridge Market: the Funky Tbilisi Flea Market with History on Display

Georgia - Tbilisi - Dry Bridge Market

Whenever western visitors step behind the remnants of the Iron Curtain, it’s natural to be curious about what life was like there once upon a time. We hear stories, read history books, listen to interviews, and watch films, but if you’re really curious about life in the USSR or another satellite country, it really helps to … Read more

30 Historic Cities in the US to Explore on Your Next US Getaway

USA - Massachusets - Cobblestone street in Boston. Historic Acorn Street in Beacon Hill, called the most picturesque street in America, with a row of vintage red brick buildings.

Looking to explore a new corner of the US this summer? If you’re a history buff, you’ll want to make sure to add a few of these to your USA bucket list. Here are thirty of the best historic cities in the US to visit on your next trip! Note that you don’t have to … 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

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

How to Get from Sheki to Tbilisi and Vice Versa: Well that was Terrifying

Looking to get from Sheki, Azerbaijan to Tbilisi, Georgia? The options are limited, and all are a little bit unpleasant. However, my adventure ended up being absolutely terrifying! Here’s what you need to know to make the from Sheki to Tbilisi without running into the same problems that I had! Note that I am a huge … Read more

Tbilisi or Baku: Which Caucasian Capital is Right for Your Trip?

Georgia - Tbilisi - River - Canva

Planning a trip to the Caucasus and trying to decide whether to go to Tbilisi or Baku? Here are reasons why you should choose Tbilisi or Baku based on your travel style and interests, plus things that both cities have in common. At the bottom, I have some resources for you to help plan your … Read more