The 50 Most Beautiful Castles in the World and the Pictures to Prove It

Chateau de Chambord, royal medieval french castle and reflection. Loire Valley, France, Europe. Unesco heritage site. Long exposure.

As a history and travel lover, there’s no kind of building in the world that piques my interest more than a beautiful castle. Whether it’s learning about the history of Windsor Castle, comparing the summer and winter palaces of the Shaki Khans while traveling Azerbaijan, or sleeping in a castle in Ireland, visiting castles always … Read more

101 Magical Places to Visit in Europe: A European Bucket List for Travel Addicts

Italy - Rome

I love traveling in Europe, and, even after living there for four years, I had to admit how many of the best places to visit in Europe are still languishing on my European bucket list. So to that end, I thought it was time that I share my bucket list for traveling Europe to help … Read more

Berlin or Vienna? Which Central European City is Right for You?

Austria - Vienna - Pixabay

Berlin versus Vienna? Which Should You Choose? Of course, they’re both amazing cities, and I’m smitten with both. But travel time is precious, and sometimes you just need to know which is the right city for you, Berlin or Vienna? Here’s how to choose. Choose Berlin if… Here are four reasons you should choose Berlin … Read more

25 Most Underrated Cities in Europe for a Fabulous Vacation without the Crowds

Art Pavilion Building Zagreb Croatia

If you want to explore Europe but you want to avoid throngs of tourists, then pick one of these underrated cities in Europe to enjoy some of Europe off-the-beaten-path.  Can’t read now? Pin for later! The Most Underrated Cities in Europe Here are my favorite European underrated cities. For an in-depth overview of what makes … Read more

27 of the Best Opera Houses in Europe for a Perfect Night Out

Germany - Dresden - DRESDEN, GERMANY - June 15, 2019: The famous opera house Semperoper in Dresden after a concert after sunset

Whenever I travel, I always look for a fun or elegant performance that I can add to my itinerary. In London, this was seeing a Shakespeare production in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. In NYC, this meant seeing Hamilton during a fantastic New York weekend. And in Vienna, this, of course, meant going to the Vienna … Read more

27 Stunning Places to Visit in September in Europe for a Late Summer Getaway

Visiting Europe in September is a great idea for many tourists. You’ll be able to skip the families traveling during school holidays, you can take advantage of end-of-season discounts, and the crowds start to thin out a bit. Here are some of the best places to visit in September in Europe to enjoy the end … Read more

11 Stunning Catholic Monasteries Everyone Should See

Kylemore Abbey from my Irish Road Trip in May

Catholic Monasteries are some of my Favorite Places As a history lover and former Catholic, I adore visiting Catholic monasteries for their history, art, and architecture. From the nunnery where the real Maria von Trapp lived in Austria to visiting the stunning Kylemore Abbey while backpacking in Ireland, I’ve spent many days on the road … Read more

13 Perfect Berlin Souvenirs & Gifts Plus Berlin Shopping Tips!

Germany - Berlin - East Germany Souvenirs Ampelmännchen

Planning the perfect trip to Berlin and wanting to make sure your souvenirs are special and unique to the city? A great trip to the city includes more than tours and torte. Inevitably you’re going to want to pick something up to remember your trip by, or you’ll need to find something special to bring … Read more

27 Pictures of Dresden to Inspire Your German Wanderlust

Germany - Dresden - Frauenkirche

Thinking about traveling to Dresden, the charming city in Saxony nicknamed the “Florence of the North?” Here are pictures of Dresden from my recent trip to help you decide if you should visit Dresden. Hint: the answer is yes. Read: 17 of the Most Instagrammable Places in Dresden, Germany Dresden is a City in Two Pieces … Read more