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

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

24-48 Hours in Porto: Itinerary for One or Two Days in Portugal’s City of the Bridges

Portugal - Porto

Only have one or two days in Porto? Use this Porto itinerary to plan the perfect one or two-day Porto visit!  To make things simple, here’s what you need to know to check out the most iconic places in Porto in one day, plus ideas for seeing Porto in two days. Good to Know: This guide to the perfect 1 or 2 days in Porto comes … 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

7 Sensational Things to Do in Belem: Lisbon’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites & More

Things to Do in Belem, Portugal-8

This is a guest post by Marco from Travel-Boo on the best things to do in Belem so you can fully explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site the “Belém Tower and Jeronimos Monastery” in Portugal, including everything you need to know to plan your visit. See below the post for a few of my Portugal travel tips! Can’t read now? … Read more

10 Things You Need to Know to Visit the Convent of Christ in Tomar, Portugal

Knights of the Templar (Convents of Christ) castle in Tomar Portugal

Do you love medieval monasteries, places that look like they could be straight out of Game of Thrones, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites? Then make sure to put a visit to the Convent of Christ Tomar on your Portugal itinerary. This twelfth-century stronghold was run by the Knights Templar and is a must-see. Here’s everything … Read more

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