17 Houses of Famous Authors You Can Visit in Real Life!

Connecticutt - Mark Twain House and Museum was the home of Mark Twain from 1874 to 1871 with American High Gothic style in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

I just love visiting author’s homes on my travels. From seeing Pushkin’s house in Chisinau to seeing where Margaret Mitchell penned Gone With the Wind in Atlanta, some of my favorite travel memories are seeing the homes of famous writers. Here are some of the best houses of famous authors that you can actually visit … 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

Destination Russia: A Delightful Travel Memoir about the Voyage East

Russia - Moscow - Destination Russia Memoir

Of the things that I’m completely obsessed with, communist monuments, signage in Cyrillic, and rusted Soviet cars are high atop my list. That’s pretty much how I ended up living in Eastern Europe-the draw of a beautifully faded Cyrillic sign. Can’t Read Now? Pin for later! I’m Obsessed with Eastern Europe and the Former USSR … 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

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