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

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 … 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

21 Poignant Quotes about Chernobyl & the Chernobyl Disaster

Ukraine - Chernobyl

Chernobyl has left its mark on history. It’s a cautionary tale, an environment case study, a disaster that shattered lives and families, a peek into the now-lost Soviet way of life, and the inspiration for change.   Because of this, it has inspired many writers, poets, documentarians, historians, politicians, and television writers to pen beautiful … Read more

50 Lviv-ly Ukraine Puns for Ukraine Instagram Captions & Statuses

Jokes about Ukraine Puns for Ukraine Instagram Captions and Ukraine WhatsApp Status

Looking for hilarious Ukraine puns to share with friends before a trip to Ukraine? Or perhaps you want a few clever puns to use as Ukraine Instagram captions or a Ukraine status on your trip? Here are my favorite Ukraine jokes and puns to help make your amazing trip even more enjoyable!   Read Next: 101 … Read more

10 Books that Made My Life Better Written in the Last Decade

Note: this post originally came out in October, 2016 and has been updated with additional recommendations as of July, 2018.   I want to hit the pause button on the travel talk for just a second. The National Authors Day is coming up, and that has gotten me thinking about all the working authors and … Read more