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

The History of Kiev

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On today’s episode of the History Fangirl Podcast, we talk with renowned travel blogger Megan Starr, who has carved out a fascinating niche in the travel world as an expert in the post-Soviet countries, particularly Ukraine. As Megan tells me, Kiev is a city that has been conquered and taken over and claimed so many … Read more

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

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 how some of their works have deeply inspired me. Thanks to the plethora of free literary classic on Kindle, I sometimes … Read more

13 Incredible Books about Chernobyl & the Chernobyl Disaster

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Chernobyl has been in the news a lot lately. Whether you’re interested in reading books about Chernobyl to prepare for a Chernobyl tour or you want to learn more after seeing the HBO miniseries, here are the best books about Chernobyl so you can dive deeper in the disaster. Read next: Chernobyl Today: 30 Pictures that … Read more