If you’re a first time traveler and female, you may feel overwhelmed by your decision to travel alone. Knots in your stomach. Doubts racing like horses through your mind. Mumbles of “am I crazy?” under your breath. It’s easy to fall into the trap of self-doubt. Is the world safe for solo female travelers? Ladies, I […]
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p style=”text-align: center;”> I spent the last two days of my summer Scandinavian/Baltic adventure exploring Finland’s capital city: Helsinki. I’ll be honest (aren’t I always?). I was nervous adding Helsinki to my itinerary. I met a few travelers who didn’t like this city very much. Like, at all. Why? The most common complaints were Helsinki was “boring” […]
As you already know, while I frolicked around Sweden, I had an opportunity to explore beyond its capital city Stockholm. Visiting Karlskrona (and its surrounding area!) was definitely a highlight of my Swedish trip! I only spent two days in Sweden’s naval city. So, of course, I already wanna return for a leisurely seaside holiday: […]
Welcome to my Beginners Guide to Porto. Are you visiting Portugal? Great choice. In my opinion, Portugal is one of the best destinations for new solo travelers. It’s affordable, safe, diverse (cities, beaches, and more!), and plain ol’ awesome. While most travelers stick to Lisbon (with good reason, I love Lisbon), you want to add […]
Confession: I’ve only watched “The Sound of Music” once and barely remember it. So, I wanna apologize in advance to fans of Dame Julie Andrews! Salzburg and “The Sound of Music” go hand-in-hand. I know. However, I didn’t even take a movie tour during my two and a half days in this adorable Austrian city. Check […]
I loved Slovenia. One of the main reasons why I decided to book Busabout’s Bohemian Trek on my Central Europe trip was because the tour included a two night stay in Bled, Slovenia. Ahhh, Slovenia! A country that’s been high on my bucket list for years! Where? You haven’t heard? Get on board! Slovenia is […]
Central Europe has many small towns that make you feel as if you’ve departed from “the real world” and fallen into a fairy tale. Cesky Krumlov was one of my favorite small towns that I visited on my trip to Central Europe. This beautiful town, nestled in the Czech Republic, looks like it was torn […]