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Is Colmar Worth Visiting? My Honest Opinion

Colmar is a stunning French town in Alsace that looks like the movie set of Beauty and the Beast. It’s so easy to understand why visitors flock to Alsace, and in particular, flock to Colmar. I legit squealed when I saw my first canal here (yeah, it was embarrassing). However, despite Colmar’s seemingly endless charm and […]

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Best Things to Do in Hoorn (An Incredible Dutch Town!)

Updated: 16 January 2024 As a smaller city, Hoorn is an overlooked town (well, at least overlooked by tourists) that is not too far from Amsterdam. Although famous travel author Rick Steves briefly discusses Hoorn in his Netherlands episode, this area of the country is still wonderfully undiscovered by most tourists. And I’m super excited […]

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Ultimate 9 Day Itinerary Spain and Portugal

Updated: 3 May 2023 Spain and Portugal are two of my favorite countries to explore in Europe, so I had to write a 9 Day Itinerary Spain and Portugal guide for you. Both destinations offer well-preserved historical cities, many boasting UNESCO World Heritage status, as well as incredible (and diverse) food options and sweeping beaches.  […]

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Is Lake Como Worth Visiting? An Honest Guide

Updated: 3 May 2023 Is Lake Como worth visiting?? Seriously, what sort of ridiculous question is that?! Haha, I imagine a couple of my readers are picking their collective jaws off the floor at this very second.  As travelers, we’ve all heard of Lake Como. In case your memory needs refreshing (doubt it), Lake Como […]

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Beginners Guide: Solo Trip to Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic images in the United States. Our popular culture references Grand Canyon National Park over and over in books, movies, and television shows. Meanwhile, in traditional travel media, promotional trips to the United States are often include sleek images of the canyon’s famous (and […]