Scopello, Sicily: Visiting Italy’s Coastal Village

After two incredible weeks exploring the beautiful island of Sicily from coast to coast, there is one town in particular that will always hold a special place in our hearts — Scopello.  I was a bit worried before visiting Scopello that it would be too small or too touristy. I don’t know if it was […]

15+ Best Things to do in Florence Italy

The best things to do in Florence? Let’s go!  Florence is easily one of my favorite cities in the world, and should be added to any Italy itinerary. The city might be smaller than other famous cities in Italy, but it is jam-packed with art, culture, and some of the food in Italy – a […]

Zingaro Nature Reserve: What You Need to Know

Looking for the perfect adventure beach day in Sicily? Zingaro Nature Reserve is the spot for you! Zingaro Nature Reserve is a nature reserve, and the very first nature reserve in Sicily at that! Today you’ll find 70+ reserves across Sicily that have followed in its path, but it was the creation of the Zingaro […]

Hiking the Soča River Trail in Slovenia

Planning a trip to hike along the most beautiful river in Europe, also known as the Soča River Valley? Let’s dive into everything you need to know about hiking the Soča River Trail!  There’s not much to not love about the Soča River Valley. Gatorade blue river waters, snow-covered mountain peaks, and beauiful alpine guest […]

7 Restaurants you need to try in Bologna, Italy

Looking for the best restaurants in Bologna? I’ve got you covered! Bologna absolutely blew me away! I know that I’m guilty about saying that a lot of travel destinations, but what can I say, there are few places I visit that I don’t fall in love with. But there was one aspect of Bologna that […]

1 Week Slovenia Road Trip: First Timer’s Guide to Slovenia

We recently wrapped up a 10 day road trip through Slovenia and all I can say is WOW! I knew that I would love Slovenia, but I didn’t realize just how much I would fall in love with this beautiful country. Slovenia is easily one of the most underrated European destinations, especially for those that […]

Lake Bohinj, Slovenia: Travel Guide

Planning a trip to the beautiful Lake Bohinj? Let’s dive into everything you need to know about visiting this beautiful lake in northwest Slovenia. We just wrapped up a 10 day road trip in Slovenia, 6 nights of which were spent in the towns around Lake Bohinj and when I say I’m obsessed, I mean […]

Calanque de Sugiton Hike from Marseille, France

Planning a day trip to hike to Calanque de Sugiton? Let’s dive in!  If you’re planning a trip to France’s southern city of Marseille, then you’ve likely heard all about the beautiful nearby ‘calanques’. If not, you’re in for a treat! ‘Calanques’ are limestone coves that have eroded over time to create striking cliff-side and […]

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France: Travel Guide

Planning a trip to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence? Let’s dive into everything you need to know about this charming village in Provence!  On our recent South of France road trip, we wanted to pick a single base in Provence for exploring the region. While we originally considered bigger cities like Aix-en-Provence and Avignon, which are known for their […]

15 Best Restaurants in Seville, Spain

Seville, a charming city in Southern Spain, is home to some of the best food in the world. From Carrillada de Cerdo (stewed pork cheek) to simple Pan con Tomate for breakfast, the food choices in Seville are endless. You can also join a food tour to try the best tapas in Seville if you […]

Seville to Cordoba Day Trip: Cordoba Itinerary

Planning a Seville to Córdoba day trip? Let’s dive into everything you need to know.  Located less than an hour by train from Seville, Córdoba is easily one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and a must-visit day trip from Seville. Before we get into the article, here are some popular tours in Cordoba […]

18 Best Things to do in Seville, Spain

The best things to do in Seville, Spain? I’ve got you covered! We recently spent over two weeks in Seville, exploring and falling in love with this charming Spanish city nestled in Andalusia. Seville is a city that effortlessly weaves together centuries of history, vibrant culture, and modern charm. Striking architecture, colorful buildings, vibrant flamenco […]

10+ Best Natural Wine Bars in Lisbon, Portugal

Looking for the best natural wine bars in Lisbon? I’ve got you covered! If you know me then you know that I’m obsessed with natural wine, and have been for years. Whenever I’m visiting a new city, the first thing I do is research any natural wine bars in the area. Often, there sadly aren’t […]

The best things to do in Bergamo, Italy

Planning a trip to Italy? Consider adding the charming city of Bergamo to your itinerary. Located in northern Italy, less than an hour from Milan, Bergamo has all of the culture and charm, without the crowds and high lodging prices. Don’t make the mistake of missing this gem of a city on your next European vacation. […]

Firopotamos Milos: What You Need to Know

Milos has over 80 beautiful beaches across the small island, from rocky coves to golden sandy stretches – all boasting some of the bluest, clearest waters I’ve ever seen! Firopotamos Beach is easily one of the most beautiful and picturesque of them all. Just down the road from Mandrakia and the town of Plaka you’ll find […]

A guide to the 10 best cafes in Lisbon, Portugal

In any city that I visit, I am always on the hunt for the cutest cafe with the coziest vibes and best cup of tea. If you’re anything like me, you’re going to love the cafe scene in Lisbon. Lisbon is filled with speciality coffee shops and cafes, with new ones popping up all the […]

Hiking Rosni Peak (Maja e Rosit)

Visiting the Albanian Alps? Add the hike to Rosni Peak in Valbonë to your travel plans.  When most people plan a trip to the Albanian Alps, there are two famous hikes that they plan on: the hike from Valbonë to Theth and the Theth to Blue Eye trek. But there are actually so many incredible, […]

10+ things to do in Tirana, Albania

Tirana (Tiranë) is often looked at by travelers as a stop-over, many skipping a visit to Albania’s capital city all together. If you’re planning a road trip in Albania, locally known as Shqipërisë, then I would highly recommend spending at least 1-2 nights in Tirana to explore what the city has to offer.  This guide […]

Best things to do in Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, a stunning coastal town in Montenegro, a UNESCO Heritage Site, and one of the best places in Europe to vacation. It is a great alternative to some of the pricier and busier summer european hotspots. And yes, Kotor is still busy (it is a cruise port after all), there are still so many beautiful, […]

Lake Iseo: Italy’s Hidden Gem

Let’s talk about Italy’s hidden gem: Lake Iseo.  Northern Italy has long been known for it’s beautiful lakes, such as the famous Lake Como and Lake Garda, or even the famous lakes of the Dolomites: Lago di Braies and Lago di Carezza. But what if I told you that there is a lake area that […]

10+ Best Things to do in Budapest

Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, is a vibrant destination that seamlessly blends history, culture, and breathtaking architecture. Budapest is one of my favorite places that I’ve visited over the years. It truly has something for every kind of traveler, with so many incredible places to visit both in Budapest, and throughout Hungary. While it may […]

Hiking to the Theth Blue Eye in the Albanian Alps

A visit to Albania’s charming mountain village of Theth is an absolute must on any trip to Albania. A hike to the Blue Eye is one of the most popular things to do in Theth, after the famous Valbone to Theth hike. The Blue Eye of Theth is an icy waterfall in the mountains of […]

Visiting Theth: Albania’s Mountain Village

Theth is a mountain town nestled in northern Albanian — a storybook village of striking peaks, rolling green valleys, and roaming cows and sheep. Located in Albania’s Shkoder region in the Shala mountains, Theth is home to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world, including the Valbone to Theth hike, a visit to […]

Valbone to Theth Hike: Hiking in the Albanian Alps

Valbone Pass Hike: The Basics Prepare for your trip to Albania ✈️ Find cheap flights here ✨ Find top-rated tours here 🌿Book your accommodations ahead of time 💛Stay safe with travel insurance in case of any accidents 🧳Pick up travel essentials before you go How many days in the Albanian alps? Ideally you’ll want to […]

Cortina d’Ampezzo: Everything you need to know

Cortina d’Ampezzo is a quaint but bustling town in the province of Belluno, Italy, located within the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage site. Most of the town’s popularity comes from it’s claim to fame as the venue of the 1956 Olympic Winter Games, and the planned venue for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games.  Before we dive […]

Athens to Milos: Your guide to getting to Greek paradise

I’m sure I’m not the only one who started hearing whispers of the beautiful Greek island of Milos. A beautiful island filled with 30+ beaches without the crowds of Santorini and Mykonos, only 3 hours from Athens? Sign me up! I’ve compiled everything you need to know about making your way from Athens to Milos, […]

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Milos Beaches, Greece

Do you dream of sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters? Look no further than Milos, Greece – the ultimate beach lover’s destination. Milos, located in the Aegean Sea, has some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world. Each of the Milos beaches is completely unique, from the moon-like vibes of Sarakiniko to the sandy stretch […]

Sarakiniko Beach: Milos’ Most Beautiful Beach

If you’re planning a trip to Milos, then a visit to the island’s most beautiful beach should be at the top of your itinerary. Sarakiniko Beach has a unique moon-like landscape with white volcanic rock formations. It is quite literally one of the most beautiful beaches, and most unique, beaches in the world. I thought […]

Things to do in Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is a truly magical set of towns, nestled on the coast of Italy. Located only 2.5-3 hours outside of Florence, this seaside region is nothing like the large cities of Italy. For those of you who are not familiar with the area, Cinque Terre is more accurately a region, rather than a singular […]

Panzano in Chianti: Tuscany Travel Guide

Panzano in Chianti is a charming hilltop town located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany. If you’re planning a trip to Italy, it is definitely worth adding to your itinerary. What to do in Panzano Go wine tasting at the local vineyards It is no surprise that one of the best […]

Best Places to Visit in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is a magical, vibrant city with so much to do. I have visited twice, most recently on a short trip before continuing to on to visit Georgia for a week. This guide will cover all of the best places to visit in Istanbul, Turkey. Best time to visit Istanbul Istanbul can be visited all […]

10+ Best Things to do in Lagos, Portugal

Located in the western part of the Algarve region, Lagos is the perfect base for exploring the best things to do in the Algarve region and beyond. This guide will cover all of the best things to do in Lagos, Portugal, plus where to stay in Lagos, how to get to Lagos, and what you […]

Complete first timers guide to Lisbon, Portugal

If planning a trip to Lisbon, Portugal for the first time is on your bucket list then look no further! I’ve put together a comprehensive guide for your first time in Lisbon, Portugal. From delicious pastries and colorful tiles to bubbly natural wine and beaches, this guide will cover everything you need to know for […]

The Seven Hanging Valleys Trail in Algarve, Portugal

Looking for a hike to do in Portugal? Look no further! The Seven Hanging Valleys Trail hike is one of the most popular hikes on the Algarve, and easily one of the top hikes in Portugal. It is also a great alternative to the Fisherman’s Trail, which is a multi-day hike in the area. The […]

Best Restaurants in Lagos, Portugal

Lagos, a coastal town on the Algarve coast of Portugal, is home to some of the best restaurants. From traditional Portuguese seafood restaurants to trendy coffee shops, you’re sure to find something you like in Lagos. Looking for where to dine in Lagos? This guide will cover the 10 best restaurants in Lagos, Portugal that […]

How to get from Lisbon to Lagos, Portugal

There are a number of ways to travel from Lisbon to Lagos, however the common factor of all of these is that you should book in advance if you are planning to travel during the peak season (summer). However, this holds true regardless of season to get the best rates and ensure availability on your […]

A Travel Guide to Positano Italy, Amalfi Coast

If you spent any time on social media this past summer, it is almost inevitable that the ever popular Positano has crept its way into your feed. This coastal town in Italy on the Amalfi Coast is easily one of the most beautiful places in the world. The town is a popular day-trip for tourists […]

Tre Cime Di Lavaredo Loop in The Dolomites: Hiking Guide

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo loop is one of the most popular hikes in the Dolomites, and easily one of my favorites as well. The three iconic peaks of Tre Cime are considered the symbol of the Dolomites.  This guide will cover everything you need to know to prepare for a day hike (or overnight […]

Lago di Carezza: What You Need to Know Before Visiting

Lago di Carezza, also known as Karersee or Lake Carezza, is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Dolomites region. It is also one of the most popular places to visit in the Dolomites, Italy – and for a good reason! As soon as I saw a photo of this lake for the first […]

Italy Road Trip Itinerary: 2 Week Italy Itinerary

I’m sure I can’t be the only one who feels that everyone on social media is traveling through Italy this summer. Well I definitely hopped on that trend and took off an epic 2 week Italy road trip with a few of my closest friends.  This detailed guide will outline my entire Italian itinerary for […]

Praiano Italy Travel Guide: Everything you need to know

Praiano, located on the beautiful Amalfi Coast in Italy, is Positano’s sleepy sister. Just 15 minutes down the road from this bustling town, you’ll find the much quieter village of Praiano. With just 2,000 locals, and far less tourists, you’ll find some peace and quiet even during the busier summer months. Located on a cliffside, […]

What to know about Rifugios in the Dolomites: Italian mountain huts

If you’re planning a trip to the Dolomites, you’ve probably seen the word rifugio thrown around. So you might be wondering what exactly a rifugio is? This beginner’s guide to staying in rifugios will cover everything you need to know for a smooth stay in Italy’s mountain huts.  Prepare for your trip to Italy ✈️ […]

Things to do in Tbilisi, Georgia: Tbilisi Travel Guide

Tbilisi is easily one of the most interesting cities that I’ve ever been to. Tbilisi is both super cool and charming at the same time. It possesses a cool artsy vibe that parallels that of Berlin and clear remberants of the Soviet era, but it is also filled with cobblestone streets and bright colors in […]

Juta, Georgia: What You Need to Know

Juta, Georgia If you have landed on this page then hopefully I can do everything possible to convince you to book your next trip to Juta, Georgia. The best part about my love for Juta is that it wasn’t even on our original Georgia itinerary. We had originally planned to visit Mestia and Ushguli, and […]

Georgia Itinerary: 1 Week in Georgia (the country)

When I first started planning my Georgia itinerary, I was shocked by how many people didn’t even though the country existed. Once I visited myself, I was even more shocked that Georgia isn’t filled with tourists. From striking snow-capped mountains and scenic drives in Kazbegi, art and history in Tbilisi, and of course all of […]

Kazbegi Travel Guide: Planning a Trip to Kazbegi, Georgia

If you’re planning a trip to Georgia (the country in Europe, not the state in the US), then the magical mountain town of Kazbegi absolutely needs to be on your itinerary. Kazbegi is a mountain town nestled at the foot of the Caucasus mountains in the northeast of Georgia in a region called Mtskheta-Mtianeti. Located […]

Sighnaghi, Georgia Travel Guide: Visiting the Kakheti Wine Region

Sighnaghi, Georgia Travel Guide Sighnaghi, Georgia (or Signagi) is easily one of the prettiest places to visit in all of Georgia (the country not the state). When we first arrived in Sighnaghi, after the windy drive through the mountains, my first impression was of an Italian mountain town, perhaps a town in Tuscany. The medieval architecture […]

How to Get to Cinque Terre from Florence, Italy

Cinque Terre is a truly magical set of towns, nestled on the coast of Italy. Located only 2.5-3 hours outside of Florence, this seaside region is nothing like the large cities of Italy. For those of you who are not familiar with the area, Cinque Terre is more accurately a region, rather than a singular […]

How to Get From Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park

Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park Plitvice Lakes National Park is easily Croatia’s most famous national park, and for a good reason as well. If you’re visiting Croatia on a trip through Eastern Europe, a day trip to the Plitvice Lakes is a must. Plitvice has some of the clearest, bluest waters that I have […]

Lago di Braies: What You Need to Know Before Visiting

The famous Lago di Braies is just as beautiful in person as it is in photos. Blue waters with a striking mountain backdrop, it’s hard not to fall in love with this spot. Photographs of this famous lake have recently found their way all over the internet, and for a very good reason! Lago di […]

Hiking to Lago di Sorapis in the Dolomites, Italy

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the Dolomites, the famous mountain range in Northern Italy. From the striking views on Seceda to the crystal blue lakes, the region has got it all. Hiking to Lago di Sorapis is one of the top day hikes in the Dolomites. Lago di Sorapis is a glacial lake […]

Where to Stay in the Dolomites, Italy

Before I dive too deep into this post on where to stay in the Dolomites, some of you may be wondering where the Dolomites even are! You may have ended up on this post by clicking through a dreamy mountain photo on Pinterest or Google, or if you’re lucky you may already be planning your […]

How to Get to the Dolomites, Italy: Car, Bus, Train, or Plane

This post is all about how to get to the Dolomites in Northern Italy. Although popular among European tourists, the Dolomites are still a bit of a hidden gem for American tourists. I was pleasantly surprised that even visiting during the peak tourist season, the hikes were expansive and not completely overrun with tourists. Luckily, […]

A Guide to Hiking Seceda, Dolomites

Hiking the Seceda mountain and exploring the nearby town of Ortisei (St. Ulrich) down below was easily the highlight of my first road trip through the Dolomites, and therefore deserves its own post! While Seceda is best known for its winter slopes, the mountain is a breathtaking place to hike during the summer months. With […]

Road Trip in the Dolomites Itinerary for Any Traveler

In the past year or so I started seeing images of incredible, crystal blue lakes pop up in my Instagram feed. I started researching the area, and was immediately determined to plan a visit. When the opportunity arose to take a quick trip, I threw together a last minute plan Dolomites road trip itinerary this […]

7 Best Things to do in the Dolomites Italy 

Looking for the best things to do in the Dolomites, Italy? You’ve come to the right place! The Italian Dolomites are easily one of my favorite places in the world. I visited for the first time in 2019 and have already been back again since. There are an endless amount of incredible hikes, crystal blue […]

Must Try Portuguese Dishes in Porto

There are so many amazing dishes in Porto, that your taste buds will be buzzing throughout your trip. Here are a few of the must try Portuguese dishes that definitely shouldn’t be missed! A List of the Must-Try Portuguese Dishes in Porto Pastel de Nata  Although traditionally from Belem, a town just outside of Lisbon, […]

Best Instagram Photo Spots in Porto, Portugal

Bright buildings, cobblestone streets, and beautiful waterfront spots – keep reading to find out the best Instagram photo spots in Porto! Dom Luis Bridge As Porto’s biggest attraction, it would be a shame to not include this bridge on the list of best Instagram photo spots in Porto! It is beautiful from both sides, however […]

A Weekend in Portugal: 3 Days in Porto

Planning a getaway to Portugal ? 3 days in Porto is the perfect amount of time to explore one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, although I’m sure you’ll never want to leave.    3 Days in Porto: The Basics Currency – Euro (1 EUR = $1.15 USD) Language – Portuguese Location – Porto is located […]

5 Best Restaurants in Lisbon, Portugal

Looking for the best restaurants in Lisbon, Portugal? Then you’ve come to the right place. My recent trip to Portugal was a Below you’ll find 5 of my favorite restaurants that I ate at on my recent trip to Lisbon, Portugal! The 5 Best Restaurants in Lisbon, Portugal 1. Reviravolta (Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 16) Located […]

11 things you can’t miss in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal is easily one of my favorite cities in the world. From the colors to the food, I fell in love the first day that I arrived, and have been back many times since! If you’re planning a trip I’ve compiled a list of 11 things that you absolutely can’t miss in Lisbon, an […]

24 Hours in Rome: everything you NEED to know!

So you have only 24 hours in Rome, is it really enough time to visit one of the world’s major tourist destinations? Don’t worry! This guide for 24 hours in Rome will outline everything that you need to see and do during your short trip! 24 HOURS IN ROME: WHERE TO STAY Since you only […]

Iceland Road Trip: A One-Week Itinerary

Is an Iceland road trip on the bucket list? The below sample itinerary outlines a perfect 8 day Iceland road trip around Icelands’s Ring Road. This itinerary is great for those using the Iceland Camping Card. At a low rate of 150 euros (valid for 2 campers), the Camping Card will save you tons of […]

Best things to do in Dubrovnik, Croatia

If visiting the famous ‘King’s Landing’ is on your bucket list, then a trip to Dubrovnik is the perfect next European getaway for you. This UNESCO World Heritage city is brimming with history, while also being a top beach destination in Europe – the perfect mix of culture and relaxation.  I have what can be […]

Easy Day Trips from Zagreb, Croatia

Not only is Zagreb an amazing city to visit while traveling in Croatia, but there are so many fun, easy day trips from Zagreb! Two of my personal favorites include  Plitvice Lakes National Park and the charming city of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Day Trips from Zagreb – Ljubljana Slovenia has been on the top of my […]

Tips for Saving Money in Iceland

Despite all of Iceland’s redeeming qualities, it is not particularly easy on the wallet. That being said, there are always methods to cut down costs along the way. Check out the tips below for saving saving money in Iceland, without cutting out any of the fun!  1. Break Out the Camping Gear Staying in hotels […]