Santorini island is the ideal paradise

July 1, 2019
Girl three domed blue church in Oia Santorini

Santorini island is definitely an oasis – this was my most relaxing stay during this trip to Europe. We flew Olympic (operated by Aegean Air, one of my favorite airlines) to the small airport in Thira on their one-a-day 7:00 am flight. When we arrived I realized I’d screwed up our airport transfer but thankfully there’s a company Yafy that will take you to Oia for 12 euros…


Ultimate Budapest travel guide

June 20, 2019
Girl at Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest

Budapest had been on my list to visit for some time and I finally got to spend three days exploring this April. Budapest was really pleasant in the spring but it looks especially picturesque in winter. It’s possible to get a really luxurious accommodation via airbnb that is also really economical. The apartment we stayed in had a huge TV room, beautiful kitchen and spacious bath. (Get $30…


Dubrovnik old town – explore Croatia

June 16, 2019
Girl overlooking Dubrovnik Croatia

Croatia was my favorite stop during my most recent trip to Europe. I’ve been to a lot of beautiful cities, but Dubrovnik old town was hands-down the most unique due to the city walls. I’m not a Game of Thrones fan, but I couldn’t help but feel transported to medieval times walking around this historic area. We stayed in a cool airbnb that had an atmospheric stone interior,…


Visit Vienna

June 12, 2019
Beldevere Palace Vienna

I highly recommend you visit Vienna – it ended up being one of my favorite cities during my last trip to Europe. I wasn’t really sure what to expect but the architecture is beautiful, there are a lot of good restaurants and so many things to do. After taking the Big Bus tour in Budapest we knew it was probably the easiest way to get a feel of…


Buy Travel Insurance: It Saved Me Nearly $3k

May 29, 2019
inside of airplane

The horror story you’re about to read is why you should always buy travel insurance. On October 17 I flew from a small airport in Florida to Washington, DC ready to depart on my next trip to Europe. I took the airport shuttle to my hotel, got settled and proceeded to attempt to check in for my red eye to London via Primera Air. The website was down…

Australia and New Zealand

Visit New Zealand… never leave!

May 16, 2019
girl in front of lake Queenstown

Recently my parents taped a Smithsonian Channel special called Aerial New Zealand for me to watch. I was thrilled when I realized that I had been to most of the places featured. I had long wanted to visit New Zealand, and I knew I wanted to experience all of it, trekking from top to bottom of both islands. I’m pretty confident that after spending many weeks I really…


La Dolce Vita: the best Italy destinations

May 13, 2019
Girl in front of Colosseum in Rome Italy

Last April I fulfilled a lifelong goal: to truly explore Italy. I felt a quick visit wouldn’t do all the Italy destinations justice and I wanted to cover all the important areas. So I spent twelve days on a group trip and saw a ton! I did experience a little culture shock – Italia is one of the most heavily visited countries and as a result I found…

Australia and New Zealand

Australian Outback Adventure

May 8, 2019
Uluru rock formations

Visiting the Outback is an extremely special and rare experience – so much of Australia is truly another world it is so remote. You can rent a car and explore on your own, but I don’t really recommend it. Traveling with a tour or group is a lot safer as you can break down in extreme temperatures and not see another vehicle for hours. Outback Australia also uses…

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