• Berlin Food Guide: Top Five Must Try Foods In Berlin

    One reason Berlin is one of my favorite cities in the world is because of its diversity, which reflects well in its food. Unlike most cities in Germany that feature traditional German foods, like bratwurst, sauerbraten, and spätzle (all of which are delicious, by the way), Berlin is popular for non-traditionally German dishes that are influenced by its diverse population. On my most recent trip back to Berlin, I had the opportunity to eat my way around the hip and trendy Friedrichshain neighborhood in Berlin with Secret Food Tours. Whether you decide to sign up for a tour with Secret Food…

  • Best Place To Stay In Berlin: The Weinmeister Berlin-Mitte

    After visiting Berlin, Germany twice, I finally found a hotel on my third trip there that encompasses the very essence of Berlin. Built on a bedrock of art, individualism, diversity, and history, Berlin allows you to be who or what you want to be at all hours of the day and night. Tucked away in the heart of Berlin, The Weinmeister Berlin-Mitte is a trendy, adults-only hotel that encourages you to enjoy Berlin just the way you like. Want to have breakfast in your pajamas? Head downstairs to the lobby in the morning for some coffee and croissants. Want to relax at…

  • Hotel vs Hostel: Get the Best of Both Worlds At Your Krakow Home Away From Home

    When I first started traveling extensively on my own, I was still a poor law student who could only afford to stay in hostels. Since I was doing a lot of solo travel at the time, I loved the social and community aspects that hostels offered. The communal living spaces and shared amenities made it easy to meet fellow travelers and make new friends from all over the world. As the years went by, however, and I had the financial capability to stay at nicer hotels, I started to miss the community aspect of travel. I wanted the privacy of…

  • Best Day Trip From Prague: Visiting Plzen, Czech Republic

    A couple of weeks ago, I made a pilgrimage to the beer mecca of the world: Plzen, Czech Republic (also spelled Pilsen, in English). Located a short one hour train ride from Prague, Plzen is a beer lover’s dream, featuring numerous breweries and bars on every street corner. While the entire country is known for having the highest beer consumption per capita in the entire world, Plzen stands out as the home of Pilsner Urquell and the birthplace of pilsner beer. If you’re a beer lover like me, visiting Plzen is a must-do and without a doubt the best day…

  • Where To Stay In Prague and Beer Spa Prague Review

    “Home Sweet Home” is exactly how we felt when we arrived at Hotel Suite Home in Prague, Czech Republic. The hotel name’s play on words was more than fitting as we were greeted with complimentary bottles of Prosecco and water, a bag of chocolates, and a basket of fruit in a spacious two bedroom apartment-style hotel with a spiral staircase leading up to a private rooftop balcony. We were amazed by the level of effort and detail put into making us feel at home while we were over 7,000 miles away from home. Located a short 15 minute walk from…

  • Cultural Miscommunication or Stranger Danger? Learning to Trust Your Gut While Traveling

    Miscommunications can happen frequently while traveling, especially when traveling to places where you do not speak the local language or understand local cultural norms. However, your gut always knows when you are in a safe situation with mere miscommunications due to a language barrier and when the miscommunication is more than a mere miscommunication and your safety is at risk. After traveling to 55 countries, many as a solo female traveler, I have never actually been in a situation where I felt like I was almost taken until I visited Transylvania, Romania, last month. Here’s the story of how my friend…

  • Comprehensive Guide for Things to Do In Lucerne

    This summer, I had the chance to go on yet another crazy, fast-paced trip. I managed to cover 8 countries in 15 days, and that’s counting the ~30 hours I spent travelling to and from Europe. The way I planned the majority of my trip was by using the fare planner on Ryanair, where I found a cheap flight from London (where I was before Lucerne) to Basel. I had to be in Munich a few days later, so I was looking for cities between Basel and Munich when I stumbled upon Lucerne. From Basel, I found a cheap train…

  • 15 Awesome Things to Do in Plovdiv

    After traveling to over 30 countries in Europe, it’s rare that Hope and I still stumble upon a new European city that we believe to be completely underrated and can call one of our favorites. But that’s exactly what happened when we visited Plovdiv, Bulgaria a few weeks ago. Although Plovdiv is only Bulgaria’s second biggest city, we found it to have so much more charm, history, and character than the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. With its Roman ruins, beautiful scenery, and hospitable people, Plovdiv is one of the best cities to visit in Bulgaria and contains many of the…

  • Experience Luxury in the Bulgaria Mountains at Lucky Bansko Aparthotel Spa & Relax

    Bulgaria is covered in mountain ranges, and when Hope and I heard about how beautiful the Bulgaria mountains are, we knew we had to check it out for ourselves. In the winter, the mountains in Bulgaria are a playground for skiers and snowboarders, and in the summer they are a haven for hikers. Nestled at the base of the Pirin Mountains, about two hours south of Sofia, Bansko is a bustling ski town that provides peace and tranquility to visitors in the summer months. We decided to take this peace and tranquility to the next level and experience pure luxury…

  • An Authentic Bulgarian Accommodation at Complex Kosovo Houses

    Kosovo, a village in Bulgaria (not to be confused with the more famous Kosovo in the Balkans) is a small, picturesque Rhodope mountain town that Diana and I visited during our journey through Bulgaria. We found an authentic Bulgarian accommodation at the Complex Kosovo Houses, a group of family-run houses designed, built, and renovated in a typical Rodopi architectural style. The complex is located approximately one hour away from Plovdiv by car and less than three hours from Sofia, but alternatively, guests can bus to Narechenski Bani from Plovdiv and get picked up there by the friendly staff at Kosovo…