How to Plan a Trip – Helpful Tips

How to Plan a Trip – Helpful Tips
How to plan travel

Where to go? when to go? where to stay? what to do? These some of the most common questions that need to be answered when planning travel. Being a massive planner and with 29 countries and counting, I’ve had my fair share of planning trips and my fair share of ‘I wish I had known that’. This post covers how to plan a trip and some of my tips and tricks for an smooth and amazing trip.

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Christmas in Spain – Festivities in Spanish Cities

Christmas in Spain – Festivities in Spanish Cities
Christmas in Spain

Christmas in America is pretty much over the minute the clock strikes 12 AM on the 26th of December. Spain, however celebrates Christmas or Navidad all the way until the 6th of January. This day marks the feast of epiphany or the feast of the three kings in the Catholic calendar and usually signals the end of Christmas.

I got to spend Christmas in Spain last year and really enjoyed the extended celebrations. Here are some of the cities I visited in Spain during Christmas and the festivities in each city.

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Day Trip to Giethoorn from Amsterdam

Day Trip to Giethoorn from Amsterdam
Giethoorn Netherlands

Nicknamed the Venice of the Netherlands and the Venice of the North (one of many!), Giethoorn is a little, car free village with thatched roofed houses and idyllic canals in the Northeastern part of the Netherlands. This dreamy little picture perfect village of Giethoorn makes for a great day trip from Amsterdam.

This post covers all you need to know about doing a day trip to Giethoorn from Amsterdam.

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Tips for Solo Travel – A Solo Travel Guide

Tips for Solo Travel – A Solo Travel Guide
Tips for solo travel

Solo travel can be absolutely thrilling and life altering and is fast becoming a popular way to travel. I first started solo traveling about two and a half years ago mainly because I was in between grad school and a job and had lots of time to travel whereas none of my friends could. I knew it was then or never and took the plunge to solo travel and have never looked back since! This solo travel guide will cover tips for solo travel that I have gathered from my experiences.

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One Day in Hallstatt – A Complete Travel Guide

One Day in Hallstatt – A Complete Travel Guide
Hallstatt Austria

Hallstatt originated as a salt mining town, and is one of Europe’s oldest salt mining places, dating back to prehistoric times. The name Hallstatt literally means the place of salt and was a prominent town in its hay day, due to the importance of salt as a commodity. Today, this fairytale town is busy with tourists from all over the world who come to pay their homage to its beauty and ancient charm.

Here is all you need to know about visiting and spending one day in Hallstatt.

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Travel Packing Essentials and Tips

Travel Packing Essentials and Tips
Travel Packing Essentials & Tips

I am pretty much a last minute packer and enjoy the rush of it. However, regardless of the destination or the season, there are certain things that I never travel without. In fact, I don’t even take most of these things out of my suitcase after a trip so that I never forget to pack them for my next one. Here are some of my travel packing essentials and tips.

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Bali Travel Guide – All You Need to Know

Bali Travel Guide – All You Need to Know
Bali Travel Guide

I recently got back from an amazing trip to Bali! (the kind you don’t want to come back from or come back home and immediately look for ways to get back). Since several people asked me for more information about my trip, I’m writing this Bali travel guide as an introduction to Bali travel. Last week, I posted my 7 day Bali itinerary and this Bali travel guide, coupled with the itinerary should hopefully help you plan the perfect trip to Bali.

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Bali Itinerary – How to Spend 7 Days in Bali

Bali Itinerary – How to Spend 7 Days in Bali
Bali Itinerary

There is something about Bali that is so good for the soul and a lifetime is probably not enough to take in all of its beauty and charm. However, if you’re like me and don’t have a lot of vacation time, this 7 day Bali itinerary will at least help you take in a sample of what Bali has to offer.

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Top Things to do in Cochem, Germany

Top Things to do in Cochem, Germany
Cochem Castle

If storybook castles, riverside towns and rolling hills full of vineyards sound like your kind of thing, then look no further than the lush Mosel Valley. While there are many quaint, cobbled towns with fairy tales castles perched high up on hills to choose from in this area, I chose to explore the town of Cochem for a couple of days when I last visited Germany. Although, the main reason I chose to stay in Cochem, Germany was to visit a nearby attraction, I quickly fell in love with this little town with its medieval town center, colorful riverfront promenade and scenic vineyards.

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