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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The archipelago of Indonesia consists of over 17,000 islands. Some, yet completely undiscovered and uninhabited. Nusa Penida is an island off the coast of one of Indonesia’s more popular islands, Bali. The island has been steadily rising as a tourist destination over the last few years. I visited Nusa Penida as a day trip from Bali recently.
Here’s how to get to Nusa Penida from Bali and everything you need to know once you get there!
While the bigger cities like Barcelona and Madrid are the face of Spain, smaller cities like Córdoba are Spain’s sole. Rich in culture and steeped in history, Córdoba was once an important Roman city and then an Moorish stronghold in the middle ages. Today, this Andalusian town in the South of Spain, with its well intact remnants of the past, attracts tourists from all over the world. This post covers top attractions in Cordoba and its best highlights.
Colorful tiled facades, port wine and stunning vistas – that’s probably how I would describe Porto in a few words. Porto, the second largest city in Portugal is a coastal town in the north of the country. Although smaller than Lisbon, Porto is unique in its own way and deserves a few days on your Portugal itinerary. Here are 18 things to see and do in Porto