Europe

Lisbon in winter

Why Lisbon in winter is a perfect destination

Why Lisbon in winter is a perfect destination If you’re looking for the perfect destination to break up the monotony of winter, Lisbon in Portugal hits the mark. Lisbon lies in the extreme southwest of mainland Europe, in hills that face south. Winters here are mild, and the light is worth writing home about. The …

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The Best Day trips from Yerevan

The Best Day trips from Yerevan Armenia is your quintessential travel destination- beautiful landscapes, contrasting topography, changing microclimates, did I also mention extremely budget friendly? Straddling between Asia & Europe, Armenia is considered one of the oldest countries in the world with recorded history dating back 3500 years. To love Armenia means to love its …

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Albanian riviera

The Albanian Riviera: a Mediterranean paradise for budget travelers

The Albanian Riviera: a Mediterranean Paradise for Budget Travelers Albania shares the same coastline as southern Italy, Croatia, and Greece, but it has fewer tourists and resorts than any of them. In Albania, it’s still possible to find affordable apartments a stone’s throw from a clear tropical-looking sea, and relax on tranquil beaches. The Albanian Riviera …

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What To Do In One Day In Novi Sad, Serbia

Spotlight on: One day in Novi Sad, Serbia  History in a nutshell: The archaeological remains show that the city was populated even during the Palaeolithic Period. However, the modern history of Novi Sad is associated with 1687, when the Habsburg monarchy took control of the city and its vicinity. It is during this time that …

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Crossing the Ceuta Border

Crossing the Ceuta Border (from Morocco to Ceuta, Spain by land)

Crossing the Ceuta Border Ceuta is an enclave on the Mediterranean leftover from Spain’s colonization of Morocco. Ceuta is legally Spain, which is why those traveling from the mainland can take a ferry over for about forty euro. Those going to Ceuta from Morocco, however, have to cross the land border. Common issues The border …

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Fribourg

What to Do in One Day in Fribourg, Switzerland

SPOTLIGHT ON: ONE DAY IN FRIBOURG, SWITZERLAND History in a nutshell: Fribourg, given its central geographic location, like much of Switzerland, experienced a tumultuous Medieval history. The city managed well, and continued to grow after joining the Swiss Confederation in the late 1400s. It then prospered thanks to the cloth and leather industries. And after …

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How to save money traveling in the UK

How to save money traveling in the UK The UK can be an expensive place to travel, but there are many ways to reduce costs and save money. Countries with large populations like Britain (65 million) and Germany (81 million) have many more opportunities for budgeting than other smaller wealthy nations such as Switzerland (8 …

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Nesebar Bulgaria

Your Travel Guide to Nesebar Bulgaria

Your Travel Guide to Nesebar Bulgaria Of Bulgaria’s many seaside towns on its Black Sea Coast, few can entertain visitors quite like Nesebar. Alternatively spelled Nessebar, the historic town is often dubbed the “Pearl of the Black Sea”. Once an ancient city, modern Nesebar is surrounded by multiple beaches that tourists can’t help but flock to. With …

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Warsaw

What to do in One Day in Warsaw, Poland

SPOTLIGHT ON: A DAY IN WARSAW, POLAND History in a Nutshell: Poland has had, to say the least, a turbulent history. At certain times the strongest power in eastern Europe, Poland has been crisscrossed by invading forces for hundreds of years, namely Prussia, Austria, and Russia, followed infamously by Germany during World War Two, before coming …

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War Memorial Brest Fortress, Belarus

Photo of the Week: War Memorial Brest Fortress, Belarus This is a guest post by Thornton Cohen. See more of his photography at https://thorntoncohen.com/galleries   For anyone who has an interest in epic Soviet architecture and all the statues and memorials that can be found in the former Soviet republics, Belarus is a must. Belarus is a country trying to …

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