While many people associate traveling exclusively with the warm months of the year, the truth is that winter can bring its traveling jollies as well. In fact, there are a lot of pretty amazing places to visit during the winter too- and this stands just […]
Traveling solo can be a little intimidating, I completely understand! You need to book the flights, plan where you’re going, where you’re going to stay, what you’ll do, how you’ll get between each destination and how you’ll navigate new places with new languages and everything […]
Before, most women travel to have more quality time for themselves and would often spend their vacation relaxing at the beach, going on a spa weekend, or joining sightseeing tours. But traveling trends have changed as new data reveals that more women are booking trips to […]
After years of living and travelling in Asia, the United States, Central America, and Oceania, I was ready to spend some time in Europe. And what a time it has been. With more than six months left on my visa, I’m looking forward to doing some serious travel this year, and I couldn’t be more excited about it.
While I didn’t do too much travel last year, I still visited some pretty amazing destinations. Here are my favourite places in Europe so far:
I loved Vienna. I couldn’t believe how clean it was- people were legitimately cleaning the outsides of the trash cans when we were there. The public transport was top notch, although if I was flying in on an international flight I would definitely use an airport transfer company just to make things easy and quick.
If you head to Vienna, give the Natural History Museum a miss. I wasn’t impressed and would much rather have seen the art museum next door. Be sure to head to Sissi’s palace though, and spend plenty of time wandering around the beautiful city.
Budapest is ridiculously underrated, but the secret is slowly getting out- I’ve been surprised by the massive numbers of tourists in the city recently. The city has long been popular for stags and hens parties due to the cheap booze, but more people are visiting for the history and beauty of the city as well. Don’t miss the House of Terror, and be sure to head up to Matthias Church for an unbelievable view of the city.
I loved every part of Poland, and if you visit you should also visit Warsaw which was completely ravaged in WWII and rebuilt into the modern city it is today. But I really loved Krakow with its beautiful old town, great food, and many things to do. If you’re travelling with kids (or get stuck with a rainy afternoon) be sure to try out an escape room. The haunted house is also well worth a visit, but I mostly liked walking around the city and checking out the sights.
Edinburgh is often overlooked in favour of London, but if you’re heading to the UK, a visit to Edinburgh is a must. The gothic architecture, lovely people, great food, and fun nightlife makes it a standout in Europe, and it’s a fun place to visit no matter what the time of year.
Your career might require you to relocate on occasions, or a move might come about simply because you desire a life change. It could be, sadly, that due to the breakup of a relationship, one of you might decide you’d feel better at home, returning […]
Traveling is amazing there’s no doubt about that, but there’s also a lot of time spent in airports, on planes, trains and buses, and just generally feeling a little bored. If you’ve got some time to kill and wondering how best to spend it, then check out these top 4 ways to stay entertained when traveling.
1. Online Entertainment
If you’re traveling on a plane, bus or train that has an Internet connection then you’ll probably find it somewhat easier to keep yourself entertained, but after a few hours even the Internet gets boring. You’ll want to check out Online Casinos as a fun way to keep yourself entertained. You may even be able to win some money, and who doesn’t love winning money?
Nowadays it’s so much easier and more affordable to read a book, that I think you’re crazy if you don’t. If you have a Kindle you can easily find cheap books online, many of which are free to download! If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle App for your smartphone, meaning you get almost all the benefits of a Kindle without an additional investment. If you’re like me, you may find it a little boring to sit down and read, and that’s when Audiobooks can be the perfect solution. You can listen to them when you’re on a flight, walking around the airport, even taking local transport to your new destination. It’s a super easy way to read a book without having to be sat in one place reading.
3. Card Games
I love traveling with a deck of cards as it’s a wonderful way to make new friends and keep myself entertained when there’s no power or Internet around. The great thing about traveling with a deck of cards is that there are a bunch of games you can play, but a deck barely takes up any room in your suitcase. You could easily whip out the cards and play a game or 10 of speed while waiting for your flight, likewise you can use it to keep yourself entertained if you’re traveling somewhere super isolated.
4. Download Shows
With Netflix, you can now download shows to your iPad allowing you to watch them back at a later date. You can also download shows and movies to your computer and other devices to watch at a later date. Just make sure your devices are fully charged so you can get as much value out of them as possible. Once when I was on an overnight train in Vietnam, we played Casablanca on my laptop in our tiny little cabin, it was super fun!
Traveling is great but there are a lot of times where things get a little boring. Use these four tips to keep yourself entertained no matter where you’re headed or for how long.
Traveling is by far my favourite hobby, I love seeing new places, trying new foods and filling my phone’s memory up with great travel pictures. However, if you’re traveling for longer than a week or traveling regularly, then you may struggle to stay healthy on […]
While many people associate traveling exclusively with the warm months of the year, the truth is that winter can bring its traveling jollies as well. In fact, there are a lot of pretty amazing places to visit during the winter too- and this stands just as true regardless of how large or small your budget may be.
What are some of the best budget destinations to consider this winter? Here are some great suggestions:
Hidden on Mexico’s East Coast, Tulum is great to see during the winter – especially for those of you who want to temporarily escape the chilly weather of the Northern(er) Hemisphere. Gorgeous, unique and bathed in a truly beautiful sunlight, Tulum is filled with attractions of all kinds – and all perfect for a low-budget traveler too.
Planning on going South this winter? Infuse yourself with some gorgeous sunlight and then come back home tanned in the middle of winter? Sure, this sounds like a dream come true – and for many, it also sounds like a real luxury only someone with loads of money could afford. Yet, did you know you can get accommodation and food in Nicaragua for less than $18/day? Now, that’s a lot less than you would even spend at home – so why not pack your bags this December and have a very…Nicaraguan Christmas?
Surprised to see such a Northern spot on a list that’s all about budget-friendliness? Well, Vancouver is a perfectly affordable place, especially if you take its “large city” status into consideration. Plus, it’s filled with all sorts of winter sports and activities during the cold season – so it’s a really great destination for travellers who don’t necessarily want to escape winter, but to embrace it.
Looking for an European destination that will fill you with amazement and beauty? Well, Prague has it all. The weather might get chillier this time of the year – but if you want a destination right at the confluence between the major European waves of culture, this is it. The best part about it? Prague is totally budgeting-friendly all year round – and during the winter, you can even find hostels for as cheaply as approximately $10/night. Considering the beauty of the city and its uniqueness, this is more than a bargain!
You might be surprised to see Paris in a list of budget-friendly destinations. However, if you want to see Paris without spending a fortune, winter is the time to do it. Due to the less sunny weather, many places will lower their prices – so far that you can actually find hostels for as low as $17-18/night. And yes, the weather might not be perfect this time of the year – but on the brighter side, all the other superb Parisian attractions will still be fantastic. From the Eiffel Tower to the Champs Elysees and the stunning Louvre, the City of Love has everything on point regardless of whether it’s sunny or snowy outside. Worth checking it out this winter!
Paros is an island in Greece, specifically in the Aegean Sea, that is unique compared to other islands in the area. Unlike Mykonos and other islands, Paros offers a more traditional ambience that blends really well with the modern holiday amenities. If you’re travelling to […]