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Italy in Summer

What to Pack for Italy in Summer

Italy is one of the most popular summer vacation destinations in Europe, and for good reason. Even though it can get scorching hot there’s something about gelatos and Vespas and pizza that make it a magical travel destination. Use this capsule wardrobe to capture “la Bella figura” without overpacking.


Santorini, Greece

What to Pack for Santorini, Greece in September

Santorini, Greece is one of those magical, bucket-list destinations that dreams are made of. It’s also hot and crowded in the summer which is why I recommend visiting in the fall. With that in mind, I’ve put together a capsule wardrobe so that you’ll know just what to pack for Santorini in the fall that gives you lots of options with some of that classic Greek style.


What to pack for Paris in spring

What to Pack for Paris in Spring

Paris in Spring can be a magical time, but it can also be a confusing time to pack for. Parisians are also famously fashionable. With that in mind, I’ve put together a capsule wardrobe for Paris in the spring that gives you lots of layering options with some of that classic French style.


Where to Stay in Athens

Where to Stay in Athens, Greece

Athens is a city that is both modern, lively, and gritty and also an open air museum with a regal sense of epic history. It’s an excellent juxtaposition of ancient meets modern. Like with any large tourist destination, choosing where to stay in Athens can be daunting. Which neighbourhood and which hotel in that neighbourhood?



A Dinner Misfire in Barcelona

If you want to travel but it intimidates you, maybe some of these stories will make you think, “well, hell if she can do it, so can I!” And if so, then my job here is done. For this story I’m going to take you back to Barcelona in 2014 when I was still a relatively new solo traveller. Fakin’ it ’til I makin’ it…



Things You Didn’t Know About Santorini

Ah, Santorini. Honeymooners paradise. Cruisers playground. Jewel in the crown of the Cyclades. Land of fiery sunsets, white-washed cubic buildings, and blue domed churches. It seems like a paradise, no? Well, I just got back from my first visit to Greece and there were a few things that surprised me that I want to share with you.


Dubrovnik, Croatia

20 Best Things to Do in Dubrovnik, Croatia

When I told people that I was planning to visit Dubrovnik, Croatia as a stopover on my way to South Korea last year the most common reaction I got was “Why?” I’ll be honest, it wasn’t the beaches or the history of the old town or the city’s connection to Game of Thrones that first intrigued me. It was an episode of House Hunters: International. I saw an episode filmed there and thought that it looked like a beautiful city but maybe a bit hard or expensive to get to. So when I had the chance to stopover pretty much anywhere in Europe, my first thought was “Dubrovnik!” Now that I’ve been I think it should be foremost on your mind when thinking about a European vacation as well. To help with your own planning I’ve highlighted my 20 top things to do in Dubrovnik.


Sky Garden in London

Cool Things to Do on a Second Trip to London

This isn’t your first rodeo…or should I say cup of tea? You’ve been to London once before and ticked off a lot of boxes: Tower Bridge, Globe Theatre, Harry Potter tour, Big Ben…yep, you’ve seen all the major sites. So now what do you do? What are all the cool things to do in London?


Island Hopping in Malta

Accidental Island Hopping in Malta

“I’m trying to get to Comino.” “You can get there from Gozo.” “I don’t have a ticket. I need a ticket.” “It’s ok. Just go, the gate is closing. Go.” I was still half asleep from the hour long morning bus ride so I just followed the crowd. I followed the crowd off the bus. I followed the crowd into the terminal. I followed the crowd onto the ferry. I followed the crowd to Gozo. And that’s how I found myself accidentally island hopping in Malta.


Banje Beach, Photo by Jimmy Harris

Guide to the Best Dubrovnik Beaches

Just can’t wait to strip naked and jump into the clean, clear sea? Then Dubrovnik beaches are going to be right up your alley. They can range from sandy, quiet stretches of coast to nightlife hotspots to naturist enclaves. The one thing they all have in common though is the clean, clear water of the Adriatic Sea.


Dragons in Ljubljana

How Ljubljana Became the Dragon City

Before Khaleesi laid waste to Lannister soldiers on Game of Thrones, Ljubljana had its own dragons. Between Dragon Bridge in the city centre and the city flag, to the manhole covers and the stuffed dragons for sale in gift shops, you can’t miss them. But what’s the connection? Why is Ljubljana the city of dragons?


Postcards from Venice

When I saw that Venice was a mere 3 hour drive from Ljubljana and that there was a tour available with Roundabout Travel, I knew I had to book it. I mean, when Venice comes calling, you answer. It’s one of those destinations that never quite seems real so to see it with my own eyes…I was into it. Oh yes, VEnice would happen.


What You Won't See in Paris

What You Won’t See in Paris

When people come back from a trip, they like to talk about what they ate, what they did, and what they saw. I’m not going to do that right now. Instead I’m going to talk about what I didn’t see. Sometimes when I travel I’m struck by the absence of things that are common sights in my at home life. In England, I didn’t see pickup trucks. In South Korea, I didn’t see public trash cans. In the Philippines, I didn’t see cats. So what was it I didn’t see in Paris?


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