Daily Wanderlust: The beauty of Toledo, Spain

Toledo, Spain. Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1986 because of its cultural and monumental heritage, is one of my favorite places in my favorite country. A quick day trip from Madrid, it is easy to spend the day walking through the mazes of ancient, narrow streets en route to finding spectacular vistasContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: The beauty of Toledo, Spain”

Escape of the Week: Melbourne – sophisticated, hip, and a food lover’s paradise

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from travel blogger Chris Moshi. Melbourne is the first place I visited on my trip around Australia and it certainly made an impression on me, so much so that after visiting Adelaide and Perth it’s the city that I want to return to the most. The most EuropeanContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Melbourne – sophisticated, hip, and a food lover’s paradise”

Escape of the Week: Getting Molested at the Mud Volcano

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from travel blogger Dani Blanchette. Have you ever immersed your body in a vat of thick, chocolate pudding? Have you ever been crammed into a closet with a gaggle of almost naked strangers? Have you ever voluntarily let random foreigners rub your nether-regions in front of a tourContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Getting Molested at the Mud Volcano”

Daily Wanderlust: The other side of Las Vegas

From 2005 until 2012, I lived mostly in a place that is known for gambling, amazing food and late, late nights resulting in questioning the activities the following morning. Whenever people ask me about what it was like to live in Las Vegas, I always tell them there is much more to the desert townContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: The other side of Las Vegas”

Daily Wanderlust: Paper Lanterns for Buddha

The best time of year to visit Korea, in my opinion, is May. This is when Buddha’s birthday is celebrated, and the entire country is decorated in colorful paper lanterns to mark the big occasion. They hang in the temples, line the sidewalks, and dot the storefronts. It’s a beautiful sight to behold and youContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Paper Lanterns for Buddha”

Escape of the Week: Udawalawae National Park, Sri Lanka

The sunrise in Sri Lanka casts a pink and orange glow across the peach dirt, warming me despite the slight chill in the air. In front of the guest house we’ve stayed at, there are two larger-than-life Jeeps, with their sides and roof ripped off and rows of plastic benches replacing the normal seats. We’reContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Udawalawae National Park, Sri Lanka”

Daily Wanderlust: Dublin’s Liberator Statue

There are gorgeous statues dotting the streets of Dublin, Ireland. One of the most well-known is the Liberator Statue (also known as the O’Connell Statue) on O’Connell Street. The bronze statue depicts Daniel O’Connell, an Irish political leader from the 1800s. When I wasn’t celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland and making my liver hateContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Dublin’s Liberator Statue”

Daily Wanderlust: Buckingham Palace

London always makes me feel like I’ve stepped back in time, even if its residents are ridiculously fashion-forward and uber chic. Strolling down the cobblestone streets, passing by gorgeous old structures, just makes me feel like I should be back in a different century where corsets were the norm. I feel this way particularly whenContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Buckingham Palace”

Daily Wanderlust: Alleyway graffiti in Zagreb

Before I officially hit my 30-Life-Crisis, I headed to Croatia for a holiday. My first stop in the magical and life-changing country was Zagreb, the capital of the country. I’m a bit unconventional in terms of what I desire out of visits to foreign places (I’m so churched out!), so I popped in my headphonesContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Alleyway graffiti in Zagreb”

Daily Wanderlust: Snow in the Mid-Atlantic

Today is Christmas … and I’m knee-deep in sunshine. The complete opposite of what I am used to having grown up in the sometimes blustery and freezing Maryland. In fact, even when I was living in Las Vegas, there were times during the winter when a thick coat was necessary. Well, that is most definitelyContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Snow in the Mid-Atlantic”