Seven Years After Solo Travel

“I hope you find what you’re looking for,” the ticket agent said to me before we hung up the phone on that winter night in Atlanta in 2010. Pure joy shot through my veins after we disconnected. Sitting in my apartment in the 100-year-old house, listening to the cars pass my house on their wayContinue reading “Seven Years After Solo Travel”

Live it Well at Bangkok’s Swissotel Nai Lert

Editor’s Note: This post is in partnership with Swissotel. Bangkok. The Big Mango. Thailand’s crowded capital I’ve been to too many times to count. It’s a city I used to dislike. Crowded. Humid. But, the more I have gone, the more I have begun to like it. I could wander down the sois and discover adorableContinue reading “Live it Well at Bangkok’s Swissotel Nai Lert”

Offbeat Attractions in Sofia

Bulgaria is a beautifully diverse country. With places to visit like the magnificent mountain town of Veliko Tarnovo, Black Sea city of Varna, and the capital, Sofia, it’s easy to get wrapped up in everything the country has to offer. Located in the western part of Bulgaria, Sofia, at the foot of Vitosha Mountain, is the most populousContinue reading “Offbeat Attractions in Sofia”

Free Things to do in Athens

Athens is a city incredibly worthy of discovering. It’s loaded with history (hello, Acropolis and Greek mythology), is a hotbed for dining, has some seriously cool off-beat attractions, and offers some amazing Athens hotels. But, there is so much more to the city. Whether you hop on tours or opt to explore on your own, there are plenty ofContinue reading “Free Things to do in Athens”

The Best Beaches in Phuket

Exotic food. Exotic beaches. Exotic attractions. In Phuket, exotic is the name of the game. This idyllic seaside town in Thailand is a main draw for tourists, thanks to the paradise it offers. Even the Phuket hotels transport guests to a world very different from what they are used to. But, isn’t that the pointContinue reading “The Best Beaches in Phuket”

Cool Things to do in Berlin

Berlin is one of the most dynamic and cool cities in Europe (at least says I). Thanks to a burgeoning street art scene, embracing of the vegan lifestyle and funky spots to explore, it’s easy to see why it is one of my favorite places in the world. It’s packed with a fascinating history, friendly locals,Continue reading “Cool Things to do in Berlin”

CityLove: The Best Hotels in Florence

The gem of Tuscany (and one of the most attractive places in Italy), Florence, is a vacationer’s dream. With gorgeous wine, Italian cuisine, and scenic views, there are so many historic — and offbeat — attractions to explore. Fortunately, Florence is able to accommodate the visitor who comes to experience all this city has to offer, and there many hotelsContinue reading “CityLove: The Best Hotels in Florence”

CityLove: The Best Hotels in Amsterdam

There are plenty of reasons to visit Amsterdam. From the coffee shops to the historic attractions, to the offbeat, there is something for everyone in this Netherlands city. With so many options for hotels in Amsterdam, it can be difficult to narrow down the ideal place to stay on your travels. But, it doesn’t haveContinue reading “CityLove: The Best Hotels in Amsterdam”

CityLove: Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It’s not Berlin. Or Munich. Or Frankfurt. But, this small Bavarian town has charm all its own. Home to the 1936 Winter Olympic Games, today the resort town is known for its outdoor activities, namely skiing, snowboarding, and hiking. In fact, this mountain town has some of the best ski resorts in Germany —Continue reading “CityLove: Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen”

CityLove: Day Trips from Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, for all of its beauty, is a small city. While there are plenty of things to do in this gorgeous Croatian seaside town, if you’re planning on spending more than a few days, I always suggest taking some day trips. While it is easy to simply spend time lounging at the beach, dining onContinue reading “CityLove: Day Trips from Dubrovnik”