Escape of the Week: Chefchaouen, Morocco

Morocco’s Chefchaouen is as unique as it is beautiful. Tucked between peaks of the marijuana-laden Rif Mountains, the village crawls (often times, steeply) up a hillside and treats visitors to the land of one-thousand welcomes. But, there is more to the town than the warm hospitality and Moroccan culinary delicacies like the delightfully colorful andContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Chefchaouen, Morocco”

Escape of the Week: Elephant Nature Park

// // <![CDATA[ (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); // ]]> An hour outside of Chiang Mai is a sanctuary. A place where elephants from the elephant tourism and illegal logging industries go to live out their lives in peace. Here, there are no bullhooks. No one gets to ride on them. There are no tricksContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Elephant Nature Park”

Escape of the Week: Berlin Art

It’s no secret I love Berlin. This is the second post I’ve done that features Underground Berlin, and with good reason: there is just so much awesome to be shared. Even if I had a terrible couchsurfing experience, the city wrapped its way around my heart. The art scene in Berlin fascinates me. From theContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Berlin Art”

Escape of the Week: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Rease Kirchner. If you are a writer and interested in providing a guest post, please  contact me.  Up until very recently, I was living as an expat in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Whenever people find this out about me, there first question is, Why Buenos Aires? Allow me toContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Buenos Aires, Argentina”

Escape of the Week: Varna, Bulgaria

Bulgaria may not be the first place people think of to visit for a holiday. While the conversion doesn’t sound great (1USD equals roughly 1.50 Bulgarian Lev), the prices in Bulgaria are cheap.Like 8-Lev-for-a-delicious-dinner-cheap. And, there are some great places to visit, too. I’ve spent time at two spots on the Black Sea. First thereContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Varna, Bulgaria”

Escape of the Week: Goreme, Turkey

Welcome to the country where east meets west. A land entrenched in history, Whirling Dervishes, bazaars, spice-filled foods and a wide-range of landscapes to choose from. If you’re planning a trip to Turkey, take note — no trip here is complete unless Cappadocia travel is included. The Cappadocia region of Turkey is in the middle ofContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Goreme, Turkey”

Escape of the Week: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Less than a two-hour drive from the rolling hills of Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, is Volcanoes National Park. Also known as Parc National des Volcans, it spans 77-miles in the Virunga Mountains. Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, Volcanoes National Park is made up of lush rainforests, volcanoes … and gorillas. It was the firstContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda”

Escape of the Week: Outdoor Art in Prague

Prague, considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is a smorgasbord of style ranging from renaissance to gothic to baroque, contemporary and more. It’s easy to spend days just wandering the city, taking in the hundreds of churches with spires that pierce the skyline, the colorful buildings on quaint tree-lined streets, theContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Outdoor Art in Prague”

Escape of the Week: Radovljica, Slovenia

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Dayna at Wanderlusting. Do you have an Escape of the Week you’d like to contribute? Let me know! Dtravelsround [at] gmail [dot] com. Your Escape could be the next Escape! I expected to enjoy Slovenia.  A year ago, I looked up photos and videos of Lake Bled, theContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Radovljica, Slovenia”

Escape of the Week: Sintra, Portugal

A quick train ride from Lisbon lies the hilltop town of Sintra. It’s a quaint little town that conjures up memories of times when fairytales were quite possibly real, with its maze-like cobblestone streets, castles and palaces. Once the summer home of Portugal’s kings, today Sintra offers a place for history buffs to roam theContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Sintra, Portugal”