• Italy

    Things to Do in Lake Como

    Lake Como is a dream destination – the beauty and charm of Northern Italy, with lots of things to do. When you’re visiting Lake Como, having some sort of plan for what to do is a great idea! Here are 12 ideas of things to do when you’re visiting Lake Como. 1. Plan time to go slow and enjoy the scenery. One of the most wonderful and simple joys of visiting Lake Como is the incredible scenery. It’s absolutely breathtaking to take in, and the longer you look around, the more you see. Don’t forget to schedule time just to indulge in doing nothing but leisurely walks or sitting on…

  • Philippines

    Siargao vs. Coron: Which Should You Pick?

    When you’re planning a visit to the Philippines, Siargao and Coron will both come up as idyllic places to visit. And if you don’t have time to go to both, which one should you choose? Siargao and Coron Similarities Before we talk about the differences between the two locations, let’s talk about what’s the same. Both Siargao and Coron will be similar in price, depending on what you like to do. Both Siargao and Coron have beaches that will absolutely take your breath away. If you’re starting in Cebu, both Siargao and Coron will have similar flight times. Reasons to Choose Siargao Over Coron Siargao is a perfect little island…

  • Costs,  Italy

    6 Ways to Visit Lake Como on a Budget

    Lake Como is an absolutely incredible place to go in Italy, but it’s not one that’s renowned for being cheap. However, if you’re careful with it, you can get the most out of your visit to Lake Como while on a budget! 1. Lake Como Accommodations on a Budget The first key for Lake Como is to figure out how to get your accommodations while on a budget. AirBnBs are plentiful in the area, with some more expensive than others (as with all things). One key for any place is that you can frequently get discounts of 20% or more if you’ll stay for either 5+ nights, or a whole…

  • Philippines

    13 Things to Know Before Visiting Siargao, Philippines

    If you’re looking for a dreamy place to visit – a place where the beaches feel endless, the waves are perfect, and the underwater life is gorgeous, Siargao might be for you. It’s a tiny island in the state of Mindanao, and it’s like a whole different world. 1. Siargao is hard to get to, but worth it. Siargao is somewhat hard to get to, though it is getting easier. They now have daily flights from both Cebu and Manila, but there are just a few flights a day on and off the island. You’ll be flying on a small-ish prop plane, and the runway on the island doesn’t quite…

  • Bulgaria

    Visiting Seven Rila Lakes, Bulgaria

    When visiting Bulgaria, one of the most stunning places you’ll see pictures of is Seven Rila Lakes. It’s an absolutely jaw-dropping place to go, and it’s an easy day trip from Sofia. Before heading up to the mountains, here’s what you should know to plan your trip. Getting To Seven Rila Lakes There is no real public transit option to get to Seven Rila Lakes. (Technically, you can get there by bus but it’s highly inefficient.) Most people take their own cars – but beware! Especially in the high season of the summer months, parking can be an absolute nightmare. If you drive, either go super early in the morning,…

  • Croatia

    10 Things to Know Before Visiting Croatia

    Croatia has become a dream destination for many. With it’s incredible national parks, breathtaking beaches, gorgeous history, and fun nightlife, what’s not to love? Before heading to Croatia, make check out these things to know before visiting Croatia. 1. Croatia is bigger than you might think. Croatia seems quite small on the map, so it seems like an easy country to get around. While it’s fairly easy to get around, things are not especially close. If you’re taking the ferry from Split to Korcula, it takes over 2.5 hours (if everything is going according to plan!). And if you’re heading from Hvar to Dubrovnik, the ferry can easily take more…

  • Croatia

    Korcula, Croatia: The Perfect Island Destination

    When you look at visiting Croatia, you’ll see lots about Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Zadar. But flying under the radar is Korcula (pronounce core-chew-luh), an island near Hvar. Korcula refers to both the island as a whole, and the main town on the island. Getting to Korcula Korcula is a large Adriatic island near Hvar. You can get there with the ferries – there is no bridge connecting Korcula to the mainland. There are car ferries and fast ferries going to the island. The ferries go to both Korcula (the town) and Vela Luka. Take a close look at where your accommodations are to make sure you go to…

  • Croatia

    Is Croatia a Budget Travel Destination?

    A few years ago, Croatia made all sorts of travel headlines for the beauty of the country combined with its incredible affordability. That made more people want to go visit, and then… Game of Thrones. So now that Dubrovnik frequently is jam-packed with people, and the country is on everyone’s “hot list” the question comes up. Is Croatia a budget travel destination? Croatian Travel Costs Given its newfound popularity, it is more expensive than ever to go to Croatia. In general, it’s still cheaper than most western European countries like Spain and France. Croatian travel is highly seasonal. The crowds come with the gorgeous weather and cruise ships in the…

  • Egypt

    What to Pack for a Nile Cruise

    Once you’ve figured out what to wear, figuring out what to pack for a Nile cruise is the next step. Clothes to Pack for a Nile Cruise When you’re thinking about what to pack for a Nile cruise, the list of clothes feels extensive. Make sure to include the following when you’re getting ready to go. Focus on clothes in fabrics that breathe well and dry quickly. Consider packing things other than cotton – cotton is breathable, but it doesn’t dry especially quickly. Linen or athletic fabrics will serve you better in the heat of Egypt. A Good Maxi Dress or Skirt You’ll want your legs covered, but it’s hot.…

  • Egypt

    Sites You’ll Visit on a Nile Cruise

    A Nile Cruise is one of the best ways to see the variety of sites between Luxor and Aswan. While you can add additional excursions onto your cruise, most cruises will take you to at least the sites below. You can also find out what to expect from a Nile Cruise and what women should wear on a Nile Cruise. Luxor Sites Visited Karnak Temple Karnak Temple is one of the largest temple complexes in Egypt. You’ll get to walk down the Avenue of the Sphinxes to enter. It’s said that the Avenue of the Sphinxes used to extend all the way between Karnak and Luxor Temples! These days, it’s…