A Quick Guide to the Best Hostels in Istanbul

best hostels in istanbul

While it contains a plethora of budget options for travelers finding the best hostels in Istanbul can be a challenge. So we did the work for you. Istanbul  has been one of the most visited cities in the world for years now. And with good reason. Turkey’s largest city is filled with character, ambiance, color, and history… and… Read More

5 Reasons to Visit Sarajevo

view of Sarajevo from Žuta Tabija, the yellow bastion, things to do in Sarajevo

Wedged between a horrifying past and a hopeful future, Sarajevo is a unique gem of a city. They say time heals all wounds, but they never say how MUCH time it takes. Even 20 years later, Sarajevo cannot escape its perpetual association with the atrocities of the Bosnian War. The country’s violent history has left many… Read More

A Quick Guide to the Best Hostels in Lisbon

views of Lisbon from Miradouro de Santa Luzia

Are you heading to Portugal on a budget and looking for the best hostels in Lisbon? Portugal’s capital is an incredible city, filled with awesome things to do, people to meet, Fado to listen to, and Porto to drink. Lisbon is also full of beautiful budget and boutique style hostels to choose from. A great hostel has more to… Read More

Beautiful Cityscapes – A Snow Day in Prague

A snow day in Prague

While it’s a gorgeous city all year round there is something truly special about a snow day in Prague. “With luck, it might even snow for us”, says Haruki Murakami in his book . Was he talking about Prague? Probably. Because if you ARE lucky, it will snow when you visit the City of a Hundred Spires…. Read More

Exploring the Czech Republic: Day Trips From Prague

Cesky Krumloc, Czech Republic - countries to visit in 2017

There are a thousand and one reasons to visit Prague. The first place that comes to mind for most people when discussing the Czech Republic is Prague. Which is not surprise, really. Prague is iconic, grandiose, and gorgeous. We lived in Prague for nine incredible months, and we are counting down the days until we are lucky enough to do… Read More

6 Incredible Countries You Need to Visit in 2017

top travel destinations 2017

Are you planning to travel in 2017 but haven’t yet decided where to go? Let us help! In the past three years we have traveled through 30 countries on 4 continents. And you know what? We have enjoyed virtually every minute of our travels, in all 30 countries. Each place we visited left a distinct impression on us,… Read More

Historic Highlands – The UNESCO Sites of Vysočina

UNESCO Sites of Vysocina Czech Republic

A tantalizing mix of history, culture, and natural beauty await in the Vysočina region of the Czech Republic. The rolling hills of Vysočina, which means highlands in Czech, are dotted with forests and ponds; peppered with charming towns and verdant fields of grass and wheat. The region epitomizes the essence of the word idyllic. Scattered into the… Read More

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Hostels in Brussels

Looking for the best hostels in Brussels? Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is filled to the brim with beautiful architecture, trendy cafes, tasty restaurants, quirky shops, excellent bars, and of course stellar beer. Finding reasons to visit Brussels takes almost no effort at all and you’re pretty much guaranteed to enjoy the time you spend… Read More

Traveling Romania – The Complete Guide to Portile de Fier Natural Park

Iron Gates Natural Park

Portile de Fier Natural Park is hidden Romanian treasure. Nature-lovers, history buffs and simple travelers looking for some R&R and spectacular views will all find exceptional things to do and see in this beautiful natural park on the southwestern edge of Romania. My home country of Romania is probably best known for its budget-friendly capital… Read More

Things To Do In Prague as a First Time Visitor

Prague travel guide, Prague on an affordable budget

As a first time visitor there are a few essential things to do in Prague. In our minds Prague might just be the most spectacular city in the world. It is doubtlessly beautiful, as your first views of Prague castle over the Vltava River will prove. We put together a bit of a list, not… Read More