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A Guide to Bayreuth, Germany: Everything You Need to Know

This guide to Bayreuth, Germany was written in collaboration with Bayreuth Tourismus and Marketing. My recent visit to Bayreuth, Germany marked a series of important life lessons. Firstly, that day drinking is a responsible and noble endeavour when done in the name of culture… and secondly, that the best way to score the castle of […]

Checking in to the Berghotel Rehlegg: Alpine Luxury in Berchtesgaden National Park

If there’s one thing I’m comically terrible at, it’s relaxing. As a Type A forever-caffeinated go-getter, I’m quite certain I crawled out of the womb with a to-do list in hand and a fistful of coffee beans. And no more is this “go go go” mentality more apparent than when I travel. When I’m somewhere, […]

Visit Paris Like a Smartie: 11 Silly Mistakes to Avoid

First-timers who visit Paris will usually come to one of two common conclusions: first – that Paris is the most irrevocably wonderful place in the world, where the streets smell like croissants and every step is a cheese-coated dream. The second (perhaps more common) conclusion, is that Paris is the worst, most overrated city on […]

A Guide to Cesky Krumlov: South Bohemia’s Real Life Fairytale

This Cesky Krumlov post was written in collaboration with the tourism board of South Bohemia, who hosted me during this trip. All ridiculous anecdotes, experiences and photos are of course my own 🙂 If you’ve ever been on Instagram or Pinterest, odds are you’ve locked eyes with the glory of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. […]

Ridiculously Magical Places You Can’t Miss in South Bohemia

This post was written in collaboration with the tourism board of South Bohemia, who hosted me during this trip. All ridiculous anecdotes, experiences and photos are of course my own 🙂 Once upon a time, little me wanted to be a magician. No, I am not joking. In the 90s, as most fangirls my age pined […]

7 Irresistible Summer Day Trips from Munich

These gorgeous day trips from Munich will have you swooning… Read on for a list of the best summer day trips from Munich, and how to access them with public transit. It’s hard to beat summertime in Bavaria. I mean, what a place. The lakes are shimmering, the beer gardens are buzzing and of course, […]

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A Guide to Delightful Rovereto, Italy

Visiting Rovereto, Italy last month confirmed to me a longstanding theory I’ve had about myself. Guys, I’m quite certain I was Italian in a past life. I mean, I talk a lot with my hands. I’m in a committed relationship with pasta. My patronus is probably a gelato cone…… you get the point.  But arriving […]

Alternative Things to do in Bruges: A Guide to Delightful Hidden Gems

There are many words I could use to describe Belgian city of Bruges: medieval, romantic, historical, incredwaffle, stupe-frying, you name it… However, secret would never be one. You see, the historic storybook beauty of this city has sent eager visitors here in droves, waddling through the beautiful street in search of all the postcard photo opps […]

QUIZ: Which Underrated Italian City Should You Venture to Next?

We all dream of eating gelato in Florence, exploring ruins in Rome and hiking through Cinque Terre, but what about those parts of Italy that are a little more off the beaten path? Luckily, if you dig deep enough, there are still plenty of amazing Italian treasures to be found… all without the accompanying crowds. […]

Discovering Sierra de Aracena: Spain’s Scenic Ham Capital

Like most intrepid travellers, I like to concern myself with the important questions when I travel. Questions like…. where can a girl get some life-changing ham? And for research’s sake (for all your sakes’ really), I took on the oh-so-arduous task of finding out. You see, magical things often happen when you stumble off the beaten path, […]

Tales from My Favourite Passport Stamp: Beautiful, Underrated Liechtenstein (in Photos)

Today, I want to tell you about my favourite passport stamp. May 8, 2016 – the day I set foot in Liechtenstein, the tiny microstate sitting happily between Austria and Switzerland, and of course – the 6th smallest country in the world. But here’s a secret: to date, I still think it’s one of the […]

QUIZ: Which European Hidden Gem Should Be Your Next Getaway?

From extravagant castles to ultra-cool cities, I think it’s safe to say that Europe is just oozing with getaway potential. But what if you’re looking for something a little more off the beaten path? Don’t worry – this quiz has you covered. Try it out to see which European hidden gem should be your next […]

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How to Avoid Pickpockets: The Europe Edition

When it comes to swiping tourist wallets, European pickpockets are in a whole league of their own. How do I know this? *nervous laughter* Let’s just say I’ve been caught in their traps… twice. I actually began writing this post over three years ago when a Roman pickpocket welcomed me to the city by sneaking […]

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: 10 Gamechanging Travel Products You Can Buy for Under $10

I’ve never been a big fan of acquiring “stuff”. After all, I’m a die hard light packer (see my guide for doing that here) and also just generally a person with weak arms, sooo… lifting heavy bags isn’t my thing. That said, as minimalist as I try to live, there are some products out there […]

The Hidden Costs of Renting a Car in Europe: 16 Key Considerations

“Travel Europe by car, they said… it’ll be fun they said.” I need to fill you guys in on the cold, honest truth: hiring a car in Europe ain’t all rainbows and scenic Instagram shots. In fact, hiring a car in Europe can kick your butt (and wallet) in seriously spectacular ways. And as I […]

4 Genius Ways to Instantly & Effortlessly Save Money on Travel Bookings

Wouldn’t it be nice to get instant savings on your travels, without barely doing a thing? Ah my lazy friends, I’ve got great news – you totally can! And before you accuse me of witchcraft, please hear me out… I’ve written in the past about how to save money for your travels (here’s 99 ways […]

The Cheapest Way to Travel Europe: The Ultimate Cheap Transportation in Europe Guide

What’s the cheapest way to travel Europe? After 3 years of bouncing around Europe as a) a backpacker, b) a broke student and now c) a restless expat, this is a question I’ve relentlessly sought the answer to. I can still remember my first taste of European budget travel. It was during my first ever […]

17 Unconventional Travel Hacks You Need for Your Next Trip

There was a time in my life when I was absolutely obsessed with travel life hacks. Throwing your shoes in a shower cap while packing? Oh yeahhh. Keeping jewelry untangled with straws? Talk to me, baby. On a super vain level, I think it’s because knowing the best travel hacks makes me feel like an […]

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