When I arrived in Oban, Scotland I was desperate to see some of the country’s famous highland scenery. I also needed to find a place I could explore in a half day before work. After a little research and a helping hand from the internet, what I found was heavenly. I discovered that the Isle of Kerrera is home to a whopping 34 people, and is a manageable 4 miles long by 1 mile wide. Translation: a walkable, quiet land with minimal people. It also promised to have all of my favorite things, and if you and I like any of the same things- well, I imagine you’ll find it to be pretty spectacular, too.
Many visitors to Croatia fall into one of three categories. The sailing-obsessed, the massive Game of Thrones fan, or the one who saw a picture of Plitvice National Park on the internet. I’m guilty of all three, and having spent well over a month exploring Croatia I can confidently tell you that Plitvice is the most beautiful thing I saw there. Whether you’re swinging through on a day trip or have the flexibility to stay overnight, here’s some information based on my own experiences to help you maximize your time, and make sense of a rather large and confusing park!
As far as tourist destinations go, Slovenia seems to have flown under the radar but is slowly gaining traction with its natural beauty and particularly iconic landmark, Lake Bled. This stunning body of water looks like it's been plucked straight out of a fairytale and placed into real life, and any lover of the outdoors should put it at the top of their travel list. Having visited at the end of June, the weather was perfection, everything popped with the brightest shades of blue and green, and I effortlessly spent NINE hours meandering around. Here's how I spent my time, as well as some other activities to consider, especially if you have more than just one day!
No visit to Portugal is complete without a taste of the north and the beautiful city of Porto. Giving off an entirely different vibe than the country’s capital, Lisbon, it is a place that is very deserving of at least a few days. Here are 10 pretty convincing reasons why.
Yacht Week Croatia. Seven days and seven nights sailing the Adriatic Sea, 40 something boats, an unquantifiable number of drinks, and 10 amazing friends. It was a week to remember, but one I entered into completely clueless. Here are 15 things I wish I’d known before I hopped on the boat.
Ever heard of Sintra? I hadn’t, until very recently. If there’s one place on earth where you think you might find unicorns, Rapunzel, a forest full of singing animals, the fountain of youth or Prince Charming, you’d swear Sintra, Portugal was it.
Lisbon, Portugal is the kind of place where everything you’ve ever wanted in a city collides, and you can’t help but wonder where it’s been all your life. Digital nomad or not, I’m going to drop names of all of my favorite places in Lisbon, which anyone visiting can benefit from. If you go, you’ll fall in love. You’ve been warned.
Known for sprawling landscapes filled with fairy chimneys, an abundance of cave hotels, underground cities and sunrise hot air balloon rides, Cappadocia, Turkey is a fascinating draw for travelers from all over the world. Here are 10 of my favorite photos to prove winter truly is the best time to visit.
CouchSurfing is an app that connects travelers with locals who have a spare couch or bed available in a given destination. Here’s why you should consider giving it a try in Turkey, and experience the generosity and hospitality of the Turkish people for yourself!
Summer has ended and your tan has surely faded, but some may say that the best season of the year is now upon us. Fall is here, so make the most of it and consider visiting one of these five amazing destinations.