Is Venice Worth Visiting? An Unexpected Experience in Italy

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Is Venice Worth a Visit

I have been to Italy on three separate occasions, and each time I have wondering “Is Venice worth visiting”? The first two jaunts I avoided Venice like the plague. I had heard from travelers and Italians alike that Venice is way overrated. The city of canals was supposedly smelly, crowded, and expensive. On my third trip to Italy, I just could not avoid it any longer. I had to see what all this fuss was about for myself.  So, in the middle of February, we took a 9-hour bus across the country to get to the city.  We didn’t know … Read More

Moroccan Blue Paint: Finding Peace within Chefchaouen

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Unlocking the secrets of Chefchaouen

Finding Peace within the Moroccan Blue Paint In northwest Morocco, situated in the beautiful Rif Mountains, is Chefchaouen. “Chaouen” as locals call it, is a small city that is renowned for it’s beautiful streets made up of Moroccan blue paint. Besides the blue streets, Chefchauoen is a popular tourist destination for its hashish, grown prolifically all over the region.  We went to Chefchaouen to get away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities in Morocco. We had seen the photos online detailing all the shades of blue, and just knew we just to get to this Moroccan town. See the … Read More

Things to Do in Essaouira: A Beach Holiday in Morocco

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A Guide To Essaouira

We spent two weeks in the city, and never ran out of things to do in Essaouira. In fact, we kept extending our stay in the Moroccan coastal town. Read on to see our list of the best things to do in Essaouira. An introduction to Essaouira Essaouira is perched on a rocky outcrop with a medina that appears at any moment to be beaten back by the sea. Yet, after centuries of waves it stands defiantly. The city was meant to exist, and the web of winding narrow streets of white and blue have always been. There is no shortage of … Read More

Tivoli and Villa D’este the perfect escape from Rome

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Tivoli Escape Rome

Tivoli and Villa D’este Rome has to be one of the most interesting cities in the world and has been an international destination since the birth of international tourism. However, not everyone wants to spend a large amount of time in a major metropolitan city. So, you need a little escape away from the hustle and bustle of Rome. We found refuge in Tivoli. It’s a perfect escape from the city with a beautiful hilltop medieval city, stunning estates, good food, and a few roman ruins. Day trips to the town are easy to manage, or you can opt to … Read More

Things to do in Pamukkale: Our Tips for the “Turkey Pools”

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Pamukkale, Turkey

“Turkey Pools,” “The Cotton Castle,” or “Pamukkale” All those names may ring a bell for they are all used to describe the travertines that make up Pamukkale. The photos are abundant these days and hopping on the Pamukkale bus was no difficult decision, it was an easy must for our tour of Turkey. The Cotton Castle, or Pamukkale as it is more commonly known, is the most visited tourist site in Turkey, outside of Istanbul. We arrived by bus early in the morning and were greeted by a large wall of white. There may not be a plethora of things … Read More

Cappadocia: The Best Place in Turkey for All Travelers

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Doing Cappadocia on a Budget

You know those beautiful destination lists you see on the internet ALL THE TIME, the Pinterest photos with the description “dreamland,” and the natural places you must see before you die? Well, that place is Cappadocia, or what I like to refer to as “the best place in Turkey.” I’m sure if you aren’t 95 or haven’t been hiding under a rock for the last 10 years you have at least navigated the internet and come across Cappadocia, whether you knew it or not. The photo usually has hundreds of hot air balloons soaring over unreal rock formations…ahh yes now … Read More

Things to See in Cyprus on a Budget

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Backpackers Guide To Cyprus

Cyprus is a well-known vacation destination but is also a place that largely doesn’t incite a budget destination. However, we were able to do Cyprus on a small budget and still able to see the best of Cyprus. There’s more to Cyprus than some beach resorts filled with British and Russians; the island has history, beautiful untouched beaches, magical mountains, and is inhabited by some of the warmest people we’ve met while traveling through Cyprus. You’ve probably already decided you’re going to Cyprus, but this is for that extra bit of information for staying on budget, or to just give you … Read More

Kanchanaburi: The best place in Central Thailand

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Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Ever heard of Kanchanaburi? Neither had we, but it turned out to be one of our favorite destinations in Thailand. We share what to do in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, and why you should visit. In our travels, we often find ourselves in places, that before traveling to the location we had never heard of, the destination was never somewhere we dreamed of, nor is it on any top destinations list, but it is often what we refer back to when we felt submerged in the culture we were exploring.Our post “I wasn’t planning on going there” talks about this experience, and our recent … Read More

Zakopane, Poland: A Mountain Retreat Town at It’s Finest

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Zakopane Visit

It’s time to visit Zakopane, Poland Zakopane is a resort town in Poland situated at the base of the Tatra Mountains. It serves as a great base to explore the Tatras, an outdoor wonderland giving visitors access to snow-capped peaks, waterfalls, alpine forests, mountain lakes, high vantage points, quaint towns, and the meadow filled valleys. In Zakopane, Poland  the mountains have a wide range of sports to offer its visitors, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and even paragliding. We loved the Tatras! We choose Zakopane to use as our base for exploring the Tatras. Zakopane is the about as far south as Poland … Read More

Top Things to Do in Warsaw if You’re Short on Time

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Welcome to Warsaw Your New Warsaw Your New Favorite City

We just left Warsaw after spending several days there. Warsaw gets a bad rap as not offering much to those who visit, but we disagree. Here’s our countdown of the top things to do in Warsaw.  Top Things to do in Warsaw Viva Le Revolution: The Warsaw Uprising museum follows the Warsaw Uprising. In WWII, the locals took up arms against the Germans as Poland was squeezed between the Soviets and Germans. The Museum is really a testament to the Polish spirit and the human spirit at that. The museum itself is interactive and well designed. The cost of tickets is … Read More