Abu Simbel

25 Amazing Things to Do in Egypt

Julie Egypt 7 Comments

For many first-time visitors to Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza, a Nile cruise, and the archaeological treasures in Luxor make the must-see list. But Egypt offers many more exciting experiences. Journey out into the dusty desert and visit the oases, scuba dive in the Red Sea, or hike to the top of Mount Sinai. These all make the list of …

Pyramids of Giza Guide

Pyramids of Giza: The Complete Guide for First-Time Visitors

Julie Egypt 32 Comments

The Pyramids of Giza, along with the Sphinx and a handful of smaller tombs, form one of the most iconic sights in the world. If you have plans to visit Egypt, then most likely these pyramids are at the top of your list. In this guide, get all the answers to your questions about how to visit the Pyramids of …

East Bank of Luxor

Complete Guide to the East Bank of Luxor, Egypt

Julie Egypt 11 Comments

The East Bank of Luxor is where you will find two of Egypt’s most important sites, the Luxor Temple and the sprawling Karnak Temple, as well as several small museums. In this article, learn how to plan your visit to Luxor, with advice on how to get around, where to stay, and where to eat. Interesting Facts about the East …

Pyramids of Egypt

10 Day Egypt Itinerary: Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, & Abu Simbel

Julie Egypt, Itinerary 106 Comments

Egypt is an extraordinary travel destination. If you are like us, you have dreamed of seeing the pyramids of Giza since you were a child. With 10 days in Egypt, you have plenty of time to go beyond the pyramids and experience the highlights of this amazing country. On this Egypt itinerary, you will visit the intricately decorated tombs in …

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings: The Complete Guide for 2024

Julie Egypt 88 Comments

The Valley of the Kings is one of Egypt’s most spectacular destinations. Located on the west bank of the Nile River near Luxor, this small area contains a staggering amount of exquisitely decorated tombs of Egypt’s ancient kings. When planning our visit, we found it very difficult to find any reliable information online. Mislabeled photos, out of date pricing, and …

Best Tombs in the Valley of the Kings

Best Tombs to Visit in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt

Julie Egypt 35 Comments

The Valley of the Kings is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. This is a royal burial ground, with exquisitely decorated tombs for the pharaohs who ruled Egypt between 1539 and 1075 BC. There are over 60 tombs in this small area, although only a handful are open to public. If you are planning a visit …

How to Visit Jungfraujoch

Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe | How to Visit & Is It Worth It?

Julie Switzerland 28 Comments

A trip up to Jungfraujoch is one of the most popular things to do in the Bernese Oberland. Stand on one of the highest points in the Swiss Alps, walk through an ice cave, play in the snow, get panoramic views over the Alps, and hike out to Mönchsjochhütte. In this guide, we cover what you need to know about …

Best things to do in Athens

Athens Bucket List: 20 Best Things to Do in Athens, Greece

Julie Greece 21 Comments

Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities and it is filled with archaeological treasures. The Acropolis and Parthenon are the big draw for first-time visitors, but the city is littered with ancient Greek and Roman ruins. Visiting Athens is like taking a step back in time, a wonderful history lesson that is great for all ages. Whether you have …

Acropolis

How to Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens (Updated for 2024)

Julie Greece 64 Comments

The Acropolis is the centerpiece of Athens. Rising up from the city center is a rocky, fortified, limestone plateau, topped with the Parthenon and several other ancient monuments. For most visitors to Athens, a visit to the Acropolis tops the list of things to do, making this a very popular place to visit. If you want to know how to …

How to Visit Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia: Best Walking Route, Helpful Tips & Photos

Julie Croatia 187 Comments

Plitvice Lakes is one of the most unique places to visit in Croatia. With easy walking trails, boardwalks suspended over the turquoise water, stunning viewpoints, and photogenic waterfalls, this is the type of place that is perfect for visitors of all ages. With different levels of lakes, four different hiking trails, seven routes through the park, and two different entrances, …

Best things to do in Krakow

Krakow Bucket List: 25 Memorable Things to Do in Krakow

Julie Poland 32 Comments

Krakow, Poland…this is a city that deserves to be on every traveler’s must-see list. It’s a lot like Prague, only with fewer tourists and cheaper prices. With its large market square, colorful streets, historic sites, and abundance of amazing, budget friendly restaurants, Krakow is a favorite stop for many people on their tour through Poland. We spent five days exploring …

Auschwitz Birkenau

How to Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2024: Helpful Tips & What to Expect

Julie Poland 47 Comments

Auschwitz-Birkenau, also simply called Auschwitz concentration camp, is the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps. Located in southern Poland near Krakow, this museum attracts over 2 million visitors per year. A visit here is somber, emotional, and thought provoking. In this guide, learn how to visit Auschwitz on a day trip from Krakow. There are numerous options for …

San Marino

Best Things to Do in San Marino, Europe’s Most Underrated Destination

Julie Italy, San Marino 18 Comments

San Marino is a tiny, independent nation completely surrounded by Italy. It has a spectacular location, nestled in the mountains near the Adriatic Sea. The capital city, also called San Marino, is a maze of hilly, medieval streets, dotted with cafes and small shops. From the guard towers and the piazzas, the views over the surrounding countryside are gorgeous. In …

Mostar Travel Guide

Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina: How to Plan the Perfect Visit

Julie Bosnia & Herzegovina 12 Comments

The town of Mostar is one of Bosnia & Herzegovina’s most popular destinations. With cobblestoned streets, old stone buildings, and its beautiful bridge spanning the picturesque Neretva River, this town looks like it was plucked from the pages of a fairytale. This small town attracts thousands of visitors per year. Seeing Stari Most, the Old Bridge, is the highlight of …

Dubrovnik Walls

A Walk on the Dubrovnik Walls in 20 Amazing Photos

Julie Croatia 1 Comment

We had big expectations for Dubrovnik. This is a city that has been on our travel wish list for years. Why? Dubrovnik is a gorgeous city, with orange-tiled roofs and a stunning location on the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Fortresses, ancient medieval towers, and churches dot its skyline. Dubrovnik is a beautiful coastal city with a splash …

Giants Causeway

How to Visit the Giant’s Causeway (+ Photos & Helpful Tips)

Julie Ireland, Northern Ireland 8 Comments

The Giant’s Causeway is spectacular. It is so unique in its appearance that it is hard to believe it is real. A stretch of coastline with perfectly formed hexagonal columns, all massed together at the water’s edge…it’s an amazing sight to see. It is worth coming to Northern Ireland just to visit Giant’s Causeway. It’s that impressive. What Is the …