Despite being part of a chain, Mercure Hotel Hamburg City is far from standard, at least in its décor. Read my review here.
This extensive list of Buddhist temples in Bangkok, Thailand includes advice to help you choose and plan your visit.
There are more landmarks in Wales than just its famous UNESCO-listed castles. Here are 5 great historical sites in Wales you should also see!
Mardi Gras around the world has morphed into a range of different pre-Lenten celebrations. Read here about how different countries celebrate!
Here are four things to do and see to learn about life in Communist Prague – and Czechoslovakia as a whole – during the Cold War era.
Alaska is a vacation wonderland of beautiful, dramatic scenery and the best outdoor adventure. Here are 15 great reasons to visit Alaska!
On your trip to Czechia, besides Prague, I highly recommend visiting Cesky Krumlov and the imposing Czesky Krumlov Castle.
You’ve done the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and other typical sights. What now? Here are some unusual things to do off the beaten path in Paris!
Hluboká Castle is a 19th-century castle in Czechia crammed with a stunning collection of furnishings and exceedingly accomplished workmanship.
Villa Tugendhat UNESCO site in Brno, Czechia, designed by Mies van der Rohe: a masterpiece of functionalist architecture & function over form.
A Groningen walking tour to introduce you to this young, dynamic and hip city with a world-class university and plenty of history to discover.
A weekend in Portland, Oregon: here’s a 3-day itinerary that covers what to see, where to stay, where to eat, things to do … everything!
There are lots of Gold Rush ghost towns, but some are more “real” than others. Read here about my four favorite ghost towns in California.
The climb up to San Giovanni Fortress a.k.a. Kotor Fortress is hard, but definitely worth it for the magnificent views!
Don’t go to Albania unprepared, like I did! Read these Albania travel tips, covering everything I wish I’d known before visiting Albania.
What to see in Brno? An ossuary, a crypt full of mummies, and a nuclear bomb shelter made my day of sightseeing in Brno distinctly macabre.
The Roman Empire’s northwest border fortification extends right across the top of England. Here are all the best places to see Hadrian’s Wall!
A memorial composed of a series of statues portraying the anguish of the Holocaust, becoming a sensory and emotional experience for visitors.
Úbeda and Baeza: two charming towns, one UNESCO site, highlighting some stellar Renaissance architecture mixed with other influences.
A list of unique places in Chicago, all of them quirky: a speakeasy, an underground street, an oddball shop and more!
Sustainable travel tips: reducing your carbon footprint when traveling. Part 1 was about air travel; this part covers travel by land or sea.
In San Francisco, make sure to take this walk up and down Telegraph Hill to see Coit Tower, its Depression-era murals, and the best view in San Francisco!
There are five UNESCO World Heritage sites in Lebanon, each illustrating one or more of many historical periods. What are they and which should you visit?
Lebanon is fascinating, but it’s not an easy place to travel. Read these Lebanon travel tips to be prepared and avoid nasty situations!
The history of Little Havana in Miami is closely connected to the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. Read here about that connection and about things to see and do in this colorful neighborhood.
This Brisbane-Cairns itinerary includes all the most popular and beautiful sites along the coast of Queensland in Australia.
An update of an old review of a SCOTTeVEST travel vest, this version adds reviews of a jacket and a hoodie, and gets much more positive in the process.
What to see in Overtown, the historically Black neighborhood in Miami, whose rich history gave it the nickname “Harlem of the South.”
Charming Bacharach Germany is the perfect home base to visit the Rhine Valley castles of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO site.
All sorts of great advice about traveling Iceland by campervan in a guest post written by Chrystalyn Rose.
The Trier Roman ruins in Germany make up a single UNESCO World Heritage site. Check out the Porta Nigra, which is remarkably well-preserved.
Truly practical advice for women traveling alone. Tips for sleeping, eating, socializing and lots more travel advice for solo female travel!