First Time in Paris: 20 Year Reflection and Tips

By Alex Kallimanis: I grew up wanting to travel the world. And living at home during my university years helped me achieve that dream during semester breaks in college. When I was 19 I scored a great deal on a roundtrip ticket from Orlando to Paris in the spring of 1998. Like many Americans, I…

First Time in Paris 20 Years Ago, Eiffel Tower

London, Brussels, Amsterdam: One Week Itinerary

By Alex Kallimanis: A week’s vacation in London, Brussels, and Amsterdam is a great idea, especially for beginners to European travel. I combined these cities during Christmas break of my senior year in college in 2000. Since then I’ve made many return trips to London and Brussels and even lived in Amsterdam for 3 and…

guild houses of the Groke Market, Brussels

How to Spend a Long Weekend in London

By Alex Kallimanis: There’s no city quite like London, home of the political, entertainment and media hubs of the United Kingdom. In the United States, these hubs are located in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and New York respectively. With a wide variety of attractions, you can busy yourself for a week in this bustling metropolis…

8 Travels Hacks to Get More For Less

By Alex Kallimanis: Traveling is fun, enlightening and inspiring. But it can also be a little uncomfortable at times, especially for people traveling on a budget. We aim for our readers to get the best bang for their buck, because everyone loves a great deal. These are some of our top travel hacks to keep…

The Benefits of Taking Time Off to Travel

By Alex Kallimanis: We originally met at the Bauhaus youth hostel in Brugge, Belgium in 2002, while backpacking solo after college. Bell had just finished a bachelor’s degree in Melbourne, Australia and I had just completed a bachelor’s in history in Orlando, Florida. Fast forward 16 years, and we’re about to celebrate our 13 year…