Great off the Radar European Towns

By Alex Kallimanis: Experiential travel has become a major buzzword in the industry, despite the fact the idea of immersing yourself in the culture, people and history has existed for centuries. While cities like London, Paris and Amsterdam are wonderful to visit, they’re also extremely touristy capitals. You’ll generally get more value for your money (especially…

Where to Stay in Transylvania? Brasov

Where to stay in Transylvania? Brasov is a charming town nestled in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. Just 2 and 1/2 hours by train from Bucharest, Brasov is the perfect base to explore this famous region. Brasov’s close proximity to the capital makes it an easily accessible destination for moderately experienced travelers. While Brasov does not…

Ultimate Tips on Visiting Amsterdam!

Amsterdam is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. We were fortunate to live in the UNESCO World Heritage listed city center for over three years, and have written about Amsterdam many times. I even guided a small group tour through Belgium and Holland. Here are our ultimate tips on visiting Amsterdam! Don’t Stay in the Red…

Is Sofia, Bulgaria Worth Visiting?

Is Sofia, Bulgaria worth visiting? That’s a great question, especially as we head into warmer spring weather. If you haven’t seen too much of Europe, you’re probably better off planning visits elsewhere. But if you enjoy off the beaten path destinations, with fewer tourists, then a visit to Sofia might be ideal. It’s also the European…

Reasons You Will Love Chania, Crete

By Alex Kallimanis: There’s something magical about the second largest town on Greece’s biggest island. We’re frequently asked “where is your favorite destination?” For us, Chania, Crete ranks right at the top. There are a lot of beautiful places in the world, so the warmth and hospitality of locals helps to set top destinations apart….