Pros and Cons of Guided Tours: Maximizing Your Travels

  We all have different methods of traveling and interests that make our time in foreign lands unique. Many younger backpackers criticize package tourists for not seeking authentic experiences, and to be honest, our early twenty-something selves might have said the same. But fast forward a decade and we realize that like most things in…

Brugge: Romantic and Indulgent

Brugge is the capital of West Flanders and home to around 120,000 people. Canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings are distinguishing features of this well preserved medieval town. Markt square has a 13th-century belfry with an 83m tower offering great panoramic views. Oh, and all the delicious chocolate and beer make Brugge romantic, indulgent and…

Touring Ireland’s Most Breathtaking Scenery in County Kerry

The Cliffs of Moher and County Clare are amazing in our book, but when we recently asked an Irish colleague how she ranked it, compared to County Kerry, she said there was no comparison. She firmly stated that County Kerry was the most beautiful county in Ireland, along with the remote northwest county of Donegal. We still…

Edinburgh Castle: One of Europe’s Greatest Castles

One of the most iconic images of Scotland’s beautiful capital rests atop an extinct volcano in the center of town. Edinburgh features a diverse choice of attractions, along with picturesque Arthur’s Seat. There’s a lot of history to experience and you can even drink whisky at Edinburgh Castle! Despite the blue skies depicted in the photos…