Is Bucharest, Romania Worth Visiting?

Since the end of the Cold War, Eastern Europe has opened its doors to growing numbers of tourists. Beautiful cities like Prague have been flooded to the point where travelers often ask the question, “where’s the next Prague?” There’s several candidates, and in terms of nightlife, sights and food, Bucharest is an eastern European city…

Advice on Visiting Beijing for 72 Hours

In February, 2016, we made our first trip to China via the little known free 72 hour Chinese transit visa on our way to Australia. We bought two roundtrip tickets, one from Boston to Beijing on American Airlines for just $600, and two additional roundtrip tickets from Beijing to Melbourne on Air Asia for $650. By…

Tips for Visiting Montreal

Anthony Bourdain has said “You don’t come to Montreal to eat French food. Food is, however, a major reason to come to Montreal.” Considered the ‘Paris of North America’, Montreal is one of the best cities on the continent for a visit. We really enjoyed spending a long weekend for our 11 year wedding anniversary…

Is It Worth Visiting Tasmania For One Day?

Normally we’re advocates of slower travel, so we rarely debate the idea of flying somewhere to only spend one night. But we’ve discussed visiting Tasmania for years and always put it off for “next time.” And on our most recent visit to Melbourne it looked like Tasmania would once again be pushed back for a future trip…