Is Sofia, Bulgaria Worth Visiting?

Is Sofia, Bulgaria worth visiting? If you haven’t seen very much of Europe, you may be 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 Union’s cheapest capital city, so that’s certainly appealing if you’re…

Couples Share Travel Tips for Valentine’s Day

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re proud to feature couples from around the world who love to travel. Stories here include entries by journalists, a U.S. Marine, writers, bloggers, doctors, IT workers and people from other walks of life. These wonderful couples share travel tips for romance on the road, inspiring us with tales of amazing…

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…

How to Spend the Perfect Week in Ireland!

From dramatic cliffs to storied pubs, Ireland is one of the world’s most popular destinations. We first visited in 2011 for our six year wedding anniversary and enjoyed Dublin so much that we moved there eight months later! We spent two and a half years working on the Emerald island, giving us the opportunity to…

Cliffs of Moher in County Clare

Bergamo: Great Base to Explore Lombardy

Located in the Lombardy region, Bergamo is a charming city less than an hour by train northeast of Milan. Città Alta, Bergamo’s older upper district can is encircled by Venetian walls and features cobblestone streets. Its home to the Romanesque Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and the grand Cappella Colleoni, a chapel with 18th-century frescoes…