I had been to Greece three times before I made my way to its capital, Athens, and to one of its best-known islands, Santorini. You can easily spend a week or two in Greece, but if you want the best of the best on a condensed time frame, this 5-day itinerary will do the trick. How to Get There Athens is easily accessible from many European airports, but if you’re coming from… Read More

Athens often becomes a short stop-over on the way to Greece’s fantastic islands or as a home base for day trips to Delphi, Meteora and elsewhere. But spending at least a couple of full days in Athens is well worth your while. These three tips will make your stay even more pleasant. Tip #1: Choose an AirBnB or similar service instead of staying in a hotel This tip (not sponsored!) probably applies… Read More

Sofia remains an undiscovered gem on the Balkans, but this is slowly beginning to change. Every time I come home to visit, I hear more and more foreign speak on my walks. The 9 spots I’ve included below are the places I return to time and time again on every single visit. They epitomize the best of Sofia to me and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. 1… Read More

My 6-day Bryce and Zion itinerary is pretty ambitious, but there are plenty of easy/moderate hikes you can do in both parks. This post includes my 3 favorite easy hikes in Zion. I’ll also be posting shorter versions of Zion’s most iconic trails soon – subscribe so you won’t miss it! Canyon Overlook Trail This trailhead is located just past the Mount Carmel Tunnel heading to the east side of the park…. Read More

It is my 2013 trip to Bryce and Zion that really ignited my passion for national parks. I’d been to a handful of national parks before, but this was the first time I did some big hikes and realized how much more there is to see once you get out of your car! This is the exact itinerary I followed on that trip – you will be sore, but your soul will… Read More