Views of Balaton Lake from a winery.

DAY TRIP FROM BUDAPEST – EXPLORING NORTH SHORE OF BALATON LAKE

Looking for a day trip from Budapest along Balaton Lake, the largest lake in Europe? Then explore the ultimate itinerary I have crafted for you. This scenic trip will take you along the northern shore of the lake with frequent overlooks and lovely spots to enjoy. The first stop will be Tihany village with its … Continue reading DAY TRIP FROM BUDAPEST – EXPLORING NORTH SHORE OF BALATON LAKE

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Hungarian Parliament building .

BUDAPEST TRAVEL GUIDE WITH MUST-SEE SIGHTS

What comes to mind when you think about Budapest sights? Of course the postcard-perfect Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle, and thermal baths. These are famous Budapest's must-sees but do not stop there. This vibrant city has a lot more to offer. Plan to spend at least four days to discover fascinating attractions like Dohany Street … Continue reading BUDAPEST TRAVEL GUIDE WITH MUST-SEE SIGHTS

Two weeks in Andalusia, Spain - itinerary. Alhambra in Granada.

THE ESSENTIAL SOUTHERN SPAIN ITINERARY (WITH GIBRALTAR) – WHAT TO SEE IN TWO WEEKS

Creating a Southern Spain itinerary can be challenging when taking into consideration how much this vibrant region has to offer. Most of the popular images of Spain come from Souther Spain: flamenco dancers, bullfighters, gazpacho, sangria, and beaches of Costa del Sol. Andalusia, in particular, the country's southernmost region, represents many of the iconic cultural … Continue reading THE ESSENTIAL SOUTHERN SPAIN ITINERARY (WITH GIBRALTAR) – WHAT TO SEE IN TWO WEEKS

Puente Nuevo Ronda Spain as seen from a hiking trail.

RONDA, SPAIN – A PICTURE PERFECT WHITE VILLAGE OF ANDALUSIA

Ronda, Spain is the most impressive example of the famous whitewashed towns (Pueblos Blancos) of Andalusia. If you only have time to visit one of them, go to Ronda! Surrounded by pristine mountain scenery, the town delivers thrilling views of the dramatic landscape over a deep canyon. The old section impresses with the narrow streets … Continue reading RONDA, SPAIN – A PICTURE PERFECT WHITE VILLAGE OF ANDALUSIA

Holidays to Nerja Spain. View of the through the railing.

HOLIDAYS TO NERJA, SPAIN – PEARL OF COSTA DEL SOL

Are you thinking about holidays to Nerja in Spain but not sure if it is the right destination for you? Let me help you to make up your mind. I can't promise you will be there alone, but you will love it. After all, it’s one of Costa del Sol's most popular resorts. The reason … Continue reading HOLIDAYS TO NERJA, SPAIN – PEARL OF COSTA DEL SOL

VISITING SEVILLE IN SPAIN – THINGS TO DO AND SEE

If you are looking for captivating European destinations to explore, put Seville in Spain on your list of must-sees. This vibrant city lures its visitors with major attractions like Alcazar Seville, the Gothic Seville Cathedral, Plaza de Espana, fascinating modern structure Metropol Parasol, and traditional bullfighting arena Plaza de Toros. But there is more to … Continue reading VISITING SEVILLE IN SPAIN – THINGS TO DO AND SEE

TIPS FOR VACATION IN CROATIA – KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Are you planning a vacation in Croatia? You are not alone. The country is no longer a hidden gem of Europe. It attracts more and more international visitors each year, to the points of being overrun by tourists, especially in Dubrovnik and Plitvice Lakes. Located on the Adriatic Sea, just across from Italy, it lures … Continue reading TIPS FOR VACATION IN CROATIA – KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Croatia two week itinerary - Dubrovnik.

HOLIDAYS TO CROATIA – TWO-WEEK RELAXING ITINERARY

When thinking about Croatia holidays, most travelers have in mind Plitvice Lakes, Dubrovnik, and Split. They rush to these popular destinations without much consideration for the rest of this fascinating country. But there is so much more to discover there than most tourists realize. Take a Croatia road trip and you will easily see what … Continue reading HOLIDAYS TO CROATIA – TWO-WEEK RELAXING ITINERARY

Dubrovnik is famous as Game of Thrones filming location.

ESSENTIAL TIPS ON HOW TO VISIT DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

Tips on how to visit Dubrovnik are crucial for anyone wanting to visit this fascinating city. Before you start planning your Croatia holidays and thinking about things to do in Dubrovnik, you have to know these facts. With a population of 42 thousand, it welcomes over 1 million tourists a year! The area's undeniable beauty … Continue reading ESSENTIAL TIPS ON HOW TO VISIT DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

Main trail in Plitvice National Park. Looking down from the cliff.

PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK IN CROATIA – VISITING EUROPE’S TOP NATURAL ATTRACTION

Many travelers consider Plitvice Lakes in Croatia Europe's top natural attraction. Despite the park's popularity, planning a trip there has its challenges. Most visitors arrive just for a day trip from Zagreb, Zadar, or Split. Others make it an extended part of their Croatia holiday from the Adriatic Coast. In this post, you will learn … Continue reading PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK IN CROATIA – VISITING EUROPE’S TOP NATURAL ATTRACTION

Tips on visiting Venice. Venice Canal.

PRACTICAL TIPS ON VISITING VENICE ITALY

Venice Italy, one of the most iconic sights of Europe, lures visitors from around the world. Romantic gondola rides, canal front restaurants, and charming hotels may be calling your name too, but do not pack your bags yet. To make your trip to Venice successful, you need to learn about the challenges that visitors face … Continue reading PRACTICAL TIPS ON VISITING VENICE ITALY

Palazzo Ducale Venice.

FAMOUS SIGHTS IN ITALY – WHAT NOT TO MISS

Is Italy on your bucket list but you do not know where to start? Are you asking yourself, what are the most famous sights in Italy and what not to miss when visiting? What are Italy's landmarks other than Rome, Florence, and Venice? In this post, I am presenting a detailed Italy's three-week itinerary of … Continue reading FAMOUS SIGHTS IN ITALY – WHAT NOT TO MISS

Drive from Capri to Anacapri.

FIRST TIME HOLIDAYS TO ITALY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

In the age of global mingling, you may think that local cultures are slowly fading away, primarily in places flooded with tourist, but it is not necessarily the case. Italy is one of the examples of holding firmly to its own way of doing things if visitors like it or not. Keep that in mind … Continue reading FIRST TIME HOLIDAYS TO ITALY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHY TO STAY IN RAVELLO ITALY

When traveling to places as popular as the Amalfi Coast in Italy, making the right decision about where to stay is crucial. Most visitors look into popular towns of Positano and Amalfi as their desired location but are they on the right track? My answer is no. Read on to learn why to stay in Ravello … Continue reading WHY TO STAY IN RAVELLO ITALY

WHY TO STAY IN IMEROVIGLI SANTORINI

Planning a trip can be complicated, especially to iconic destinations like Santorini Greece. One of the most important decisions you will need to make is where to stay. Should you choose Oia, famous for one of the world's most beautiful sunsets, or possibly Thira where the action is? Or perhaps a less touristy location but … Continue reading WHY TO STAY IN IMEROVIGLI SANTORINI

IS SPRING A GOOD TIME TO VISIT SANTORINI?

Santorini Greece draws over two million visitors per year. Most travelers come to see Oia, famous for its stunning sunset and beautiful blue domes. This is where you will find most of Santorini's shops, restaurants, and nightlife, but the island has a lot more to offer. Offseason, the island delivers solitude and relaxation. Spring may … Continue reading IS SPRING A GOOD TIME TO VISIT SANTORINI?

HIGHLIGHTS OF TUSCANY – WHAT TO DO

Remember the movie Under the Tuscan Sun? Remember the Tuscan village full of charm and romance? The movie perfectly portrays the heart of the region - Tuscan countryside. This is where you will find gently rolling hills, beautiful meadows, dreamy inns, and inviting vineyards of Chianti. But it is not all that the region has … Continue reading HIGHLIGHTS OF TUSCANY – WHAT TO DO

Lake Bleke Slovenia, reflection of the island.

LAKE BLED SLOVENIA – WHAT TO DO IN ONE DAY

Unless you live in Europe, you probably never heard about Lake Bled in Slovenia. Bordered by Austria, Croatia, Italy and Hungary, Slovenia is an off the beaten path gem of central Europe, with Lake Bled being its main attraction. I suspect, you do not know much about the country itself, which was part of Yugoslavia … Continue reading LAKE BLED SLOVENIA – WHAT TO DO IN ONE DAY

HOW TO VISIT ZERMATT SWITZERLAND – HOME OF THE MATTERHORN

Do you know the most photographed mountain in the world? Do you remember a background mountain from Ricola commercials? If not, how about the picture from the wraps of Swiss chocolate? The name of the mountain is the Matterhorn. It proudly stands in a resort town of Zermatt in Swiss Alps. The whole area is … Continue reading HOW TO VISIT ZERMATT SWITZERLAND – HOME OF THE MATTERHORN

As blues as it could get. Navagio Beach Zakynthos Greece.

ZAKYNTHOS GREECE – HOW TO VISIT

Zakynthos Greece is the crown jewel of the Ionian Islands. Known for one of the world's most beautiful beaches, Navagio or Shipwreck Beach, is a popular European destination for those seeking spectacular scenery and relaxation at an affordable price. Here you will find sunny weather, warm people, and great food. If nightlife is your thing, … Continue reading ZAKYNTHOS GREECE – HOW TO VISIT

11 TOP REASONS TO VISIT PORTUGAL

Stunning beaches, crystal blue water, world class architecture, great wine and food, friendly people and affordability - if that sounds like a perfect vacation, I have a place for you to visit - Portugal! Not many countries can offer all of this, and more, in one package and without breaking your budget. Portugal's weather just … Continue reading 11 TOP REASONS TO VISIT PORTUGAL

ONE WEEK IN PORTUGAL – THE ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ITINERARY

Because of its affordability, incredible beauty, and sunny weather almost year-round, Portugal is quickly becoming one of the most popular European destinations. While Lisbon and Porto remain the most visited locations, travelers are also discovering the country's other fabulous attractions like Pena Palace in Sintra, Benagil Cave in the dramatic Algarve coast, Venice of Portugal … Continue reading ONE WEEK IN PORTUGAL – THE ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ITINERARY

10 TOP REASONS TO VISIT ICELAND

Iceland is mostly known for Northern Lights and its famous attraction, the Blue Lagoon. But there is so much more to love there. In recent years, the country became a hot travel destination and certainly not because it has hot weather to offer. So why is Iceland attracting so many visitors, despite its harsh climate … Continue reading 10 TOP REASONS TO VISIT ICELAND