• Visiting Bayonne and Biarritz Center

    Visiting Bayonne and Biarritz: Two Basque Cities in France

    Along the coast in northern Spain and southern France sits the unique Basque region. The Basques have their own language, culture, and traditions. Bilbao, San Sebastian, Bayonne, and Biarritz all are major cities in the Basque region and, while technically in two different countries—Spain and France—seem to make up a smaller, unique country of their own. While most people visit Bilbao or San Sebastian in Spain, visiting Bayonne and Biarritz in France is something special because the pride in being Basque is truly palpable. Where To Stay: The beautiful thing about these two Basque cities is that they are very…

  • Best Rooftop Bar Madrid Circulo de las Bellas Artes

    Our Recommendations for a Trip to Madrid

    If you’re going to visit Spain, visit Madrid. Madrid is the capital of Spain, and one of its best cities, in our opinion anyways. It’s more of an international city than some other places in Spain. However, Madrid is a major city that is worth the visit, especially given that most flights to Spain land either here or Barcelona. Madrid is also one of our favorite cities in the world, so it’s definitely one that we highly recommend visiting. Here are some of our recommendations for a trip to Madrid… Where to Stay in Madrid: Madrid has plenty of great neighborhoods…

  • La Rioja

    20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit La Rioja, Spain

    Most people who travel to Spain go to the major cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Granada, or Malaga. While this makes sense, as those cities are beautiful and offer a lot for travelers to do and see, Spain has plenty of other places that are well-worth visiting. One of these places, that is often skipped over by even the most well-traveled (including Spaniards themselves!) is La Rioja.  Yes, La Rioja is small, but it’s wine and pinchos (another word for tapas) make visiting La Rioja totally worth it. Mike taught English and lived in La Rioja for 2 years and absolutely loved…

  • Must-Eat Foods in Spain Jamon

    8 Must-Eat Foods in Spain

    Spain is a top destination for travelers, students studying abroad, and people looking to work abroad for a number of reasons. One of these reasons is the delicious Spanish food that will make your mouth water and tummy really happy. No matter the reason as to why you’re here, these are some of the must-eat foods in Spain: 1. Paella We’ll start out with probably the most obvious of must-eat foods in Spain: Paella. Paella and Spain go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jelly or airplanes and lack of legroom. While travelers think paella is synonymous with all of Spain, it’s…

  • Zagreb 360 View

    Zagreb: Croatia’s Underrated City

    Zagreb definitely isn’t the most popular city to visit in Croatia. While it’s the capital of Croatia, Zagreb is a smaller land-locked city that most think can’t compete with the likes of Dubrovnik, Hvar, Zadar, and Split with their stunning beaches and azure waters. If we had to choose one city to visit in Croatia, admittedly it might not be Zagreb, but it’s worth visiting if you’re there on a multi-city trip. Zagreb is underrated and offers way more than what we were expecting! Where we stayed in Zagreb: Zagreb isn’t huge by any means, nor is it expensive, which…

  • Dubrovnik

    A Trip to King’s Landing! Errrr…Dubrovnik!

    Over the past few years, Dubrovnik has definitely become one of the top cities to visit in Europe. It’s incredibly beautiful and is heavily featured in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones as the capital city of Westeros, King’s Landing. With all of this, Dubrovnik is a little on the pricier side, especially compared to other cities in Croatia. However, a trip to Dubrovnik is totally worth it because of its well-preserved old town, yummy food, and wonderful views. During peak season, remember that Dubrovnik is going to be busy, especially in the Old Town. It is a very…

  • Best Place to Photograph Stari Most Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque

    The Best Places to Photograph Stari Most

    Stari Most is without a doubt the most famous and photographed bridge in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s probably the number one thing most people want to see when they visit Mostar. Although it was rebuilt 2004, Stari Most still looks like it did when it was first built in the 16th century. Since we know you want to get that perfect picture for Instagram, Facebook, or simply your photo album at home, here are the best places to photograph Stari Most. 1. Urban Grill Restaurant The Urban Grill Restaurant is right on the main pedestrian road (Mala Tepa)…

  • Guide to Visiting Bratislava Lemontree View

    Don’t Skip Over Bratislava!

    Before arriving, we knew next to nothing about Bratislava and had only decided to stop there to kill a few days before meeting a friend in Vienna during our trip around Europe. Bratislava turned out to be a brilliant hidden gem that was once less accessible because of the Soviet Union’s Iron Curtain. Due to its unexpected beauty, delicious Slovak cuisine, and incredibly hospitable people, we knew we had to write about traveling to Bratislava so others would know Don’t Skip Bratislava while traveling in Europe. As our Flixbus from Budapest arrived at the bus station, we were both a little disappointed,…

  • How to Spend 4 Days in Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is often a top destination for people visiting Europe and was one of the cities we were most looking forward to visiting too. It’s a beautiful city that’s rich in culture and exceptionally beautiful around each and every corner with its historic buildings and unique canal system. We had 4 days to explore the city, and while it was enough time to visit and see most things, we still wish we had more time there because the city was so charming. Where we stayed: Hostel ClinkNOORD  We opted to stay just north of Amsterdam Centraal, the main train station. …

  • Day Trip Plitvice Lakes

    Tips for a Day Trip to Plitvice Lakes

    Plitvice Lakes National Park is a very popular day trip from many Croatian cities, and it was one of the main reasons we wanted to go to Croatia. We did the day trip from Zagreb, but you can also do day trips to Plitvice from Zadar and Split to name a few. For the day trip, we took a bus to and from Plitvice from the main station in Zagreb.  bought the bus tickets ahead of time, but you do not need to buy your ticket to the park until you get there. It is $10 to $45 for a one-day…