City Cards: Which Ones Are Worth It? (August 2019)

City Cards: Which Ones Are Worth It? (August 2019)

Photo credit: Hanna Thomas / Solar Powered Blonde City cards can offer you a great value by giving you free admission and public transportation… but are they worth it? I’ve asked some other bloggers who have recently used city cards to tell me a little...
What you need to know about Baku, Azerbaijan before arriving

What you need to know about Baku, Azerbaijan before arriving

Solidly located in Western Asia and sharing borders Russia and Iran, Baku, Azerbaijan does not initially sound like a dream tourist destination. Here’s what to do in Baku, what I wish I knew before arriving, and what to avoid in Baku. Baku is what might happen...
The Absolute Beginners Guide to SIM Cards While Traveling

The Absolute Beginners Guide to SIM Cards While Traveling

Our usual priority list after landing in a new country looks like this (the order can change, obviously): Get off the plane / bus / train Get the luggage Go through immigration / customs if necessary Get some local currency (usually at a local ATM) Get a SIM card Get...
7 Florida Travel Tips You Need To Know Before Arriving

7 Florida Travel Tips You Need To Know Before Arriving

Without a doubt, Florida is a lot of fun. Get some Florida travel tips before you go to make sure you have a great time. Whether you’ve traveled the US for awhile or are visiting for the first time, Florida is one of the country’s most visited states for a...
11 Budapest Travel Tips You Need To Know Before Arriving

11 Budapest Travel Tips You Need To Know Before Arriving

Budapest was full of surprises, both good and… odd. Let’s run down a few Budapest travel tips so your trip has more good surprises than odd ones. Budapest feels like a Western European city in an Eastern European country. Joining the EU in 2004 and the Schengen Zone...
What You Need To Know About Belgrade Before Arriving

What You Need To Know About Belgrade Before Arriving

Belgrade is pretty awesome… but there are a few things you should know before going. When you hear Belgrade in Serbia has around two million citizens, you might reflexively brace for the impact of super-crowded sidewalks or public spaces. Instead, they’re...
11 Travel Tips on my 11th Traveling Anniversary

11 Travel Tips on my 11th Traveling Anniversary

What’s the reason for these travel tips? March 22, 2008: a day my life changed forever. After some very long flights (the longest in my life), I landed in Incheon, South Korea, to meet my boss and start a job teaching English in South Korea. Before this, I had...