Exploring Iceland’s Ring Road: The Best 2-Week Itinerary

As we were planning our two week trip to Iceland, we were completely overwhelmed. We couldn’t figure out which sites were just off the road and which required some hiking. And it wasn’t clear whether the roads were paved or gravel. So we marked a bunch of sites on our downloaded map and hoped for…

The Best Beaches and Beach Towns in the Balkans

The Balkan coastline is home to several culturally vibrant countries that have immense natural beauty. Their breathtaking beaches have turquoise waters, rocky coves, and rugged mountain backdrops. A rich history and nearby ancient ruins add a dose of adventure once you’ve had your fill of rest and relaxation on the pebble and sand beaches. From Croatia to Greece, here is a collection of my favorite beaches in the Balkans! 

Complete Guide to Iceland’s Golden Circle

Depending on the amount of time that you have to spend in Iceland, there are two popular routes that allow you to see the highlights of the island. The “Ring Road” route would ideally take 10-14 days and would take you around the circumference of the island (we spent 2 weeks driving Iceland’s Ring Road)….

Complete Guide to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located about 13 miles from the international airport and about 30 miles from the city of Reykjavik. You’ve undoubtedly seen photos of the milky blue water that is supplied by the nearby Svartsengi Geothermal Power Station. The high silica content is what gives the water its blue color…

Don’t Miss these 11 Highlights of Latvia

Latvia is a gorgeous country with an intriguing history. They originally declared independence in 1918, only to be occupied by the Russians, then the Germans, and then the Russians again. After living under Soviet rule for decades, the Eastern Baltic countries had enough. On August 23, 1989 approximately two million people joined hands to form…

Riga, Latvia: 18 Amazing Things to See and Do in the City

Latvia is a small country located on the eastern side of the Baltic Sea. What it lacks in size, it makes up with a fascinating history. Over the past century Latvia has been occupied by Russia, then Germany, and then Russia again, before finally gaining independence in 1990. Today the country is made up of…

Complete Road Trip Packing List

There’s no better test for your patience, ability to deal with stressful situations, or your driving skills then setting off on an adventurous cross-country road trip! Just you, your trusty vehicle, and the open road stretching out in front of you. And maybe a few hurdles along the way. You’re going to need to be…

6 Amazing Things to do in Slovenia

Considerably cheaper and less touristy than it’s neighbors, Slovenia has been gaining popularity with tourists from around the globe. With a large national park to the north, views of the majestic Alps overhead, over 11,000 karst caves, beautiful coastline, and the friendliest people – it’s impossible not to fall in love with this spectacular country!