Travel Costs in Rome: How Much Do Things Cost In Rome

Rome Travel Cost: How Much Do Things Cost In Rome?

Are you planning a trip to Rome but having a hard time finalizing your travel budget? Well, budgeting for Rome doesn't have to be a guessing game. In fact, that's why in addition to my detailed Rome budget breakdown, I'm sharing cost estimates…
Tips for saving money shopping in Iceland.

How To Claim Your Tax-Free Refund Shopping in Iceland

When I landed in Reykjavík on my birthday, I had plans to hit the ground running but as I stood in line to clear customs, something didn’t feel right. All of the other passengers had on warm winter coats but where was mine? I looked…
Running in Rome: Three Sighting Routes While Running In Rome

Three Sightseeing Running Routes in Rome

I enjoy running especially outdoors. Not only is it great exercise but it's one of my favorite ways to reset and clear my head. Since wellness and self-care are important to me, I run when I'm home and I continue the tradition when I travel.…
Quintessential British drinks with alcohol.

Classic British Cocktails To Try with Lots of Gin

I'm a craft beer girl. But from time to time I like to switch things up with a classy cocktail. Last weekend I flipped the script and tried something different. I traded my ripped jeans and beanie for a sleek dress and pumps. Instead…
Best Things to Do in Stockholm in Winter

5 Things Do in Stockholm in Winter

From the narrow streets of Old Town to the trendy Södermalm District, visiting Stockholm in the winter was more than I could have ever hoped for. Stockholm is colorful, charming, green and clean. Since I was only in town for the weekend,…
Glendalough Walks in Ireland, Wicklow County

Connecting With Nature And Ancient Irish History in Glendalough

Tucked away in the Wicklow Mountains, visiting Glendalough is like stepping back in time. Only an hour south of Dublin, Glendalough is one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. With breathtaking valleys and scenic lakes, it's an…
Sightseeing in Paris France: Seine River Cruise

Sightseeing In Paris: Highlights From A Seine River Cruise

Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world. After graduate school, to make my dream trip to Paris come true, I saved for almost a year. When I finally visited Paris, I fell in love with its manicured gardens, timeless architecture and quaint…
Montmartre Tour: Windmills and Hidden Gems

Discovering Paris' Hidden Gems On A Montmartre Tour

After spending almost a week visiting a handful of tourist attractions in Paris, just when I thought that I wouldn't have time to visit the iconic Sacré-Cœur Basilica, I discovered the Montmartre tour by Discover Walks. Although this free…
Lisbon Views and City Viewpoints in Portugal

5 Incredible Lisbon Views That Will Make You Fall In Love With Portugal

If you can appreciate a gorgeous view, then you will fall in love with Lisbon, Portugal. Known as the "City of Seven Hills", on top of each hill, there are viewpoints or "miradouros" that offer breathtaking Lisbon views. When I travel to…
Iceland South Coast Waterfalls and Glaciers

Iceland South Coast Tour: Glaciers And Secret Waterfalls

Melting ice caps crashed into the lagoon as chunks of ice slowly drifted downstream. Surrounded by rugged rocks and dark sand plains, I stood at the foot of the Sólheimajökull glacier entranced by the gorgeous landscape.…
Snorkeling Silfra in Iceland - Danielle Desir

Snorkeling Silfra: Overcoming Strong Winds & Icy Waters In Iceland

Ever seen a photo that made you want to book a flight and experience a destination immediately? Well, this is how I felt (and continue to feel) about snorkeling Silfra in Iceland. After seeing colorful underwater photos of Silfra, I knew that…
Lookout Lisbon Hostel Review in Lisbon Portugal

Lookout Lisbon Hostel: A Haven in Lisbon Portugal

With high ceilings and lots of open space, Lookout Lisbon Hostel was my home away from home during my trip to Lisbon, Portugal. Before I get into all the awesome details about my stay, let’s backtrack a bit. A few weeks before my trip…