Amsterdam is a city to RELAX in. I’m not talking about the abundant weed, but about the gezellig (cozy) atmosphere that you’ll find in this city. Take your time to sit back to enjoy the passing bikes, unique architecture, and beautiful canals among the many things to do and delicious things to eat. I'm a proud Amsterdam resident and this is an ultimate guide to Amsterdam with all the questions that I feel like I’ve been asked most often. Find out how many days to spend in Amsterdam, get advice on what are the “must-sees”, where to stay in Amsterdam, what to eat in Amsterdam, which museums to visit in Amsterdam (and skip!), what to do before you arrive in Amsterdam, how to get from the airport to the city...and more!
Slovenia is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and there are so many beautiful cities to visit. You’ve probably read why quite a few posts about why you must visit Lake Bled, however the best Slovenian cities to visit for me were the ones where we could sit back with a glass of Slovenian wine—and enjoy the beauty of our surroundings. Thanks to some other bloggers and amazing readers, I’m publishing the 10 most beautiful cities that you’ve probably never heard of to inspire you to visit Slovenia! (My amazing readers gave me FIVE more in Eastern Slovenia, so keep reading for a few more reader-suggested gems!) This includes some cute Slovenian cities surrounded by vineyards, overlooking mountains, and nestled next to the sea. Keep reading for the best places to visit in Slovenia if you hate the crowds (or just love beautiful villages in europe!)
I loved the National Geographic movies about the ecosystems of the world as a child, so I always dreamed of visiting Borneo. However, Borneo is a huge island composed of three countries, so you need to decide where you’re going to go. I chose the amazing Malaysian province of Sabah due to its accessibility by budget airlines (AirAsia) and the Kinabatangan river for its amazing wildlife. A square inch of land in Borneo is supposed to be more biodiverse than ANY other place on the planet. This Borneo travel guide covers my experience visiting the beautiful Kinabatangan river, advice about the Kinabatangan river packages you’ll find, the Borneo ecotour that I chose, and information about the animals you’ll see in Borneo!
I'm so proud to be a native New Yorker and I love to help first timers plan their first trip to New York City. I've made a five day itinerary for NYC with advice on what to see and eat mostly in Manhattan for all budgets. This is a local guide, so although I cover the famous sites, I encourage you to see the smaller neighborhoods/places that make New York special. The Big Apple has so much to offer year-round, so most of these tips can be also used over the holidays. There's a FREE downloadable map with all the best places to see in New York City in 5 days.
Not everything about traveling is nice, in particular, bug bites. Bed bugs or sand fleas can really ruin a trip (trust me). Read my advice & Susanna's tips on how to prevent and kill bed bugs / sandfleas while on vacation. Curing the itch can be harder with a language barrier, but you'll be glad to come home bug-free.
I'm an American working a 9-5 job. I know you don't have enough vacation days off to travel. Instead of saying quit your job to travel, this is how to travel more WHILE working full time with tips for maximizing your vacation days, even when you have ZERO days off. Working 9-5 often means dreaming of vacation days, but this is how to travel more often by maximizing your vacation days out of the office.
The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year in New York city—and the most crowded. As a New Yorker born and raised in NYC, I really love New York for the holidays, however navigating around the crowds for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve requires some planning and tips.
Written for anyone visiting New York City to celebrate Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, or Christmas with local insights and tips for Manhattan during NYE/Macy’s parade. Keep reading for advice, some New Yorker secrets, and more tips!
Ever wish that you were born into a royal family? Even if you're not, you can visit these four beautiful castles in the Netherlands to feel like a royal, at least for a day. All are easily accessible via public transit and doable within a day-trip from Amsterdam or Rotterdam. Ready to see some incredible castles?
Traveling Europe can be expensive, but eating in Amsterdam doesn't need to be--if you know where to go. As an Amsterdam resident who loves travel and food, I'm constantly searching for cheap, delicious, and local food that is less than 10 euros, including a drink. Cheap doesn't need to be crappy or unhealthy, so here's the best restaurants to eat at in Amsterdam (including Centre and the Jordaan). Keep reading for my off the beaten path budget guide for foodies or just a list of the best cheap restaurants in Amsterdam!
Although I have plenty to write about living in Amsterdam, I'm most often asked for tips about visiting Amsterdam by friends and strangers. Here's 31 tips (in the form of 15 Do's and Don'ts) to the most frequently asked questions that I get and advice for seeing the best of this beautiful city. If you have any more questions, feel free to comment!
Karen. American expat from New York City living in Amsterdam. Part-time traveler.
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