If you're figuring out what to do in Brussels and you're a chocolate lover, you must try Belgian chocolate—and do a chocolate tasting in Brussels. I did a lot of research before coming and I got what seemed like the best chocolate tour in Brussels. This is an independent review of the Groovy Brussels chocolate tour in Brussels with the best chocolatiers in Brussels.
If you’re visiting Iceland in winter, it’s possible to road trip in Iceland and drive all of Ring Road! This is a complete 10 day Itinerary for Iceland in winter. Despite what you may have read about road trips in Iceland, you can drive Iceland’s Ring Road in winter and Iceland in the winter is absolutely beautiful. If you’re planning your Iceland road trip and you’re an experienced winter driver, we recommend doing your iceland road trip in winter as you can expect lower prices, fewer people, and incredible nature.
If you’re planning to visit Iceland in winter, you need to plan your Iceland packing list beforehand as Iceland is expensive. We planned a visit to Iceland in winter on a budget. This is what we actually brought on our 10 day Iceland road trip in winter. If you’re wondering what to wear in Iceland in December and what the icelandic weather in December is like, keep reading for tips for what to pack for Iceland in winter.
When we decided to visit Iceland in December, people told us we were crazy to drive in Iceland in winter. However, our Iceland road trip in December was great. Winter in Iceland is fierce, but beautiful. Keep reading for more travel tips for Iceland in winter if you’re considering a self driving tour of Iceland.
Although this guide sounds... cautionary, Iceland in winter is magical. Visiting an ice cave, which only forms in winter, was one of the best parts of our Iceland trip. Similarly, we were able to save money on accommodations, explore Iceland without the crowds, have the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights, and pack in more adventure activities as we’d position ourselves near multiple tours that we’d be doing. You’ll rarely meet people (except at guest houses), so it makes it an instant bonding moment about the insanity of driving in Iceland whenever you meet anyone else.
If you’re doing a Balkan trip, you might be passing through Kosovo. Often, Pristina, Kosovo is a transfer point for Balkan buses, but Kosovo is much more than Pristina. If you only visit Pristina, you’ll miss out on the many other things to do in Kosovo. Kosovo tourism is still developing, so expect friendly locals, cheap hotels, and a lot of beautiful places. Keep reading for a Kosovo itinerary with the best places to visit in Kosovo.
This is my third year living in Amsterdam and it's hard to explain to friends/family who are visiting Amsterdam on what to bring to Amsterdam to be prepared for the unpredictable and rainy weather that defines all but ~3 weeks in summer. Packing for Amsterdam isn't easy as it involves planning for the worst, so why not be prepared with a packing list for Amsterdam with what to pack for Amsterdam and what not to pack by one resident? This includes what to wear in Amsterdam in winter (as well as what to wear in Amsterdam for spring/summer/fall). At the bottom, you'll find a FREE printable/downloadable packing list for Amsterdam.
As a Dutch resident, I’ve been lucky enough to see some of the beautiful Dutch countryside as well as charming towns that aren’t as well known to tourists. Although you’ve probably heard why you should visit Amsterdam, the prettiest Dutch cities to visit are often peaceful, less crowded, and more memorable. Keep reading for the 15 most atmospheric and beautiful cities/towns in the Netherlands.
As an American who did my first Eurotrip after graduating college AND now a European resident, I’ve learned a lot lessons about train travel in Europe. These are tips for traveling around Europe by train for first-timers considering buying the Eurail pass, which is available to non-European citizens. Non-European citizens living in Europe can also buy the Eurail pass, but you cannot use it in your country of residence. (Interrail is only for EU Citizens, so interrailing does differ in some ways. However many of these tips for European train travel might still be useful!)
I love Game of Thrones and when I found out that I was going to visit Malta, I knew that I needed to find the Game of Thrones locations around Malta. Since I had limited time, I chose to take the Game of Thrones tour with Malta Film tours after reading the glowing reviews. This is an independent review of the tour for my Game of Thrones lovers with some additional tips for finding GOT filming locations in Malta! No spoilers beyond season 1, I promise.
For my birthday, I asked for one thing: a trip. Jacob granted me my wish: a weekend anywhere I wanted (within reason). I had visited Spain during my first backpacking trip years ago and regretted not leaving Seville to see more of Andalucia. Luckily, Jacob had never been to Spain before and it was easy to sell him on tapas and Rioja.
More details and tips under the cut!
Karen and Jacob. American expats from New York City and Kentucky who lived in Amsterdam.... We are moving to Paris!
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