I chose to visit Brunei Darussalam this year after two Bruneian friends invited me to visit Bandar Seri Begawan. I love reading blogs, but I can't believe how wrong some of them were about travel in Brunei for Westerners. Let's set the record straight about must-knows before you travel to Brunei, what to wear in Brunei without offending folks, and what to expect when traveling in Brunei.
If you're looking for a great day trip from Amsterdam, you'll be surprised how many things to do in Zwolle you'll find--and how much great shopping you'll find in this medieval Dutch city, including a beautiful bookstore. Keep reading for things to do in Zwolle, the Netherlands and how to get to Giethoorn from Amsterdam (via Zwolle).
If you're visiting Belgium, you've definitely heard of Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp, and Bruges...but there's way more beautiful cities in Belgium. This post is focused on beautiful cities in the Wallonia region, which is the French speaking part of Belgium. Wallonia Belgium is often ignored by travelers, which I don't understand as someone who has traveled in Wallonia and Flanders. It's full of beautiful Belgian cities with few other tourists and delicious food (WAFFLES!). Keep reading for the most beautiful cities in Belgium besides Brussels and lots of beautiful photos of Belgium's Wallonia region. Prepare to have your socks blown off!
If you're looking into visiting Brunei, you're probably considering visiting the capital of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB as the locals say). The capital of Brunei will surprise you regarding how many things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan you'll find and for free. Keep reading for a guide to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei.
If you're looking for the best things to do in Turin Italy (called Torino by the locals), you'll want to read this local's guide to Torino written by a resident. This underrated city in Northern Italy has some absolutely amazing things to do, so keep reading for the best things to do in Turin by one very opinionated resident.
I love cats. This is a detailed guide to my beloved Amsterdam with the best places to meet cats in Amsterdam, officially and unofficially, with my favorite cats. If you're a fan of Catspotting, you're going to love this guide to Amsterdam.
I'm a crazy cat lady and meeting cats when traveling is one of my favorite hobbies. While living in Amsterdam, my husband and I hunted down the locations of cats in Amsterdam because we are that cat crazy. We found cats living at one of the cat cafes in Amsterdam, roaming the halls of a historic canal house/cat museum filled with cat art, cozying up to potential owners on de Poezenboot (the Catboat), sleeping in various shops, or even breaking into museum gardens. This also includes coffeeshops with cats.... That said, I was not successful in petting them all. Keep reading for our favorite cat locations in Amsterdam with a map.
The Amsterdam Light Festival is a yearly festival in Amsterdam with changing lights (on an annual basis). I consider the changing light exhibitions created by artists from all over the world one of the best things to do in Amsterdam in winter. You can see the Amsterdam Light Festival on foot, by boat, or by bike. Read for tips for visiting the Amsterdam Light Festival, which can only be done during January or December in Amsterdam.
If you're planning a trip to Kolkata (formally known as Calcutta), prepare to EAT all the delicious and famous Kolkata foods that make Bengali food distinct. Read tips from a local (Chandrima) on where to buy the best Bengali food in Kolkata and what Bengali dishes to try in Kolkata. Keep reading for a Kolkata food guide by a local in this guest post to make you properly hungry....
If you're planning a trip to Japan, you know that Japan isn't cheap. We had an amazing and cheap trip around Japan where I was able to spend 15 euros per day on food and minimize costs within Japan. Keep read for tips for visiting Japan on a budget.
If you’re planning a road trip around Iceland in winter, consider adding Lake Mývatn, Iceland to your bucket list. If you’re looking for affordable hot springs with a view or one of the game of thrones filming locations (hint: it's near Lake Myvatn), Myvatn may surprise you. Keep reading for things to eat in Lake Myvatn and things to do in Lake Myvatn in winter!
Karen & Jacob. American expats and cat lovers from New York City and Kentucky who lived in Amsterdam.... Then, Paris. (Confusing, we know!) Now, we're back living in The Hague, the Netherlands.
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