How to Banya: Your guide to the Russian banya

How to Banya: Your guide to the Russian banya

I admit that I was mildly terrified when my friend recommended that we go to the banya outside of his uncle’s house. I’m terrible with the heat, but I was lucky enough to have a good friend happy to explain the ins-and-outs of the Russian banya, one of the most unique experiences to have while you’re visiting Russia.  (more…)

One day in London: A self-guided walking tour of London’s most famous places

One day in London: A self-guided walking tour of London’s most famous places

After booking a cheap fare to London last year, I only had two days in London, including catching a sample sale in Shoreditch. As I didn’t have so much time, I ended up crafting a self-guided walking tour of London’s most famous attractions on foot to cover as much as possible during the only full day that I had in London.  Keep reading for my itinerary for one day in London!  (Map and printable directions at the bottom.) (more…)

Your guide to the North Fork without a car with the best North Fork wineries

Your guide to the North Fork without a car with the best North Fork wineries

If you want to enjoy a relaxing day trip from New York City, consider heading out to the North Fork of Long Island for a relaxing day, great wine, live music, and delicious food.  Both my dad and I have been coming out to the North Fork for years and the popularity of this accessible wine region in New York has been growing in recent years.

This miniature guide to the North Fork written by my dad will include insider tips for the North Fork, the best North Fork wineries (according to us), where to eat on the North Fork, and tips for safe transportation without driving. (more…)

How to buy cheap train tickets in the Netherlands

How to buy cheap train tickets in the Netherlands

After living in the Netherlands for three, I’ve become frugal as I find the Dutch trains expensive.  Luckily, I’m here to dish my secrets for how to buy cheap train tickets in the Netherlands.  

I’ve divided this post on how to save money on the Dutch trains into two sections: tips for tourists to save money on the Dutch trains and one more suited to residents of the Netherlands who are looking to save on the Dutch trains. 

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The best places to visit in Slovenia: Insider tips for avoiding the crowds

The best places to visit in Slovenia: Insider tips for avoiding the crowds

In the past years, Slovenia made it to the top of the bucket lists of many travelers and internet is bursting with advice on where to go in Slovenia and what to do in Slovenia. Most guides to Slovenia mention major Slovenian tourist attractions, such as Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Piran and Postojna caves. However, these places to visit in Slovenia are full of tourists during the summer. 

For a small country, Slovenia has many beautiful places to visit.  After living in Slovenia for seven years and exploring the country, Tereza hopes to show you which Slovenian tourist attractions are worth skipping and some alternatives to the most famous places to visit in Slovenia.  (more…)

Where to stay in New York City: 13 affordable hotels in New York City

Where to stay in New York City: 13 affordable hotels in New York City

A lot of you have asked me if I had any recommendations for clean and cheap hotels in New York City. As a New Yorker myself, I’ve struggled with giving out hotel recommendations as well, I don’t stay at a hotel when I’m in New York.  I’ve asked fellow travel bloggers and friends for their picks for affordable hotels in New York City and I’ve provided some insider tips for finding cheap hotels in New York City. (more…)