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…)

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…)

Hitchin: The perfect day trip from London or Luton Airport

Hitchin: The perfect day trip from London or Luton Airport

Looking for the loveliest day trip from London or a quick day trip from Luton Airport? Hitchin is a lovely historic market town in Hertfordshire that you’ll want to visit for the day.  After a disastrous flight denial, I ended up having a day in the Luton Airport, however I chose to leave as we had most of a day to burn.  I ended up reading about this picturesque day trip from London and we decided to visit Hitchin. Keep readign for things to do in Hitchin and why you should visit this lovely town!

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One day in Eindhoven with the best things to do in Eindhoven and hotspots

One day in Eindhoven with the best things to do in Eindhoven and hotspots

This past month, I visited Eindhoven, the Netherlands for a long weekend. This modern Dutch city is the perfect antidote to the historic cities in the Brabant area as the modern architecture, cool neighborhoods, and great hotspots in Eindhoven make it shine.  I used Eindhoven as a base, however I think that one day in Eindhoven is a great way to get a taste of the things to do in Eindhoven. If you’re flying into Eindhoven airport and considering having a day in Eindhoven, keep reading for what to do in Eindhoven…

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