4 Amazing Day Trips in Bulgaria

While I love Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, you’d miss out on so much of the country by only sticking to the city. Instead, you can use Sofia as your base to go on a day trip or two (or four). Use this guide to choose your ideal excursion based on your interests: 1. Nature and adventure:…

Three Days in Prague: Day 3

Yesterday’s itinerary had an early morning and Day 1 had lots of walking, so today you can sleep in a bit, if that’s your style. Once you’re well-rested, let’s start today’s itinerary! Late morning: Jewish Quarter Next to Old Town Square lies Prague’s Jewish Quarter, a former ghetto with a long history. Luckily this area…

Three Days in Prague: Day 2

On Day 1, you introduced yourself to Prague. Now it’s time to explore more of the city beyond the Old Town. I’d recommend getting the 24-hour transit pass for 110 CZK (about $5 USD) to cover this itinerary since it takes you to different ends of the city, but you could also opt for one-way…

Three Days in Prague: Day 1

Prague, the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, is quickly becoming one of the hottest destinations in Europe. It suffered less damage than many cities during WWII, making it a great choice for architecture lovers, plus it’s still a relatively cheap place to stay even in spite of its growing tourism.  I stayed…

An Open Letter to Budapest

Dear Budapest, I was so excited about you. From my friends who’ve studied abroad to people I’ve met in hostels, it seemed like everyone had positive things to say about you. “You’ll love it!” they said. “I’m so jealous!” they said. “Budapest is my favorite city!” they said. Unfortunately, I felt differently. You mean well, Budapest, but…

What to Do In Bucharest (When You Only Have One Day)

Not to be confused with Budapest–believe me, the mix-up is more common than you’d think–Bucharest is the capital and largest city in Romania and an absolute dream for people who love architecture and history. My friend Rosalie and I arrived in the city from Luxembourg ready to take on the sights and sounds of Eastern Europe.…

Travel With Me: Zurich, Switzerland

As the largest city in Switzerland, Zurich is a hub for both fast-paced global finance and laid-back relaxation by the water. Switzerland has a reputation for being extremely expensive–which it is!–but I managed to spend a few days in the city with Nick, my best friend from college, without breaking the bank. Here’s how you…