Trip Planning

Day-Trip Tours & Walking Tours: Why & How to Take a Guided Adventure

When travel planning, don't forget day-trip tours and walking tours! Tours are great, lower-stress ways to experience culture, food, and more when you're traveling! Tips and tricks for deciding if a tour is right for you, how to select the right tour, and how to have a great time on it!
Taking that first solo trip can fill you with wonder. A woman in a red polka-dot dress with a backpack on a narrow stone alley in Split, Croatia

Your First Solo Trip: 13 Things to Consider When Planning

Planning your first solo trip? Hurrah! You will have such a great time! Here are 13 things to consider as you plan your first solo trip to help you make decisions that will lead to a wonderful experience. FREE trip planning guide!

What to Pack for the Balkans in Autumn? My Best Picks

What to pack, what to pack, what to pack? As packing the right things can make or break a trip, I thought that I’d share the items that I used most often on my nearly three-month trip to the Balkans (September, October, November). Autumn is a perfect time to head to the Balkans, with fewer crowds and lovely weather, but you might be surprised by what you'll need. Updated with FREE packing list template!