Diocletian's Palace Peristil, with tourists in the peristil.

Visit Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia (with Map)

You can’t miss Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Literally. However, it can be hard to know what you’re looking at and to get all of the information in one place, because there are different museums associated with different parts, not to mention everything you can visit for free. This post includes a detailed map you can use to help plan your adventure and find your way while you're visiting this glorious UNESCO site.

Travelogue: Week 1 in Kotor, Montenegro

Zdravo! Hello! Here’s what I’ve loved from my first week in Kotor, Montenegro, as a solo traveler, including an amazing bus ride from Dubrovnik, Old Town Kotor, a speedboat tour around Boka Bay, and just chilling out. Keep following for more delights from Kotor!

11 Can’t-Miss Touristy Things to Do in Lisbon

Don’t miss the touristy things in an effort to “live like a local.” You can get a slice of local life AND discover the reasons why destinations became popular in the first place. Lisbon has showstopping attractions that you just can’t miss. Here are 11 of my favorites. Video and detailed map included in post to help you plan your trip! Updated January 2023.
Palácio Nacional da Pena

Two Days in Sintra, Portugal: A Magical Trip from Lisbon

Portugal’s old playground for the royalty and the rich and one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see, Sintra is an easy day trip from Lisbon, but make it two days with an overnight stay. Castles galore, and a lovely walk through the woods await you at this UNESCO World Heritage site. This is one of my very favorite travel memories. Everything you need to plan your trip!
Colonia del Sacramento: Calle de Los Suspiros

Take a Day Trip to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Get one of your more unique passport stamps by taking a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, from Buenos Aires. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Colonia del Sacramento is a charming destination, full of historic buildings along the Rio de la Plata. The ferry ride from Buenos Aires is under 90 minutes, giving you plenty of time to check out the sights! From the incredibly Instagrammable Calle de Los Suspiros to a café you’ll remember for years to come, you’ll love your day trip to Colonia! Updated January 2023 with annotated map and video!