I have to say, I love tourist traps. I know that all the hoity-toity, hardcore travelers out there are too good for such attractions, but hey, isn’t seeing world-famous landmarks kind of the point of leaving home?
Famous for its baking soda-soft sand highlighted by striking blue water and bright green palm trees, Boracay has a laid-back vibe that is perfect for those looking to get away from it all.
I have slept curled up in a ball on an airport floor. In the backseat of a car. In a teepee. I have even slept under a canoe. But by far the most unique place I have ever laid my head down is in a tree house.
Istanbul is a textbook case of ‘east meets west.’ The city on the banks of the Black Sea is technically located in both Europe and Asia, and the influences of each are obvious.
Malta is off the radar for many travellers, which makes it an even better pick for those who make the trip. The country is just off the southern tip of Italy and east of Tunisia, and the influences from both Africa and Europe are apparent the moment you touch down.
Though it’s hard to judge an entire country by its capital, Prague gives visitors a good jumping-off point. The picturesque city is famous for its orange roofs, which are prominently displayed in every panoramic photograph and will likely be one of the first things you notice when you arrive.
Heading to Austria? Travel by train so you can enjoy the rolling hills the country is famous for, and visit beautiful cities like Salzburg.
Visitors flock to Greece to enjoy the piercing blue waters accented by lush green hills dotted with little white houses. So it seems like a no-brainer to explore the islands by getting off dry-land, and travelling by boat.
Trips to the Caribbean usually cost at least $2000 per person, but a week-long cruise to the area will only set you back an average of $600 plus flight—not to mention you’ll enjoy five-star dining and get to see a number of different islands.
I have a confession to make. I have a wee obsession with bubbles. Champagne, Prosecco, Brut—you name it, I’ll guzzle it. So when I visited France, I made sure to spend a day in the gorgeous region of Champagne.