The Perfect 5 Days in Paris Itinerary

Planning a trip to Paris? If you need some destination inspiration, here’s my itinerary for spending 5 wonderful days in Paris. The City of Light is one of the world’s most romantic cities. Paris is a capital of art, food, fashion, and culture. It’s my favorite big city in Europe. Paris is an ocean though. … Read more

Guide To The Top Attractions in Florence Italy

Here’s my complete guide to the top 25+ must visit attractions, sites, and landmarks in Florence Italy. You’ll find all the best things to do and see in Florence, an overwhelmingly beautiful city. Florence is known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” With the best Medieval and Renaissance art in Europe, Florence is a veritable … Read more

The Prettiest Towns in Germany: 15+ Storybook Villages To Fall For

Scoping out the most beautiful towns and destinations in Germany? Germany is overflowing with picturesque, historic towns that seem straight out of a storybook. The word “storybook” may seem a tad cliche. But I assure you these must visit pretty places in Germany live up to the hype. You’ll have to blink to make sure … Read more

Off the Beaten Path Rome: Hidden Gems in Rome For Culture Lovers

Planning a trip to Rome Italy and want to get off the beaten path? Here’s my guide to discovering all the magnificent hidden gems and secret spots in Rome. Hidden gems in Rome, you say? Can there be any? In reality, they’re not that hard to come by. Rome has so many layers, it would … Read more

50 World Class Museums To Enjoy Online For Free

Here’s my guide to the best virtual museums you can visit online at home from the comfort of your couch or computer. Many world class museums have released some or all of their collections online. Or they’ve partnered with Google Arts & Culture to make collections accessible in high resolution. Some museums have used the … Read more

London’s Overhyped Tourist Traps and Overrated Sites

Planning a trip to London? In this London travel guide, I give you the scoop on the tacky tourist traps in London to avoid at all costs. Sometimes, you have to gush over a lauded attraction. And sometimes you need to levy justified criticism, to give readers the real lowdown on a particular site. I’ve … Read more

Tacky Tourist Traps To Avoid In Paris, and What To Do Instead

Here’s my guide to tacky tourist traps and overrated sites to skip in Paris. Sometimes, you have to gush over a lauded must see attraction. And sometimes you need to levy justified criticism, to give readers the real lowdown on a particular site. I’ve written a “what to skip” post for decoding Lisbon and London. … Read more

Hidden Gems in France: The Most Beautiful (Mostly) Secret Villages in France

Here’s my guide to visiting 30+ of France’s secret out-of-the-way towns, villages, and hidden gems, for the more discerning traveler. France is my favorite country in the world. Its small towns are so appealing and romantic — swathed in centuries old cobbled lanes, stone cottages and castles, and tumbling geraniums. You’ll be transported back in … Read more

The Perfect 3 Days in Paris Itinerary

Planning a trip to Paris? Here’s the perfect 3 days in Paris itinerary. I’ve been to Paris many times over my many years of traveling. With so much practice, I know what to see and how to plan the most efficient visit. This Paris itinerary covers the showstoppers. It takes you to all of the … Read more