Anda Galffy

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First Time in Europe? Seven Things That May Surprise You

Most of us expect to encounter cultural differences when we travel to other countries. Yet, when confronted with these differences, we are always …

Europe

Great Expectations? A Rant About Tipping in America

<b>The Issue of Tipping</b><p>When it comes to tipping, there are as many opinions as there are cultures, so the subject almost always stirs some controversy. …

Minimum Wage

The Weekly Postcard: Spectacular Fall Colors in southern Oregon

If you live in one of those parts of the world where Nature gives one last performance before falling into its winter sleep, you can consider …

Oregon

Tio's Tacos – A Monumental Fantasy Made Real

From its façade on Mission Inn Avenue in Riverside, California, Tio’s Tacos looks like any other Mexican eatery. But behind the wrought-iron fence, …

Mexican Food

Soaking With Naked People at the Deep Creek Hot Springs

One of the many outdoor activities we can enjoy year-round in Southern California is hiking. There are hundreds of miles of endless trails, ranging …

Colorado

Why Choose Kauai? Here Are Some Compelling Reasons to Help You Decide

The Hawaiian Islands are all incredibly beautiful, but very different from each other. That makes it difficult to decide which one to pick if you’ve …

Hawaii

Myths and Legends of Kauai

Kauai is not for everyone. Especially not for those who seek bustling entertainment. There are no nightclubs, no discotheques, and no big-name …

Discovering Split Beyond the Vestiges of Diocletian's Palace

I love Split! It’s a remarkable city with a vibrant life, a rich history and a very welcoming atmosphere. A typical Mediterranean town with an …

Europe

Is Auberge Saint Antoine the Best Place to Stay in Quebec City?

Quebec City is home to some of the world’s most famous hotels. Who hasn’t heard of Le Château Frontenac, or Le Germain? And yet, there is one that …

Hotels

How to Plan a Romantic Maui Getaway for your Anniversary

Tropical islands offer the perfect setting for a relaxing and romantic vacation. When you plan a romantic getaway you have to consider the kind of …

"The Crucifixion" – Hidden Treasures of Los Angeles

<b>An Unusually Big Painting</b><p>If you ever travel on Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and Glendale after dark, you may be seeing a beautifully lit cross …

The Weekly Postcard: Croatia's Most Beautiful Sites

There are not many countries in the world that are blessed with so much beauty as Croatia. From the peaks of the Dinaric Alps to the shores of the …

7 Most Spectacular Places to Visit on the Montenegro Coast

Ah, Montenegro! This incredibly beautiful country in Southeastern Europe that has been overlooked by mainstream travelers for so many years! A …

Europe

First Time in Québec City – What You Should Know Before You Go

<b>First Impressions</b><p>Québec City has been one of those cities I’ve always wanted to visit and yet somehow it never worked out. A few weeks ago I finally …

The Weekly Postcard: A Day Trip to Maribor, Slovenia's Wine Growing Symbol

Most visitors to Slovenia would only devote two-three days to this beautiful country in Central Europe, which is a shame. Even worse, some will only …

Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro -14-Day Road Trip Itinerary

Things to Consider When Choosing Your Itinerary<p>As many of you know, the secret of a successful journey lies in those long hours of preparation and …

Europe

One Day in Zadar – How Much Can You Really See?

Zadar (Croatia) was the last stop on our Balkan itinerary. Our trip began in Budapest (Hungary) and continued through Slovenia, Croatia and …

Europe

Inside the 'Ruin Pubs' of Budapest

Budapest has a reputation for being a party city, but few visitors actually know how complex and eccentric the city’s nightlife really is. From …

Driving the Balkans Along the Adriatic Coast – Tips and Travel Information

Despite its remarkable beauty and cultural diversity, the Balkan Peninsula remained for a long time a relatively unexplored region of Europe. After …

Europe

10 Interesting Things You May Not Know About Budapest

Budapest is one of those cities that seems to leave a mark on everyone who visits it. A place you would never get bored of, no matter how many times …

Europe

The Adventure Workout Template: Preparing For Your Next Adventure

An Adventure can provide a whole range of unique experiences and challenges. Some are only truly realized after completing it. Some are realized …

Self-improvement

The Ultimate Worry Free Pre-Travel Checklist

Whether you’re leaving for a long while or are only taking a quick weekend trip, there are a few essentials that are always included in a vacation …

Travel Insurance

John Deere Engine & Tractor Museum: Waterloo, Iowa

The John Deere Engine & Tractor Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, is one that you will want to put on your road trip list. Museum enthusiasts will love this …

North America

Rome: A day in the Roman Forum and Colosseum

After a couple days in Rome, I was finally standing face to face with the Colosseum. So far I have seen it in the distance and yearned for it from …

Rome

FLY IN STYLE - A LOOK BACK

<b>FLY IN STYLE – A LOOK BACK</b><p>image by Kansas City Airline History Museum<p>I still remember the day. I was a bit younger then – well, quite a bit younger. …

Kansas City

24 hours in Hualien and Taroko National Park - 1-day itinerary on the east coast of Taiwan

Oh, Taiwan. <i>How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!</i> Taiwan is known for its mouthwatering food and unparalleled hospitality. Visitors rush to see …

Asia Travel

Diving in Silfra Iceland at Thingvellir National Park

We stayed up late on our stop in Reykjavik. Christina and I were excited for to dive Silfra Iceland in Thingvellir National Park the next day. We …

Iceland

Reliving My Childhood at Miniature Wonderland

There’s a place in northern Germany where a kid can be a kid. And in this same place, the inner child of every adult screams to be set free. This is …

Travel

Where to Eat Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands * Ginger on the Go

It's only fair to share...<p>Despite having a rather short time on the island of Providenciales, a main tourist destination of Turks & Caicos Islands, I …

Restaurants

Things To Do in Edirne Turkey

Need Turkish travel inspiration? A magnificent mosque, Ottoman cuisine, a rare Jewish synagogue, & more. Read my guide about things to do in Edirne …

Asia Travel