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By Lyssie | Inspiring others to see the world

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

I have never studied German and was completely lost when I got to Germany for the first time, but I learned quickly. One of the things I learned was …

Heidelberg, Germany

My mom visited Heidelberg when she graduated college and described the city to me as a “cute, college town with fun bars with a castle.” I couldn’t …

London, England

There’s so much to see, so where to begin? I went to London for 1 day, 2 nights. I got into town late Friday night and left early Sunday morning. …

Gibraltar, an English Territory

Gibraltar: Rock of, Straight of, and Country of. Gibraltar is a place shrouded in mystery, controversy, and monkeys. Why is a hollow rock soaring out …

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia is one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in the world. It’s quickly growing as an international tourist destination due …

Leuven, Belgium

Leuven (or Louvain) is the capital of the Flemish region of Belgium. I read about this town right before I booked the Belgium trip and had to make it …

Brussels, Belgium

As the capital of Belgium, you would expect Brussels to be a big, crowded, dirty, business city. Of course every city has their bad parts, but …

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is a city that will capture your heart with its canals, cobblestone streets, and medieval buildings. Its great history has earned it the title …

6 Airline Travel Hacks to Save Money

In 2014, I booked a one way ticket to Spain. From there, I traveled all over Europe every weekend for eight months. When I moved back to the United …

The Truth About Quitting Your Job to Travel the World

A few years ago, on my 30th birthday, I walked out of my corporate job, booked a one way ticket to Spain, and didn’t look back….at least for 8 …

Product Review: NeatPack Backpack

Every traveler needs a good backpack for hikes, weekend trips, or plane travel. Backpacks are easy to carry, well-balanced, and have lots of storage …

Traveling Out of Your Comfort Zone

There’s one thing I’ve learned in my travels: the more I travel, the more I <i>want</i> to step out of my comfort zone. As a beginning traveler, I followed …

7 FAQs About Iceland

The first time I traveled to Iceland, it was for a layover so I didn’t put too much thought into what to bring; I was mostly packing for the …

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8 Most Unique and Beautiful Beaches

It’s no secret that I’m a beach person. I’m a sucker for a good beach! The beach is a place where the sun can melt stress and the ocean washes …

6 Ways to Spot a Tourist Trap

Tourist traps lure in unsuspecting tourists. They try to fool you into thinking they offer a good representation of what the country has to offer and …

Don't Stay at an All-Inclusive Resort!

All-inclusive resorts sound like a great dream when traveling, right? Everything is provided for you, you can eat and drink as much as you want, you …

Which Nationality Do You Identify With?

While James and I were living in Spain last year, we obviously worked with Spanish people. In Spain, everyone is of Spanish heritage and identifies …

6 Biggest Misconceptions About America

Have you ever gone overseas and realized that you’ve been stereotyped? Sometimes with something simple or funny. I actually laughed out loud the …

Someday I Will... (A Travel Bucket List)

Every traveler has a travel bucket list. I’d guess even non-travelers have a travel bucket list. My travel bucket list is ever-growing and …

10 Travel Apps That Make Traveling Easier

I LOVE traveling, and I do it often. I’m an impulse traveler: if I see a deal that’s too good to resist, I book it and worry about the details later. …

Life After Living Abroad

There are plenty of travel blogs out there where people talk about quitting their jobs and moving abroad, maybe never coming back. But what about …

Earn Miles and Points for Everyday Activities

Have you ever wondered how people who travel often tend to fly first class or stay in five-star hotels? With all that traveling, how do they find the …

6 Best Travel Mistakes

Everyone who travels inevitably makes mistakes. Most of the time, we spend our time trying to avoid disastrous travel mistakes. Sometimes, the best …

11 Travel Faux Pas to Avoid

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone could be a travel expert? Do all the right things all the time, and never make travel faux pas? No one wants to …

Discovering the White Villages of Andalusia

Lately, I’ve noticed that when people tell me they’re traveling to Spain, it usually includes only a Madrid/Barcelona trip. While Madrid and …

All Saints Day in Spain

Autumn is a beautiful time in the northern latitudes. As an American, I associate autumn with Halloween. It’s one of the two big fall holidays, along …

Christmas in Iceland

Different cultures have different holiday celebrations. In America, Santa rides in his sleigh with his nine reindeer and delivers presents to good …

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Traveling Solo For the First Time

When you have the money to travel, you never have the time. When you have the time to travel, you never have the money. It seems like a cruel joke. …

7 Best Apps for Iceland Travel

So you’re finally crossing Iceland off your bucket list. Congratulations! Now what? Luckily, Iceland has prepared for tourists that aren’t sure what …

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