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Valencia, Spain: Top 10 Things to Do

For anyone who makes the great decision to visit this city though- it certainly won't disappoint! Check my curated list for the best Valencia things to do! Valencia is a gorgeous Mediterranean city on the east coast of Spain. It's not typically a common stop in the country however, with most travelers opting to visit nearby Barcelona instead. I'll admit- I'm a little bit obsessed. After studying abroad there, spending a year living there, (and…

Playa Peñíscola, Spain: Things to Do

When I lived in Valencia, one of my favorite places to go on the weekend is the medieval town and playa of Peñíscola, Spain. It has great beaches, but why go here when you could go anywhere else? The reason is… the views!  Some links in this post are affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something through one of these, I may earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you!).  The…

One Day in Madrid (Walking Route Map Included!)

Madrid - Spain’s capital city. In the direct center of the country, it draws in thousands of tourists each year. If you're short on time, follow my walking map for  your one day in Madrid : While living in Valencia, I traveled to Madrid several times. For a few of my visits I had only one day to introduce the city to newcomers. Through trial and error, here is the best way to maximize your…

Fun Things to do in Cincinnati, Ohio

Growing up in Northern Kentucky- basically living in Cincinnati- I consider myself a “native”. I’ve spent years enjoying the city, so here's my ultimate list of fun things to do in Cincinnati, Ohio! These tips give a good overview of the Queen City- a “big city” with a small town vibe. You can use this to plan a Cincinnati weekend trip. It has great info for first time visitors- but also useful for locals too!…

Valencia in 3 Days : Itinerary & Things to Do

A few years ago, I found myself living in Valencia, Spain. I slowly developed an itinerary for how best to see Valencia in 3 days for whenever anyone visited. This itinerary is perfect for first time visitors to see the best of the city in just a few days. Whenever I hosted a visitor to “my” city, this is how I split it up!  My love for Valencia knows no bounds, hopefully you will love…

20 Awe-Inspiring Locations to Add to Your Bucket List

"Awe: An emotion variously combining veneration and wonder, that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime" Sometimes when you travel, you arrive at a place and can’t help but feel a bit disappointed. You might even feel guilty for feeling that way.  Isn’t everything supposed to be exciting and wonderful when you travel? Sometimes, unfortunately, that feeling is inevitable. Maybe something you built up in your mind ends up being disappointing. It…

Montanejos: Hot Springs & Waterfalls – A Valencia Daytrip

While living in Valencia, Spain a trip to the thermal springs of Montanejos was one of the first day-trips I took out of the city. Check out the details below!: Some links in this post are affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something through one of these, I may earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you!).  It was time to begin our “day-trip” out of Valencia with the tour company…

Top 10 Things to Do in Cuzco, Peru

I’ve been to many places around the world, and in all sincerity, Cuzco is one of my favorites. It combines the ancient with new in a way you don't see elsewhere. The indigenous cultures blend together in the city’s art and history, dotted with evidence of the Spanish conquest. The native art, food, and traditions combine with European architecture to create a truly matchless place. After a visit here during my month long backpacking trip,…

Visiting 30 Countries by 30

Everyone has a dream- a vision for their life. Some dream of success in a career path, achieving recognition from peers. Others dream of true love, getting married, starting a family. Some dream of obtaining degrees, acquiring knowledge. Some seek fame, some seek fortune. All of these dreams- while different in their specifics- are equally beautiful. All of these dreams require work. All of these dreams require sacrifice, dedication, and effort. All of these dreams…

Bucket List

My Travel Bucket List: I  put this list together in 2009, and since then it has been growing! Take a look and maybe get some ideas to add to your own: See Iguazu Falls in Argentina Go to the "Holy Land" (Israel) Go to Kings Cross Station in London  2001 Visit the Grand Canyon 2015 Visit the Tower of London 2001, 2008 Kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland 2004 Ride in a Hot-Air Balloon 2017 See the…