Destination Guides

Here you’ll find country and city guides: what to do and where to eat!

Puerto Rico was a first in many ways: not only did I book the flight on a whim with low expectations, but it was also my first mother-daughter trip! Luckily Puerto Rico surprised me and I was truly able to experience it like a local by spending the week driving around the island rather than sticking to San Juan and the surrounds. For those of you that are interested in seeing what Puerto Rico has to offer outside San Juan and the beach (I did those as well), read on. This is Puerto Rico, off the beaten path.

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Monterey County is one of those quintessential California areas that most Californians visit at least once, but apparently, I suck at exploring my own backyard. Well, the Monterey tourism website is all about grabbing life by the moments, which is why I’ve decided to spontaneously visit Monterey later this month! #GrabYourMoment, they said, so I listened. In the meantime, I couldn’t let my research go to waste so read to discover why Monterey should be your new favorite travel destination.

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My trip to Puerto Rico was booked on an unexpected whim, thanks to an amazing flight deal. I’d never had any real desire to go, but when I saw a flight for $100 round-trip, my mom and I couldn’t resist.

Although my expectations were initially a bit low, I took the advice of some fellow travel bloggers and opted for a road trip around the island rather than sticking to the well-known tourist spots. I was impressed by how much the country has to offer both on and off the beaten path. These are the five things not to miss in Puerto Rico.

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If my expectations for Amsterdam were low, my expectations for good food were even lower. The Netherlands isn’t exactly renowned for its world-class cuisine, but I was impressed – I didn’t eat a single bad meal or snack while I was there. While I don’t think I ate any particularly Dutch meals, what I did consume my weight in was Dutch snacks. Amsterdam might not have the reputation of a foodie city, but the delicious eats impressed me! Read this to find out which five dutch snacks you must try!

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I consider Portugal to be one the most underrated countries in western Europe. I used to be one of many people who never said (or thought), “I really want to go Portugal.” But trust me on this – you should definitely consider Portugal for your next Europe trip. The stunning contrast and cohesiveness of old meets new, of historical meets modern – this is something that it is so well integrated into Lisbon’s culture and way of life and makes it a city worth exploring for weeks on end. Check out this guide to one of Europe’s most underrated cities – and learn why I’m eager to return to Portugal again and again.

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I don’t think most people have strong urges to visit Bilbao, to be honest. Oftentimes, people haven’t heard of it. If they have, they only know it as the city with one of the Guggenheim museums. Of all the cities I visited in Spain, Bilbao wasn’t one of my favorites or anything. However, I argue that it’s still worth visiting, especially if you’re already planning on spending time in any of the other cities in Northeastern Spain. Bilbao is an architectural beauty and is home to every type of building, from old Gothic cathedrals to ultra modern pieces of art. For a quirky and budget-friendly weekend in Spain, look no further than the weekend guide to Bilbao.

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After spending nearly 6 months in Ireland a few years go, I came to realize that trying to see the country by bus or train was both expensive and inefficient. This is one of the few countries where a road trip isn’t just a friendly suggestion – it’s a downright necessity. Luckily, Ireland is beautiful and on the smaller side, so a road trip here is an enjoyable experience. Click to see out all the beautiful places to visit in the Perfect Ireland Road Trip itinerary!

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Ireland. Fondly known as “The Emerald Isle,” Ireland continues to enchant visitors with its leprechauns, Guinness, and greenery. But it is much more than its stereotypes. Visitors flock here because it’s the land of enchantment in every sense of the word. Friendly people, historic buildings, beautiful scenery and bewitching folktales are just some of the reasons that the world is in love with Ireland. You don’t have to take my word for it, though. Click to read the full ist of 20 reasons you need to visit Ireland right now.

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Eating in Spain can be a bit of a mystery for foreigners. 3-course meals are served for lunch, and dinner often consists of bar-hopping and eating small plates late into the night. Embracing Northeastern Spain’s pintxo (small plate) eating habits can be a bit of a daunting challenge, but it doesn’t have to be! Check out these tips on how to navigate a pintxo bar like a pro – and see which restaurants you have to try when visiting San Sebastian, Spain!

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