AK Monthly Recap: August 2014
From Paris to London to Puglia to Cologne, here's what I got up to this August!
The UNESCO Hunt: 82-91
Some of my favorite sites ever are on this list: including Finland, Italy, Slovenia, Ireland and Croatia!
Solo Female Travel in the Middle East — Is it Safe?
Sabina Lohr has traveled solo all over the Middle East. Here she shares her wisdom.
Win a Trip for Two to Cartagena, Colombia!
You could be spending the weekend in this gorgeous colonial city!
A Road Trip Through Slovenia
From Idrija to the Skocjan Caves to Bled to Bohinj, here's how to rock a four-day trip to Slovenia!
Ask Kate: Should I Travel Now or Later?
People are telling her this is her last chance to travel. What should she do?
Ana Desetnica: Ljubljana’s Incredible Street Theatre Celebration
This quirky, zany, fun and creative festival is such a nice way to spend a few days in July!
I love the beginning of September. Even though I haven’t been a student for eight years, September has always felt much more like the new year to me, rather than January. The seasons change. Habits change. Fashion is revolutionized. It’s my favorite month for travel in many regions of the world, and there’s no better time to visit Europe. But before we launch into September,... [Read more]
It’s been a summer of European travel, and for that reason, it’s been a summer of UNESCO World Heritage Sites! If you’re interested in World Heritage Sites, there’s no better place than Europe, as it has the greatest concentration of sites. This summer took me to new countries like Finland, new regions like Puglia, and new cities like Trogir, all of which have World Heritage... [Read more]
There’s a place in Croatia that I love even more than the old city of Dubrovnik, the saltwater lakes of Mljet, the architecture of Korčula, the colors of Rovinj, the beaches of Pučišća, and the waterfalls at Krka. My favorite place in Croatia is Zadar, a small city on the Dalmatian coast. I first visited this city, the gateway to Dalmatia, two years ago. It was just a quick visit, en... [Read more]
Is it safe for a woman to travel alone in the Middle East? It’s far safer than the media would have it appear, and with the proper planning and precautions, it can absolutely be safe. For this piece, I decided to bring in an expert on solo female travel in the Middle East: Sabina Lohr, who has spent years living and traveling around the region on her own. You’ve traveled extensively in the... [Read more]
The following branded content post is brought to you by LATAM Airlines Group, comprised of LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines. When the prize is as good as this, I’m all too happy to promote it to you all! First we had the Galapagos. Then we had Brazil. Now LAN are giving away a trip to Cartagena, Colombia! The Countdown to Cartagena contest will be giving one person two flights and a three-night... [Read more]
After spending a few days in Ljubljana for the fantastic Ana Desetnica festival, it was time to hit the road! I knew I wanted to see more of the country, so I planned to spend four days road-tripping through Slovenia with my friend Peter, the blogger behind Travel Unmasked. Now, if you’ve been on a road trip before, you know they can can test friendships. Peter and I had never traveled together... [Read more]
The following branded content post is brought to you by DrinkAdvisor, a free nightlife app available for both iPhone and Android. I thought it would be entertaining to use the app to find some new cool bars in London to recommend to you all! Even after all the time I’ve spent in London, I still feel like I barely know the city. Especially when it comes to nightlife. So when DrinkAdvisor... [Read more]
Her semester abroad is almost over and her funds are almost gone. Is this her last chance to travel Europe, or will she get another chance? Hi Kate, I’m a 20 year old college student who is currently studying abroad in England. I’m absolutely loving my experience though it can get difficult balancing school with travel. I often travel to places over the weekend but I’m realizing... [Read more]
I’m spending this summer visiting quirky and unusual festivals throughout Europe. My first festival trip took me to Ireland and Limerick, City of Culture. My second took me to a very different destination and a country I had yearned to visit for years: Slovenia. Allow me to introduce you to Ana Desetnica, the street theatre festival of Ljubljana. For four days in early July, dozens of street... [Read more]
Two new countries, two festivals, five new World Heritage Sites — this July was a month of accomplishment. From my base in London, I continued my busy schedule with trips to Slovenia and Finland. Destinations Visited London, United Kingdom Ljubljana, Idrija, Skocjan Caves, Bled, Radovljica, and Bohinj, Slovenia Helsinki, Kuhmo, and Rauma, Finland Favorite Destinations Ljubljana — Easily... [Read more]