When I told people that I was planning to visit Dubrovnik, Croatia as a stopover on my way to South Korea last year the most common reaction I got was “Why?” I’ll be honest, it wasn’t the beaches or the history of the old town or the city’s connection to Game of Thrones that first intrigued me. It was an episode of House Hunters: International. I saw an episode filmed there and thought that it looked like a beautiful city but maybe a bit hard or expensive to get to. So when I had the chance to stopover pretty much anywhere in Europe, my first thought was “Dubrovnik!” Now that I’ve been I think it should be foremost on your mind when thinking about a European vacation as well. To help with your own planning I’ve highlighted my 15 top things to do in Dubrovnik.
Every summer the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival wraps up the craziest and busiest two weeks in St. John’s. The madness starts with the George Street Festival, which leads up to the Regatta, which gives way to the Buskers Festival and the Folk Festival. It’s the best time of year to be in the city and I have some tips to help you get the most out of your weekend.
When I heard that Nomadic Matt was organizing a travel conference I was curious. When I saw the line-up of speakers Matt had put together, I knew I had to go. But I didn’t want that to be my “big fall trip” so where would I head after? Oddly enough, Greece made sense.
If you only have limited time in Newfoundland but still want to experience as much as you can, then head to Twillingate. The communities spread out over the New World Islands are like Newfoundland condensed. They have breathtaking coastal landscapes, icebergs, whales, fishing, theatre, hiking, good food, and even a new craft brewery. Really, what more could you want?
Ah, New York. They say if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. I just love the energy and the possibility of New York. It’s a city that makes you think that anything is possible. But it can be overwhelming. Especially when you’re trying to plan your very first trip there.
Palawan is one of the most beautiful islands on Planet Earth and the beating tourism heart of the Philippine island is the region of El Nido, and for good reason. Crystal clear jade seas, towering limestone cliffs, and white power sand beaches are just part of the draw. Finding a place to lay your head in El Nido isn’t difficult. The difficult part is actually choosing which of the many El Nido accommodation options to go with. Whether you want to stay in town or on a private island, in a hostel dorm or in a luxury villa, there’s a place for you in El Nido.