Author Archives: Megan Starr

Exploring Jurmala in Winter

Twenty to thirty minutes away from Riga’s central train station is Jurmala, the largest seaside resort area in Latvia, as well as the Baltics.  I had actually heard a lot about Jurmala before visiting, which actually led me to not have the desire to visit the place as much as other areas in the country […]

One Day in Joshua Tree National Park (Day Trip Itinerary)

One day in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park is a perfectly located park for those wanting to take a day trip there or stay for a short weekend.  You can easily see a lot in one day in Joshua Tree or you can stay there for a week and still keep occupied. It truly is one of my favorite US national parks to […]

Best Almaty Hotels and Hostels: Our Top Picks for All Budgets

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If you’re looking for the best Almaty hotels and hostels, this guide will have you sorted. After living in and out of hotels in Almaty for years, I have picked some of my favorites and ones I think you should consider as your Almaty accommodation.  This is a guide of where to stay in Almaty […]

12 Delicious and Cultural Things to do in Arrecife, Lanzarote

What to do in Arrecife Lanzarote

Arrecife kind of gets the shaft when it comes to places that people stay and enjoy in Lanzarote.  Aside from a few cruise ships coming through, many don’t get to experience all the fun things to do in Arrecife, Lanzarote.   This is a guide on why you should stop there and what to do […]

How to Cheaply Get from Milan to Lake Como by Train

how to get from milan to lake como by train

One of the most popular day trips from Milan is the world-famous Lake Como.  The stunning Italian lake and region have garnered a reputation for being the playground of the rich and famous over the years.  This is a guide on how to get from Milan to Lake Como by train.  More specifically, Milan Cadorna […]

Visiting the Singing Dunes at Altyn Emel National Park in Kazakhstan

Singing Dunes Altyn Emel National Park Kazakhstan ripples in sand

I recently had a chance to visit the Singing Dunes at Altyn Emel National Park in Kazakhstan.  The experience of getting there was less than desirable but the Dunes were out of this world.  This post will detail how my day went, talk a bit about the Singing Dunes, and give you information about how […]