Category Archives: Inspiration

Impressions from Zaporizhia, Ukraine

Zaporizhia, Ukraine Lenin Prospekt

Zaporizhia, Zaporozhye, Zaporizhzhya.  I typically spell cities on this site according to what people are searching for on Google, not how I would normally spell it on an everyday basis.  As it turns out, no one is searching for Zaporizhia.  Made that one easy… Zaporizhia is a city in the Zaporizhia Oblast in eastern Ukraine. […]

Emerging from the Shadows – The Future of Colombia as a Travel Destination

Colombia is a country with a rough past and a bad image it’s trying desperately to shed. For far too many people, what they know of this South American country comes mostly from a certain Netflix series. To be fair, some of the things you may think about Colombia are most definitely true. The country […]

11 Soviet Circus Buildings for USSR Architecture Lovers

Dnipro Circus soviet building in Ukraine

One of the most interesting pieces of architecture that I’ve come across in my travels are Soviet circus buildings. This post rounds up some of the circuses of the Soviet Union that I have visited throughout the years with a little bit of background on each. Foreword:  I don’t like circuses.  In fact, I can […]

15 Best Small Towns in California (+ Things to Do There)

Solvang

If there is one state in the US where you could visit somewhere new regularly and see something totally diverse and different, it is California! These are the best small towns in California – perfect for a weekend getaway! We could have made this list so long – there are so many worthy California small […]

14 Places to Visit in Norway in Winter (That Aren’t Tromsø!)

Best places to visit in Norway in winter - Lofoten

Are you considering booking a trip to Norway in winter? There are many amazing places to visit in Norway in winter but for some reason, everyone picks Tromsø. I get it, Tromsø is awesome.  I’ve traveled to Tromsø in winter (and in summer).  But, you can have the ‘Tromsø’ experience in other destinations in Norway […]