Category Archives: Inspiration

15 Jaw-Dropping Places to Visit in Lanzarote (+ Map!)

Places to visit in Lanzarote

It took me far too long to travel to Lanzarote and the Canary Islands.  Not that I didn’t think there were beautiful places to visit in Lanzarote, but mainly because I just assumed it was all packaged tourism and I didn’t know how to independently book a trip there (yes, for real). I finally had […]

Post Soviet Tourism: 20 Former USSR Cities You Should Visit in 2022

It’s no secret that a big portion of this blog talks about traveling through post-Soviet countries and cities.  I have spent most of my life being fascinated by the region and how diverse places and cities can be.  I also have an affinity for concrete, drastic landscapes, and good food- which, with the exception of […]

7 Villages in Finnish Lakeland You Need to Know About

Keuruu - 7 Villages in Finnish Lakeland You Need to Know About

There are so many amazing places to visit in Finland from the capital city to Lapland to the north.  This guide focuses on Finnish Lakeland and the spectacular places that exist there.  These are seven villages in Finnish Lakeland you need to know about. I recently visited Finnish Lakeland (Lahti and Tampere) and was blown […]

15 Best National Parks to Visit in January (+ Winter Tips)

Best National Parks to visit in January - Zion National Park

If you are seeking the best national parks to visit in January, this guide’s for you! It will detail fifteen beautiful US National Parks to visit in January, why you should go to them, and what to expect during winter. Most people flock to the parks in the summer, but I love visiting the national […]

25 Least Visited National Parks for Your USA Bucket List

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve 2

Curious what the least visited national parks in the US are and what is keeping them a secret? This guide will list the 25 least visited US national parks and why you should add them to your USA bucket list! There are 62 designated US national parks but there are over 2,000 federally registered sites […]