Category Archives: Planning tips

How to Take a Taxi in Yerevan, Armenia (and not Pay an Exorbitant Amount)

How to Take a Taxi in Yerevan, Armenia (and not Pay an Exorbitant Amount)

Times have definitely changed in Armenia.  When I first went there back in early 2013, the Yerevan taxis running the streets were using copyrighted logos as branding and identification and many were owned by individuals who had no affiliation with local taxi companies.  After constantly being heckled and harassed by taxis in other cities in […]

Central Asia Travel: 50 Tips to Know and Things to Do Before You Visit

Central Asia Travel Tips: 50 Things to Know and Do Before You Visit kazakhstan poppy fields

I have spent around seven months or more of my life living or traveling in Central Asia.  When I was recently there, nothing really phased me or surprised me and I felt very at ease and like I was ‘home’.  While in Bishkek, I met a traveler who had never stepped foot inside of Central […]

Everything to Know Before Visiting the Colosseum in Rome (Tickets & More!)

Everything to Know Before Visiting the Colosseum in Rome (Tickets & More!)

If you’re traveling to Rome for the first time, one of the essential things you’re inevitably looking to do is visit the Colosseum.  It is one of the most remarkable sights in the world for very good reason! This guide will cover everything you need to know before visiting the Colosseum.  It will discuss how […]

Useful Things To Know Before You Visit Duomo Milan Cathedral

visiting the milan cathedral (visit duomo milan): tickets, tours, and more

Milan’s most famous sight is undoubtedly Duomo Milan, or the Milan Cathedral. This guide will tell you everything you need to know before you visit Duomo Milan, including Duomo ticket prices, tours of the Milan Cathedral, and where to stay in the city. What To Know Before You Visit Duomo Milan Cathedral The Milan Cathedral, […]

Norway in October: Everything to Know + Best Places to Visit

Sjunkhatten National Park near Bodo in autumn

When I first moved to Norway, I was told that autumn was one of the best seasons to visit the country. Sure, it rained a fair amount in Norway in October… at least where I moved to, but it was still oh-so-beautiful. This is a guide to everything to know before spending October in Norway.  […]

How to Easily and Cheaply Get from Milan to Turin by Train

Passageway in Torino, Italy

Getting from Milan to Turin by train is actually a pretty easy process and it will take you to one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. The Italian train system is surprisingly really simple to use (which is a newer phenomenon) and the trains in Italy are not usually that delayed and run on […]