Category Archives: Things to Do

Charyn Canyon: My First Taste of Nature in Kazakhstan

Charyn Canyon in Kazakhstan

When I traveled to Kazakhstan nearly three years ago, I never really left the cities.  I went to Kostanay, Astana, Karaganda, and Almaty.   I was here at the end of December and throughout a great portion of January and I just wasn’t keen on exploring nature in the frigid temperatures I was welcomed with. […]

46 Absolutely Amazing Places to Visit in Moscow, Russia

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Moscow, Russia is one of the coolest and most interesting places in the world to visit.  There are many touristy places to visit in Moscow and this guide will showcase some of the Russian capital’s highlights. It also will detail other, more obscure things to do in Moscow.  Absolutely Amazing Places to Visit in Moscow, […]

15 Incredible Day Trips from Wilmington, NC (+ Map!)

Cape Lookout National Seashore

Wilmington, North Carolina is that perfect Southern city – not too big, not too small, with friendly locals around every corner. There are so many fun things to do just outside of the city and an endless number of great day trips from Wilmington NC. While you’re in Wilmington be sure to check out Airlie […]

Eat, Sleep, and Be Happy in Cartagena

Cartagena is one of the few places I have traveled to that I didn’t really appreciate until I left.  I arrived via a super affordable Jet Blue ticket from JFK airport in New York without any preparation and after a grueling, long-haul across the Atlantic from Oslo.  I was immediately taken aback by the impressive Colonial architecture […]

9 Reasons to Visit Lahti, Finnish Lakeland’s Green Getaway

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There are so many great reasons to visit Lahti, a green and natural destination about two hours north of Helsinki.  This is a list of things to do in Lahti and amazing reasons to visit one of my new favorite green getaways in Finnish Lakeland.  If you have any other reasons to head there, please […]