Bulgaria is beautiful – but the initial reception here seems as chilly as the November weather. How I learned that smiles aren’t everything, and why I’m getting to like traveling alone in Bulgaria.
Right now, I’m in the middle of two very different visa voyages in Bulgaria. One, avoiding overstaying my 90-day limit in the Schengen Area (which comprises most of Western Europe), and which Bulgaria is not yet a part of. Two, awaiting the arrival of my new Visa credit card into the country, since my old …
Lower prices, lower crowds, and a whole lot less going on (for better or worse).
On knowing an ancient version of a modern language, and the challenges of a different alphabet.
Finding the beauty in the unexpected on Greece’s largest island – tiny cats, friendly locals, and too much incredible food.
Visiting Athens as a solo female traveler is heaven – friendly strangers, safe streets, excellent coffee. Just watch out for those scooters!
Santorini is a hot modern destination for travel – but the ancient mysteries of Minoan Akrotiri is more interesting to me than pool selfies and hot clubs.
Visiting Dijon and Lyon, two of France’s loveliest cities, I learned to be open to what’s new instead of clinging to what’s behind me.
Spending a few fall days driving around the beautiful Burgundy region of France – why you should try it too (wine! And wine, and more wine).
Taking my own solo self on a romantic two-day stay in Burgundy chateau – leaning into the art of self-romance and eating all the cheese.