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Things to do in Budapest for Almost Nothing: 6 Cheap Things to Do (and 1 Splurge)

By Steph | September 13, 2009

Budapest is sometimes known as the Paris of the East. Never having been to Paris, I can’t verify the connection. I can say that Budapest is an incredibly elegant and sophisticated Central European city. I’m positive that it’s cheaper than Paris. There are so many things to do in Budapest. Here are my top 6 […]

Iceland in Pictures

By Steph | September 3, 2009

After Sunday’s post I realized that I had a lot more Iceland pictures I wanted to share with you. Over the course of 10 days I took almost a thousand pictures, here are my favorites: The Blue Lagoon outside of Reykjavik. The water comes from  a nearby geothermal power plant, is steaming hot and leaves […]

Trips to Iceland for Twenty-Somethings

By Steph | August 30, 2009

Even (or especially) if you haven’t done very much travel abroad, here is what makes Iceland is an ideal destination:

Who Should You Travel With? Part 3 of 3: When Two is a Crowd (Going Solo)

By Steph | August 20, 2009

(This is a subject that deserves serious thought. Who you decide to travel with affects your trip experience in many large and small ways. Traveling in a group, traveling in a pair and traveling alone, I’ve done all three and will give you my personal advice over the next week. On Sunday I wrote about […]

Who Should You Travel With? Part 1 of 3: Why Traveling in a Big Group will Make you Crazy and Possibly Homicidal

By Steph | August 16, 2009

(This is a subject that deserves serious thought. Who you decide to travel with affects your trip experience in many large and small ways. Traveling in a group, traveling in a pair and traveling alone, I’ve done all three and will give you my personal advice over the next week.) It is so easy to […]

Finding Inspiration: Deciding Where You Want to Go

By Steph | August 11, 2009

So you want to get out and see the world! But where to go? I will confess this is not an issue I’ve ever really struggled with. I want to visit almost everywhere I read about so for me it’s more a matter of “when” than “where” to go.  However this list must be culled […]

8 Free Things to Do in Rome

By Steph | August 2, 2009

If you like big cities, really, really vast cities than you will probably love Rome. It is a sprawling metropolis full of beeping scooters, ringing church bells and the constant and jarring juxtaposition of ancient Roman ruins nestled next to vibrant shopping avenues. Thousands of years of history just burst out of every corner; complimented […]

Go Now: Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Travel

By Steph | July 26, 2009

I can’t count how many times I’ve heard people around my age tell me that they’d like to travel later, when they are “more established,” or “have more money,” or just “are older.” For every person I’ve heard such excuses from there are at least two older adults who’ve told me they wish they’d traveled […]

The Twenty-Something Travel Manifesto

By Steph | July 23, 2009

You’ve probably heard it once and over again: Your twenties are supposed to be the best years of your life. This may or may not be true but what is certain is that the experiences you have in the years between 20 and 29 years old are probably going to be some of the most joyous, depressing, scary, confusing and exciting things you will ever do.

Which is what makes now the ideal time to see the world. Some people will tell you to wait to travel until after you are established. Wait until you are making more money. Wait until you are retired. But just when is that perfect time actually going to arrive? Chances are that never again in your life will you have the resources, lack of commitments, energy and good health that you (hopefully) have right now.