TIEBREAKER: IBIZA OR MALLORCA?

It’s summer and you’re heading to Spain but are unsure which Balearic island to visit: Ibiza or Mallorca. Both islands have turquoise waters, secret coves and stunning beaches. Both have incredible food: Iberico ham, Spanish cheeses, Padron peppers, suckling pig, heaps of paella and glorious wine. Both have gorgeous nature and a warm Mediterranean climate.

TIEBREAKER: AZORES OR MADEIRA?

You’re excited to visit Portugal but can’t decide whether to visit the Azores or Madeira. Both are amazing islands off the coast of Portugal with a mild climate, lush green hills and fabulous Portuguese food. It’s possible to visit both the Azores and Madeira in one trip (there is a direct 2 hour flight from

Azores Luxury: Best Hotels, Restaurants & Activities

The Azores are 9 volcanic islands located a thousand miles off the coast of Portugal with lush mountains, bubbling hot springs and rugged vistas. The islands are best known as Portugal’s eco-paradise and a haven for outdoors enthusiasts, but with the opening of several cool hotels, trendy restaurants and activities companies stepping up their game,

TIEBREAKER: CORSICA OR SARDINIA?

It’s summer and you’re figuring out whether to visit Corsica or Sardinia for your holiday. Both islands bask in the Mediterranean sun, have rugged interiors and plenty of gorgeous beaches. The 7 mile channel separating the two islands is crossed via a 50 minute ferry ride. If you’re not able to fit both islands into

Off the Beaten Path Florence & Tuscany Hidden Gems

Italy is amazing for so many reasons – vibrant culture, delicious food, stunning scenery and wonderful people. If you love Italy just as much as we do but have already seen the top sights, keep reading for our recommendations for the best off the beaten track Florence spots and Tuscany hidden gems. 

🐾MEGAN’S ITALY AND SWITZERLAND TIPS

These are Megan’s tips for her week and half long trip in the fall to Lucerne and Lugano in Switzerland then onto Menaggio and Santa Margherita in Lake Como and finishing in Tuscany.  She and her husband are in their 30s and from Chicago.  Their goals were to relax and eat good food.

🐾 JENNIFER’S CUBA TIPS

These are Jennifer’s tips from her trip to Cuba where she spent 4 days in Havana and 2 days in Vinales. Jennifer visited Cube to experience the culture, see the top sites and eat good food. Jennifer travelled with a few friends, aged between 30 and 42 and it was the first Cuba visit for all.

🐾 LUCY’S CUBA TIPS

These are Lucy’s tips from her trip to Cuba where she spent 2 days in Vinales, 2 days in Trinidad, 1 day in Cienfuegos and 3 days in Havana. Lucy’s visited with her husband to experience the culture, history, UNESCO sites, nature and enjoy the food and drinks. Each night at an AirB&B rental cost about

🐾 ROB’S TURKS & CAICOS TIPS

These are Rob’s tips for Turks & Caicos. Rob visited the islands for a destination wedding many years ago and have since been back 6 times! His most recent visit was with his wife and 3 kids (ages 5, 3 & 1).

🐾 Jenny’s Spain Tips

Jenny’s tips for Madrid, Barcelona and along the southern coast from Cádiz to Valencia.  She’s a freelance writer, solo traveller and eternal sun seeker. Her tips are best for a foodie, budget and culture seeking travellers who may not have been to Spain before.

🐾 Jo’s Iceland tips

Checkout Jo’s tips on hotels and where to eat and drink in Reykjavik and the South Coast of Iceland.  She and her husband are from New York City and wanted to be active, eat good food, see as much as possible.

TIEBREAKER: LISBON OR PORTO?

Lisbon or Porto, the southern capital city or it’s smaller neighbor to the north? If you have time, there is no “tiebreaker,” because both should be visited. This post is about comparing and contrasting, and if you unfortunately have to choose between the two, which to choose.  The good news is you really cannot go wrong with either Lisbon or

🐾 JAKE’S PARIS TIPS

These are Jake’s tips on where to eat from his frequent visits to Paris.  He’s from Brooklyn, in his early 40s and travels with his girlfriend.

A GUIDE TO KNOW WHERE TO EAT IN BUDAPEST

If you’re heading to Budapest, read this guide to know where to eat in Budapest!  Get first-hand reviews of tasty restaurants, from low-key local favorites to affordable Michelin stars and tips on what to actually eat in Budapest!

🐾 AYRES’ CUBA TIPS

Where do you live when you’re not traveling? Boston, DC, and Albany, NY Who went on the trip? A group of 5 girlfriends. What was the Trip? 5 nights in Havana with a couple day trips. What were your interests/goals on the trip?  Experience the culture & people and learn more about its unique history.  And

🐾 SLAVA’S PORTUGAL TIPS

These are Slava’s tips from his 5 day trip to Porto and Douro Valley in Portugal. Slava visited to relax, see the beautiful city and landscape. And of course, eat great food and drink great wine. Slava traveled to Portugal with his now fiance!

🐾 AMY’S PORTUGAL TIPS

These are Amy’s tips from her trip to Portugal. Amy spent 2 nights in Lisbon and 6 nights on Sao Miguel island in the Azores. Amy visited Portugal to experience the culture, see the sights, go hiking, eat all the food and drink all the wine.

🐾 SAM’S ROME TIPS

These are Sam’s tips from her trip to Rome, Italy. Sam visited Rome to relax, have some alone time, eat good food and learn some history. Sam spent $450-500 on her lodging. The hotel was fabulous and highly recommended.  Sam also loved seeing the city on the back of a Vespa and learning about the Colosseum from PhDs.

🐾 JESSICA’S ROME TIPS

These are Jessica’s tips from two of her trips to Rome, Italy with friends. Jessica visited Rome each time to experience the culture, sites and food!  Jessica discusses here favorite places to eat and streets to wander around. Plus – details on the best neighborhood for nightlife.

🐾 KRISTA’S PORTUGAL TIPS

  These are Krista’s tips from her 6 day trip to Porto, Douro Valley and the Algarve in Portugal.  Krista went with her other half to experience the culture in Porto and Douro Valley and to relax on the beach in the Algarve. The average price of the hotels was 225 euros and the average entree at the restaurants was 20 euros.

🐾 AMY’S SÃO MIGUEL TIPS

These are Amy’s tips from her 6 nights on Sao Miguel island in the Azores.  Amy’s from Boston and went with friends, they wanted to experience the culture, see the sights, go hiking, eat all the food and drink all the wine. The average price of the hotel was 175 Euros and the average entree at the restaurants we

🐾 LINDSAY’S ICELAND TIPS

These are Lindsay’s tips for her 4 day trip to Iceland in April. She’s in the food industry, so food was very important as well as taking advantage of Iceland’s outdoor activities. The restaurant price point was high and the lodging price point was mid to upper.

🐾 ALEX’S ICELAND TIPS

Alex’s tips for her trip to Iceland with two friends in October to Skaftafell, Lake Myvatn, Egilsstaðir and Seydisfjordur on the Ring Road in 6 days.

🐾 AMY’S ICELAND TIPS

Amy’s tips for a 4 day trip to Iceland. Her goals were to be active, see beautiful scenery, be adventurous, then take a shower and have a nice meal after. 

🐾 CATHERINE’S SÃO MIGUEL TIPS

Catherine tips from her amazing 7-day trip to Sao Miguel island in the Azores in July with her husband. Our goal for the trip was relaxation, hiking, food and wine, and to get off the beaten path.

EATING YOUR WAY THROUGH EUROPE MURRAY’S CHEESE STYLE

Our friends at Murray’s Cheese agreed to chat with us about eating their way through Europe. Thank you Murray’s for your thoughts on tasty cheeses in France and Italy, savory meats in Spain and tips on local cheeses for times when you’re staying closer to home.

TIEBREAKER: ITALY OR CROATIA?

You’re heading to Europe for one week and trying to decide whether to explore Italy or to travel through Croatia. Read these tips to decide whether to visit Italy or Croatia.

Tiebreaker: Oslo or Stockholm?

Reindeer, lingonberries, midsummer night festivals, fjords, cinnamon buns and minimalist furniture. Find out whether Oslo or Stockholm is a better fit for you in this Travel Honey Tiebreaker.

TIEBREAKER: LISBON OR BARCELONA?

You’d like to go on a European city break to experience vibrant culture, eat amazing food and run around the beach. Barcelona and Lisbon are obvious choices; read on to see which city is a better fit for you in this Travel Honey Tiebreaker.

TIEBREAKER: MUNICH OR BERLIN?

You’re deciding between Munich and Berlin or wondering if visiting both is worth the effort? Read on to learn which city is a better fit for you in this Travel Honey Tiebreaker.