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

🐾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

🐾 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.

🐾 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!

🐾  SJ’S ICELAND TIPS

These are SJ’s tips from her trip to Iceland. SJ traveled all over Iceland. Her stops included Reykjavik for 1 day, Borgarnes for a half day, Sauðárkrókur for 1 day, Snaefellsjokull National Park for 1.5 days, Hellissandur for 1 night, Blonduos for 1 night, the Ring Road for 1 day, Landmannalaugar for 1 day and Vik for 1

🐾 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.

🐾 JESSICA’S SICILY TIPS: TRAPANI AND FAVIGNANA

These are Jessica’s tips from her trip to Trapani and Favignana in Sicily, Italy. Jess visited Sicily to relax and experience the culture. The meals ranged from 12 – 20 euros and my villa apartment was roughly USD 85 a night for a weekend in September.

🐾 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.

🐾 COLLEEN’S ICELAND TIPS

Colleen’s tips from her 4 day trip to Iceland in October with her brother and friend. They thought Iceland rocks and did as many activities as possible during their visit.

🐾 BETSY’S ICELAND TIPS

Betsy’s tips for her 11 day trip to Iceland in the summer with 3 other active adults. She visited Iceland to relax, see nature, hike a bit and relax.

🐾 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.