Visiting Bethlehem and Mount Nebo

Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus, is one of the most important religions sites in the world. And although I myself am not religious, I very much enjoyed spending a day here. So if you are planning a trip to Palestine or Israel, consider visiting Bethlehem during your travels! It’s an easy day (or even … Read moreVisiting Bethlehem and Mount Nebo

How to Spend your Long Layover in Istanbul

Long Layover in Istanbul, Blue Mosque

Long layovers are an easy (and economical) way to get a taste of a new place. And with easy transportation between the flashy new airport and the city, Istanbul is the perfect layover destination. In addition, Turkish Airline’s new hotel policy provides a free four-star hotel for layovers in Istanbul (terms and conditions apply). And … Read moreHow to Spend your Long Layover in Istanbul

Exploring Marrakech

Koutoubia Minar, Exploring Marrakech

Menara Gardens & Koutoubia Minaret Marrakech is best known for its labyrinth of markets, but there’s SO much more to do here than shop! When exploring Marrakech this summer, my first stop was the Menara Gardens. There’s a big (artificial) lake, a pavilion, and some small gardens to stroll through. If you go in the … Read moreExploring Marrakech

Visiting Tikal, the Best Mayan Ruins in Guatemala

Travel Apps, Guatemala

Planning a trip to Guatemala? Make sure to allow time for visiting Tikal, the best Mayan ruins in the country! Read on to learn about my experience and tips for visiting this incredible national park.   Day 1: Visiting Tikal Our much-anticipated excursion to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal had a rocky start. Due … Read moreVisiting Tikal, the Best Mayan Ruins in Guatemala