7 Tips for Travel in Serbia for the Solo Backpacker

Serbia: home of the electrician Nikola Tesla1, the first vampire2, and the largest industry of raspberry exporting in the world3. It's one of the six republics that constituted the former Yugoslavia4. My original list of "must-sees" didn't include Serbia (mostly because I didn't know much about it...how mistaken I was!), but that's exactly why backpacking is [...]

Budapest Through Photos: The Top Tourist Spots in a Party City

Tbh, I didn't know much about Budapest before going, I had just heard it was a must. So I took three trains over 18 hours from Rome, and arrived in Budapest, Hungary. I didn't know what there was to see, but I quickly learned that Budapest has a lot to offer information-hungry visitors (see what I [...]

The 8 Greatest Things to do in Munich Under 5 Euros

Helloooooo, fellow budget travelers! We all know Europe (especially Western Europe) is a doozy when it comes to price. From hostels to public transportation, food to souvenirs, travel can really drain your bank account if you don't pay attention (or even if you do, tbh). I went to Munich for a week and found the [...]

How to Survive a Week in London for the Budget Traveler

We all know that Western Europe is one of the most expensive tourist destinations in the world. I think I’ve spent more money in the past couple weeks than I do in a month at home (whoops!). I’ve learned how to cut corners here and there, though, so keep reading to learn from my mistakes! [...]

Highlights from the City of Love

Paris has been a dream of mine since I can remember. It's the romance, the history, the drama... it all adds to the allure of the dreamy Paris. I had the great opportunity to spend six days wandering through the streets, marveling at the beautiful old architecture juxtaposed with ultra-modern shopping malls and fashion. Even [...]

8 Tips for Being a Successful and Respectful French Tourist

Bonjour de Paris! I've been here for just about five days, and it really is the City of Love. I love the beautiful architecture here. The restaurants are so quaint, the people so lovely. So, you want to be a true Parisienne? Well, you're in luck! I've learned several things about how to successfully (and [...]

EUROPE: Barcelona, Spain — Food, Friends, and All the Adventuring

¡Hola de Barcelona! Solo travel has been going well so far, considering it hasn't been true "solo" travel. I've been with my friends in stop number one: BARCELONA! This past week has just been a dream. I flew from New York to Barcelona—a seven hour flight. At the airport, I was reunited with my best [...]