• Talking Travel
  • Travel Articles by Your Side with GPSMyCity

    These days more and more people are looking to travel blogs to help them find attractions to see and craft their destination itineraries. While this does help travellers find new and different places, not to mention trusted personal recommendations, it does come with one major drawback; you often don’t have the article with you when you’re […]

  • Photos
  • Sponsored: Insights from Learning to Use a DSLR Camera

    My interest in photography is a quite recent discovery in the scheme of things. It was only through my travels that I began to develop this blossoming passion of mine. As such, I generally see photography through the lens (pun most certainly intended) of travel and landscape photography. While I started out with a generic point-and-shoot, I […]

  • Slovenia
  • 9 Things to Know Before Visiting Slovenia

    Bled Castle over the Lake, Visiting Slovenia

    I keep finding myself returning to Slovenia. The country just seems to have a hold on me.  Since first visiting in 2013, I returned twice last year and I really wouldn’t discount another visit in the coming year. To me it’s kind of crazy how Slovenia isn’t a bigger deal for travellers to Europe considering […]

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  • 7 Sources of Inspiration for Finding Hidden Gems

    Inspiration for Hidden Gems

    In a recent post on my day trip to Trogir, someone asked in the comments how I how came across the town. In my most recent post on Civita di Bagnoregio, I revealed that what truly inspired me to visit the town was it featuring on the reality show the Amazing Race. Together they got me […]

  • Talking Travel
  • The Art of the Day Trip

    Day Trip to Portofino

    In just my first 9 days visiting Belgium, I managed 5 day trips to surrounding cities and towns from the city of Ghent. By the end, I was pretty exhausted by the idea of it. It was just too much. Usually I’m pretty fond of heading out for the day to explore somewhere new nearby and […]

  • Estonia
  • 9 Things to Know Before Visiting Estonia

    Tartu Poet Statues, Visiting Estonia

    Normally I’d be reluctant to provide tips for an entire country after such a short visit. Yet I was surprised how much I learned about Estonia in two weeks. Maybe it’s because I started with knowing so little about this Baltic country, but I think that’s an all too common occurrence. I certainly don’t claim […]

  • Estonia
  • 6 Tips for Visiting Tallinn, Estonia

    Tallinn City View

    I wasn’t particularly sure how to best share the city of Tallinn with you. As the capital of Estonia and its major tourist destination, if you’re heading to Estonia there’s a good chance you’re going there. Unlike my previous entries on Estonia, if you like European travel there’s a fair chance you’ve actually heard of […]

  • Macedonia
  • 9 Things to Know Before Visiting Macedonia

    Kaneo Church Ohrid, Visiting Macedonia

    While I do like to do my research before visiting a country, I was struggling to find much on the small landlocked Balkan nation of Macedonia. Other than a recommendation during my travels to visit Lake Ohrid and knowledge that the country’s capital was Skopje, I was mostly flying blind. This country really is quite […]

  • Bulgaria
  • 9 Things to Know Before Visiting Bulgaria

    Sofia Fountain, Visiting Bulgaria

    Bulgaria was one of those countries where I didn’t really know what to expect when visiting. I hadn’t really developed any preconceived ideas and my planning had been very limited. As a tourist destination, Bulgaria felt somewhat under the radar. Certainly, it is fairly popular as a seaside destination in summer, but I wasn’t aware of it […]

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  • My Thoughts after a Full 2 Years Travelling

    Profile Machu Picchu, 2 Years Travelling

    This Wednesday marked 2 years since I set off for Vietnam, after quitting my job and selling off many of my earthly possessions. It’s surreal to think that I’ve been doing this homeless tourist thing for 2 whole years now. Boy was it a scary notion when I started, but it has strangely become my new […]