We provided you some inspiration on how to celebrate the holidays in Europe, we’ve given you the top 10 New Year’s destinations and we’ve even created a Pinterest board to show you what New Year’s Eve celebrations look like around the world. So, are you planning to ring in the New Year in a new corner of the world this year? Or, maybe you’re just curious what will be going on around the world as the clock strikes midnight?
It’s easy to get caught up in the daily hustle and bustle of our busy schedules. I often find myself thinking that everything would be better if I could just freeze time for a moment; to fit everything I needed to into a day then take a deep breath and relax. I found that moment of pause and stress- free feeling during my travels to Chile and Argentina.
Everyone looks for something different when it comes to packing bags and heading off to the next adventure. Some look for parties on the beach, some for jungle-laden temples, and others for ancient stone streets buried in the heart of Europe. If your wanderlust extends beyond the cities that everyone has already taken selfies in, we have the perfect list of unknown destinations curated for the true adventurer.
There’s a country no one is talking about but should: Portugal. With breathtaking coastlines, stunning wineries, affordable food, and charming cities, it should be one of Europe’s go-to destinations but is often overlooked. If you’re torn between vacationing in a fun city or the relaxing countryside, look no further. Portugal is small enough that you can enjoy both. And for a small price compared to its neighbors. Here are the top cities in Portugal and why you should give them a visit.
Rome. There is virtually no one who hasn’t heard of the glory of the Roman Empire, a civilization that conquered a vast stretch of land from Europe to North Africa. The only thing that’s as fierce as their thirst for expansion was their love for entertainment, and nearly everywhere they conquered you will find grand scale amphitheatres built to entertain the citizens of Rome that settled there. In most cases, these circular structures are the tallest and most grandeur building in the city. The enclosed, usually oval, area in the middle is called arena, the word derived from the Latin word harena, a type of fine sand they put on the ground to soak up the blood from gladiator fights on the arena floor.
Hi, my name is Clara. I am a 22 year old student at Western Washington University and last month I had the opportunity to travel to the other side of the world and explore New Zealand’s North Island after winning the StudentUniverse New Zealand trip contest (which included two roundtrip flights to New Zealand on… Read More
We all know that Greece is going through some tough financial times. But just in case you’ve been living in a cave, here’s a quick recap: Greece borrowed too much money and can’t pay it back. There’ve been protests and a lot of banks have shut down, frustrating the local residents. But there’s a bright… Read More