My recent trip to Slovakia has inspired me to seek greener pastures!
When the day comes for me to close my Arabian Nights fairytale, I want my next view in life to resemble this... or maybe more of an island view? Haha I can't decide!
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Should a single traveler own pets?
As a hardcore animal lover and a full time traveler I find myself at a dilemma about which passion I choose. I don't believe it's possible for someone who's single and on the road all the time to fully commit to the responsibilities of caring for a little life. I feel its cruel to deny a pet at home the interactions they need and deserve as your furry family member. .
This is how I get my animal fix. I take time to stop and show a little love to street animals I meet along the way. I also try to look after any strays around my home and it really helps to feed my need to care for animals. .
What about you? Do you struggle to find a balance?
33 1,37519 June, 2019
On September 9, 1570, the scared people of Nicosia Cyprus gathered in the Cathedral of Saint Sophia to pray for devine protection from the Ottoman forces that had laid siege on their city for 50 days. They never left the church alive. The city was overtaken, the church stormed, and the population of Nicosia was reduced by slaughter from 20,000 to just 1,100. .
One week later this church was transformed into the Selimiya Mosque and was ready for its first Friday Prayer and has since served as a Mosque in the now Turkish controlled part of North Cyprus.
46 1,43213 June, 2019
Greece, you have so many wonders to explore.. Why I keep coming back year after year and this time I finally made it to the Corinth Canal
32 1,37912 June, 2019
It's not a city, it's living art! .
I can't get Istanbul off my mind. I haven't been gone even one month and I already want to go back. I think it's safe to say this city is in my top 3.
I really want to know what your top 3 favorite cities are! ○
I don't mind walking lonely streets when they are this beautiful. .
The charming UNESCO village of Levoča was a part of The Kingdom of Hungary until 1918 and now is a well polished historic gem in the Prešov Region of Eastern Slovakia
70 1,5124 June, 2019
In my travels I'm often told how "unamerican" I am... Until you put me in a castle! .
I flippin love Castles and I go crazy inside them. This is a very American obsession! I blame Disney for it. But really it's hard for our minds to grasp how old these buildings are when the only thing we have for age comparison on US soil are mounds of dirt or piles of rocks left behind from Native Americans. .
Needless to say this castle in Slovakia blew my mind!! The Spiš Castle is one of the largest castle complexes in Europe built during the 12th century and worth a visit
76 2,33931 May, 2019
Rain can be a traveller's worse enemy. It certainly did its best to ruin my visit to Lviv, Ukraine. .
But my amazing city host was determined to keep me exploring and the downpours managed to push us into indoor places to discover hidden gems like this ornate wooden room and staircase inside The House of Scientists.
66 1,80029 May, 2019
Going down the rabbit hole with Alice and the gang at Park Landscape Alley in Kiev.
I think this playground would scare me if I was a kid
24 1,31327 May, 2019
Step up Lady Liberty! The first fact I was told about Kiev's impressive Motherland Monument was that she stands taller than The Statue of Liberty. .
In fact this Soviet structure was so tall she outshined a historic church in the city and her sword was cut so she didn't tower over the cross of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra.
Even with her height reduction, she is a monument not to be missed when visiting Kiev
24 1,54526 May, 2019
I came to Chernobyl seeing it as a wasteland playground.
I found the complete opposite. It was a dark space void of humans but yet, so full of emotions. I booked my tour not knowing what REALLY happened here and how many men gave, without knowing they were giving, their life to stop a disaster that would have changed the world as we know it.
These mens' names were never printed in my history textbooks, yet they stopped most of Europe from becoming part of the abandoned radioactive Exclusion Zone. They were victims of lies and their deaths covered up by a government wanting to keep face and not admit it failed. .
Many of my followers wrote me during my Chernobyl story to say they never heard of the Chernobyl disaster. Some of those followers themselves would have been radiation refugees had the lives of the liquidators not been sacrificed to stop further explosions at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. .
I'm happy to see so many of you were inspired to look further into this story and discover the unsung-heros of Chernobyl. .
Traveling solo! Do you enjoy?
I'm currently in the middle of my longest solo trip ever and I'm loving it! One month of just going wherever the wind blows and not having to ask someone else: is that ok with you? .
It's funny how many wonderful people you meet along the way when you are alone and more open to making new friends!