The Backpacker’s Complete Guide to Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia is one of the most magical regions I have ever traveled to. When I booked my trip to Cappadocia, I didn’t know much about it aside from the bucket list sunrise hot air balloon ride that you’ve likely seen all over Instagram. I obviously had that on my itinerary, but began to question how… Read More The Backpacker’s Complete Guide to Cappadocia, Turkey

The Backpacker’s Complete Guide to Shkoder, Albania

The city of Shkoder, often known as the gateway to the Albanian Alps, is an essential stop on any Balkan travel itinerary. To get to the mountainous national parks of northern Albania, you’ll have to pass through the city of Shkoder. Backpackers tend to skip big cities, but thankfully, Shkoder is much more than just… Read More The Backpacker’s Complete Guide to Shkoder, Albania

The Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Brasov, Romania

Brasov might be my favorite city in Romania. It’s got a great balance between a lively big city and a cozy small town. The historic city center is one of the most beautiful in Romania, highlighted by a beautiful cathedral and a bustling plaza. With a central location in a surprisingly big country, Brasov makes… Read More The Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Brasov, Romania

Is Untold Festival Worth Going To? | Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Wow, what a time. When I first caught wind of Untold Festival, I was a bit suspicious. It seemed a little too perfect, you know? 160 euros for a 4-day festival with a line up featuring massive headliners like David Guetta, Steve Aoki, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Tyga, just to name a few? Especially while… Read More Is Untold Festival Worth Going To? | Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Florence, Italy | 2021

I fell in love with Florence over the years without ever having set foot in the city. Through books, movies, video games, and more, Florence captivated my imagination. It felt like I knew the city before I ever went, yet nothing prepared me for seeing the city for the first time. I cried actual tears… Read More The Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Florence, Italy | 2021

A Guide to Visiting Peña de Bernal, Queretaro | Mexico

One of Mexico’s most stunning pueblos magicos can be found in the state of Queretaro. While Mexico boasts a diverse amount of landscapes, the monolith of Bernal might be among the most puzzling. It is a lone mountain towering over the otherwise flat plains of Queretaro. Located only an hour away from the bustling metropolitan of… Read More A Guide to Visiting Peña de Bernal, Queretaro | Mexico

The Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Mostar, Bosnia | 2021

Arguably Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most popular destination, Mostar is not a city to be missed. It may be small, but it has some grand views. I stayed in Mostar for a few days and enjoyed its laid-back vibe, stunning natural beauty, and the Turkish feel of its Old Town. It is as budget-friendly of a… Read More The Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Mostar, Bosnia | 2021

The Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Sarajevo, Bosnia | 2021

It did not take long for Sarajevo to become one of my favorite cities in the Balkans. Despite being a smaller city, Sarajevo packs one hell of a punch. I can’t think of many other cities that I’ve been to that has as much character and personality as Sarajevo. Oozing with history, culture, and beauty,… Read More The Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Sarajevo, Bosnia | 2021