Are you considering solo travel, maybe for the first time? It can be intimidating, particularly for women. But fear not! You totally got this. I am a firm believer that any place you go can be safe, but some places are generally safer than others if you’re just starting out and testing the solo travel… Continue reading 21 Best Destinations for Solo Female Travel
Who loves solo travel? We do! One of my most favorite trips ever–and favorite solo trips–was my visit to Bratislava in 2012. I still recommend this beautiful town to everyone who’ll listen–and today, that’s you! So here are some things you might be curious about if Bratislava is on your “to go” list! Why Bratislava?… Continue reading Solo Travel: Bratislava, Slovakia
It’s Faraway Friday! This week it’s all about one of my favorite cities in the world, and the last city I visited before meeting my future husband: Bratislava, Slovakia! Here are 10 reasons I loved it, and perhaps 10 reasons you will, too! 10. St. Michael’s Gate This gate is the only remaining city… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Bratislava
It’s a very special What I Ate Wednesday… It’s my birthday! This year I’m celebrating with some of my favorite and most iconic “eats” around the world. When one thinks of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower… and a macaron. When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben… and fish ‘n chips.… Continue reading What I Ate: Iconic Eats
It’s everyone’s favorite–What I Ate Wednesday! This week I’m remembering all the amazing Eastern European foods I got to try on a solo trip to Bratislava, Slovakia! Breakfast First up, let’s enjoy the most important meal of the day! I found this cute cafe called Shtoor, named after the man who basically wrote the Slovakian… Continue reading What to Eat in Bratislava
Originally published 14 May 2012. Time to figure out the Bratislavan public transportation systems! Now, where’s that bus station? Today’s mission: Devin Castle ruins, about 20 minutes from the city center. I was really confused about the buses at first, and I don’t think I did everything right as far as my tickets were concerned, but… Continue reading Bratislava’s Devin Castle
Originally published 13 May 2012. It’s Bratislava tour time! Be Free Tours gives several free walking tours each day in Bratislava, all with a different theme. I chose the general history tour to get an overview of this city I knew next to nothing about. Our guide was Timmy from Australia, and in addition to… Continue reading Bratislava 101
Originally published 12 May 2012. So, we don’t really use trains very much in the States. Where I grew up, trains were Thomas the Tank Engine and something people used in the 1800s to get across the country—not something people use as an alternative to driving or flying! I’ve ridden trains before in Japan and… Continue reading Night Train to Bratislava!