Cheap Eats in London: A Budget Travel Guide

London may be home to 71 Michelin-starred restaurants, but that doesn’t mean you have to blow your entire travel budget on food. Despite what you may have heard, there are plenty of delicious, cheap eats in London to satisfy budget travelers and foodies alike. And with over 33% of residents hailing from outside the UK, you can bet the affordable food options will be as diverse as the city’s population.

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12 Essential Things to Avoid in Japan While Traveling

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My love for Japan is hard to put into words. It’s a country of coexisting contrasts, where it’s not unusual to find a tiny, 200-year-old shrine surrounded by 12-story apartment complexes. It’s probably the one place in the world where you can see a man wearing a $1,000 suit with a cat ear headband. Japan may have a reputation for being “Westernized”, but don’t be fooled. There are plenty of things to avoid in Japan when you travel around the country.

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Castle Drachenburg and Königswinter: A Fairytale Day Trip in Germany

Schloss Drachenburg and Konigswinter: A Fairytale Day Trip in Germany

Have you ever wished to see a fairy tale come to life? To walk through a woodland castle and view everything as it looked nearly 200 years ago? If so, I’ve got just the destination for you! Situated a mere 30 minutes from Cologne, the charming village of Königswinter is home to one of Germany’s best-preserved castles: Castle Drachenburg.

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Top 10 International Travel Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Top 10 International Travel Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)
Planning an international trip, especially your first one, is a thrilling experience. You scour Pinterest and Instagram for travel inspiration, shop for the perfect suitcase, and even use sites like Kayak to score a great hotel. You’re all set for your next adventure…right? Unfortunately, if your prep work stops there, you’re leaving yourself open to a ton of international travel mistakes.

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2 Days in Cologne: Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

2 Days in Cologne: Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

Cologne (Köln in German) has everything you could want in a European city. Rich history, impressive architecture, beautiful parks, delicious pastries, riverfront dining… the list goes on and on. While it was the awe-inspiring Cologne Cathedral that prompted my visit, I enjoyed Cologne’s quieter parks in equal measure. I designed this custom map and itinerary for two days in Cologne to showcase my favorite parts of the city for first-time visitors.

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