Albania • Gjirokaster’s Castle

At a height of 336 metres, in one of Albania‘s most charming cities, a castle rich in history can be visited. Gjirokaster is in Southern Albania, a mere 30 kilometres from the Greek border. Its old town is also an UNESCO World Heritage site. Gjirokaster’s castle was built in the 12th century by the Despots…

Miami • Visit the Gilded Age

Many know Miami for its stunning beaches, beautiful people, fancy cars, Cuban food, and raucous parties. But what you might not know is that Miami holds a hidden treasure: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This National Historic Landmark is one place that is definitely worth leaving Miami and South Beach to visit. Villa Vizcaya (as it was formerly named) was commissioned…

Laghetti Di Marinello, Sicily • Legends Under the Sanctuary 

We decided to wander around the area of Messina and a woman we met in Villafranca suggested we go to Laghetti Di Marinello, a small locality on the sea.  So, in the early morning we decided to tempt luck but were confident in the local and nice woman, so we took a train to Oliveri-Tindari. Not…

Hội An, Vietnam • Old Town of Character, Charm and History

I came to Hội An after a quick stop over in Hue. It is pretty easy to catch an open-tour bus (they run all day, once every hour). It took me about 4 hours and cost 10$AUD. The centre of this lovely destination is very small and pedestrianized, so you will find yourself walking around most…

Nafplio, Greece – Secret Pearl of Peloponneso

There is a Greece that most foreign tourists ignore. It is one that I found by accident, while I was going south in the Peloponneso peninsula. In Nafplio I stopped to change and head to Kalamata, but when I arrived there I decided to explore this small town, situated 50 km away from Korinto. The Palamidi…

Tulum, Mexico – Ruins Overlooking the Sea

This Tip has been suggested by our Latina Explorer: Letier Santana (Wanderlust Vixen) Visiting Chichen Itza, one of the new 7 wonders of the world, is on top of everyone’s list when traveling to the Yucatan region in Mexico. The drive to Chichen Itza from Cancun is approximately 2.5 hours. But no fear, if you…

Clonmacnoise, Ireland – Not One Ruin but Seven, and a Cathedral!

So you’re in the swing of experiencing ‘real’ Ireland… you’ve enjoyed Irish cuisine, danced the night away in an Irish bar and enjoyed all the capital has to offer? You’ve probably even visited a peaceful Irish village, marvelled at the sweeping countryside and slept under a traditional thatched roof by now… but you’ve missed a trick…