St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Kiev is iconic within Ukraine, but largely unknown outside of the country. Despite it’s lack of fame, the 1,000-year-old church is one of the finest in Europe.
Who doesn’t like rags to riches stories? With 27 cents to their name after traveling through Europe and Asia, Tony and Maureen Wheeler landed in Australia in the 70s Through hard work and almost reckless perseverance and ingenuity, they brought Lonely Planet travel books to the masses and created a company once worth a quarter billion dollars.
Nestled between China and Russia, Mongolia is a unique country worth visiting. It’s not an easy place to travel in but it’s worth the effort.
HBO’s Game of Thrones series uses Croatia as one of its main filming locations. King’s Landing and other sights came to life during a visit to the country.
In a city full of worthwhile things to see, the Pinball Museum is one of Budapest’s most fun places. I absolutely loved this place.
Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism by Elizabeth Becker takes a closer look at the multi-trillion dollar industry and peels back the curtain on the tourism industry around the world. What she finds isn’t always pretty.
Pai in Northern Thailand might be one of the best-known villages amongst tourists, but that doesn’t mean the reputation lives up to the hype.
Out of all the countries I’ve been to – including Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar in Southeast Asia – Ukraine is the cheapest. I was able to see ballets, eat extremely well and do everything I wanted spending less per day than what a hostel in Paris or Amsterdam costs per night.
Old towns are a dime a dozen in Europe, but Lviv, Ukraine is unique. This old city is rough around the edges compared to others but still a beautiful throwback to what Europe must have been like a century ago.
Southeast Asia’s temples are world-class, but the big crowds and overgrown tourism is a downer. Here’s three of the quieter – yet still incredible – temples from the region.