Europe

What It’s Like to Ride a Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey with Butterfly Balloons
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What It’s Like to Ride a Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey with Butterfly Balloons

Cappadocia, Turkey is famous for many things…However, its hot air balloon rides are perhaps its most distinguishing feature. Roughly 100 balloons take to the skies every morning (weather permitting). It’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen…and it happens every morning at sunrise! (This area has the perfect weather for ballooning, and it…

What I Wore for the Sultan Cave Suites Famous Terrace (for Viewing Hot Air Balloons)
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What I Wore for the Sultan Cave Suites Famous Terrace (for Viewing Hot Air Balloons)

Scarf c/o* | Skirt c/o* | Sweater c/o* (Similar here) | Heels Anyone with an Instagram account has likely seen the iconic images of someone posing in a cute outfit as the hot air balloons rise beautifully at sunrise behind them. This is in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, and the majority of these images…

You Can Take a Tank Ride Tour in Moscow, Russia (Seriously!)
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You Can Take a Tank Ride Tour in Moscow, Russia (Seriously!)

Note: This post is in no way meant to promote violence of any kind. This is simply an off-the-beaten-path tour that is available in Russia. All shots fired here were blanks, therefore no living thing was injured in any way. Things in life I never thought I’d say, “Why yes, I’ve ridden in a Soviet…

Moscow’s Bunker-42 Cold War Museum (It’s 200+ Feet Underground!)
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Moscow’s Bunker-42 Cold War Museum (It’s 200+ Feet Underground!)

Bunker-42 was once a top-secret, Soviet military complex. Stalin had commissioned it to be made after the United States created a nuclear bomb. 65 meters (or about 213 feet) underground, was the desired depth to protect Russia’s top officials from a nuclear attack. It became operational in 1954. Fortunately, it was never needed for its…

5 Things To Know Before Touring the Moscow Metro + 6 Impressive Metro Stations Worth Seeing
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5 Things To Know Before Touring the Moscow Metro + 6 Impressive Metro Stations Worth Seeing

As crazy as it may sound, Moscow’s Metro is so beautiful it absolutely deserves its own tour. You can visit scores of stations and be blown away by each station’s unique architecture. There are over 200 subway stations in Moscow, so it is certainly worth having a plan before you go. This post will share…

Is It Worth Going Inside St. Basil’s Cathedral? (Moscow, Russia)
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Is It Worth Going Inside St. Basil’s Cathedral? (Moscow, Russia)

There’s no question the exterior of St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen in my life. But what about the interior? Does it live up to the incredible exterior? And is it worth the admission price? I’ll share my thoughts and photos in this post! But first, here’s a…

The Ruins of Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius
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The Ruins of Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius

An ancient city complete with fast food restaurants, taverns, brothels, mansions, running water, a market, an amphitheater and a port… doesn’t really sound ancient at all. However, the city of Pompeii is nearly 2,000 years old. It is hard to adequately describe how incredible it is to walk the streets of this wonderfully preserved city….

Vatican City: The Smallest Country in the World
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Vatican City: The Smallest Country in the World

Home to the Pope, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, countless extraordinary works of art in the Vatican Museums and yet, this country only has a population of about 800. This would undoubtedly make Vatican City the smallest country in the world. Don’t let its size fool you, though, there is an absolutely astonishing amount…

When in Rome
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When in Rome

When in Rome? it is completely acceptable to eat until the buttons burst off your pants, and it is impossible to not be completely immersed in history. There are so many incredible sights and restaurants to explore in Rome, you could spend your entire life here and not experience it all. My husband and I…