20 Most Beautiful Cities Around The World

The joy I get from traveling is to see all of the amazing sights cities have to offer, popular or not. Now I have a list of the most beautiful cities in the world that will become my bucket list. Continue reading

Advertisements

Gorgeous destinations to live when you retire

Oh retirement… We spend our whole childhood looking forward to getting jobs and becoming real adults, only to turn around and dream of retirement and doing nothing for the rest of our lives. As we delve into the new year, it is a time of reassessing goals, finances and health. When you’re thinking about possibly increasing your 401k contributions, think about where you want to retire, the cost of living there, and what kind of life you want to live. While things may change by the time you get to cash out that retirement fund, it’s still fun to dream.

Continue reading

Eurotrip: Rome, Italy

When I arrived in Rome, it took me ages to find my hotel. I started walking in what I thought was the right direction, but it turns out that it was more into the suburbs rather than the town. Because of this no one spoke English when I asked for directions. I decided to just head back to the train station and start over. Once I got reoriented, I quickly found my hotel and was able to get settled in time to see the Trevi Fountain at sunset and have a lovely little dinner al fresco nearby. Continue reading

Unique European Destinations

Traveling to Europe is expensive, especially if you’re going to the popular tourist destinations like London, Paris, and Rome. To save money, try going to these unique and underrated European cities.

  1. Croatian Coast
    • Cities along the Croatian Coast like Dubrovnik, Hvar, and Split are a great alternative to the Almafi Coast because it still boasts all of the beauty and history as the Almafi Coast, without the up-charge of being a tourist hot-spot
  2. Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, as London is England, so it still has all of the castles and rich history of monarchy, but is in a slightly more historic setting. London has become very built up and is losing it’s historic feel, so Edinburgh will become the new popular spot in the UK before long
  3. Brussels, Belgium
    • With amazing chocolate and cafes lining the cobblestone streets, Brussels is a similar destination to Paris, without all of the busy streets. It is still a very quaint city that has yet to become too American-ized and industrialized, so it is a great place to get a true European experience
  4. County Clare, Ireland
    • While Dublin is popular for its history and city life, County Clare is historic in its own right. It boasts castles, amazing seafood, and the unbeatable Cliffs of Moher
  5. Bassano del Grappa, Italy
    • Just one hour from Venice is the waterfront city of Bassano del Grappa, which is known for it’s old, wooden bridge Ponte delgi Alpini, cobblestone streets and numerous museums
  6. Lisbon, Portugal
    • It’s neighbor to the west, Lisbon surely beats out Madrid as a stop on your European travels. Not only is it waterfront, but is filled with sunshine, beautifully colored buildings and some of the best food on the Iberian Peninsula
  7. Siena, Italy
    • Siena is much like Florence, but without the big crowds. It’s rich history, beautiful city, and amazing landscape make it a perfect stop to get a truly Tuscan experience
  8. Rhodes, Greece
    • Rhodes is home to its own set of ruins with much less crowding that the tourist hot-spot of Athens, and it is only a ferry ride away
  9. Tallinn, Estonia
    • This city is a beautiful blend of both Russian and Scandinavian influence that you can explore by foot for days on end. Why not stop at this UNESCO World Heritage site instead of the popular Stockholm?
  10. Valencia, Spain
    • Valencia is home to all of the great aspects of Barcelona – beaches, shopping, nightlife, great food – while keeping out the negatives – pickpocketing. Valencia’s buildings are filled with color and just being in a city this beautiful is sure to lift your spirits any day

Read the rest of My Domaine’s article here.

Must-Visit Museums

As travelers, we know that museums are the easiest and fastest way to learn about the culture and history of a city. Buzzfeed recently came up with a list of 39 museums you need to visit before you die. The awesome part of this list is that a majority of them are in the States! #RoadTrip

My personal favorites:

EMP – Seattle, WA I’m from Seattle, so how could I not include the hometown hero? This museum is a musical wonderland that you could truly get lost in

The Vatican – Rome, Italy Do I really need to explain this one? Take an aspirin before because your neck will be sore from looking up at all of the amazing paintings on the ceilings.