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Going Solo at the Venice Carnival

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

The Venice Carnival kicked off this weekend. Here’s our solo traveller’s guide to taking it all in.

Living the Local Life: Taxis or Tours?

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Should you hire a tour guide when you travel or go at it solo? Here are two ways to see a destination with a guide without sacrificing the authentic travel experience.

The Pros and Cons of Guided Tours

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Do you like to follow a guide or blaze your own trail in your travels? Here are some tips on deciding which touring style is right for you.

The Dos and Don’ts of Travel Romance

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Sometimes the romance of travel sweeps us off our feet. Here’s how to stay safe and stay smart about indulging in foreign flings.

Mardin: Window to Mesopotamia

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

In southeastern Turkey, you can feast your eyes on a view as old as the world. Welcome to Mardin, where centuries-old traditions are still found… but are at risk of extinction due to a looming dam project.

Finding Life on the Coast of Death

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Galicia, the far western point of Spain, is known for its deadly coastline and history of shipwrecks. But it’s also a place of pilgrimage and discovery.

A Summer’s Day Solo in Salzburg

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Salzburg, Austria, is a perfect city for exploring on foot. Here’s how to treat yourself to a date in this gorgeous, historic town.

How to Go Glam in Monte Carlo

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

If you want to party like royalty in Monaco, you have to hit up the annual Bal d’Ete. Grab your gown, hop on a yacht and experience how the other half live.

Travel Light: What Not to Pack

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Packing is a bit of an art, and finding the best way to fit your belongings in your bag is to determine what you don’t need.

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Solo on a London MINI Tour

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

What better way could there be to travel around the city of London than inside a MINI Cooper?

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Alone with the Gods in Antalya

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

At the Archaeology Museum in Antalya, Turkey, you can come face-to-face with the gods of Mount Olympus.

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Getting Icy in Istanbul

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Istanbul is currently the only place in the world where you can check out a museum display of ice sculptures when it’s 30+ degrees Celsius. Take a peek inside Magic Ice.

Flirting with Butterflies in St. Thomas

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Hang out with drunken, frisky butterflies at the Butterfly Garden of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Amasya: A 5, 000-Year Love Story

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

A tragic love story haunts the banks of the river Yesil in Amasya, Turkey. Here’s why this ancient city is a place of romance, history and love lost.

Going Solo on a Caribbean Cruise

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Cruises may not seem like an ideal vacation for the solitude-seeking traveller. How do you find some quiet time with all that’s happening on the ship? As it turns out, there are plenty of opportunities to just do your own thing.

Solo on Foot in Petra

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Experiencing one of the world’s most famous historic sites is best done alone and on foot, like the explorers of the past, says Inka Piegsa-Quischotte.

Running the Beirut Marathon

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Meet residents, get a tour of the city and feel like a local by signing up for a marathon on your travels. Inka Piegsa-Quischotte runs the streets of Beirut.

Sümela Monastery: Turkey’s Breathtaking Treasure

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Turkey’s stunning cliffside monastery just might literally take your breath away, as you tackle the climb to a site that feels like the top of the world.

Marbella: Still Going Strong

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Marbella is mostly known as one of Spain’s top luxury getaways. But it’s also a place rich with history as well as hotels, with tales of royalty and criminals gracing its famous shores.

Mud Slinging on the Dead Sea

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

It’s a place where you can’t swim, only float, and where the mud holds healing properties that will make your skin feel like velvet. Blogger Inka Piegsa-Quischotte goes mud slinging in the Dead Sea.