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8 Things to Do in Tiraspol, Transnistria, a Bastion of Soviet Tourism

Transnistria is a noodle-shaped chunk of land wedged between Moldova and Ukraine. Its capital, Tiraspol, is easily accessible from Moldova and is an ideal place if you’re into unique travel experiences. This time it’s all about seeing a place stuck in time, living still in the ‘good old’ Soviet times. Read about why you should …

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Transfagarasan Highway: The Most Scenic Road in Romania

Chances are if you’re planning to explore Romania beyond the famous Transylvania, you’ll have to cross the major mountain range in the middle. I hope you’ll forget about flying, because the road that crosses it, called Transfagarasan, is way too unique to miss out on. It often tops lists of the most scenic roads in …

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The Best Green Escape From Stockholm: Västmanland

Peace and serenity. Those are some of the emotions that will flood into you when you leave the urban beauty of Stockholm, travel 100 km away and first set foot in the Västmanland region. Located near Västerås, Sweden’s 5th biggest city, you’ll find this green oasis. If you’re looking for 1-2 day getaway from the …

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Forget Golden Circle. Go to Snaefellsnes Peninsula instead!

Snaefellsnes Peninsula must be on your radar if you have a few extra days on your trip to Iceland. The ride around the whole coast is breathtaking with plenty of spots to stop along the way to admire the natural wonders of the Peninsula. And they ARE some of the greatest in Iceland. For a …

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La Selva: Getting Off The Beaten Track in Spain

La Selva means forest in English and is a region largely ignored by travelers. But, if you’re one who cares about authenticity and meeting locals, then La Selva is one of Spain’s best regions to visit. La Selva falls under the province of Girona, which is a part of Catalonia (Catalunya). We won’t get into …

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Barcelona’s (Fake?) Gothic Quarter: El Barri Gòtic

When you roam the tiny charming streets of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, or Barri Gòtic as Catalans call it, it makes you feel like you stepped hundreds of years into the past. That is, if you manage to visually remove all the vendors and tourists. However, the reality can be very different than what it appears …

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History & Gastronomy Highlights of La Selva

La Selva is part of the rebellious Catalonia (Catalunya) and it’s one of the greenest areas in Spain. No wonder it has ‘forest’ in its name! I’d like to draw your attention to this special region, which is rarely visited by travellers. And if you’re after an authentic Catalan experience, La Selva should be among your …

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Gaudí’s Barcelona: Sagrada Família & Casa Batlló

Gaudí’s architecture largely defines Barcelona and is something the city can be thankful for. I can’t imagine Barcelona without Gaudí, it would look way too ordinary! His buildings should definitely be on the top of everybody’s list of things to see and do in Barcelona! Gaudí’s religiousness and love for nature have largely permeated his …

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7 Nice Day Trips from Nice

Are you planning a trip to Nice, France? Congratulations on your decision, you’re going to have an awesome time! Elton John and Brigitte Bardot have homes in the area for a reason! The whole region Provence – Alpes – Côte d’Azur, however, features some other amazing cities that you shouldn’t miss! I’d suggest that you dedicate 3 …

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All You Need to Know about Visiting Berlin’s Reichstag

Back when I used to live in Berlin, you could come to the Parliament anytime and the only challenge would be the long lines. I was lucky and visited it a couple of times, especially when friends would come over. But times have changed and it’s not so easy today to get into the building. …

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Walk Florence Like a Local Gourmet

Florence, or Firenze as the Italians say, is where beautiful ancient architecture meets fine dining. Next to the charming trattorias, there’s also a ton of restaurants where locals would never even peek into, and often it’s hard to tell which is which! Fortunately, you’ve got TravelGeekery to guide you to the best local spots :) …

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Year-Round Skiing: Hintertux (And Other Glaciers)

I just came back from my first snowboarding trip of the season. November is the earliest in the year I’ve ever started. But there are actually places where you can ski/snowboard all year round! Even though you might not be in the mood to strap on your winter gear in August, it’s still good to …

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Top 3 Things to See in Transylvania

Romania has a rich and colorful cultural history. Having been invaded by Turks, been part of the Roman empire, and having its borders switched so many times – you are going to see various influences in this romantic country. If you start from the East of Romania things are fast paced, exciting, and very matter …

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