I had first read about Isla Holbox, Mexico in a travel magazine that listed the island as ‘this year’s paradise‘. One Google search later and I was convinced: I have to find a way to add Holbox to our itinerary. Wes and I were travelling in Mexico for a total of 6 months and, since we were flying out of Cancun, I thought the island would be a great little treat before heading back to Canada. Funny enough, after reading that article, I kept hearing about Holbox over and over again. It was either from a backpacker in our hostel dorm or a local tour guide or through people’s photos on Instagram. After enjoying a week of basking in the sunshine, swimming in the shallow teal green waters and living the ultimate beach bum life, I can now see why Isla Holbox is rumoured to be the next Tulum. I’m just not sure if that’s such a good thing after all…
Despite this being our second time visiting Miskolc, Hungary, it wasn’t long before we realized how much we had missed the first time around! Between the impressive thermal cave baths, picturesque mountains and even a scenic train, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. After our fun-filled visit, we’re sharing 11 things you’re sure to love about the under-rated city of Miskolc, Hungary.
A visit to the capital of Hungary isn’t complete without a drink (or two) at one of the many Budapest ruin pubs. These bars are unique to the city and unlike anything we’ve seen during our travels. Our favourite so far is Szimpla Kert, a garden/pub/cafe/souvenir shop/farmer’s market/local hangout/shisha bar that is sure to surprise even the most skeptical visitor.
There are so many great options when it comes to day trips from Budapest but with such spectacular views and fun things to do, Visegrad quickly became one of our favourites. Nestled perfectly along the Danube river, this picturesque castle town is less than an hour from the capital and can easily be explored without a tour. If you’re looking to visit this gem along the Danube, we’ve put together some tips to make sure you have a memorable day without breaking the bank.
Torun may not be the biggest or most popular city in Poland, but it quickly became one of our favourite in the country. This medieval town is in the northern region of Poland, somewhere between Lodz and Gdansk and we’re so glad we were able to visit. Torun is largely known for two things: Copernicus and gingerbread but there is plenty more to see and love so we’re sharing our favourite 19 fun things to do in Torun.
One of my favourite things about travel is how you can end up loving places you may have never even heard of before and that was exactly what happened during our visit to Malbork Castle. We didn’t expect our travels in Poland to take us to so many beautiful cities and we were even more surprised to hear that we would have the chance to visit the largest (by surface area) castle in the world. Our day was inexpensive, uncomplicated and a lot of fun so we’d definitely recommend this as a day trip and have gathered everything you need to know about how to visit Malbork Castle on a budget.