When I arrived to Mexico City other travelers and people back home in the states were interested into why I chose to go there. The city’s reputation as a dangerous, dirty, and overcrowded metropolis hardly may sound appealing to American, Canadian, and European tourists that prefer the turquoise waters of the Mexican Riviera. Many travelers may write it off altogether, but I believe they are missing out on one of the most culturally rich and historically significant cities in the world.
Every year tourists are drawn to the Caribbean’s paradise of turquoise waters, snow white sand, and palm trees. However, there is really no need to splurge on overpriced plane tickets to find your slice of heaven on the beach. I have grown up in Florida and rounded up some of my favorite beaches that will transport you to paradise and have you leave with a kick ass tan. From the Pan Handle, to the Florida Keys there is enough beach for us all to experience waves of azure, and lay out in ivory colored sand.
Adventurous backpackers, starving artists, and dreamers of all sorts make the solo trek to New York City every year, and who could blame them? With over 8 million people in one city and a million attractions there is something in this city for every type of solo traveler, and are you ever really ‘alone’ in the first place.
Helsinki is off the beat track when it comes to the normal “Scandinavian tourist trail”. Most people traveling to Scandinavia head to Copenhagen, the Fjords of Norway, and Stockholm, and seem to skip over Helsinki.
To be honest I have never been so pleasantly surprised by a country and city, such as Helsinki. I used to be a travel snob. Wondering why people would go to certain destinations over more popular destinations such as Italy, or Spain.
Glasgow vs. Edinburgh
After living in Edinburgh, Scotland in fall of 2016 I learned about the rivalry between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Yet I never understood the real root of it and joined ranks with Edinburgh lovers. However, after this summer I found that Glasgow was a gem that I had missed during my time living in Scotland. Other than a brief time at the Glasgow airport and trip to the bus station I largely had written it off. I preferred to go to the Highlands, see castles in the countryside, and visit the picture-perfect postcard settings such as the Isle of Skye and Iona.