Sunset over Sunny Beach in Bulgaria
August 15, 2012, 2 Comments

Walking down the main drag in Sunny Beach reminds me a lot of Senior Beach Week in Ocean City, Maryland: scantily clad teens and college-aged kids, families, and heaps of [...]

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Daily Wanderlust: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

April 8, 2012, 2 Comments

The quaint mountain town of Veliko Tarnovo is a far cry from the tourist-packed Sunny Beach and the charming Varna along the Black Sea. I never expect ...

Windsurfers hang together in the Black Sea, just off the coast of Varna, Bulgaria.

Escape of the Week: Varna, Bulgaria

January 31, 2012, 37 Comments

Bulgaria may not be the first place people think of to visit for a holiday. While the conversion doesn’t sound great (1USD equals roughly 1.50 B ...

A sign of Travel Fatigue: feeling depressed.

10 ways to kick Travel Fatigue’s ass

August 26, 2011, 9 Comments

There was a time a little more than a year ago, when I hated traveling. After doing it for more than five months, being sick for what seemed like the ...

  • Some place with a view
    January 19, 2011, 10 Comments

    I sat in the back of Brock’s SUV, looking out into the nighttime desert landscape … flat and black, giving way to the Strip a few miles ahead of us. [...]

  • Hanging in VK
    September 24, 2010, 3 Comments

    Veliko Tarnovo is an easy place to get sucked in. Well, more specifically, Nomads Hostel IN VK is an easy place to get sucked in. It’s a lovely hostel. The [...]

  • Leaving the Black Sea
    September 22, 2010, 2 Comments

    After nearly 10 days seaside, Abby and I boarded a bus to Bulgaria’s interior — the can’t-miss-town of Veliko Tarnovo. It’s not big. It’s not glitzy. But, it is breathtaking. [...]

  • Hot hot hostels
    September 21, 2010, 7 Comments

    “Hello, girls, hello,” Dave, the owner of Flag Varna Hostel said, ushering us into the property. “Hi,” Abby and I chimed in unison. We were happy to have arrived to [...]

  • The Jersey – Sunny Beach – Shore
    September 20, 2010, 9 Comments

    Bulgaria. In my mind, I pictured a quaint Eastern European country thriving with culture and history. Then, Abby and I went to Sunny Beach. On the bus from Istanbul to [...]