Why visiting Slovenia should be on your travel wish list

I spent a few days in the small country of Slovenia about a decade ago. I was based largely in the capital, Ljubljana, with some countryside excursions, but from what I saw, I knew that it was a country I wanted to see more of one day. Introducing Nina, a blogger from Slovenia Then I met Nina, a … [Read more...]

7 characteristics of the perfect house guest from abroad

When I travel, I absolutely love to stay with people I know in various parts of the world. It's such a different experience from being in your own accommodation. You get to really see how the locals live, and get all kinds of insider tips that no hotel concierge could ever provide. Of course, … [Read more...]

Sending gifts abroad to make international friendships for kids (and encourage that love of travel)

Last week, my son and I headed down to the local post office and sent a package to Canada. We had been preparing for that moment for a good week or so, and he knew from the map on our wall exactly where Canada was (he loves that it is pink on the map, like Australia, although he doesn't understand … [Read more...]