• Porto travel guide: what to see and do

    Hey friends! Alexx here again from Finding Alexx and I’m back with a Porto travel guide.

    I did a whirlwind extended weekend Portugal road trip last year from the stunning southern coast all the way up to Porto, so when week #14 of my 52 countries in 52 weeks solo trip took me back to Porto, I was excited to have a full seven days to do a deep dive into the city!

    Porto has a distinct vibe that sets it apart from the ultra chill Algarve coast and the big city of Lisbon. The city centre is packed full

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  • Prague: The Ultimate Guide | STA Travel Blog

    Raylin Pellatt (@rayy_baybay), is a major travel enthusiast having visited over twenty four countries (and counting)!.

    Having recently graduated from Michigan State last year, she’s relocated to Prague and has put together a list of her must-sees for the Czech Republic’s capital city! It’s the ultimate Eastern European city break – what are you waiting for?!

     

    Getting around Prague | Travel highlightsNeighborhoods | Where to eat | Where to drink | Money & budget

     

    Getting Around

    The public transportation system makes it easy to get anywhere in the city quickly, all you need is a transport pass (available

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  • The Ultimate Bucket-List of Places to Visit in Bulgaria

    Tristan Davis is in his senior year at New York University where he studies Politics, Human Rights, and Middle Eastern/Islamic studies. Tristan spent 3 months traveling through the Balkans this past year. For more of Tristan’s Eastern European adventures, read this.

    Bulgaria is an up-and-coming tourist destination: On the Eastern side, there are beaches and parties along the Black Sea, and on the Western side and in the center of the country, are older cities filled with ruins and monasteries, surrounded by mountains. This past spring, a friend and I decided to road-trip Western and Central Bulgaria on a

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  • How to Travel for Cheap in Europe

    Many people love to travel to Europe, but from the exchange rate to the cost of airfare making things affordable while away can be a bit daunting. Fear not! After returning from her study abroad in Greece, Calli Jansen, our Michigan State University Student Ambassador, has compiled a list of a some quick tips on saving money and making the most of your European adventure.

    1. Travel off season

    Yes you’ve just finished finals and you have the whole summer off from school, so you might be thinking now is the perfect time to go to Europe. Let me remind

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  • Episode 2: Top five Paris must-dos

    Bonjour, fellow travelers! Finding Alexx here. On my quest to visit 52 countries in 52 weeks based on the cheapest flight every Tuesday, my first stop took me to the City of Lights – Paris.

    From bread and cheese all day every day, to sparkling monuments around almost every corner, it’s just one of those cities that is impressive in every way. Here are my tips and tricks for what to eat, what to see and how to get around –  and how to do it on a backpacker budget if you have to.

    The Eiffel Tower

    Let’s start with

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