Europe

Hannah in a red dress sitting on a boat with a Greek flag waving in the wind

Paros Itinerary: How to Spend 3-5 Days in Paros, Greece

By Hannah Logan - April 5, 2024
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Paros was the first Greek island I visited in 2019. And after my tough experience in Morocco, it felt like heaven. I loved the beaches, the tavernas, and the winding streets of the traditional Cycladic villages. Plus, as a solo female traveller, I always felt safe and comfortable which is so important. My experience here…

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Hannah sitting in front of a gate in old town rhodes with the castle in the background

The Best Things To do in Rhodes, Greece: A Rhodes Itinerary

By Hannah Logan - April 5, 2024
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Greece has thousands of Islands and while I’ve been to several (with plans to visit many more) I have to say that Rhodes is one of my favourites. The island is big enough to keep you busy for several days while maintaining the island charm. Known for its castles, beaches, wineries and incredible history, Rhodes…

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Symi harbour as seen through the leafy branches of a tree

Don’t Skip Symi, Greece! The Greek Island That Will Steal Your Heart

By Hannah Logan - April 5, 2024
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I leaned against the rail of the small Sebeco ferry as it bounced over the waves of the Aegean Sea away from Rhodes and towards my next destination. Like many of the Greek Islands, this new island looked sparse and rocky. Much of it covered in low, scraggly bushes with a few trees higher up…

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Solo Travel in Greece: Tips for Female Travellers

By Hannah Logan - April 5, 2024
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Greece was a country I had wanted to go to for years, and yet when I finally made my plans to visit, the advice that I was given wasn’t quite as positive as I hoped which, to be honest, surprised me as Greece is a popular travel destination and solo travel in Greece seems to…

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2 Weeks in Greece: A Greece Itinerary for Island Lovers

By Hannah Logan - April 4, 2024
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Greece truly is a bucket list destination. With so much to see and do, an incredible history, and some of the best food I’ve ever had, Greece quickly became one of my favourite destinations and somewhere I plan to return to again soon. However, planning your Greece itinerary can be tricky because it has so…

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Island Hopping in Greece: How to Get the Most for Your Money

By Hannah Logan - April 4, 2024
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Island hopping in Greece is one of those dream vacations that everyone fantasizes about doing at some point in their lives. Well, at least I did. For YEARS. Then finally, I got my chance to go to Greece in late May/Early June of 2019. Despite never having been before, I had a feeling that I’d…

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Thinking About Sailing in Greece? Read this First

By Hannah Logan - April 4, 2024
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A Greece sailing tour sounds like the ideal vacation for many. Spending your days on the sea, exploring new islands, living that boat life. However, for many of us, the idea that we have in our heads about sailing doesn’t quite match the reality. As much as we would all love to be swept away…

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1 Day in Athens, Greece: A History Lover’s Itinerary

By Hannah Logan - April 4, 2024
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Athens, Greece is amazing. I landed here for the first time after spending 2.5 weeks backpacking through Morocco and I honestly could have kissed the ground when I arrived and started to explore the city (you can read my real thoughts on female travel in Morocco here). Yes, Athens has a couple rough bits and…

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Kleftiko Milos as seen from a sailboat

The Best of Milos Island: My Milos Greece Itinerary for 3-5 Days

By Hannah Logan - April 3, 2024
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When it comes to the Greek Islands it can be hard to choose. Everyone has their favourites and some have reputations for specific things. For Milos, that’s beaches. This island is famous for its incredible beaches (some of which are hard to access) where you can swim, sunbathe, and even cliff jump. So, if Milos…

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Hannah sitting on a cliff edge with her hair blowing in the wind as she looks down at shipwreck beach in Zakynthos

Shipwrecks, Turtles, and Beaches: The Best Things to do in Zakynthos, Greece

By Hannah Logan - April 3, 2024
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Zakynthos, Greece (sometimes called Zante by the British tourists) has quickly become a popular Greek island getaway. This is mainly due to images of “Shipwreck” beach circulating the internet; a white beach at the base of towering cliffs, surrounded by stunning blue water and topped with, you guessed it, an old shipwreck. This stunning landscape…

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Elagonisi Beach

The Perfect Crete Itinerary: 7 Days in Crete, Greece

By Hannah Logan - April 3, 2024
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Without a doubt Greece is one of my favourite countries. I love the islands, the food, the cute towns with the friendly locals and, of course, the beaches. Plus, I also feel comfortable traveling solo in Greece as a woman. So, when friends of mine planned a destination in Crete I quickly said “YES!” and…

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A Santorini Itinerary for First-Timers: 3-5 Days in Santorini, Greece

By Hannah Logan - April 2, 2024
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No visit to the Greek islands is complete without a visit to Santorini, at least for a couple of days. I spent a week here during my first visit, and have been back since which means I’ve had lots of opportunities to explore different parts of the island. That being said, I know not everyone…

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Luxury Hotels in Santorini: Why They Are Worth the Splurge

By Hannah Logan - April 2, 2024
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When it comes to exploring the Greek Islands, Santorini seems to be at the top of everyone’s list, for fairly obvious reasons. This postcard-perfect island is stunning. The white villages perched on the rocky clifftops look like they popped off the pages of a children’s storybook and the vibrant blue domes contrasting against the white…

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30 Unmissable Things To Do in Santorini, Greece

By Hannah Logan - April 2, 2024
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Santorini is one of those places that seems to be on everyone’s bucket list. Whether you are looking for a romantic holiday or visiting as part of a Greek island sailing tour, Santorini really is a must. But, aside from the beautiful villages of Oia and Fira, what exactly is there to see and do…

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Where to Stay in Santorini: Fira, Oia, or Elsewhere?

By Hannah Logan - April 2, 2024
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When it comes to the Greek islands, Santorini is probably the most famous. This stunning island is known for its white villages with blue-domed churches perched on the tops of towering cliffs. It’s the iconic image of the Cyclades islands and one of the most photographed destinations in the world. As such, it’s a very…

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Solo Travel in Ireland: Why I Love and Recommend it

By Hannah Logan - March 11, 2024
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Ireland is my favourite country. As the first place I ever visited I now consider the emerald isle to be my home away from home and have returned multiple times. With stunning scenery, friendly locals, and delicious food I think Ireland is a must-visit for anyone. But, if you don’t have any to go with-…

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Ballyseede Castle Hotel, Ireland

Magical Castle Hotels in Ireland (That You Can Actually Afford!)

By Hannah Logan - March 11, 2024
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As  child I used to dream of being a princess who lived in a castle. As an adult, I’m not so interested in being a princess but my castle dreams have come true thanks to some of the magical castle hotels in Ireland. If you too had princess (or prince!) dreams growing up then I…

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The Best Pubs in Dublin – According to Locals!

By Hannah Logan - March 7, 2024
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Ireland is my home away from home and holds a special place in my heart and while Galway, which is where I lived, will always be my number 1 I do have a soft spot for Dublin as well. Yes it’s busier and more expensive but its a really great city to explore and has…

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Galway Latin Quarter

The Best Pubs in Galway: Music, Pints, and Irish Craic

By Hannah Logan - March 7, 2024
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Anyone who’s been to Ireland knows that as amazing as Dublin’s pubs may be, the real craic is in Galway. Sure, I may be biased as Galway was once a place that I called home, but I’m not alone in my thoughts. Even the locals agree that Galway’s craic is top notch, with many of…

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What to Wear in Ireland: Stay Warm & Dry with this Ireland Packing List

By Hannah Logan - March 5, 2024
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I’m going to assume that you already know that Ireland has a reputation for, well, not the best weather. Rain, wind, more rain; you get the picture. But, when the sun comes out it can be warm and beautiful and, believe it or not, it does actually snow on occasion in the dead of winter.…

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The Most Haunted Castles in Ireland

By Hannah Logan - February 29, 2024
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When we think of Irish castles we tend to think of royalty and knights, however, there is often a darker side to these historic buildings that often ends up being spooky rather than magical. Ireland has no shortage of castles and castle hotels, but while they may be beautiful, there is a little more to…

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AI generated pot of gold with glittering golden coins

The Legend of the Leprechaun

By Hannah Logan - February 29, 2024
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I’m a sucker for stories, especially anything to do with legends, myths, and of course, fairy tales. My love for these tales is part of why I originally wanted to go to Ireland and also part of why, after 3 months living in Galway and multiple visits to the Emerald Isle later, I still always…

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Hannah and Megan drinking Kolsch at the Christmas market

Christmas in Cologne, Germany: Everything You Want to Know About Cologne Christmas Markets

By Hannah Logan - November 27, 2023
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Europe’s Christmas markets are my happy place. The lights, the decorations, the gluhwein, the ornaments. I absolutely love them and have been five times over the past 8 years. Each year I try to visit somewhere new and while I have yet to be disappointed some European Christmas markets make an impression and Cologne, Germany…

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Salzburg Krampus Run

The Salzburg Krampus Run: A Unique Christmas Tradition

By Hannah Logan - November 27, 2023
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When I was travelling around Europe for the Christmas Markets I expected to see plenty of Santas and maybe a few elves and reindeer. What I didn’t expect to find was a giant, hairy, devil-looking creature known as Krampus; essentially a Christmas demon who has his own celebration called Krampusnacht or Krampus Run. This event…

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European Christmas Markets

The Ultimate List of the Most Magical Christmas Markets in Europe

By Hannah Logan - November 22, 2023
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Whoever sang ‘Where are you Christmas’ should have looked to Europe because if you can’t find the holiday spirit at the Christmas markets in Europe then you, my friend, are a lost cause. Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year. I basically turn into the female version of Buddy the Elf (minus eating…

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