Know Before Going: Saint Petersburg

March 24, 2017By Kendal KarstensRussia, Travel Tips

Saint Petersburg is the youngest and most European city in Russia. Built on a swamp 300 years ago, it is a beautiful, creative, and complex city. Piter, as known by locals, endures — from political turmoil to harsh weather. Petersburg’s elegant architecture inspires creativity. No wonder some of the world’s greatest authors, including Dostoevsky and Tchaikovsky, called this … Read More

London for $79 Per Day

March 17, 2017By Kendal KarstensTravel Tips, United Kingdom

$79 per day in London requires some self-control in spending, but does not restrict you as much as cheaper daily budgets. It is a nice in-between of extreme budget travel and middle-road travel. Note: When I budgeted $79 per day in London, one pound was equal to $1.20. Instead of skipping amazing experiences for the sake … Read More

Day Tour: Warwick Castle, Stratford, and Oxford

March 10, 2017By Kendal KarstensUnited Kingdom

My London welcome tour was not in London, and neither was my goodbye tour. I visited Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford with Golden Tours a few days before departing England. After my lackluster experience with another tour company, I was more than ready to tour with Golden Tours again. But this day tour was destined for … Read More