Welcome! I’m Christen!

I am a full-time Management Consultant (think 9-5+) who travels literally as much as possible. I am someone who is obsessed about learning as much as I can about this world that we live in, and because of that, most of my travel focuses on cities (big and small) all over the world. I think they are the best places to learn as much as possible about the history and local culture, try all the food, and pick up some of the local languages.

Over the years I have had the opportunity to travel to over 30 countries and countless cities, all while balancing this with a very demanding job. I also studied Spanish in Spain in college and speak Portuguese, so I understand the skills you need to get the basics of a language down. My site provides highly detailed short city guides and language guides for the busy professional so that you can plan trips that fit into your life.

My love of travel began when I studied abroad in Spain back in 2008. During this time, I was able to visit several other countries in Europe and Northern Africa. And let me tell you, I’ve had a bad case of wanderlust ever since. Travel can be transformational and offers such a rich experience to those who are open to learning new cultures, meeting new people, trying new foods, and experiencing unique activities.

As mentioned above, over the years I have had the chance to travel to over 30 countries, most recently Brazil, Mexico, Grenada, Ghana, and Croatia. Nothing inspires me like travel does, and I hope to help you experience the same on your travels too! 

Traveling is my passion – for me, it is absolutely exhilarating to step foot in a new country where the culture and the language are completely new experiences for me. I travel for cultural exchange and to learn more about the history of the places I visit.

On my site, you’ll learn how to plan affordable cityscapes that are focused on cultural immersion and historical education. I provide detailed travel guides with tips on tours you should consider for local, authentic experiences and information on how to make travel more affordable.

My Favorite:

Countries

  • Thailand
  • Egypt
  • Brazil
  • Spain
  • Iceland

Cities

  • Barcelona
  • New York
  • Chiang Mai
  • Salvador
  • Rome

Beaches

  • Praia Do Forte (Brazil)
  • Varadero (Cuba)
  • South Beach (US)
  • Barceloneta (Spain)
  • Phi Phi Islands (Thailand)

Lodging

  • Airbnb
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Bed & Breakfasts
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Hilton Hotels

Latest Travel Guides

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