Adventures in the Algarve: Day Trip to Sagres & Lagos

This day I’m about to tell you about was one of those legendary travel days, one that was unplanned, and one that most certainly could have never been predicted. I […]


Gypsy Tips for Learning A Foreign Language

I’m pretty bad at languages but I love the process of learning them and think knowing at least a second or third is so important – especially for travelers. Cognitive […]


On My European To Do List…Iceland

Just a Lone Ranger floating out there in the North Atlantic, Iceland is one of those mystic and mysterious places I’ve always wanted to visit. Though not officially part of […]

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Climbing the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland

Having been raised in the shadow of Disneyland in Orange County, California, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that climbing the Matterhorn was something I had dreamed about doing my […]

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Adventures in the Algarve: Shacking up with Roomorama in Portimão

The title of this post may be a little confusing to some so just to clear things up – I did not meet a man in Portimão by the name […]

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Adventures in the Algarve: Flying into Faro

If you are headed to the Algarve, odds are you will be arriving via Faro. It’s the administrative capital of the Algarve, population of around 40,000, the southernmost city on […]


Things To Do in Monaco (Poor But Sexy Edition)

Monaco is a peculiar little principality on the Mediterranean that I’ve had the pleasure of visiting on three separate occasions. Twice I went in on day trips from France and […]


Epic Cognac: Visit to the Courvoisier Chateau in Jarnac

I had such a grand time in Jarnac at the Courvoisier Chateau that it warrants its own blog post rather than for me to clump it together with something else. […]

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Epic Cognac: Visit to Poitiers & Angoulême

In early September I announced that I was going to Poitou Charentes and I am finally ready to unveil the first half of this #epic trip which took me to […]

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How to Spend a Day in Funchal, Madeira

The first three days I was in Madeira were spent “stuck” in Santa Cruz, the island’s third largest town. If you think that sounds bad, think again. When I arrived […]


Gypsy Tips for Staying in Touch While Abroad

If you are a friend, family member, internet acquaintance of mine then you already know…I have been HORRIBLE at keeping in touch for the past few months. I have been […]


10 Things I’ve Learned Traveling Around Portugal So Far

Here we are, more than halfway through my Portugal Skyscanner trip. I can’t believe how fast the time has flown! In case you haven’t been following along on Twitter, Instagram […]


That Afternoon I Got Robbed in Barcelona

And here I thought I had learned a “big lesson” after that ridiculous altercation at the Heineken Open’er Festival in Poland… I don’t really blame myself this time around though. […]


The Blonde Gypsy Does Portugal With Skyscanner!

BIG NEWS – The Blonde Gypsy and Skyscanner, Europe’s largest flight comparison search engine, are working together – in Portugal! You may have already been aware of this if you […]


The Blonde Gypsy is Headed to Cognac!

I’ve been dying to make this announcement for several weeks now but things have been preeeetty busy for me. Since I am literally about to walk out the door though […]

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Scenes From a Dacha Party in Odessa, Ukraine

I really can’t believe September will be here tomorrow. Where did the summer go? Sadly it seems to have just passed by my window as I sat inside for the […]


Isle of Wight Delight in Southern England

Two hours southwest of London there is a place you might not have heard of before. It’s called the Isle of Wight and it is a 147 square miles of […]


My Top 3 Travel Experiences (in Men)

WELL the 2012 Olympics in London are well over by now but unfortunately the vanilla travel blogger competitions are not. Yes, it is true I could have sat this latest […]


The Blonde DJ from Malmö, Sweden

So sometimes I DJ here in Malmö, Sweden. It happens usually once or twice a month if I am in town. By no means am I the next David Guetta […]

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Belgrade, Budapest & Bucharest: Three Bs in Eastern Europe You Need to Visit

A couple months ago my friend Rob put up on his blog a very informative public service announcement on where to travel in Europe for Summer 2012. Much to my […]