Articles written by: Elizabeth Kovar

Elizabeth is fitness professional, workshop presenter and freelance writer. She is an active traveler who treks the globe looking for interesting stories to write and places to photograph. Her most significant travel achievements include living and volunteering in Australia twice and studied yoga in India.

Best High Altitude Hotels

Best High Altitude Hotels

Do you enjoy fancy hotels that are off the beaten track? And enjoy being high in the sky? Mile-high members now catch a bird’s eye view of surrounding landscapes with some views starting at 14,000 feet above sea level. Withstand altitude sickness as you enjoy swanky amenities and chic sheets. [...]

New Year’s Eve Top Party Destinations

New Year’s Eve Top Party Destinations

Lights, cameras…ball drops. Get your champagne ready for a salute to getting toasted. New Years is a big event for many cities around the world. Parades, fireworks and lip smooching occur at all hours thanks to the time zone. But if you’re looking for the best places to party, pack [...]

Best Travel Books of All Time

Best Travel Books of All Time

Searching for an American classic? Or maybe some inspirational writing that makes you live vicariously through the tales? Throughout the many years of reading, thousands of travel books have hit the market. However, there are a handful of classics that may take you on a journey through the Sahara Desert [...]

World’s Weirdest Holiday Traditions

World’s Weirdest Holiday Traditions

Cookies, carolers and jingle bells are among the many “normal” traditions Americans embrace during the holiday season. But overseas, anything goes for the countries who celebrate “Weird Christmas.” From roller skating to church to embracing the devil-like counterpart, Krampus, get ready to explore a new world of holiday traditions. Krampus [...]

Best Hotel Santas

Best Hotel Santas

So you decided to take a break from the traditional white snow, Santa-landing-on-a-roof-top thing Christmas, to hit the beach fully drenched in the sun-rays. Great news to all sun worshipers, Santa will not think your naughty, but actually may pay you a visit at your resort. And unfortunately the reindeer [...]

Hotels Overlooking the Times Square Party

Hotels Overlooking the Times Square Party

Most claim, “There’s no better place to spend New Year’s Even than being in New York City.”  Watching the ball drop from Time’s Square is an iconic and idyllic location to spend the last few seconds of one year. What better way than to spend the New Year from the [...]

Holiday Meals Around the World

Holiday Meals Around the World

Americans love their turkey, stuffing and mashed potato Christmas meal. But surprisingly enough, what seems traditional to us, is foreign to other cultures. You’ll be amazed at how different holiday meals and traditions vary from every country or culture. From shrimp to rice porridge, get stuffed with holiday meals found [...]

Best Christmas Markets in Europe

Best Christmas Markets in Europe

‘Tis the season for lots of shopping. Europe is well known to be an enjoyable summer getaway, but ancient history comes alive, especially around the holiday season. Decorations, lights and Christmas markets flood streets and squares in celebration for the most festive season of the year. European Christmas markets are [...]

Top 10 Must Eat Foods in Italy

Top 10 Must Eat Foods in Italy

Oh Italy. How stomachs love you, and hips despise you. You never leave tongues unsatisfied with your delicious dishes. This is what most people feel about Italian food, and we’re not talking about the generic, over-salted American-Italian food. We’re talking authentic, one-of-a-kind dishes that are unique in comparison to many [...]

Must Visit Beach Towns Croatia

Must Visit Beach Towns Croatia

If you are looking for beaches with a touch of history and class, then Croatia is the ideal beach vacation. Situated along the Adriatic Sea, these Mediterranean beach towns boast stunning views of crystal clear waters and jagged shorelines. While having fun in the sun, get ready to cool off [...]