Alinea Michelin Star Restaurant Chicago USA

Beginner’s Guide to Michelin Star Restaurants | Everything You Need to Know About Michelin Fine Dining

The world of fine dining can be really intimidating. High prices, small portion sizes, and confusing menus are enough to turn people off. But dining at a Michelin star restaurant is an experience to remember that I highly recommend. To help get over your nerves, I have crafted the ultimate beginner’s guide to Michelin Star restaurants. This is everything a first timer needs to know about Michelin Star dining!

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Argentina Iguazu Waterfalls

5 Surprising Things No One Tells You About Visiting Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina is one of the largest waterfalls in the world. After visiting, I can confirm that Iguazu Falls is even more beautiful than expected; but there were a lot of other surprises and disconfirmed expectations that I experienced during my visit that were disappointing. I think it is important to share what the reality of travel experiences is actually like, and no where was the Instagram vs Reality culture more obvious to me than at Iguazu Falls. These are 5 surprising things no one tells you about visiting Iguazu Falls on the Brazil and Argentina side.

Fushimi Inari Shrine Kyoto Japan 4

Everything You Need to Know about Visiting the 7 Must-See Shrines and Temples in Kyoto, Japan

In an ancient city with more than 2,000 temples and shrines, how can you decide which of Kyoto Japan’s Shinto and Buddhist sights you should visit? The neighborhoods surrounding Kyoto is where you’ll find the 7 Must-See Shrines and Temples in Kyoto surrounded by peaceful, spiritual oases of natural scenery. Preparing for a visit to one of Kyoto’s shrines and temples can be intimidating but this guide details everything you need to know about shrines and temples in Kyoto, Japan.

Blue Lagoon Iceland

5 Surprising Things No One Tells You About Visiting the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon looks pretty dreamy in photos, right? It’s amazing how beautiful things can look on Instagram, but when you visit in person, the experience can be a little different. These are 5 things no one tells you about visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland that you definitely need to know before you book a visit. This actually useful travel guide to the Blue Lagoon gives you the good, the bad, and the honest truths.

Semester at Sea Spring 2019 Voyage

40 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Semester at Sea

Prior to starting my Semester at Sea voyage, I was searching all over the Internet for any and every piece of information I could find about how to prepare for the voyage. Most of YouTube videos or blog posts that I found didn’t have super useful tips about how to really prepare for the experience which inspired me to write this blog post! I completed my first Semester at Sea voyage as a student in Fall 2010 and recently sailed again as a staff member on the Spring 2019 voyage. I want to share what I’ve learned about Semester at Sea to empower future voyagers to come onto the ship as prepared as possible!

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