Author: Maria Angelova

Maria is a 20-something traveling disaster roaming the world. She’s crazy about mirto from Sardinia, speaking in foreign languages (even if she can't, actually mostly if she can't!) and studying fortune-telling. She is one of the founders of 203challenges.com and, god forbid, its editor-in-chief.

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Get your adrenaline pumping at Adventure Outdoor Fest in Jerma Canyon

Get your adrenaline pumping at Adventure Outdoor Fest in Jerma Canyon

Тhere are a handful of rivers on the Balkan Peninsula that deserve your special attention. The Jerma (or Erma in Bulgarian) is one of them, with its g ...
Summer solstice activities – 10 fun rituals to worship the sun

Summer solstice activities – 10 fun rituals to worship the sun

From flower wreaths to yoga and burning scarecrows - choose your summer solstice fun activity inspired by traditions around the world! In many parts ...
Working during your vacation? Here’s what happens to your brain!

Working during your vacation? Here’s what happens to your brain!

A new study reveals exactly how working during your vacation hinders your ability to relax. The mere thought of sifting through a massive pile of unr ...
Inspiring travel bloggers: Leyla Giray Alyanak from Women on the Road

Inspiring travel bloggers: Leyla Giray Alyanak from Women on the Road

Leyla Giray Alyanak, the inspiring engine behind the Women on the Road travel blog, is a 64-year-old writer who used to work for the United Nations un ...
Llama With No Drama reveals the secret of happy travels

Llama With No Drama reveals the secret of happy travels

In a world full of drama, what better way to relax and return to your naturally happy inner self than... watch some traveling llama photos? The ll ...
The Gross Domestic Happiness of Bhutan – 14 inspiring examples

The Gross Domestic Happiness of Bhutan – 14 inspiring examples

Bhutan is a small kingdom squeezed between the two Asian giants, India and China. If you've been to Asia, you'll know how fast once-traditional countr ...
11 facts about the Eiffel Tower you probably didn’t know

11 facts about the Eiffel Tower you probably didn’t know

Once upon a time most Parisians hated the Eiffel Tower, imagining that it would start to lean and eventually fall over the Louvre or Notre Dame, smash ...
How to practice aylyak in Bulgaria and be happy

How to practice aylyak in Bulgaria and be happy

Aylyak is an untranslatable Bulgarian word* that could roughly be defined as: “The art of not giving a sh*t, doing everything at a relaxed pace and n ...
Perseids 2017: The night when all wishes come true

Perseids 2017: The night when all wishes come true

The challenge: scan the sky for shooting stars to make a wish come true Seeing a shooting star and making a wish may seem to you like pure chance. Ho ...
10 simple ways to boost your happiness on the road

10 simple ways to boost your happiness on the road

1. Stop comparing yourself to others and where they go. 2. Do only what you love. Don't waste your time exploring somebody else's dream destination ...
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