Traveler's Test

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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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
8 cities regularly mistaken for capitals (will you guess them all?)

8 cities regularly mistaken for capitals (will you guess them all?)

We challenge you: How many of these capitals can you guess? There are cities around the world that managed to become the biggest, the wealthiest, the
23 camping quotes from people who love it and hate it

23 camping quotes from people who love it and hate it

Camping is one of those activities you either love or hate. Some people would spend the whole summer with their feet dirty and with no access to elect
7 cities to get lost on purpose

7 cities to get lost on purpose

We challenge you: Get lost on purpose (yes, control freaks too!) There are cities around the world where you’d love to get lost again and again and a
14 smells of Istanbul that always bring you back there

14 smells of Istanbul that always bring you back there

We challenge you: Recognize a city by its smell Your nose knows best – there are smells that will always send you back in time to when you were stro
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
Monk chats: How to find a friendly Buddhist monk to talk to in Thailand

Monk chats: How to find a friendly Buddhist monk to talk to in Thailand

We challenge you: Get to know Buddhism better by chatting with a monk Buddhism is an essential part of what Thailand is and you can’t get to know the
What to drink in Sardinia: Mirto to cellebrate life

What to drink in Sardinia: Mirto to cellebrate life

Sardinia's people are so friendly that it is hard to speak with someone for more than 10 minutes and not be invited for a drink. Especially if you cho
How to apply the best of traveling in your everyday life

How to apply the best of traveling in your everyday life

We challenge you: Feel excited and happy in your daily life as if you were traveling all the time What if it was possible to keep all the joy and the
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