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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Alberobello, Italy – a guide to the real-life fairy town

Alberobello, Italy – a guide to the real-life fairy town

If you see photos from Alberobello you might think, “Wow, this place is like a fairy tale!” But once you set foot on one of the cobblestone streets an
The Shape of Ideas – a book to dive into the world of (self-)exploration

The Shape of Ideas – a book to dive into the world of (self-)exploration

In a world full of so many people and websites offering you the recipe for creativity, it's getting harder and harder to find your personal genius and
The narrowest street in Prague has its own traffic lights

The narrowest street in Prague has its own traffic lights

The challenge: squeeze through the narrowest street in Prague (and one of the narrowest in the world). Even if you are slim and skinny as a beanpole,
How I swapped my bed for a hammock this summer (and kept on going to work)

How I swapped my bed for a hammock this summer (and kept on going to work)

The challenge: sleep in a hammock and then go to work as fresh as a daisy without having to invest hundreds of dollars in an air conditioner. Long
13 useful tips before you head on a road trip to Australia

13 useful tips before you head on a road trip to Australia

Road tripping is one of the best ways to explore Australia, as it allows you to see the many different faces of the country. When a bunch of Europeans
These are the secret places I will never show you

These are the secret places I will never show you

Every time I see an article entitled 'secret places in [Destination X] revealed', I cringe at the mere thought that someone may have exposed to the wo
This cute bus to camper makeover will inspire you to follow your dreams

This cute bus to camper makeover will inspire you to follow your dreams

You've read all those travel blogs of people who bought a camper van and turned exploring the world into their full-time occupation. You could, howeve
Stop buying souvenirs: 6 better alternatives to bring home instead

Stop buying souvenirs: 6 better alternatives to bring home instead

I have to start with a confession: I hate souvenirs. When I see a Dutch ceramic shoe or a Chinese plastic warrior, all I can imagine is having to wipe
7 things mindful travelers do differently

7 things mindful travelers do differently

It's no coincidence that the art of mindfulness has become such a big talking point in recent years – our hectic lives are marked by too many sources
To cross Europe by kayak, join this epic challenge (even for a mile)

To cross Europe by kayak, join this epic challenge (even for a mile)

When you come up with a great adventure, you have to live for it. You don't need plans or sponsors – just have an idea and then try your hardest to ma
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