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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8 fun facts about the Mona Lisa, the mystery of her smile and eyebrows

8 fun facts about the Mona Lisa, the mystery of her smile and eyebrows

The Mona Lisa is one of the world’s most mysterious paintings. Going through all its secrets could take years of your life, so let’s start with some o
Istanbul Tulip Festival: the best parks to see flowers (+ map)

Istanbul Tulip Festival: the best parks to see flowers (+ map)

The challenge: explore Istanbul, tulip by tulip Every year in April, Istanbul turns into the capital of tulips. This is when millions of bulbs show u
10 quotes about Portugal that explain why everyone loves it

10 quotes about Portugal that explain why everyone loves it

Portugal is one of the most enchanting European countries where millions of tourists have left pieces of their hearts. It's not hard to fall in love w
Angkor Wat: How to avoid the crowds and skip the lines

Angkor Wat: How to avoid the crowds and skip the lines

Sunrise at Angkor Wat has turned into one of the world's most iconic, exotic travel images. As such, you shouldn't be surprised to learn that on the d
A friend can’t join you on a trip? Print him out!

A friend can’t join you on a trip? Print him out!

The challenge: take a printed version of a friend with you, even if he or she can't join your trip It happens: a member of your travel crew can’t com
Where to see flamingos in Cyprus: a nature lover’s guide

Where to see flamingos in Cyprus: a nature lover’s guide

The challenge: don't leave Cyprus before seeing the flocks of flamingos on the island (+ map inside) While researching what to see and do in and arou
7 unusual and unique things to do in Sicily, Italy

7 unusual and unique things to do in Sicily, Italy

Locals say that Sicily is not Italy, and from the very first step you'll discover that what you see on this island is not what you'd expected. Of cour
Try champing: Sleeping in a medieval church in England

Try champing: Sleeping in a medieval church in England

We challenge you: Why sleep in a hotel room if you can have a whole medieval church to yourself? You are a seasoned traveler. You have pitched your t
Inspiring women on the road: Filmmaker Iara Lee

Inspiring women on the road: Filmmaker Iara Lee

Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder/director of the Cultures of Resistance Network Foundation, an organiza
Four practical handmade travel gift ideas

Four practical handmade travel gift ideas

This holiday season, we're taking a look at four beautiful handmade gifts for travelers by Handmade Nel. Whether it's for a birthday, Christmas, or ju
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