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Dalia Goldberg

I am a freelance writer, originally from the US (Philadelphia area), with over 8 years of experience in web content writing and strategy. My past experience includes managing a team of writers for a Canadian airline's blog.

After leaving the US, I lived in Canada for six years and Germany for one year. I subsequently traveled long-term in Southeastern Europe for 2 years, before moving to southern Spain.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Europe and South Asia "

How did you get involved in travel?

"While I have been traveling since I was young, my first professional experience with travel writing was working as a content specialist at a marketing agency, managing blogs for travel-industry clients.

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Camping in the desert in Rajasthan, India, or climbing up to a Thracian sanctuary in the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria."

Aerial of Odeceixe Beach on Portugal's west coast
6 Days in Portugal - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Six days in Portugal will leave you wanting more. The good thing, however, is that the country's small size relative to other popular European countries works in your favor, allowing you to pack in a diverse range of cities and scenery in under a week's vacation. You'll have time to see the highlights of Lisbon and Sintra, spend time on the beaches of the Algarve, get to know the Azores, or discover the country's Jewish heritage.

A herd of elephants on a sunny day in Sri Lanka
How Many Days to Spend in Sri Lanka

There's a lot to see in Sri Lanka—two weeks will allow you enough time to explore all the island's top sights or even travel to other countries in the surrounding area. However, you can still enjoy Sri Lanka in a shorter time frame. Five days is long enough to see the highlights or spend some time relaxing on the beach, while with seven days, you can go deeper and experience multiple regions.

Hike through through Morocco's Toubkal National Park
15 Days in Morocco - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 15 days in Morocco, you'll have time to see many different regions and get an authentic taste of what the country offers. Explore Morocco's four imperial cities, relax in a "hammam" (traditional bath), or ride a camel through the Sahara Desert. There's also the opportunity for trekking in the Atlas mountains, hot air balloon rides, and visits to historic sites. Travelers who'd prefer to cool off by the beach can skip the desert and opt for an alternative route along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.

The old Venetian fortress in the town of Methoni
Best Time of Year to Visit the Peloponnese

Located southwest of Athens, the Peloponnese peninsula is home to some of Greece’s most historic spots. Although summer is the busiest season, crowd levels won’t be on par with Athens or the popular Greek islands, so you can relax and soak in the pleasant weather and attractions year-round. The weather in the Peloponnese is similar to the Greek capital; expect hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters, with a temperate spring and fall. Read on to learn more about the best times to visit.

The Church of St. Titus in Heraklion, Crete
Best Time of Year to Visit Crete

Ancient history, pleasant weather, and tantalizing cuisine draw travelers to Crete throughout the year, with the majority arriving during the summer high season. The spring and fall shoulder seasons are quieter, making them a good time to visit. Crete’s climate is mild and Mediterranean, but also offers variety—visitors can enjoy the island’s beaches in the summer, or head to its mountainous regions in winter for outdoor sports. Below, you’ll find some useful tips to help you plan your trip.

The Parthenon in Athens (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)
Best Time of Year to Visit Athens: Seasons, Weather, and Travel Tips

Athens is known for its year-round mild weather; temperatures in the city rarely drop below freezing. Summer is the high season, when the city’s world-famous attractions are packed with visitors, while the peaceful winters often see a spot of rain (or, rarely, snow). Spring and fall are shoulder seasons, with pleasant weather and thinner crowds, making them a good time to visit. Below, you’ll find some useful tips to help you plan your trip.