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Simona Rahmanova

I decided to see what the world had to offer and to write about it. Now I am lucky enough to walk hand in hand with two of my greatest passions - travel and writing.

How did you get involved in travel?

"The first time I moved abroad by myself I was 21 years old - but in my mind, I was already living abroad at the age of 15. I have always been fascinated by different cultures and exploring places and my curious nature got a hold of me - now I don't think it will ever let go. Once I realized, in my late 20's, how much you learn about yourself and life when traveling, the door opened even wider and in a way traveling to me is like walking into a magic land every time I reach a new destination. I am lucky to see the world through that magical door."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My best experience so far has been South America - without a doubt. Traveling through Chile and Bolivia for weeks was an experience I'll never forget. Experiencing the great variety of nature, waking up to monkeys greeting me good morning, experiencing natural wonders - like Salar Uyuni, and standing on a surfboard for the first time in Chilean water, definitely leaves an impact on one's soul."

Aerial view of Naxos, Greece
Best Time of Year to Visit Naxos: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades, with some of the best beaches and most beautiful scenery. Nature sets the island apart from the others because of the green landscapes and hills, blending with the ocean colors. From spring to fall, there are a lot of activities taking place, and you can enjoy culture, watersports, festivals, and fantastic food. Every season has its charm, and the summers are highly popular among tourists, while winters are romantic and quiet.

Mykonos town, Greece
Best Time of Year to Visit Mykonos: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

With Mykonos being an all year round destination, you will easily find something to do in every season. Watch beautiful colors take over the island in spring and visit places such as Delos Island and enjoy a lot of sightseeing. When summer arrives, you will find an abundance of watersports, parties, and great adventures. Enjoy the warm weather in the fall and explore the museums, talk with locals, and go kayaking along the coastline. Winter makes for a quiet getaway with solitude, charm, and excellent shopping opportunities.

Oia Town in Santorini, Greece
Best Time of Year to Visit Santorini

Santorini is always a good idea, whether you are visiting in fall or during summer. The spring is perfect for enjoying warm weather, hiking, and exploring the island in a more intimate atmosphere. During the summer, you will enjoy swimming in the sea, several cultural events, and a lively scene. Fall is all about art and history, while winter makes for the perfect romantic getaway.

Waved Alnatross on Galapagos Islands
Galápagos Islands in December: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

December on the Galápagos means two things: Christmas and sea turtles. It's during December that baby Galapágos giant tortoises see light for the first time and Galápagos green sea turtles accompany you on your snorkeling adventures. With a perfect blend of warming weather, cultural activities, and abundant wildlife, December is one of the best months to visit the Galápagos—which also makes it one of the busiest. Visitors during this month will experience the landscapes coming to life after the rains, and if you stick around for Christmas or New Year's Eve, you'll experience a holiday that's entirely unique.

Green Sea Turtle under water on the Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands in November: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

November's cool weather and off-season quiet make it an excellent month to enjoy unique water activities and sightseeing. Swim with playful seal and sea lion pups as they enter the waters for the first time and enjoy snorkeling through volcanic tunnels at Los Tuneles. Visit Fernandina Island and share underwater space with penguins and marine iguanas, walk through swathes of pahoehoe lava flows in Sullivan Bay, and look for several different breeding bird species. Read on for more travel tips and advice for visiting the Galapagos in December.

Lava Heron on Galapagos Islands
Galápagos Islands in October: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

October brings impressive scenery of the Galápagos Islands, and it is the prime time to catch beautiful sunrises and dramatic sunsets. The transition from colder to warmer waters creates the opportunity to see some of the best wildlife of the year. You can still spot dolphins and whales, swim with sea turtles and penguins, and watch for cute sea lions and sea fur pups. It is a quiet month with lower prices, mild weather, and fewer crowds. October is perfect for couples as well as nature lovers and animal explorers. Keep reading to find out why October is a fantastic month to visit.