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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."

Victoria Falls
Best Time of Year to Visit Victoria Falls

One of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls will leave you with an everlasting impression. If you want to experience the falls at their peak, then April or May is the time to visit. In April, you will find the water levels at their highest level of the year, while during the dry season (especially October and November), you will witness the geological formations of the falls in their purest form. The wildlife here is also fantastic with many safari options in the area, particularly from May to October.

Victoria Falls
How Many Days Should You Spend At Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world, attracts more than one million visitors each year. To make the most of your time here, you will want to visit for at least two days. Even if your time is limited, you can make your trip to the falls an exciting memory that will last a lifetime. To enjoy Victoria Falls to the fullest, plan a 3-4-day trip. If you want to explore the surrounding areas as well and embark on a Southern African safari, then we recommend that you visit for at least one week.

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.