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Best Travel Blogs for WordPress 2018 edition

Best WordPress Themes for Travel Bloggers (2018 edition)

Did you make a resolution to start a blog this year? Or maybe give your website a much-needed update? Check out these travel blog themes! I’ve been obsessed with blog themes for over 11 years (since WordPress came out!) I remember looking through the theme store with my mom when I was 17. Themes today certainly are much more beautiful and practical than back then...

Best Travel Journals to get before your next trip | Wondrous Paths

10 beautiful travel journals to buy before your next adventure

I’m an obsessive journaler and sketcher when I’m on the go. I collect every little thing for making collages – even cookie wrappers from foreign airlines. I also am hopelessly addicted to beautiful notebooks and travel journals. I probably have owned 300+ notebooks and sketchbooks in the 27 years I’ve been alive (I’ve maybe filled about 75% of them). These are...

Bulgarian Troyan Pottery for sale outside Bachkovo Monastery

History of a craft: traditional Bulgarian Troyan Pottery

Bulgaria is a country full of surprises. I wasn’t expecting to find much of an art scene there, but I was pleasantly surprised, particularly by Bulgarian pottery. I was enchanted by the tradition Troyan pottery. Dazzling patterns in soothing colors dance across solid oven-ready ceramics. And it was extremely cheap to start your own collection once you left Sofia. I’m...

Best Travel Books of 2017

The 10 best travel books I read in 2017

It’s the end of the year, and time to reflect on the year past and plan for the year ahead. I am very pleased to report I knocked my Goodreads goal of 30 books for 2017 out of the park (I read 40!). Should I stretch myself in 2018 and aim for a book a week? Anyhow, it’s time to share some of my favorite travel books from this year that kept my wanderlust stoked while...

Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

How to get to the Rila Monastery in Bulgaria

During my summer visit to Bulgaria this year, I knew I had to make my way to the stunning Rila Monastery. I had seen images circling all around social media of the beautiful Eastern Orthodox monastery colorful frescoes. I was worried it might be a tourist trap, but it was stunningly enchanting in person. If you find yourself in Bulgaria, I highly recommend taking a...