Common Mistakes to Avoid on Weekend Travel | Chasing Krista

Common Mistakes to Avoid on Weekend Travel

Weekend travel is a perfect way to get a little taste or teaser of a new city. A few days away from the routine & schedule of life to explore somewhere new. Buuut keep in mind also that a few days is never enough time to fully explore and experience a new city, so you have to learn how to make the most of three days and try to avoid the hiccups that can be a damper your weekend plans!

What I Wished I Knew: Thailand | Chasing Krista | Thailand

What I Wished I Knew: Thailand

Traveling throughout Asia is a whirlwind of emotions, a travel rollercoaster unlike any.  For me, Thailand ignited my wanderlust and made me realize just how big the world is and how much of it needs to be explored. Thailand was also my first real international trip & prior to going, I didn’t do much research on the country itself but rather what to pack for a year in a foreign country. So naturally, a few/lot of things went a little skew. Learning from my mistakes of the past, I’ve created a list of all the things I wished I had known before traveling to Thailand, rather than just how many skirts I should pack. 

A Bangkok Itinerary | Chasing Krista | Bangkok, Thailand

A Bangkok Itinerary

The moment I landed in Bangkok I anticipated an adventure. My yoga pants vacuumed to my already sweating legs, not a sign in sight I could understand or a letter I could read, and people were literally a blur, zigzagging around me. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity of traveling to Bangkok a few times and each time it is a whole new adventure, and that is one of the things I absolutely love about Thailand. Every time you go, it’s like experiencing it for the first time. 

24 Hours in Helsinki | Chasing Krista | Helsinki, Finland

24 Hours in Helsinki

From what I learned & what I wished I knew at the time, Helsinki is not about sights and structures. It has to do with experiences and becoming a part of the Finnish culture. While you are spending time in Helsinki or neighboring cities try relaxing at a Finnish spa, or de-stress at the sauna, get your nerd on in one of the exquisitely designed libraries, embrace the coffee culture and devour the taste of the Nordic capital. Helsinki is the World Design Capital.

One Day in Tallinn

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is straight out of the pages of a medieval fairytale story, filled with potions and castles and odd little dolls. But, Tallinn is tiny; so tiny that most travelers tend to be passerby or day trippers. The easiest and most common route of visitation is across the Gulf of Finland, hop aboard one of the ferries in Helsinki and in a few hours you’ll be transported through time to this medieval fairytale.

Berlin in Two Days | Chasing Krista | Berlin, Germany

Bucket List: Berlin

Berlin is a quirky and happening city, with literally so much to do. It is basically impossible to find the time to do everything, see everything, and eat everything that makes Berlin, Berlin! From wandering the colorful graffitied streets, to seeing your history textbooks come alive.