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Things to Do in Bologna: 72 Hours // TheWeekendJetsetter.com

Things to Do in Bologna: How to Spend 72 Hours in Italy’s Foodie Capital

As is usually the case with my impromptu European adventures, I was inspired to visit Bologna after booking a great flight deal ($499 round trip) on AirBerlin from New York to Milan. Since I'd already been to Milan, I chose the nearby region of Emilia-Romagna because it's known for being Italy's premiere foodie destination, and…


48 Hours in Rome // TheWeekendJetsetter.com

How 48 Hours in Rome Saved Me from Study Abroad Regret

I never studied abroad in college. Mainly it was because I spent a semester in New York City doing an unpaid internship, which cost an arm and a leg, leaving few pennies for months of frolicking around Europe. I also assumed that one day I'd live in another country slash be an international millionaire by…


Northern side of Martinique // TheWeekendJetsetter.com

Mont Pelée: Adventures on Martinique’s Deadly Volcano

While sun-seeking vacationers flock to the southern resort town of Trois-Ilets and cruise ship passengers disembark in the capital city of Fort-de-France, the northern region of Martinique is relatively untouched by tourists. The main draw here is the volcano, Mont Pelée, but the scenic drive there is half the fun. It’s easy: Norwegian Air now…


How to Make Flight Cancellations & Missed Connections Fun!

Getting stuck on the runway for hours. Missing your connection. Having to cut a trip short. These are all a traveler's worst nightmare, but if you travel frequently enough, all bound to happen eventually. In fact, after a surprisingly long streak of luck, all three of these things happened to me last weekend. If you…



48 Hours in Aruba | TheWeekendJetsetter.com

A Weekend on “One Happy Island” | 48 Hours in Aruba

Aruba is a dream destination for weekend jetsetters purely because of its size - at 20 miles long and 6 miles wide, you can totally see it all in two days. Of course that doesn't mean you won't want to stay for longer (there's something about that year-round perfect weather). But if you have 48…





Solo female travel in Iceland | TheWeekendJetsetter.com

9 Reasons You Should Travel Solo to Iceland in 2016

Iceland is a dream destination for many travelers, but it's easier and more affordable than ever to get there. Solo female travel in Iceland is also growing increasingly popular, as it's one of the safest and friendliest countries in the world. From the touristy-but-still-amazing Blue Lagoon to the lunar landscapes, here's why you should travel…


(Photo: Thomas Shahan/Flickr) - 48 Hours in San Juan, Puerto Rico | TheWeekendJetsetter.com

48 Hours in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is easy to fly to from the eastern half of the U.S. - and you don't even need a passport to feel like you've ventured to a foreign land. The island's capital and largest city, San Juan, is a great home base on the island. It's easily accessible for those wishing to head…


Mosque Hassan II - 48 Hours in Casablanca, Morocco | TheWeekendJetsetter.com

48 Hours in Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca is usually written off as a place to land at the airport and head directly for Morocco's photogenic destinations like Marrakech, Fes, Chefchaouen, the Sahara, or the Atlas Mountains. The city is almost stuck in the past, filled with old, decaying buildings and crumbling infrastructure. But at the same time, it’s increasingly modern: there’s…