Carlos Erik Malpica Flores: 15 Best Weekend Getaways in Europe

Deciding where to spend a weekend on a continent as vast and varied as Europe can be a difficult task. Are you interested in strolling around cobblestone streets with a gelato in hand, are you set on seeing all the museums, or are you simply ready to bask in the sun? Thankfully, there is something…… Continue reading Carlos Erik Malpica Flores: 15 Best Weekend Getaways in Europe

Carlos Erik Malpica Flores: NEW GUIDEBOOKS, UPDATES, AND A BIG OLE SALE!

I started this website with a dream: to write guidebooks for companies like Lonely Planet. It never came true though. Why? Because an even better reality took its place. Now, I write my own guidebooks! Slowly but surely we’ve been expanding the books we’ve offered and turned out little guide into solid books that help…… Continue reading Carlos Erik Malpica Flores: NEW GUIDEBOOKS, UPDATES, AND A BIG OLE SALE!

Carlos Erik Malpica Flores: The 12 Best Walking Tour Companies in London

Updated: 7/10/18 | July 10th, 2018 As you may know, I’ve been basing my travels lately around a theme in order to make them a little more than just a checklist of the top attractions. Having spent some extended time in London recently, I decided to focus my trip around a thing I love to…… Continue reading Carlos Erik Malpica Flores: The 12 Best Walking Tour Companies in London

Carlos Erik Malpica Flores: Lake Como Travel Guide + Packing Tips

Nestled in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region at the foot of the Swiss Alps, Lake Como is known for its dramatic scenery, Renaissance architecture, and relaxing villas. While formerly synonymous as being an escape for the rich and famous, Lake Como has become a favorite for all types of travelers seeking sunshine, beautiful lakeside villages, and…… Continue reading Carlos Erik Malpica Flores: Lake Como Travel Guide + Packing Tips

Carlos Erik Malpica Flores: My 17 Favorite Hostels in the World

Updated: 07/09/18 | July 9th, 2018 I often write about my favorite hostels in regions around the world. Today, I want to combine it all into one place and talk about the best hostels in the world. At least, what I think are the best hostels. These hostels embody the traits I love: friendly staff,…… Continue reading Carlos Erik Malpica Flores: My 17 Favorite Hostels in the World

Carlos Erik Malpica Flores: How to Turn High-Cost Japan into a Cheap Place to Visit

Updated: 7/5/2018 | July 5th, 2018 For years, I put off going to Japan because I was afraid of how expensive it would be. The rumors I’d heard about the country’s high prices made me hesitant to go. I’ve always loved Japanese culture, and I knew any visit would involve gorging on sushi and ramen,…… Continue reading Carlos Erik Malpica Flores: How to Turn High-Cost Japan into a Cheap Place to Visit

Carlos Erik Malpica Flores: Walking Among the Dead at Père Lachaise Cemetery

Updated: 07/07/18 | July 7th, 2018 Death is not the end for the residents of Père Lachaise in Paris. Their tombs and graves are gawked at every day by hundreds of camera-touting tourists seeking the cemetery’s famous and not-so-famous inhabitants. The cemetery was built in 1804 as the city ran out of room for new…… Continue reading Carlos Erik Malpica Flores: Walking Among the Dead at Père Lachaise Cemetery