41 Actually Good Gifts for the Woman Traveler

41 Actually Good Gifts for the Woman Traveler

This post is all about gifts for the woman traveler.

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Finding the perfect gifts for a woman traveler can be tricky!

It’s essential to buy GOOD travel gifts because when you are traveling, there is no room for sub-par products.

Whether you are looking for useful travel gifts or cute travel-themed jewelry and decor, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are 41 amazing gifts for the woman traveler that she will ACTUALLY use.

1. Charlotte Tilbury Travel Lipstick Kit

The only lipstick I will EVER wear. Luckily it comes in the perfect-sized travel kit. While this lipstick is a bit pricey, the quality is insanely good and is certified animal testing free.

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2. Pandora Bracelet + Pandora Travel Charms

This is a creative travel gift for any woman traveler to remember some of her favorite destinations. It’s also a great gift to keep up with every year as you add charms to the bracelet!

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3. The Perfect Carry-on Suitcase for Women

This trendy and durable Kensie brand Women’s luggage is the perfect 20-inch carry-on.

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4. The Carry-on Cocktail Kit

The cutest traveler gift! An essential gift to help your traveler’s flight go a bit smoother.

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5. Portable Charger

I never leave my house without this portable charger! It’s sleek so it doesn’t take up much room. Plus it holds a charge forever. Portable chargers are an absolute MUST for a woman traveler, especially if they are traveling solo.

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6. A Super Cute Passport Cover

I’m obsessed with this pastel blue passport cover. It’s stylish and will help protect your traveler’s passport from any wear and tear.

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7. The Best Travel Sandals

Shoes are the most underestimated travel item in everyone’s suitcase. It’s so important to have quality footwear, especially if you’re going to a destination that will require a lot of walking (anywhere in Europe!)

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8. The Best Backpack for a Female Backpacker

My personal backpack, and the bag that I SWEAR by. I wouldn’t dare to use any other bag on my long backpacking trips.

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9. Compression Packing Cubes

An essential for an organized traveler, These packing cubes will help keep everything in its place when you’re on the go! Be sure to get compression packing cubes to save maximum space in your luggage.

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10. Filtering Water Bottle

Made by Brita, this stylish and safe water bottle is a wonderful travel gift.

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11. Kindle Paperwhite

A kindle is a fantastic gift idea for the traveler who likes to read.

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12. Travel Sized Perfume

While this is by no means essential, it’s so nice to have a little perfume on you when traveling. I’m obsessed with the Marc Jacobs travel-sized perfume bottles, and always keep one on me.

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13. Packable Rain Jacket

This rain jacket is a lifesaver! It’s perfect for keeping travelers dry on those rainy days without taking up hardly any space in a bag.

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14. My Favorite Travel Cleanser – The Ordinary

The facial cleanser I swear by! The Ordinary has so many size options with their products that you can get nearly any product they offer in travel sizes.

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15. A Great Camera to Capture Stunning Travel Photos

This is my personal camera that I’ve had for years. It’s a mid-range professional camera that’s super easy to use.

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16. Compact Toiletry Bag With a Hook

Toiletry bags are a must for a female traveler, especially one with a hook to prevent it from getting wet.

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17. A Small Locket

Call me old fashion, but I’m still in love with lockets. It’s the perfect dainty gift for a traveler.

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18. Microfiber Travel Towel

My personal favorite travel towel. Like the description says, you really can use it for everything. I ordered an X-Large so that I can use it as a shower and beach towel on my travels.

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19. Travel Themed Books

These are some of the most popular travel books that your traveler will love.

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20. Luggage Locks

Luggage locks are definitely an essential travel item and the perfect affordable gift. I always keep 2-3 of these luggage locks in my travel bag at all times.

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21. Sunglases

A jet setter is essential! Trendy sunglasses make wonderful gifts for a woman traveler.

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22. Travel Journal

I never go anywhere without my journal. Journals make great gifts for a woman traveler to document their memories.

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23. Quality Lip Balm

Traveling can dry the life out of your skin and chapped lips can be a pain. This is what I consider to be the best chapstick of all time.

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24. Universal Travel Adapter

I call this the queen of all adapters! You never have to worry about which adapter matches the country you’re going to because it has it all! Plus 4 USB ports.

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24. GoPro Hero 7

GoPro is the ultimate travel gift for an adventurous traveler. It’s perfect to capture underwater and sports photography, or even landscapes.

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25. Anti-Theft Travelon Bag

This is the perfect sized anti-theft bag to carry when traveling. It’s big enough to hold a small laptop and a few other essentials.

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26. Travel Tripod

If your traveler loves photography, this is the best travel tripod that won’t break the bank.

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27. Quality Travel Bottles Set

It can be difficult finding refillable travel bottles that aren’t insanely cheap. These quality leak-proof bottles are great for travelers to bring their favorite hair, skin, and soap products.

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28. Silk Pillowcase

Okay, this may not be the most “essential travel item” but sometimes it’s a real deal-breaker for travelers. A silk pillowcase can ensure maximum comfort in an unfamiliar place.

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29. World Map Wall Tapestry

A way for your traveler to be reminded of the world, even when they’re stuck at home.

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30. Leggings With Pockets

Listen, leggings with pockets are all the rage. We love clothing that’s practical AND comfortable.

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31. Travel Scrapbook

The Pixar movie UP has been a long-time obsession of mine. This adorable “Our Adventure Book” is perfect for travelers with companions.

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32. Travel Jewelry Organizer

I certainly have been a victim of my favorite jewelry getting jumbled together. This organizer is great for a trendy traveler always on the go.

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33. Polaroid Camera

Polaroids are such a creative and fun way to remember your most favorite travel memories.

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34. Cute Luggage Tags

Help prevent luggage that could be lost forever with these beautiful luggage tags.

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35. Laptop Case

For the techy traveler that can’t leave their laptop at home (like me!) A durable laptop case is so important, and makes a super cute gift!

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37. Digital Picture Frame

A digital picture frame is perfect for a traveler so they can show off all their travel photos.

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38. Silk Sleep Mask

This sleep mask makes the perfect gift for a woman traveler whose a light sleeper on long-haul flights.

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39. Personal Alarm Keychain

A miniature alarm is a great gift for any solo traveler. I personally use one and it makes me feel a bit more comfortable walking by myself at night.

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40. Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List Book

A stunning and wanderlust-filled coffee table book featuring the most incredible destinations in the world.

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41. Travel Hair Brush

The perfect travel hairbrush can be hard to find. This detangling expert brush is small and easily packable.

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Chernobyl Tour – The Best Value Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

Chernobyl Tour – The Best Value Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

This post is all about the best Chernobyl tour.

Are you looking for the best Chernobyl tours?

Exploring a ghost town is one thing, but touring the sight of the worst radioactive disaster in history is another.

That’s why it’s so important to pick the BEST Chernobyl tour.

When to Go

There is no wrong time to visit Chernobyl. However, I think early fall or spring is a perfect time.

Most of the tour is outdoors, so the winter may be too cold. Additionally, it is required to dress completely covered so your skin is not showing, so the summer months will be a bit warm.

What to Wear on Chernobyl Tours

As I just mentioned, it is required to cover your skin to minimize your contact with radiation.

You’ll want to wear long sleeves, tight long pants, and closed-toe shoes. Also, the tour is long and requires quite a lot of walking. Be sure to dress comfortably.

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Which Chernobyl tour should you book?

The tour company I used and was most recommended is Chernobyl Tour. Click here for their official website and where to book.

Chernobyl Tour has collaborated with some of the most prestigious companies, including the Chernobyl HBO series.

Chernobyl Tour Costs

I took a 1-day tour for $99 USD. This is the most popular tour.

They also offer 2 & 5-day tours for additional costs.

Length of tours

The 1-day tour from Chernobyl Tour is about twelve hours long.

We departed Kiev at 8 am and arrived back in town shortly after 8 pm.

It’s best to not plan anything for the rest of your day because times vary on the police checkpoints in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

What you need to know

-Bathrooms are few and far between. Ladies should bring toilet paper and prepare to squat in the woods. You will have to ask your tour guide which spots are safe to go.

-Pack lunch, snacks, and water because there are hardly any stops.

-If you wander off, your guides will leave you.

Exploring the Excusion Zone

The “exclusion zone” is a designated area surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. In total, it’s 30 kilometers (19 miles) in radius and covers the areas with the highest radiation.

In order, here are the places you will visit in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone:

Checkpoint 1

The first stop on your tour will be a checkpoint entering the 30-kilometer buffer zone. You will have a quick restroom stop and time to grab a snack or coffee at the checkpoint kiosk.

Zalissya

Your first glimpse of the abandoned structures of Chernobyl is the abandoned Ukrainian village, Zalissya.

Once home to over 3,000 residents that were required to leave due to the Chernobyl disaster.

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Checkpoint 2

Your third stop on your Chernobyl tour will be yet another checkpoint – get used to this! You’ll be entering the 10-kilometer radius at this checkpoint. Be sure to get any last-minute water, snacks, and bathroom breaks in because this is the last checkpoint for several hours.

Radar Duga-1 – Chernobyl

After you pass the checkpoint, your fourth stop will be Radar Duga 1, which was the massive radar system that operated as an early-warning missile network.

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Kopachi

The fifth stop on your tour will be an abandoned kindergarten in the village of Kopachi. This kindergarten is located on the road Pripyat and Chernobyl.

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After Kopachi, you’ll stop at the place that started it all – the Chernobyl power plant.

You’ll see reactor four, which is now housed under a 2.1 billion dollar dome as of 2018. Across the road, you’ll notice the other reactors part of the complex and massive power plant.

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Pripyat

Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting stops on the entire tour.

Pripyat is an entire ghost city that once had a population of 49,360 residents. All residents were evacuated in just 3.5 hours and thought they would only be gone for three days, but of course, they never returned.

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Chernboyl

The final stop on your Chernobyl tour is none other than the nearly abandoned town of Chernobyl.

Despite the risks, several thousand people actually live and work in Chernobyl town, which is why it’s considered “partially abandoned”.

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Enjoy the Ultimate Chernobyl Tour Experience

I hope this post helps you feel more educated and know what to expect upon booking your Chernobyl tour! I felt like I went into my tour totally in the dark and would have rather been more prepared.

Overall, I would highly recommend this experience and tour company for the ultimate (and safe) Chernobyl experience.

Ios Greece Best Kept Secrets- The Ultimate Ios Travel Guide

Ios Greece Best Kept Secrets- The Ultimate Ios Travel Guide

This post is all about Ios Greece Travel.

Ios Greece is a stunning island located in the Cyclades between Santorini and Naxos.

After staying two weeks in Ios Greece, I discovered the best-kept secrets and hidden gems of the island. Here is the ultimate Ios Greece travel guide.

Ios Island Greece Travel Guide

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When to Visit

The best time to visit is June to early September. Businesses start to shut down when the tourist season ends, so be sure to plan your trip before the second week of September.

How Long to Stay

3 days is the perfect amount of time in Ios.

What to Wear

The weather during peak season is hot, so pack light and airy clothing. Towards late August/early September it can get quite windy, so consider bringing a jacket.

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Where to Stay

Luxury – Liostasi Hotel & Suites

Luxury – Calilo

Moderate – Ios Resort

Moderate – Ios Palace Hotel

Budget – Far Out

Budget – Francesco’s

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Where to Explore

The Chora

The Chora

Chora (pronounced hor-ah) means the main town or village. This is the main area of Ios where you will find the best dinner spots, shopping, and nightlife. While it’s nice to explore during the day, the Chora comes to life at night around 8 pm. You will spend most of your evenings here!

Mylopotas Beach

Mylopotas is where to spend your day before heading up the Chora. It’s the perfect place to sunbathe and grab an iced latte or fresh orange juice. There are lots of cafes, shops, and brunch spots.

The Port

While most of the time you will likely be exploring the Chora or Mylopotas, there are some nice restaurants and hotels near the port.

Best Beaches

There are literally dozens of beaches in Ios. Here are the best beaches accessible by foot or ATV;

Mylopotas Beach

Mylopotas Beach

The most popular beach in Ios in terms of accessibility, beauty, and comfort. It’s a 20-minute walk from the Chora or a short drive or bus ride. It has rows of restaurants, cafes, lounge chairs, and shops

Maganari Beach

Taking the bus to Maganari from the town center is a MUST. Maganari is considered to be the most beautiful beach in Ios. It’s quieter, and the beach and water are just stunning.

Kolitsani Beach

Perhaps a beach for the more…adventurous! Kolitsani is an optional nude beach located halfway between the Chora and Maganari Beach.

Where to Eat Dinner

The Mills – Ios, Greece

Mills

Mills is a family-owned traditional greek tavern located at the top of the Chora, right next to the windmills. This was my favorite restaurant by far in Ios.

Nest

Another fantastic greek traditional tavern is located in the center of the Chora.

Katogi

Katogi is a trendy tapas restaurant in the center of the Chora. The space is small and popular, so make a reservation.

Best Brunch Spots

Nutelleria

Nutelleria

This is a great cheap and quick grab-and-go brunch when you’re eager to start your day!

Cantina Del Mar

This was my favorite sit-down brunch spot. The food and portions were fantastic and it has a beautiful view of Mylopots beach.

Harmony

Harmony sits on the opposite side of Mylopotas. It’s the perfect spot to get an acai bowl and even take part in their yoga on certain weekdays.

Nightlife

Best Cocktails

-Click Cocktail Bar

-Valsamo

-Astra

Live Music

-Kafeneio

Bars & Clubs

-Flames

-The Slammer

-Sweet Irish Dream

-Fun Pub (karaoke)

Best Things to do in Ios Greece

Ios may be a small island, however, there is loads to do! Here are the top things to do on Ios island, Greece.

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1. Maganari beach

This is one of the top things to do on the island. The best way to get to Maganari is to take the public bus right outside the Chora in the town center. It’s 7.50 euros roundtrip and departs from noon and returns at 5pm. Maganari is a must-see!

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2. Rent ATV’s and explore the island

Renting a car or ATV for a day is the perfect way to see what the whole island has to offer.

3. Book a boat tour

If you’re itching to see some of Ios’s most remote beaches, book an Ios boat tour.

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4. Visit Homer’s Tomb

Located in the northern part of Ios near the beach of Plakotos, visit the tomb of one of the greatest poets of all time.

5. Explore the Chora.. day and night!

Wander through the stunning quiet streets of the Chora during the day (and take some photos!) Then, at night experience the village really comes to life. Be sure to go bar hopping at the many bars the town has to offer.

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6. Odysseus Elythis Theater

Exerpience the historic open-air theater of Ios.

7. Watch the Sunset at Ios Sunset Club

Ios Sunset Club is a centrally located and affordable cocktail club to watch the incredible sunsets in Ios.

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8. Spend an evening at Pathos Club

Have an evening at the most impressive cocktail clubs in Ios. Be sure to stay for the sunset!

9. Relax at Mylopotas Beach

A beach that you can spend the whole day at lounging around drinking fresh-squeezed orange juice.

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7 Amazing Things You Must Do In Paphos Cyprus

7 Amazing Things You Must Do In Paphos Cyprus

This post is all about things to do in Paphos.

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About Paphos

Paphos is a coastal city in Southwest Cyprus. It’s a wonderful beach vacation destination, especially for couples and families. Paphos is known for its archaeological sights, Aphrodite attractions, pristine beaches, and delicious wine & olives.

Where to stay in Paphos

$ – Katka Hostel Paphos

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$$$ – Elysium Hotel

How Long to Stay

Three days in Paphos is the perfect amount of time.

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Here is the ultimate list of things you can’t leave Paphos without doing.

1. Harbor & Port

The harbor is great to walk in the day and evening. It’s one of the busiest spots featuring a boardwalk filled with restaurants, bars, and a historic castle.

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2. SODAP Beach

There are many beaches to choose from to spend your beach day. After doing some research, I went with SODAP beach. It was stunning! It also has sunbeds and a beach cafe.

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3. Take a Blue Lagoon Tour

The Blue Lagoon Tour was such a nice getaway to the surrounding areas of Cyprus. On this tour, we stopped at a shipwreck, Aphrodite’s baths, a winery, and the blue lagoon of course.

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4. Archeological Park

Tour the famous mosaics, lighthouse, and ruins all in one stop! The Archeological Park is a perfect way to explore the history of the city. Be sure to save a minimum of two hours to explore this park (and don’t forget to bring your camera!)

5. Take a Bus to Aphrodite’s Rock

If you can only do one thing in Cyprus, make sure it’s THIS! Swimming at Aphrodite’s rock was one of my most favorite swimming experiences. The beach is raw and unpolished, making for a relaxing and adventurous swim.

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6. Eat at MUSE

Muse Cafe & Kitchen Bar had the most delicious food in Cyprus. This restaurant was so good, I went back twice.

7. Tombs of the Kings

If you love history, don’t miss out on the UNESCO world heritage site – the tombs of the kings.

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23 Insanely Cute Fall Photoshoot Outfits

23 Insanely Cute Fall Photoshoot Outfits

This post is all about fall photoshoot outfits.

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Did you even experience Fall if you didn’t have yourself a FALL PHOTOSHOOT?

I love throwing fall-themed photoshoots for myself or my besties. Even more so, I love buying cute fall photoshoot outfits, it’s honestly the perfect excuse for new clothes.

Need photo ideas for your photoshoot? Check out my post, Fall Photoshoot Ideas if You’re Single as Hell here.

All of these outfits are from Amazon and are fairly budget-friendly. Not sure if you want to commit? Sign up for Amazon Wardrobe program where you can try on clothes BEFORE you buy them.

Fall Photoshoot Outfit Ideas

1. The Teddy Coat

Camel fuzzy teddy coats are one of my favorite new fall styles. It’s a great way to keep warm and still look fashionable by wearing only one statement item, the coat!

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2. Orange and Black Combo Classic

A cozy oversized orange sweater paired with black ripped jeans and a stylish hat is a classic winning combination.

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3. Sweater Weather

Big cozy knit cardigans are a closet staple and are perfect for fall photoshoots.

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4. Prairie Girl Dress With an Edge

Think little house on the prairie meets Stevie Nicks. This look makes me want to rock out in a field of flowers.

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5. Fall Fashionista

A classic white sweater with a faux suede skirt is such a classic fall look. Top it off with a fashionable hat.

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6. The White Sweater Dress Classic

Look chic and ready for fall in this stunning white sweater dress.

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7. Cool in Corduroy

This corduroy sweater dress paired with a solid-colored turtleneck is such a simple and unique Autumn style.

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8. Classy Chic Autumn

Look like a CEO while also being comfy with this elegant fall look. Pair any of your favorite knitted turtleneck sweaters with a white pair of jeans.

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9. Coffee Shop Girl

A soft white turtleneck with a polka dot maxi skirt is the perfect studious look to rock your fall aesthetic,

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10. Instgram Girl

This fall outfit is without a doubt perfect for the gram! With this outfit, it’s all in the details. A knitted hat and knee-high boots can really pull a simple sweater dress look together.

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11. Fall With an Edge

Stand out from the crowd with this edgy dark-toned outfit.

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12. Lace Maxi Dress

Take an elegant Autumn approach with this lace burgundy maxi dress.

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13. The Classy Witch

Get spooky but hold your class with a timeless black dress. This especially works well for a Halloween-themed photo shoot.

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14. Floral Maxi Godess

Floral maxi dresses paired with simple accessories are great for any fall photoshoot. Try taking this look into a meadow or field of flowers for stunning fall photos.

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15. Yellow not so Mellow

A look you can wear in front of the camera or to the office! This statement turtleneck paired with your favorite pair of jeans is an easy look anyone can pull off.

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16. Fashionable Fall Cowgirl

Giddy up into the season looking like a total showstopper! A classic corduroy shirt paired with a hat will have you looking effortlessly trendy.

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17. Bad in Black

Pull together your best basics with this black torn sweater. This simple sweater would look great paired with a trendy hat and a dark pair of jeans.

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18. Rustic in Ruffles

Get those rustic fall vibes with a stunning ruffle dress.

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19. The Nashville Star

Look like a fall-styled rockstar in this vintage fit. A stylish hat and teddy cropped coat dresses up this simple retro t-shirt look.

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20. Cozy Cool Girl

A knitted cream sweater with a classic checkered skirt will have you warm while looking cool.

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21. The Minimalist

This oversized blouse is an ideal outfit for keeping it simple while still looking awesome.

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22. The Cheetah Girl

Warm printed cardigans are perfect for effortlessly looking fashionable.

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23. Princess of the Orchards

This gorgeous maxi flowing dress will have you looking like a princess in your fall photos.

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The Iconic Dracula Castle in Romania – The Ultimate Guide

The Iconic Dracula Castle in Romania – The Ultimate Guide

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It’s true that all girls dream of being in a castle someday – but not all of us wanted to be a Disney princess!

Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed of visiting the iconic Dracula Castle. In fact, it was one of my earliest memories of ever wanting to travel to Europe – just to see the castle.

Here is the complete guide covering everything you need to know on how to visit the iconic Dracula Castle in Romania.

The Story of the Dracula Castle in Romania

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While Dracula is a fictional character, there were several real-life inspirations that created the “Dracula” we all know today.

Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel “Dracula” was largely inspired by the popular folktale of Nosferatu and the real-life Romanian prince, Vlad Tepes. Though “Vlad the Impaler” was known for his bloody punishments, other than being Romanian he had no relation to the castle.

In short, the Dracula Castle, or better known by its proper name – The Bran Castle, was simply the inspiration for Stoker’s novel, because it just looks spooky.

Where to Stay to see the Dracula Castle in Romania

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Brasov, Romania

Brasov

The most popular place to stay is in the gorgeous village of Brasov. I recommend staying at least 3 days in Brasov and taking a short 30-minute drive to the Bran Castle.

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Staying in Bran is another option as you’ll be very close to the castle. However, the town is very small.

Bucharest

Taking a tour from Bucharest or renting a car is another option to see Bran Castle. Several tours departing from Bucharest offer additional castles on the excursion, like the Peles Castle (which I’ve heard is beautiful!)

Buying Tickets to Bran Castle

Buying tickets online is highly recommended as this will allow you to skip the line when you arrive. Get your tickets on the official website here for the best rates. Standard adult tickets cost about $11 USD.

There are other ticket packages on third-party sites that may include a guide. I feel this is unnecessary as there were very detailed signs explaining the history as you explore the castle.

Getting to Bran Castle from Brasov

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Getting to Bran Castle from Brasov on your own is very easy and cheap. All you need to do is get to Autogara 2 bus station and find a bus labeled BRAN.

Buses run every 30 minutes on weekdays and every hour on weekends.

Roundtrip, the journey from Brasov will cost you less than $4 USD.

Tours from Bucharest to Bran Castle

Here are some of the most popular tours from Bucharest to Bran Castle.

The Best Photo Spots in Dracula’s Castle

There are endless photo spots at Bran castle, but my personal favorite were the less obvious. Try sitting in one of the many window sills (especially at the top with views of the courtyard).

Or when you exit the castle, go far out into the gardens where there are fewer people, and get a full shot of the castle.

Is the Dracula Castle in Romania Worth the Hype?

While I was traveling through Romania, so many people told me Bran Castle was not worth a visit. However, I fully indulged in the history and touristy experience and really loved it. This was somewhere I always wanted to go, so for me, it was definitely worth it. Also, it is SUCH a cheap tourist attraction for how popular it is.

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