About Marika Devan

A few years ago, I was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder called Ataxia and since then, I have made it my goal to live every day like it’s my last. I don’t know what the future holds, but what I do know is that I will go into it with no regrets. So join me on my adventures around the world as I trip and fall from one country to the next.

Uncovering Budapest’s Best-Kept Secrets

Budapest, a beautifully historic city that most people add to their ever-growing bucket list and for good reason. It's freaking gorgeous! Familiar spots in Budapest like The Hungarian Parliament, Széchenyi Thermal Bath and Fishermans Bastion are scattered all over the web, enticing people from all over the world to visit. It's a city that [...]

Uncovering Budapest’s Best-Kept Secrets2019-06-03T16:19:43-07:00

Staying at Ms Sophie’s in Olomouc: An Adorable Boutique Hotel

Ms. Sophie's Hotel is an adorable Boutique hotel in the heart of Olomouc. It's located close to all the top tourist attractions. Just don't visit on a Monday when everything is closed. Hint: That's what I did so Ms. Sophie and I got to spend lots of quality time together. The rooms were airy,  [...]

Staying at Ms Sophie’s in Olomouc: An Adorable Boutique Hotel2019-03-22T11:26:27-07:00

How to Get Around if you Suck at Directions

Getting around a new city is hard! When you check into a hotel, you are given a map, a few restaurants, and nearby attractions are pointed out to you and then you are expected to just go. Although I love wandering a city aimlessly, sometimes I have places I want to go and things I [...]

How to Get Around if you Suck at Directions2019-03-31T19:39:03-07:00

Day Trip to Zalipie from Krakow

Have you ever been somewhere that reminded you of a fairytale? A place you felt you have read about in stories as a kid. When I visited Zalipie, that is exactly what it felt like. Zalipie is a small town in southern Poland, about 2 hours from Krakow. Over the years it’s respectively acquired [...]

Day Trip to Zalipie from Krakow2019-03-07T20:48:30-07:00

Invisible Exhibition: Experiencing What it’s Like to be Blind

Imagine a world of darkness where you rely solely on every sense but sight. The one sense that provides the most information in our day to day lives. It’s hard to fathom what life would be like without it. Well, now there is a way you can experience first hand what living without sight [...]

Invisible Exhibition: Experiencing What it’s Like to be Blind2019-06-28T21:50:43-07:00

Istanbul: A Visual Guide

Istanbul is a city that stole my heart. for a few reasons, One being there was a plethora of things to do. There wasn't a day that went by where I was bored or uninterested. It's the biggest city in Europe so planning what I wanted to do each day took a lot of time because [...]

Istanbul: A Visual Guide2019-02-16T16:16:36-07:00

10 Different Ways to Explore a New City

Do you ever get to a new city and wonder what other things you can do besides the traditional Free Walking Tour or exploring based on what a map tells you? Maybe you have done those things and want to try something new. Walking tours and maps aren't bad, but it's fun to experience [...]

10 Different Ways to Explore a New City2019-02-09T12:56:36-07:00

8 Things you Should Know Before Traveling to Croatia

It's hard for me to talk about Croatia and not have a huge smile across my face. In my opinion, it's the definition of paradise! It has crystal clear water, beautiful landscapes, cute coastal towns, medieval cities, amazing food & wine and so much more. I spent an incredible month there experiencing it all. [...]

8 Things you Should Know Before Traveling to Croatia2019-02-13T15:31:21-07:00

Tips for Visiting Auschwitz

Traveling, for the most part, is great. You go to a destination, indulge in the food, check out the museums and any other attractions available and enjoy whatever city you are visiting, but other times, that's not the case. Other times, traveling involves visiting places that aren't so fun. Places with historically dark pasts, places [...]

Tips for Visiting Auschwitz2019-01-16T21:19:45-07:00