About Marika Devan

At 19, I was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological condition called Ataxia. I decided that after my diagnosis I wasn’t going to sulk around and let my condition get the best of me. No way! So combined with my passion for travel and my love for helping people Clumsy Girl Travels was born! Here you will find Travel tips, itineraries, guides, inspiration, offbeat experiences and you will have to deal with my terrible jokes along the way. Sorry, not sorry. Whether you have limitations or not, I hope you will join me on my adventures around the world as I trip and fall from one country to the next.

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 Blind2019-09-28T09:33:57-07:00

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 Guide2019-08-12T13:13:14-07:00

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 City2019-08-12T13:15:16-07:00

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 Croatia2019-08-12T13:16:17-07:00

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 Auschwitz2019-08-12T13:21:54-07:00