England, Europe

Waterfalls, Caves, and More: Exploring Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales

One of my goals since moving to England in 2016 was to explore the area I live in—Yorkshire. And the Yorkshire Dales National Park is one of the places I’ve really enjoyed visiting this last October! I loved my day hiking in Malham in February last year. Ingleton is a small village in the Yorkshire… Read More Waterfalls, Caves, and More: Exploring Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales

Journal

2 Years of Away With Maja: Reflections on Blogging and Next Steps

Happy 2-year “blog-a-versary” to me! Away With Maja has officially turned 2, meaning I’ve been blogging here for TWO full years! Can you believe it?! Since starting blogging here, I’ve written a lot about my reflections after 6 months of blogging, 1 year of blogging, and 1.5 years of blogging. So I only thought it… Read More 2 Years of Away With Maja: Reflections on Blogging and Next Steps

Budgeting & Money, Europe, Transportation, Travel Tips

12 Tips For Flying European Budget Airlines

Anyone traveling on a budget in Europe will be familiar with the many European budget airlines and their intrigues. Ryanair, EasyJet, Jet2, FlyBe, WizzAir, etc. have all made their fortunes by offering dirt cheap basic airline fares, and charging for anything and everything else. Successfully traveling on budget airlines is an art—an art that may… Read More 12 Tips For Flying European Budget Airlines

England, Europe

Visiting The Magnificent Fountain’s Abbey And Studley Royal

When I studied abroad in Nottingham, we took a lot of group trips around the country. One of the most memorable was our trip to York, and the day we spent exploring Fountain’s Abbey. These abbey ruins are some of the finest, most beautiful, and stunningly atmospheric in the country. Fountain’s Abbey is definitely my… Read More Visiting The Magnificent Fountain’s Abbey And Studley Royal

Belarus, Budgeting & Money, Bulgaria, Europe, General Tips, Latvia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Travel Tips, Ukraine

How Much Does It Cost To Travel Eastern Europe For 6 Weeks?

I’ve spent the last several years exploring Europe, and one region specifically: Eastern Europe. It is by far my favorite region in the world—there are so many places to see! This post is all about the cost and the money I spent. As a seasoned budget traveler, I knew that my big trip this last… Read More How Much Does It Cost To Travel Eastern Europe For 6 Weeks?

Budgeting & Money, Czech Republic, Europe, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Travel Tips, Ukraine

The Top 10 Budget European Cities In 2017

Traveling can often be a massive expense, and going on a trip can take significant time saving and creating a budget. Europe in particular is an amazing continent with so much to offer travelers, but with cities like London and Paris, it’s not necessarily going to be cheap. One of my best travel hacks? Traveling… Read More The Top 10 Budget European Cities In 2017