Welcome to my travel blog! My name is Milena Yordanova and I am the face behind My Vacation Itineraries.
I’m a full-time travel blogger based in Sofia, Bulgaria (a lovely small country in Eastern Europe). Travelling has always been my passion and I love to discover new places, cultures and food.
I fell in love with travelling when I visited Vienna in 2007. I have been to other countries before (mainly Greece and Türkiye), but these were organized group tours, which I honestly didn’t enjoy much. Then everything changed when I visited Vienna with a group of friends in 2007. I fell in love with the city and with the freedom to choose what to see and do (without being stuck with a big group). New destinations followed year after year until 2017 when I left my corporate IT job and became a full-time travel blogger.
My trips usually vary from a weekend getaway to a few weeks exploring a new country. And if I am not travelling at the moment, you’ll find me planning my next trip!
If you want to learn more about me and my life outside the blog, this is my personal Instagram account. I’m interested in history, WW2, art, dark tourism and World of Warcraft.
About My Vacation Itineraries
I created My Vacation Itineraries at the end of 2013. I wanted a space where I could share all my travel experiences, knowledge and my favourite places. I want to show you that you don’t need an agency to plan your dream vacation. You can do it all by yourself! I want to inspire you to travel more, to see the beauty of the world we are living in.
Before visiting a new place, I always do complete research about it. I want to know everything – the history of the country and the city, which landmarks are worth visiting, which are the best restaurants and the most convenient hotels. It takes a lot of time, but I love the process! Knowing all this information I can experience the place to its fullest and know that I won’t miss anything interesting. You can find all this useful information gathered here, on my blog. Find out more in my Europe travel guides and my Asia travel guides.
About the itineraries
My itineraries are usually focused on the most popular attractions and historic sights. Under the “more ideas” section of every itinerary, you can find interesting places off the beaten path or sights, which I don’t consider a must-see. I try to combine the sights in such a way, which will allow you to see most of the city in a short time. I also include the average amount of time you’ll need to see each attraction, as I find this quite important.
Every restaurant I recommend has either been personally visited by me or my friends, or it has excellent reviews. I usually try to update these often, though, with hundreds of posts, it’s not an easy task. Therefore, always check the recent reviews of the restaurants, which you plan to visit.
About “where to stay” posts
These posts are divided into sections, focused on the best areas and places to stay for sightseeing, nightlife, shopping, one night, etc. I hope this will make it easier for you to pick the best area for your trip. I typically suggest 4-star or 5-star hotels, that have tons of reviews and are excellently rated. I also include the hotel, where I stayed during my trip.
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