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What Our Readers Say – Testimonials & Reviews

Tens of thousands of people find travel inspiration and information via our blog every day. I get daily emails and comments from our readers sharing their stories and telling me how our blog inspired them to visit one or the other place and how they used our practical tips to help to plan their dream trips…

It amazes me how many people actually take the time to come back to the blog after their trip just to say thank you.  This is the reason why I blog!

While we can’t feature all those reviews and stories, below is a small selection of feedback from our readers.

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See what our readers have to say…

Hi Jurga,

I just wanted to say thank you for all of the great information you have shared throughout the years on your blog.[…] As I was checking out all of your posts on Belgium and it occurred to me that I’ve relied on your blog for so many trips and you’ve never steered me wrong. Iceland, Costa Rica, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Zion, Switzerland, Portugal – the list goes on and on.

I just take your guide and print it out and that’s 90 percent of my planning done. I used to do some travel writing a long time ago, so I know how much research and hard work must go into all of these posts. Thank you so much for all you do – it really is a great service to all of us! 


My wife and I recently completed a 22 day trip across Italy. […] I wanted to share a heart-felt thank you for your work in your blog. The articles and advice Jurga provided in her articles were consistently spot on and extremely helpful!

There are so many things we may have missed or time we may have wasted without her advice. The various articles you see referenced describing options in cities were the most helpful (Rome in 4 days, Best things to do in Bologna, for example).

You provided enough detailed information where we could easily review an article and decide what things we wanted to go do and which we didn’t, as well as good efficient flow paths to follow for an enjoyable day (without killing ourselves since we are 59-60).

We didn’t go to a single restaurant recommended in an article that we didn’t love. Every tour we booked with a link in an article (we used about 7-8) were great values with spot on descriptions.

I know that I won’t plan a trip of any significance without starting with Full Suitcase.


John Signorelli

Hello Jurga, traveller from Canada (Vancouver) here. Just back from Thailand and mainly wanted to let you know how helpful your blog has been for several of our recent trips! I stumbled upon it looking for an Iceland itinerary and pretty much followed your 7-day trip to the letter, with great success.

I’ve since used it to get started on planning our trips to Namibia and, most recently, to Thailand. I really appreciate all the different suggestions, links and opinions, and the fact your site is still very readable (as opposed to many blogs that are so loaded with pop-up ads). […]

I mainly just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your blog! I have passed it on to several friends and look forward to coming back to it when I start planning our next trip, to Portugal.


Dear Jurga,
I first read this article several years ago when you first posted it. It made me fall in love with your site and the idea of Portugal for a family vacation.

We finally made it to Portugal last summer, after 3 years of no traveling due to the pandemic and it felt like landing in paradise. Our children were teenagers by then but we still enjoyed many of your recommendations (tuk tuk, sailing in Lisbon, Quinta da Regaleira,…)

I just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration, I wish to travel to many more of your favorite destinations in the future 🙂


Hi Jurga,
We are waiting to board our plane at Keflavik after a fantastic 5 days in Iceland thanks to your blog! We did so much of what you suggested and stayed in hotels you recommended. You really made our trip spectacular. Thank you so much for your thorough recommendations.


Jurga, this is a personal written note of gratitude to you for your expertise with travel intel, advice and practical information with wherever you wish to travel!

My daughter and I traveled to Rome for 3 days, then onto a 10 day cruise that sailed to Greece, Malta, Sicily, and Amalfi Coast to Florence. Aafter finding your Blog I was instantly assured our trip planning would set the stage for a beautiful trip with my daughter. Our trip was everything we dreamed of, with much thanks to you specifically. TU!

I read your suggested itinerary for a 4 day Rome extravaganza! Your advice was straight forward based on your experience, and I took your advice with hotel accommodations, guide and tickets, and practical insight to fully enjoy our trip! We stayed at the 9Hotel Cesari with the lovely rooftop bar as you noted; car transfers, and GetYourGuide for our tours and everything went flawlessly!…

Thanks to you our trip was flawless in nature, easy due to pre-planning. Anyone wishing to plan any trip in the world should take time to review your Blog-amazing facts that lend expert travel tips because Jurga has been there and done it!!


I followed step-by-step this 1-day tour guide and it really made my day in Napoli! Thank you, Jurga!

Rosen Angelov

Dear Jurga,

My boyfriend and I just returned from Iceland. Your 7-day itinerary was very helpful to us! We planned our trip as close as we could based on your suggestions, and there is still so much more to see. We are already thinking about what we would do if we come back again!

We started with Sky Lagoon/Borgarnes/Snaefellsnes (2 nights), then drove to Golden Circle and the Highlands (2 nights), one day in the south coast and Vík, and ended in Reykjavik (2 nights) to help us “ease back” into city life before returning to New York. What a unique, magnificent country full of beautiful nature and friendly locals! I’m not a hiker, but I challenged myself to climb up three volcanoes. I feel very accomplished!

So thank you for your recommendations and photos. Thank you thank you thank you.


Words cannot express how thankful I am to you, and for the time you dedicate to your travel blog. This summer my husband and I traveled to Switzerland for the third time, (from US) but, thanks to so many of your recommendations, we were able to hike and see some of the most beautiful places on earth…

I felt so much more confident hiking after studying and printing out your pages for all the hikes…

You are making me look like a fabulous photographer and world traveler with all your awesome suggestions. To be able to budget our expenses for travel, and then feel like we got soooo much more value this trip due to your suggestions really makes me grateful to you!

Looking forward to “taking you on our next trip” soon! Maybe Iceland!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!


Just wanted to thank the author of this itinerary SO MUCH!! My partner and I went on a four day road trip this past July and crafted our trip with the help of this page. It was one of the best experiences of our lives!! We were able to see so much because of how late the sun was out, and never would have been as prepared for this road trip without being able to plan from this site (in the US btw).

Thank you thank you thank you this itinerary is a god send and you can pick and choose what you actually want to do after getting a feel studying it. I am so grateful.

Matt Wool

Hey Jurga, Let me start by telling you that your’s is the absolute best travel website that I have ever seen! I do a lot of planning and booking myself so your website which gave a detailed day by day itinerary was super helpful. We plan to visit Iceland in March and have already done all relevant bookings as per your suggestion… Please do keep adding to your blog – you have gained a loyal fan thanks to your post.


Hi Jurga! I wanted to let you know that the detailed itineraries (with maps) on your website are amazing! I used them once on a trip to Iceland and a second time on a recent trip to the Azores and they were SO helpful. I would never have visited Salto do Cobrito if it weren’t for your recommendation and it was one of my fave stops. Really appreciate you sharing such valuable content. Happy travels.


Hi Jurga,

I’m 60 years old and have been referring to your blog to help plan trips with my husband for several years now (we love hiking, nature, wildlife).

Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous family adventures in such an informative way, which has enabled our own trouble free, magical adventures!

We’ve enjoyed making many amazing memories in US national parks, Croatia and Iceland. Switzerland this year – Costa Rica next!

Again, thank you and I look forward to sharing your future family adventures.


Thank you so much for creating this blog.  Just took my family of 5 to Yellowstone, followed your suggested 2 day plan and it worked it great!  Your description and pictures of everything was exactly as described, travel times between stops were spot on, couldn’t have experienced everything we did without this information.  Joining your facebook group and will be checking the blog before all future vacations.  Thanks again from the Guess family!

Russ Guess

Hello Jurga, My family and I recently returned from a three week trip to South Africa. Our trip was inspired by your blog post below. We had been looking for a place to do a big trip for a number of years (Portugal, Cuba, etc.) but never seemed to be fully inspired. After we read your blog below, we booked our tickets within a month.

We have a 3 year old daughter and did much of the trip you described in your blog, flying into Cape Town and driving up the coast. It was an incredible journey…

So all that is to say thank you. Keep up the good work. We’re thinking about Thailand for our next trip so we’ll read your blogs on that destination.


Hi. I have been following your blog this past year. We just came back from a week in the Zugspitz area and we really enjoyed every minute of it. When planning it I followed most of the tips and excursions you mentioned above, we even stayed in the same hotel lol. Would like to thank you and keep up your interesting blog, I always look forward to see the new places that you visit and get inspired. Good day from Malta


Hello! We just wanted to say thank you for your blog and all the wonderful information you provide. We decided to go to Iceland, on the spur of the moment… We contacted a travel agency that specializes in Iceland, but they said they were swamped and couldn’t help us put together a trip until August.

Then, we found a different blog about the Ring Road, but we were only going to be there for 8 days, and that seemed too rushed. We had almost given up and then I was searching and found your blog about a 7-day Iceland trip.

We rented a car, followed pretty much all of your suggestions, used the recommended hotels, and especially appreciated your advice about less well-known places to go. Our trip was fantastic! What a gorgeous country! There were not many tourists, we did a lot of hiking, started in Arnarstapi and ended at the Glacier Lagoon.

We absolutely could not have done this without your website. So – thank you! We will absolutely use your suggestions for other travels. Your website is incredibly user friendly and we seem to have similar sensibilities. All the best.

Diane and Jon Powell

I’ve looked at so many travel blogs in my travel-filled life, but yours is by far the best, clearest, most useful I have ever seen. Thank you for doing it! I feel much more prepared for our Iceland trip already. I’m going to un-bookmark a bunch of other sites because yours is so thorough!


Just wanted to let you know that we have just returned from Norway and in particular Tromso where we got to see the Northern Lights and went dog sledding. Wanted to thank you for your very informative blogs especially your article on what to pack.

We followed that and got everything you suggested before we left for Norway in winter and we were not disappointed. We are from a relatively hot area of Australia so you can imagine how much idea we had of what to take.

When I found your blog I subscribed to it and look forward to all your posts. We even got the idea of doing small group tour bookings to see things and that was the best thing ever. So a bit THANK YOU for all the information you share.

Barbara and Tony

Hi Jurga, I just wanted to express my HUGE gratitude for your thoughtfully written post! I just got back from Iceland with my husband from a trip that we literally planned THE morning of – having found cheap tix and luckily discovering your blog – and by that evening we were on a plane to Iceland :)…

I’ve actually never followed a singular blog or guide book and tend to research the hell out of things to come up with my own plan, if I “plan” – but we had the best time following your itinerary and this was hands down one of my favorite trips of all time (and I’ve been to a LOT of places, and usually for much longer and in a less structured way).

You gifted us with the guidance and confidence of good taste and figuring out the logistics, so that we could focus on the nature and amazing memory-making and falling in love with Iceland (and we will be back). THANK YOU!!! I am now going to check out your other posts for sure! We could not have experienced this spontaneous whirlwind adventure without you!


…Meanwhile…your blog on Greenland was just TOO alluring ….I booked using all your tips! I will spend 11 days there next June. From Greenland, via Iceland, I will go to Slovenia…meet my family…THEN head to Dolomites using all your tips.

I can’t thank you enough. I feel guilty. You did all my homework and I am sure I will get an A+ after execution! I will give you all credit!…


We are just back and we followed your itinerary for the two day trip. Just wanted to say it was absolutely fabulous and thank you so much. It saved me having to do lots of research. Really well written and very clear plus spot on in the advice you gave.


My family and I just took a cross-country road trip, and I relied very heavily on your 2 days for Yellowstone post. It was an incredible resource for us, and we couldn’t have been more pleased with how it all worked out. Continued success and safe travels to you and yours!


I took your recommendations and ran with them! Thank you! My family was impressed with all the “planning” I did :). We LOVED the Grand Tetons and Jenny Lake and the hike so much! And we ended with lunch at the Jackson Lake Lodge. Thank you!


I just wanted to send a message to thank you. We recently returned from 2.5 weeks in Namibia and had an absolutely fabulous time. Your website was INVALUABLE in helping us to plan the trip. Many many thanks!


Hi, I read your post prior to taking my 8 & 10 yr olds to Yellowstone. We were excited to go to the Boiling River, but when we asked a park ranger about it, he had never heard of it. Your post described its location so clearly we decided to go for it anyway. We found it easily and had a wonderful time there! Thank you for the recommendation and the very clear post – otherwise we never would have known!

Jana Lee

I traveled to Iceland over New Years and used your guide as the basis for my itinerary. Thank you so much for publishing this information. It took so much guesswork out of planning and made for an incredible experience… I can’t thank you enough for your introduction and will recommend this to anyone I know wanting to make the trek out there.


We followed your recommendation and hiked at Oeschinensee last week. Thank you so much for sharing this place. We never heard of it before we saw your picture on IG. The views are phenomenal and we are so glad we went. Thought I would let you know.

Nathan & Jamie

Hi Jurga, I followed your advice and we just visited Stubai Valley :), two years later but we made it 🙂 What a lovely area to visit, there is so much to see and explore. And yes there is a lot for the kids too and people are so friendly. Last Easter we visited Amsterdam and without doubt your blog was a good reference in planning that holiday as well. Thanks again for your informative and interesting blog, I always enjoy going through it and dream about new destinations to visit.


I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your Iceland information. We travelled there with family and returned yesterday. We all had an amazing time. Your website was invaluable. Thanks so much!


My sister and I had a fantastic time in northern Norway following your tips, thank you.


Jurga, I had to take the time to Thank You for your suggested 4 day Itinerary in Iceland. We followed it almost to your exact recommendations. I looked online and at books for weeks prior to scheduling our trip. I finally settled on your advice and it was Amazing!

We had a fabulous vacation thanks to you! We brought rain gear in hopes of seeing Gljufrabui and we were lucky enough to be able to go inside. Waterproof gear was a must! We had the time to do several of the “extras” that you recommended and we could not be happier. You truly made our trip memorable and I can’t thank you and your family enough.


Many thanks for taking the time to write this guide, it has been really helpful. We are visiting the Faroe Islands in some weeks and your information has made our mind up for planning the trip…


Thanks Jurga. We followed your itinerary and did all of what you covered at Kangaroo Island and some more and were very pleased to ensure we had the highlights covered first up, courtesy your blog.


Thank you so much for this Entire Yellowstone Blog! I just didn’t know where to start planning this trip for my husband and I. You got me excited about even the planning portion! I love all your tips! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!


Hi Jurga, I just wanted to say thank you for your blog on Cinque Terre. I am planning on visiting this July and was not sure on where to start. I usually do not read blogs nowadays as they are full of advertisement and useless information but yours was perfect length and description and just the right type of information for first time travelers in the area. Thanks again and best of luck with your blog!


Hi Jurga, thanks again for your wonderful blog. It has been brilliant for me. I’ve been really struggling with my research [for my Namibia trip] & have read my Lonely Planet guidebook from cover to cover. I’ve been using the TripAdvisor Travel Forum also.
I must say that your blog has been the most helpful research tool that I have found. Thank you so much!

Christine Bennett

My husband and I were able to plan a last-minute one week trip to Iceland in January purely because of your blog! We had a fantastic journey including seeing the Northern Lights. The glacier hike and ice cave tour you recommended were fantastic. We were very well prepared/warm during our trip thanks to your packing tips. Thank you!


Dear Jurga,
Greetings from the sunny Cape Town.
I came across your website and blog today and must say, I am so glad I did! You did an absolutely amazing job and I am so excited that I now have a link to send to my clients who are travelling to Africa with smaller children. This will definitely put lots of parents minds at ease.
The info you provide is very detailed and very correct. Two thumbs up.

Romy (owner of a local company that orgnaizes trips in Africa)

Dear Jurga, thanks so much for such a thorough account of your vacation! We are going to Yellowstone and GT next year and the planning became logistically overwhelming. I wasn’t sure in which order to visit some of the sites or where to stay while visiting them.

Thanks to your itinerary, tips, and suggestions for accommodations, my trip is planned. I feel confident that my family will have a wonderful time on our trip! Thank you for taking the time to share your various experiences and knowledge!

Valerie T.

Hi Jurga, I just wanted to let you know that I loved your posts about Portugal. My husband and I live in Toronto and we took our two kids, ages 3 & 6, to Lisbon in October. We rented a car and drove North through the country, taking a lot of the tips & suggestions from your site. You helped to make it a truly amazing and memorable experience for all of us. Thank you so much!


Hi Jurga, just wanted to let you know how helpful your website has been to us recently. We have just arrived home from 3 weeks in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Your advice was more useful than any other site we visited, in fact, I gave your website to our Tour leader to help them!


Just came back from Iceland. Absolutely loved it! And one of the reasons was that we were following your trip description almost to the T. Thank you so much for taking time sharing this great itinerary!


I have been visiting Garda for 7 years and done extensive exploring and struggled to find a helpful review as there so much out there, however this is the very best I have come across, well done this is so helpful in every way.


Fantastic resource – thanks so much for taking the time to post this! We just got back from 2 weeks in Norway & Sweden. I studied this post and took your advice to heart! … Everything went like clockwork and we had an excellent trip.


Your blog is beyond amazing! Thank You for taking the time to not only provide a day by day itinerary, but for providing the interactive map as well! It has made planning the Yellowstone/Teton portion of our NP 2019 trip so much easier!


Dear Jurga, we have three teenaged daughters. Typically we’ve chosen the destination and they have not in the past expressed any interest in or curiosity about our destinations. Recently the 16-year old came across your blog; she proactively came up with a ranked list of 10 places she wants to go – and we are headed to Portugal in December. She’s also put together a list of activities she wants to do while there (which is how I figured out your blog was her inspiration.) So thank you for providing inspiration to teenaged American girls!


Your blog is better than any travel agency so far! We love it and wanna explore the Outback like you did.


You should charge for this guide…it’s that good!


Hi, Jurga. Happy New Year and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for your blog. My daughter and I recently completed a 6-day stay in Iceland. We followed your suggested itinerary for a winter visit there, and I’m so glad we did. You made our trip planning so easy, and all of your suggestions were just great! Your blog is a wonderful resource. Thank you again for it!


I stumbled on your site looking to plan a trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton. I would like to thank you for the details provided that made this a wonderful trip with some hiking and lot of driving. Your enthusiasm for travel comes through in your website and I like the details and tips. We saw many animals and great landscapes here.


Hi Jurga, I used your itinerary as a base for a 4 day tour of Iceland that I recently took with my wife. I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say ‘thank you’ for such a well presented and comprehensive schedule. We had a great time and I would recommend your itinerary to anyone planning a trip to Iceland.

Patrick & Dee Murphy

Being from northwest Montana, we have visited Yellowstone as many times as we can. Love it there. This summer we are taking our 7 year old granddaughter on a camping trip. Your post is the best I have read, about things to do with kids in Yellowstone. I appreciate the post and will take some of your ideas along with us on our trip.

Cheryl Monroe

I saw your itinerary and booked up our tickets to Iceland…


…Then I found your blog. I felt like I was there. For an instant, I’ve experienced the journey that took you and your family there… I will pray for your safe travels and that you may continue to contribute largely to other people in need of information, continue to inspire others and provide numerous helpful travel tips. So, looking at your blogs and researching, I was becoming more excited about our trip.

Again, thank you for all the helpful information.


Thanks Jurga! During our 4 days stay we visited all [the hidden gems of Rome from this list]. Without your tips, we would never have found some of these places.


Thanks so much for this post! I loved it so much I printed it out and brought it along on our trip! We spent 3 nights in Yellowstone and saw most of what you listed. The boiling river was so cool! We wouldn’t have known about it without this blog. I bought a book for more details, but used this blog post to plan our daily itineraries.


We’re back from our excursion to Southern Africa, and I just wanted to thank you again for the helpful information and advice you gave me before we left. We had a great, gratifying time, and took some pictures that please us greatly. All the best, and thanks again.


I’m in love with your blog! So much useful information!
I just came from Namibia yesterday with a 3 years old girl an a 1 year old boy and your blog helped a lot! It was a very pleasant trip.
Now I’m planning the next one, some where in Africa again; Seychelles? Garden Route? I’m here, reading your post to decide, I’ll tell you later. Safe trips!


I’ll let you into a little secret – I have never been inspired enough to travel the huge distance to Australia but in one post you have convinced me!


Hi! I’m a new fan of your blog. Just wanted to say thank you- my roommate and I spontaneously bought plane tix to Iceland and will be following your 7 day itinerary from the blog! It’s been very helpful in planning our trip.


Jurga, your work on Full Suitcase is admired by my daughters. We are currently in Iceland, but before we left the girls did a lot of reading on Full Suitcase & were super excited. They just love seeing the pictures and reading your stories. You sure inspire them half way around the world!


Wow… Thanks for sharing this… I am planning to visit Iceland in November end and planning to have same itinerary… Your blog has answered all my questions..


Hello Jurga, On my search for a family trip to Namibia I found your blog and I’m glad I did. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect for such a trip and you reassure on many points.


Jurga I must beg you to stop! Stop putting on amazing posts about Iceland. I really wanted to go anyway now it’s becoming an obsession! Such inspiration from your posts – I am loving them!


We are going to Iceland for the first time in February and we used your blog post to help us plan our trip. Thank you!

Izzy Alyce

Oh wow Jurga, you truly capture Iceland in the most amazing way. I love your pictures and what a great experience you had. I want to go back again and experience this magic that you show.


This is exactly what I needed! Thank you so much. Truly informative and relevant information that I will definitely use. A lot of the flights I’ve been looking at do stop over in Dubai – and I’m all about making the most of a trip! So thanks again!


Hey Jurga– your blog is a gem!!! I happened upon it as I am planning a 17th wedding anniversary getaway with 4 kids…and I’m never leaving…


Thank you! My husband and I love to travel and we have always been told “enjoy it now because you won’t be able to do it anymore when you have kids.” We just had our baby girl 6 weeks ago and will be headed to Hawaii with her next week. It will be different, but totally worth it! Thanks for reassuring us that you can travel with kids.


Thank you for this fabulous information!! We are going to Namibia for our honeymoon, and have had some trouble finding good information. Thank you so much for your advice.


Spectacular photos and great advice!! Thanks for sharing! You’ve just bumped Iceland up a notch on my bucket list.


Hello Jurga! I loved your post and itinerary! It convinced my husband that Portugal might be a great trip for our family next year…


Awesome view and I just read your blog and I’m going to add Fløri to my Norway list


I am returning from Iceland today. Winter had just arrived about the middle of my trip. Jurga’s packing tips really saved my life…


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