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Travel Europe

48 Hours in Venice: See the City Off Season

Venice is known as La Serenissima or The Most Serene One in Italian. Shaped like a fish, this is a true maritime city that sometimes feels as if it is not on the water, but in the water. As such, the changeable climate gives…

April 10, 2017
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Adventure travel

Read this before you visit Colca Canyon, Peru

One of the deepest canyons in the world, the location where condors fly on early morning thermal currents, Colca Canyon is a bucket-list destination in Peru. Unsurprisingly, when the opportunity presented itself to do a two day tour for less than $50 with all lodging and…

December 4, 2016
Travel South America

Should you go to La Paz or Sucre?

  La Paz or Sucre? The vacation is planned and the tickets are bought, but you can only realistically visit one of these two Bolivian cities. The nagging question is just that- which one?  Reading guidebooks and blogs you learn that La Paz is…

October 8, 2016
Travel South America

Cuzco, Peru- Love or Hate?

This vacation in Peru has not been without its challenges- the luggage that went on its own separate trip to Madrid, the freezing cold of Colca Canyon and the subsequent flu, not to mention the ‘Great South American Bus Journey‘. And these are just…

July 7, 2016
Travel Europe

20 Reasons to Visit Barcelona in Photos

  You can start your visit on lively Las Ramblas, the beating heart of the city. A 1.2 km stretch from the port to Plaça Catalunya, this is the spot to come to see the city in every guise, good or bad, and it is the…

April 5, 2016
street art in waterford
Travel Europe

Rainy Day Ireland, Waterford: Vikings, Crystal and Coffee

Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford, is often overlooked in the mad rush west to the Wild Atlantic Way.  The economic slump of 2008 hit hard and the subsequent recovery has been anaemic. However, the city is a place of history and culture that definitely deserves…

March 30, 2016
fountain in generalife garden, alhambra palace
Bucket List Places

5 Must See Monuments of Andalusia 

Andalusia confounds expectations. Images of the beaches and high-rise towers of Torremolinos and the Costa del Sol easily spring to mind. Viewed from another perspective, it would be tempting to characterize it as the region of the flamenco dancer, oppressive heat, refreshing gazpacho, sangria and…

February 15, 2016
Travel Europe

How to Make the Most of the Italian Lakes

Picture narrow gorges with towering cliffs, islands rich in history and art, castles jutting out into blue waters and you are at the lakes (in your imagination, at the very least). Como, Maggiore and Garda have long attracted the wealthy jet set; the…

February 6, 2016

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