Sintra

Bird’s Eye View Over Sintra

Sintra is a fairytale-esque town in Portugal and a popular day trip destination for travelers visiting Lisbon. In 1995 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its incredible cultural landscape and architecture. Of the many stunning landmarks in Sintra is the Castle of the Moors which was built in the 8th & 9th…

Halloween Destinations in Europe

Halloween (Oct 31) is a celebration observed in many countries on the eve of All Saints Day (Nov 1). Scientists cannot agree on how exactly Halloween came into existence. Some say it has the roots in Celtic harvest festivals – thus having pagan roots -, while others say it has begun as a Christian holiday.

Bird’s Eye View Over Florence

This breathtaking perspective of Florence was our very first view of the city. We arrived in Florence just a couple of hours before this photo was taken, dumped our bags at our apartment, and headed straight to the Piazzale Michelangelo. We arrived by train from Rome and immediately noticed the change in pace; compared to…

Bird’s Eye View Over Helsinki

The photo was clicked in Helsinki, Finland’s capital, during my visit in August 2014. This is a bird’s eye view of Helsinki’s bustling water front, near the famous Presidential palace. The photo is specifically that of the east harbor side with the ferris wheel and the famous pink statue of a little bald boy urinating…

5 Best European Fall Destinations

Traveling during the shoulder season – spring & fall – has a lot of perks. First of all, the prices are typically lower than during the high season. And, since many people can only get vacation days during summer, fall is when you won’t find way too many travelers roaming the streets of the cities…

What You Need to Do If You Can’t Make Your Flight

Life happens. Even the best-laid plans go astray and sometimes you can’t make your flight. The thought of losing all the money you paid on the ticket adds to the stress. With previous experience as a travel agent, I am here to tell you how to tackle this situation. Here is what you need to…

Scrumptious Ice Cream from all Over the World

What is your favorite treat when you travel (mostly) during the warm season? Ice cream, of course! Everyone knows that a visit to Italy is not complete without eating gelato (confession time: I had the best ice cream on Christmas Day in Italy!) but, rest assured, there are plenty other places in the world where…