4 Reasons to Love Monaco That Don’t Involve Gambling

It’s not everyday that we are made to feel like rock stars, that we can walk along a stately boulevard with the world’s most famous and well-heeled elite. But then again, Monaco isn’t an everyday kind of place, it’s something special and most certainly unique. Last year I had the unique opportunity to visit many spots along the French Riviera two different times while sailing on cruises. The specific itineraries were a little different, but each ship stopped in a destination I was excited to experience, Monaco. While the specific experiences on each trip…

Rwanda: Next host of the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting

Commonwealth Tourism will put Rwanda on a glbal platform. Branding as the Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda has been chosen the next host of the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting the forthcoming two years. Honoured to host the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in 2020, Rwanda will be

Favorite Moments Reconnecting with Rome

Until just a few months ago, my opinion on Rome was fairly muted. I had only visited once before and that was for 1 day many years ago. Somehow I had missed returning until late last year when, in the span of just a couple of months, I found myself in the Eternal City not once, but twice. In the process, I discovered a city that I very quickly fell in love with, from its delicious food to the inviting plazas and of course the history found around every corner. Those trips quickly erased years of travel neglect and instilled …

The Joy of Revisiting Reykjavik in Iceland

I first visited Reykjavik in 2012; what now seems like a million years ago. On that first trip to Iceland I was introduced to some of the island country’s most famous sights, both natural and man-made, and an intense love affair with this remote destination was born. Since then I have returned three additional times with no plans of stopping, and for the most part I have explored new areas of the country each time, delving deeper into …

North Korea tour bus crash causes ‘heavy casualties to Chinese tourists’

A major traffic accident in North Korea has resulted in numerous casualties, among them Chinese tourists, the country’s foreign ministry has confirmed. “The Chinese Embassy in North Korea was informed by the DPRK that a serious traffic accident occurred on North Korea’s Huanghai Road at night, causing heavy casualties to Chinese tourists,” the foreign ministry […]Click on the headline to read the full article… – Submit your own story idea click here –

Fun Ways to Experience Barcelona That Don’t Involve Gaudi

I like Barcelona and have found myself there a few times over the last year or so, each time exploring different parts of the city. One thing has become clear though from these trips, the city has a preoccupation with famed architect Antoni Gaudi. Granted, that preoccupation is well warranted. One of the most revolutionary architects the world has ever seen, his work is peppered throughout the Catalonian city from mega-sights like La Sagrada Familia to smaller, more intimate apartment buildings. But it is an obsession, and as a tourist – especially if you’re there for…

Visiting the French Riviera in Winter – Is It Worth Going?

Last year I had the unique opportunity to visit many spots along the French Riviera two different times while sailing on cruises. The specific itineraries were a little different, but each still stopped at the main cruise ports in Western Europe, including those picture-perfect getaways in the south of France and Monaco. While the routes were similar, visiting in both the summer and then winter months …

The Iconic Taj Mahal in India

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6 Ways To Fail On Your Trip To San Diego

In spite of the thousands of pages on this site about how best to explore various parts around the planet, I think most people would be able to manage without a word of advice. I think that if magically transported into the middle of almost any city, the vast majority of us would be able to get around and be a good tourist. That being said, it …

2 Places to Visit in Slovakia (It surprizes and amazes)

We live in a beach town in Spain and so when steamy August rolls around we are ready for cooler climes. My husband suggested we visit Slovakia last year and, as work was crazy for me, I just said, “yes sure, book it in!” and left him to arrange it all. Image credit: DepositPhotos.com I didn’t know anything about Slovakia and had limited expectations. Well, what a pleasant surprise awaited. Where is Slovakia? Slovakia is in Eastern Europe, a landlocked European Union …

Inside the Opulent City Palace in Udaipur, India

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Is Madrid Boring? My Thoughts on the Spanish Capital

I like Spain. I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Spain and Madrid was the first city in the country I visited. And yet, reading through my archives, I have almost nothing on the blog about Spain’s capital and I started to wonder why. I have Barcelona and even …

Doha to Muscat flights booming after Dubai and Abu Dhabi flights disappeared

Going to Qatar Airways and searching for DXB or AUH there are no airports foind. After Qatar Airways was forced to cancel all flights from Doha to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the airline has been looking for ways to increas frequency elsewhere in the Gulf region to allow passengers to connect to their extensive global […]Click on the headline to read the full article… – Submit your own story idea click here –

Getting Back to Nature in Hong Kong

Given the famous hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, one doesn’t necessarily expect many outdoors adventures when visiting. However, that is far from being the case. Hong Kong isn’t a singular place; it’s actually made up of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and over 200 offshore islands. Getting out and enjoying nature is one of the great secrets locals have tried to keep to themselves, but visitors like me…