The insider’s guide to booking

How to avoid unnecessary holiday headaches through proper planning Flights The best way to navigate the labyrinthine network of airlines and routes is to use a travel fare aggregator such as Skyscanner to find the cheapest option. But do beware that the cheapest option isn’t necessarily the best one – look out for lengthy stopovers,…

19 Surprising Facts About Malta

Fun fact: There are over 200 islands in the Mediterranean, but a whopping 90% of tourists stay on just 10% of them. 1. Calypso Cave is said to be the cave that Homer wrote about in The Odyssey. The cave itself isn’t all that great, but the views of the nearby beach are. 2. There…

Luxembourg Gardens – Photo Essay

A warm-weather oasis that offers the simplest of pleasures, the Luxembourg Gardens provide ample green space for relaxing, sun-soaking in Paris and people-watching. When the city bustle becomes too overwhelming, meander around the paths and formal gardens, or just relax with a picnic. Kids can float sailboats at the Grand Basin, ride ponies or take…

Best way to see Mont Saint-Michel from Paris

Rising out of the sea in the Baie de Saint-Michel on the coast of Normandy, the island of Mont Saint-Michel and its magnificent abbey are among France’s most striking sights. The Abbey of Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, perches on the highest point of the rocky islet. Looking like a fortified castle surrounded by ancient…

10 things to expect from Côte d’Azur

What to expect from Côte d’Azur?                         The Côte d’Azur stretches from Théoule-sur-Mer in the west to Menton on France’s border with Italy. Along the way it takes in Cannes, Nice, Antibes and even another country, the principality of Monaco. The mention of such…

VALENCIA LIKE A LOCAL

Nowadays we read and learn so much about a city or a place we will visit, we see so many pictures and videos. Does it happen to you too? Already have seen a movie stetted there, maybe. So it kind of ruins all the fun and the surprise of a new place you are visiting….

5 DAYS IN BARCELONA

I have not been everywhere, even though it is my goal, “LOL”. Who wouldn’t want that? But Spain is one of those places I would be glad to come back again and again, always loving everything, the weather, the people, the street performers, the laid back lifestyle, the language, the music, the FOOD! Everyone smiles…

Rome in 1 day! Is it possible?

This was my first time in Rome, end of May 2016. I know, it was too late. Of course, I have been waiting for it for a long time, but other plans kept interrupting. I was transiting to another city, I had 24 hours to at least “taste” the roman atmosphere. I knew I would…