Christmas has come and gone for another year and if you’re planning for a Christmas getaway for 2018, look no further than these destinations.
‘Regret’ is not usually a word I would place alongside ‘travel’. In my deep personal thoughts, however, I’ve come to believe that the more I see of the world, the more I seem to miss.
2015 has been my biggest year of traveling to date and as it comes to an end I’m reflecting on the year that was. I traveled around 29 unique countries across 5 continents. Some of those travels with friends, some with family and some completely solo.
Europe may not be large in size compared to other continents across the world, but it definitely is enormous in what it offers for travelers. If you have months of time to travel through Europe, then deciding where to go might not be too big of an issue. But if you’re one of the majority of us with a two or – if you’re lucky – three week vacation period, it can be tricky to decide where to visit. Here, I’ve tried to make that decision a little bit easier (but seriously, good luck!)
Taking the leap of faith to start traveling on your own can be quite daunting, especially when heading to a foreign country for the first time. I can say from experience that the environment you surround yourself in can make or break a trip, especially when you don’t have someone to fall back on during a tough time. So to help you decide where to go on your first solo ‘vacay’, here’s a list of some of the friendliest countries in the world to make sure it’s a good one!
Well, technically third. But I hardly count visiting at 3 years old. My first visit to Rome that I remember was on a Contiki tour in winter 2013. I think this is where the main problem lied, as Contiki’s are rushed and we only had one full day to explore the city. Read more about what I think about Contiki tours here. After visiting Florence and falling in love with its Italian style, I expected Rome to be similar, but even more amazing. I was let down then, until my second visit when I did a complete backflip and would now call it one of my favorite cities.
I had never been to Perth before this week. The only major city sitting on the Western coast of Australia and the capital of the state of Western Australia. I was eager to check out Perth before we embarked on our MSC Orchestra cruise, but with my family not being able to get any more time of work, we landed in Perth on the day of departure with no time to explore. We did, however, have a bit of time to check out Fremantle and it was an absolute delight.
Gone are the days of getting around with a printed map, eating at terrible restaurants and having to go to a travel agency to organize a holiday. Technology has come a long way in recent decades and one of the easiest ways to access all of these new tools is via apps on your smartphone. Cutting to the chase, here are some apps that will be saviors on your next trip.
I can’t be the only person to have this on my bucket list. I finally got to live one of my ultimate dreams, to see the Grand Canyon via helicopter. It was the best 21st present from my dad. My family came to the states to see me for my birthday and this was definitely a highlight. Watch my video on it…
The Labor Day long weekend rolled around and I thought of no better way to see out the Australian summer months then to head to some of the nicest coastlines Oz has to offer. The Mornington Peninsula surrounds the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay and is a favorite holiday spot for many Melbournians for a reason.