Cappadocia: A Stay To Remember

As the hubby and I sat down by the computer to book our 6-night getaway we were faced with travelers dilemma: where to go, how much to see and what to do. I knew from early on that I wanted to visit Turkey.  The hubby had already been to Istanbul without me and his stories had […]

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Matera: Italy’s Hidden Gem

It’s the unwritten rule of travel in Italy and the piece of advice you’ll find in every travel book: if you’re visiting Italy, then you must go to the ‘Big Three’: Rome, Florence and Venice. I completely agree. However, it would be a shame to limit your time in Italy to just the big 3 […]

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Essential Panama City

Panama City truly is a city of contrasts. On one side of the city, ultra modern skyscrapers create a skyline that brings to mind Dubai, while on the other side, colonial neighborhoods are a mix of revitalized and crumbling buildings. There is so much beauty in the city’s contradictions, so much of the old and […]

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5 Must Sees in Berlin

Oh Berlin, Berlin.  I am now embarrassed to say this city was not initially on my list of places to visit. It actually ended up on my itinerary more out of convenience than anything else. I had read the articles and reviews calling it young, hip and vibrant and yet I wasn’t completely sold, or […]

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The Best Budget Friendly Vacation Destinations

I have stayed in nice and not so nice places. I’ve spent a lot and I’ve spent not so much. I’m going to borrow from Forrest Gump and say, Travel is like a box of chocolates- “you never know what you’re going to get”, but I can try to help. These are some of my […]

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5 Reasons to Visit the UAE

1. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi Breathtaking, beautiful, awe-inspiring. Those are but a few words to describe this eighth largest mosque in the world. As you drive around Abu Dhabi, you can see the massive and impressive structure from miles away. It gleams in the bright sun and is not easily ignored. People from […]

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Finding the Perfect Hotel

I will admit that I am not just a traveler who enjoys traveling, I’m also the kind that can bury myself in every aspect of the planning process. I remember in my teens and throughout my college years, it didn’t matter if it was an overly crowded hostel, a couch or even a friends floor, as […]

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Montreal: Bonjour, Hello

It’s good to have a home away from home and I can’t quite put a finger on the moment I fell in love with this city, but Montreal has become one of my favorite places in the world. Are there more exotic places?  Yes. More impressive sights? Yes. Still Montreal, that little city up north […]

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