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10 Fun Things You Must Do in Porto, Portugal

December 20, 2017
Things to do in Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal is filled with so many fun things to do! From wine tasting to river cruising to indulging in the local cuisine, Portugal’s second largest city has a little something for every traveler’s taste.   Some people opt for the larger, more well-known city of Lisbon, but Porto is a city that should not be overlooked. The romantic streets, delicious food and fascinating culture will not only…


How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

July 10, 2017
How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

As a final farewell to San Diego, I decided to throw a Turkish tea party for my friends. I absolutely loved Turkey, and unfortunately rarely have an opportunity to use my Turkish tea set.ย When I went to Turkey, I spent hours upon hours walking through the Grand Bazaar, and it took everything I had not to buy everything in sight. When I finally decided to make a purchase,…

Spain Travel Tips

The Ultimate Guide to Antoni Gaudรญโ€™s Park Gรผell

February 23, 2017
The Gaudi House Museum - The Ultimate Guide to Antoni Gaudi's Park Guell

I absolutely love Antoni Gaudรญ’s most famous landmark, Park Gรผell. You simply can’t visit Barcelona without seeing it. Parkย Gรผell is Antoni Gaudรญโ€™s most colorful and playful masterpiece.ย Parkย Gรผell is so creatively done, it’s as if Antoni Gaudรญโ€™s imagination was allowed to run rampant, and the result was the creation of this fascinating park.   Park Gรผell features gardens, fountains, pavilions, sculptures, winding pathways, and much, much more! It was…

Spain Travel Tips

The โ€œAntoni Gaudรญโ€ Guide to Barcelona

February 22, 2017
Casa Batllo - Antoni Gaudi Guide to Barcelona

I am so excited to share this Antoni Gaudรญ guide to Barcelona! I lived in Barcelona for one magical year, and was constantly inspired by Antoniย Gaudรญ’s work. You will see his designs speckled all over the streets of Barcelona, and over the course of a year, I visited (almost) every creation byย Antoni Gaudรญ.ย    From lamps, to buildings, to churches, youโ€™ll find it everywhere! In this post I…

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Paris, Je T’aime

January 26, 2017

I have always had a deep desire to travel the world. As a little girl, I remember going to the school library, browsing through the travel section and flipping through the photos in the travel books. I would be mesmerized by the photos of England and India specifically.   I am very fortunate to have been blessed with a family that was able to travel quite a bit…


Discover the Secret of St. Michael’s Mount

January 3, 2017
St. Michael's Mount

Ever heard of St. Michael’s Mount? No? I’m not too surprised, very few have. But maybe you’ve heard of Le Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France? If you havenโ€™t, allow me to fill you in. This stunning island is topped with a castle-esque medieval monastery that would make the most beautiful fairytale princess turn green with envy. It is among Franceโ€™s most stunning sights, and one of the most…