Wow, just got an email from Explore NZ by Go Rentals in New Zealand that I was named one of the 19 Best Travel Bloggers in the USA! I don’t enter travel blogger contest (except being nominated by my readers) or pay any fees to those travel bloggers’ society, groups, organization, etc. so it was… Read More Explore NZ – 19 Best Travel Bloggers in the USA and I am one of them!
The last day of my long weekend birthday family trip to Paris, I planned to visit places that I didn’t get to visit on my last Paris trip. First, we purchased the one day Mobilis ticket for unlimited travel in central Paris for €7.50 per person, what a good deal and so convenient to use.… Read More One Autumn Day in Paris
With limited daylight hours in October, we got up way before the sunrise (8:30 AM) to start our 4-hours journey back to Paris. It was very foggy and dark when we left Mont Saint-Michel. As the sun slowly raised, the fogs got cleared and we arrived at Chantilly just at lunchtime. There was plenty of… Read More Château de Chantilly and Notre Dame Light Show
Happy New Year everyone! A look back at my travel in 2018 – 11 countries scratched off my map in 7 trips; another record-breaking year! I have traveled to 41 countries so far, will I hit 50th in 2019? I know, I am still catching up with the trip reports on the last 3 trips… Read More 11 Countries Added in 2018, What’s Your New Year Resolution?
Have you ever dreamed about something or somewhere and found out that it actually existed in the world? Years ago, I had a dream where I was at a shore looking out. Then, once the mist cleared out, I saw this castle raised up in the middle of the sea. I usually don’t remember my… Read More Mont-Saint-Michel, My Dream Finally Came True
We skipped the hotel breakfast and instead had our tiramisu from last night as a quick bite before our 2.5 hours drive to Bellagio, Lake Como so we could save time. I was a little bit disappointed that the tiramisu wasn’t that great 🙁 We already notified the hotel that we’ll be leaving at 6:00… Read More One Day in Lake Como – Bellagio and Varenna
Morning breakfast at Hotel Flaminia was decent with a view over Lake Garda…even though inside. After breakfast and on our way walking to the parking lot to get our car, we stopped by Castle Scaligero for photos without the crowds. The lovely town was quiet early in the morning so it was the best time to get… Read More Lake Garda’s Colorful Towns
Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy that’s often overlooked due to its famous cousin – Lake Como. I have to admit, I never heard of it until I saw in Instagram a photo of the amazing “castle” surrounded by emerald water – Rocca Scaligera in Sirmione. Since then, I started to research Sirmione and Lake Garda… Read More Sirmione, Where I had the Largest Gelato Ever!
Another lovely Budapest morning started with breakfast in the beautiful New York Cafe. We totally forgot to take a photo at the entrance so here it is with those incredible arches and clocks. After breakfast, we took the train metro to Batthyány tér where we change to a local train to Szentendre known for its art galleries… Read More Budapest Day Trip to Szentendre
What’s a better way to start the day than having breakfast in the most beautiful cafe in the world? I’ll let the photos to speak for itself on how luxurious the New York Cafe is. Food-wise was good as other 5* hotels with excellent service. If breakfast wasn’t included in our room package, would I… Read More Budapest Morning Started with Breakfast in the Most Beautiful Cafe in the World