Poland’s Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk

It’s sad that some people think that an unusual country like Poland isn’t worth a visit. Frequent-travelers, luckily, often come to realize that the matter-of-fact is quite the opposite: the atypical regularly is more special. And it’s the truth with Poland: far too many people go to Europe and skip this wonderful country. I had…

Verona: 3 Buon Giornos!

Verona! Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet immortalized this city as the romantic epicenter of the world, and Juliet’s balcony attracts tourists from all over, hoping for a glimpse of the most famous love story ever. Many take a day trip from its famous neighbor, Venice, but I challenge you to do the opposite. Out with the…

The San Sebastian + Biarritz Combo Trip​

Need an idea for a small Euro trip? Think two countries, two very different experiences, and all with less than 50km apart? That’s the magic of the combo Biarritz, France and San Sebastian, Spain. Plus, attach these two with Paris and Barcelona (fly into one and leave from another), both great memory-refreshers pitstops (assuming that…

Thailand. Party Paradise.

Paradise. Would you trust the opinion of a 33-year-old girl who has been to over 33 countries? When I traveled the world for a year in 2008, Thailand won my heart as one of the best countries I visited on that trip. But more than just sunbathing, I was also brainbaking. Partying hard! We started…

Travel Match​: China X Japan

I finished my world trip in 2008 being unfair to China, saying I wasn’t interested in going back there. It was unreasonable and wrong. However, the complete opposite happened to its archrival Asian country: I absolutely loved Japan! We, on the west, often mistake Chinese for Japanese and vice-versa. Big mistake. Besides the similar facial…