One Year of Blogging

  My blog is one year old! One whole year, wow. I’m incredibly proud of this little blog of mine. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about blogging, is that it’s a lot of work! A one year anniversary is a real achievement, like learning…

Four Days Stuck Inside the Shangri-La New Delhi

  Arriving in New Delhi We reach the hotel somewhere around two in the morning. The drive was eerily peaceful for India, barely any traffic at all. Even having the road all to ourselves as we drive past the row of embassies, the Presidential estate,…

An Open Letter to New Delhi, the Most Polluted Place on the …

New Delhi, India 09/11/17 To whom it may concern, As a world traveler and blogger, I feel I should say something about this recent trip I’m on. I’m in New Delhi right now, where the air pollution levels are off the charts. My husband is…

Tips on Planning Your Hawaii Honeymoon

  Making Choices I began to discover Hawaii when I started researching for my honeymoon, flipping through guidebook pages and opening tab after tab on my browser. I wanted to do everything, go everywhere, but came to accept that I was going to have to…

How to Avoid Hidden Travel Costs

  No matter how well you plan your trip abroad, it’s easy to get caught out by hidden travel costs. Planning everything down to the last detail certainly takes the spontaneity out of travel, but it’s definitely one way to help make sure there are…

Halloween Like Hollywood: Couples Costumes

  Halloween in Twenty Seventeen There’s an interesting correlation between the rise of social media and adult Halloween parties, as we transgress towards our impending dystopian future. A sort of hijack of what used to be a fun day for the kids. We’ll take Halloween,…

Don’t Miss Out on Europe’s Truffle Season

  Christmas Season is Truffle Season For many of us, we start thinking about Christmas almost as soon as summer is over. Halloween is just a hiccup. We spend a few days kicking around the fallen leaves, admiring the red and golden orange hues, wrapping…

Sleep Like a King in a Portuguese Pousada

  What is a Pousada? Pousadas of Portugal, Paradores of Spain, and French Chateaux are all essentially the same thing: palaces, castles, convents and other historic buildings converted into luxury hotels. You can literally sleep like a king in one of the palaces or castles…

Why Lisbon Has The Best Nightlife in Europe

  Lisbon Nightlife = Awesome In this post, I hope to convince you that Lisbon has the best nightlife in all of Europe! Forget Berlin, too druggy, London, too expensive, Paris, too dangerous, Oslo, too cold, or Rome, too many dudes… Only Lisbon offers the…

The 80s was the Best Decade Ever, Fact

  I don’t want to argue with you. The 80s were and always will be the best decade ever, fact. It was a magic combination of economic success, laid-back tunes, perms, mullets and shoulder pads. If you could graph modern progress with the psychological impact…

The Most Instagram-worthy Places in Portugal

  Instagram is where I get a lot of my travel inspiration. Just by following a few friends, bloggers and igers you can quickly discover the best and most popular places to visit around the world. It’s our generation’s way of saying we were here! Like a postcard.…

Let’s Talk About Portugal

  There’s something I need to rectify quick time, the lack of blog posts about Portugal. I’m half Portuguese and yet, I haven’t written a single thing so far about Portugal! The reason is pretty simple. Portugal is home. I live in London, but I…