Now that we've covered Lisbon's gritty yet glamorous side, let's turn our attention to the city's unique mix of old and new design influences. Perhaps the most visual representation of this is the range of architectural styles used on many of the city's most noteworthy buildings. Lisbon is a rather large city and there are three main touristic areas: Parque das Nações in the north, Barrio Alto in [...]
 
 
July started off with an unexpected trip to Lisbon. My husband had been invited to speak at The Lisbon Challenge and I was fortunate enough to tag along for the weekend. Technically, I had been to Portugal before but it was very short lived. I spent a memorable day in Faro during my semester studying abroad. It was meant as a pitstop on my way to see a friend who was living in Sevilla, Spain. Well[...]
 
 
This is a guest post by Samantha Vowles.Europe’s infamous party island has always enjoyed a pretty clear cut reputation for sizzling clubs, superior beats and inebriation. But more recently, holidays to Ibiza have become as much about the chill as the chaos; the island’s mellow roof terrace vibe, hippy markets and idyllic golden sunsets belie a side to the famous island which is just as integr[...]
 
 
This is a guest post by Samantha Vowles.Have you ever dreamed of setting sail over the choppy ocean waves to seek adventure, and perhaps a quenching, rum based cocktail to boot? For those with piratical fantasies, or aspiring to plunder lesser known experiences from a far-flung isle, holidays to Greece are the new holidays to the Caribbean. Mark a cross on your world map and set sail (or book [...]
 
 
Berlin is one of those magnificent cities where biking becomes an art form. My first time there, about two years ago, I signed up for a few walking tours or simply wandered through the neighborhoods on my own. While this is certainly a great way to get a feel for local culture, biking does give a new perspective. Last month, I had the chance to take a guided tour with Berlin on Bike and in many wa[...]
 
 
This is a guest post by Christopher Harvey.What comes to mind when you think about Milan? For the majority of people, it is bound to be fashion, as this glamorous city located in northern Italy is home to internationally known designers and prominent retailers. Others might be more concerned with football, owing to the fact that both Internazionale and AC Milan are two of the world’s most famo[...]
 
 
Having just returned from Berlin for the second time in less than two years, I'm even more determined to make this fabulous city my home one day. In many ways, Berlin reminds me a lot of New York. It has the same contagious energy that lures people (like me) back time after time. Yet, Berlin has a few things that New York lacks and its these differences that makes the biggest impact. Firstly, the [...]
 
 
This is a guest post by Christopher Harvey. Summer is almost in full swing so it seems only natural that we look at some of Europe’s most captivating and compelling port cities. Whether you choose to visit the beautiful and balmy Mediterranean or the colder yet equally attractive Baltic Sea, there are plenty of opportunities to discover what life next to the coast is really like. Three of the mos[...]
 
 
Hamburg is most definitely a neighborhood city so as expected, I had a field day biking through them all. For the most part, Hamburg is already pretty established yet there are many changes in the works to drastically modernize the city as a whole. Many of the neighborhoods have or are currently experiencing gentrification, with HafenCity undergoing a complete revamp. There are a lot of neighborho[...]
 
 
Stockholm is one of those cities that appeals to just about every type of traveler. Culture enthusiasts have a slew of museums to choose from while foodies can indulge in traditional cuisine with a modern twist at every meal. While Stockholm has somewhat of a bad reputation when it comes to the exchange rate, it's still a destination that I highly recommend adding to your wanderlust list. As a boh[...]
 
 
While my trip to Sweden was a short one, I still learned a few life lessons along the way. Ever since traveling to Norway two years ago, I've been fascinated by Scandinavian culture and lifestyle so naturally, I was a tad overjoyed to be spending a few warm, Spring days in and around Stockholm. While some of my findings aren't really findings at all, I still wanted to point them out. Travel is all[...]
 
 
The two hour drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park was a gloomy one. The skies were cloudy from an early morning rain and it seemed like the closer we got to our destination, the gloomier it became. Almost as if the skies were playing a little trick on us, the clouds began to clear right as we approached the park. By the time we had made it to the entrance to meet our guide, the clouds[...]