Geneva Sunday Activity: Lavaux Vineyard Hiking Trail

All shops and some restaurants are close on Sundays in Geneva and in most parts of Switzerland. This brings us to one of the most common questions: "What to do on a Sunday?". One of my suggestions for an active Sunday activity is to do the Lavaux Vineyard hiking trail. The Lavaux vineyard terraces is [...]

Spend that long weekend in Switzerland

There are those long weekends in Switzerland, and probably the whole of Europe too, that I often forget to plan for. If you are one of those who just realize that a long weekend is coming up in the first week of June and found out that all the reasonably priced flights to popular destinations like [...]

Hotel Review: Hotel Barcarola (Van Der Valk Hotel Restaurant Barcarola)

As part of our Easter road trip, my partner and I drove to Costa Brava, Spain to enjoy the sea. We stayed at Hotel Barcarola in Sant Feliu de Guixols. We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. Location/Accessibility (4/5) Sant Feliu de Guixols is an hour far from the busy and touristy Barcelona and [...]

May Destination: Helsinki, Finland

I'm still trying to catch up with blogging and sharing my amazing travels this year but between school ( I'm taking my Masters at the moment), dance classes, crisis all over the world and deadlines, it has been challenging. Anyway, moving on to my 2015 travel destinations, for spring, I went to Helsinki, Finland to visit [...]

2014 Travel Recap: The Year of Spontaneous Trips (Part 2)

Weekend in Paris I visit Paris twice or thrice a year. In 2014, I went to visit in August with a couple of friends to visit a best friend and her adorable little bundle of joy. It was a very relaxing weekend in Paris. We basically just shopped and eat. As all of us have [...]

2014 Travel Recap: The Year of Spontaneous Trips (Part 1)

I’m known to my friends as a very organized traveler, to the point of being horrified by spontaneous trips. In 2014, I must say that I got better with this spontaneous business - from road trip to Italy to weekend hiking to the mountains. Birthday celebration in Milan I’ve only been to Milan once and [...]

Hotel Review: Hotel Mercure Lyon la Part Dieu

A couple of friends and I just spent a weekend in Lyon to relax and take a break from our routines. Whenever I organize this kind of weekend getaway with my friends, I always prioritize finding a good accommodation. For this trip, I had to look for a hotel that: 1) close to the train [...]