How to spend One day in Verona : Visit an ancient arena, Juliet’s balcony and other things to do

Known as “Little Rome”, Verona has a rich cultural past but is mostly known for Shakespeare’s famous love story Romeo and Juliet.  Verona was founded sometime in the 1st century BC, which is evidenced by the prominent Roman remains in that you see in city.  These include the amphitheater, the Read More …

One Day in Salzburg : Walking in the footsteps of Mozart and singing Do Re Me at Mirabell Palace Gardens and other things to do

Located on banks of the Salzach river with picturesque Easters Alps as the backdrop, Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria.  Translated it literally means “salt castle”.  Whether you are traveling in summer or during winter there is plenty to do in Salzburg.  The city has many Baroque churches, the stunning Hohensalzburg Castle, Read More …

15 Best things to do in Malaga, Spain and why you must go there now

Located in Spain’s southern Andalucia, Malaga is a vibrant city that has so much to offer the intrepid tourist. Jam-packed with history, Malaga has been home to several civilizations stretching back 3,000 years. Phoenician traders originally founded a commercial center here in the early 7th Century BC and were soon followed Read More …

10 Best Day trips from Salzburg, Austria : Mountain adventures, Lakes and Epic drives

A charming city in Austria with spectacular views of the Eastern Alps, Salzburg is perfectly located for some of the top day trips in Austria.  While the Altstadt (Old Town) is renowned for its baroque architecture, its UNESCO World Heritage site, and breathtaking squares, palaces and gardens it is the perfect Read More …

The intriguing 10 Spanish Islands that must be on your travel list

We have all heard about Ibiza, Mallorca and the Canary Islands but did you know that Spain has more than 60 islands dotted around its coastline? Many of course, are uninhabited nature reserves while others offer northern Europeans warm weather beach escapes and are perfect for honeymoons, couples trips and family Read More …

Mozart, Klimt, Getting lost in Schonbrunn Palace maze : Best Things to do in Vienna with kids

Vienna, the capital city of Austria has a lot of history, music and a great cafe culture.  If you are travelling with kids like us – be it toddlers or teenagers, don’t miss out on the museums – they have a variety of museums in Wein (Vienna in German).  See Read More …

Provence and French Riviera : A 10 day Itinerary to see the Sunkissed Southern France

So you have been to Paris a few times but can you really check France off your list if you haven’t visited Southern France?  Called Région Sud or PACA, Southern France includes Provence, French Alps and Côte d’Azur. You most definitely heard of the lavenders of Provence and the glitz and glamour of Read More …

Gaudi, Picasso, Getting lost in El Born : Best things to do in Barcelona with Kids

Barcelona has some of the most unique and inspiring architecture in the world, masters like Gaudi and Picasso have left their mark in this vibrant city.  Our daughter was so inspired by this city that her Extended Essay for her International Baccalaureate program in High School was based on this Read More …

3 day Itinerary and Best Things to do in Venice with Kids

Venice is one of those places that transports you to another era, and is best experienced without any itinerary or plan. Some call it touristy, stinky, pricey, unreal – I say it is romantic and whimsical.  No matter how many times we have been we always try to spend 3 days Read More …

Cliffs, Colorful villages & Views : One day Amalfi Coast Drive Itinerary

Costiera Amalfitana in Italian, the Amalfi coastline traces the southern shore of Salerno Gulf in Campania, southern Italy can be reached from Naples, the Italian capital of pizza.  The Amalfi drive (formally Strada Statale 163) – from Sorrento to Amalfi is a narrow road along the Tyrrhenian Sea with Dramatic mountain cliffs, Read More …

One perfect day in Saint Tropez : A Provencal escape!

Saint Tropez, the Côte d’Azur seaside town, is a Romantic Port of call which became a spectacular resort destination after World War II.  Drawn for its unbeatable setting and glamorous vibe, St Tropez saw an influx of artists of the French New Wave then the European and American jet setters came along. The legendary actress Read More …