Our Sydney stopover lasted all of 72 hours from touchdown to back on the plane to New Zealand. The stop was a bit selfish, to be honest. While many fellow travelers told me to head straight to New Zealand and not make a pit stop, I was torn between FOMO (fear of missing out) and also flying to that side of the world and NOT making the stop.
Some travelers want to spend hours on the beach. Others may find their solace on trails in the mountains. Or, perhaps the constant buzz of city life as you whiz from one place to the next. There is a famous quote, “vacation to find yourself.” If you need me, I’ll be in Tuscany.
Tomorrow I leave for a 16-day Australia/New Zealand adventure that requires clothes for city, sightseeing, going out, wine tasting, and hiking. Here are some of my packing tricks for going across multiple climates, multiple activities, and it all needs to fit in one check-in size bag.
Fifteen minutes from the center of Copenhagen, nestled in the national soccer stadium (Telia Parken), is the nondescript entrance of Geranium, the only three Michelin star restaurant in Denmark and number 19 restaurant on “The Worlds Best 50”.
As my Instagram feed fills with Oktoberfest and fall leaves, I cannot help but reminisce back to a fall trip to Germany. My best friend and I flew to Munich with a master plan to road trip to Vienna, Austria (a drive of 3 hours and 35 mins).
If you are heading to Amsterdam, it should be a requirement to visit Heineken. It is practically a landmark in the city. Now, I have been going on brewery tours since before being legally able to drink.
While Venice is known as the “City of Canals,” did you know there are also around 400 bridges and narrow streets that connect the city. The city has a long and interesting history that is almost perfectly preserved over 118 small islands.
“We are going on a cruise!” Insert blank stares from friends in the 25-30 range with the response, “why?” Cruises have a reputation for catering to an older generation, and so most of the time, our friends imagine us trapped on a boat eating at 6:00 p.m. with a crowd of retirees. I am here to dispel the myth and tell you why cruising is a fun, affordable, and easy way to travel.
Dubai is quickly becoming a hot destination for travelers. According to Dubai Tourism, 15.8 million people visited in 2017 and Dubai has a goal to have 20 million starting in 2020. The beach town in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) sits right on the Persian Gulf and is a city of wealth, commerce, and shopping – so much shopping.
When it comes to wine tasting, Napa California gets all the attention. Hailing names like Mark West, Beringer, Kendall-Jackson, and so many more. In fact, (thanks to a Google search) more than 90 percent of all U.S. wine comes from California. However, I would like to shed some light on California’s cute little neighbor to the North, Oregon, as the place you should consider for your next wine tasting trip.