The sun always seems to shine when I am in Monaco

Monaco is famous for a lot of things such as the Montecarlo Casino, the Grimaldi Royal Family and the Prince’s Palace.

The last time that I visited Monaco was in the summer of 2011, during my honeymoon. Back then, the sun was shining brightly and the sky was as blue as can be. When I visited Monaco in November 2013, it was winter and funnily enough, we experienced the same weather conditions again!

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What I love about Nice (France)

Nice, France. I have been here twice already and I still have fond memories of this place.

When Rick asked me where I wanted to travel to in December, I told him that we had not seen enough of France. I immediately remembered our Spring honeymoon which included a visit to Nice  three years ago. The weather was warm with a slight breeze and the promenade had a vibrant feel about it. Continue reading “What I love about Nice (France)”

Exploring Europe with my Parents: Paris, France (My favourite things to do)

The last leg of my parent’s Euro-trip was the ever fascinating city of Paris.

Paris is one of those cities that never ceases to amaze me. No matter how many times you visit, it will always have something special about it. There is something for everyone; elegant gardens, museums, romantic walks and the always glistening Eiffel Tower. Continue reading “Exploring Europe with my Parents: Paris, France (My favourite things to do)”

A whirlwind trip to Milan

In November, my friend  and I did a quick weekend trip to Milan. The best thing about Milan is that it is a quick flight from London (less than 1.5 hours), and if you book far in advance, you can buy airfares for £65 per person!

We had a great time eating and shopping. We woke up when we felt like, ate a 3 course breakfast and then walked through the streets of Milan as if we had all the time in the world! Continue reading “A whirlwind trip to Milan”

The Golden Circle Tour in Iceland: what makes it so special?

I love Iceland for many reasons. I love how they are so proud of their heritage. I love how they continue to preserve their language. I love how they still have a list of viking names that their children are named after and I love how they do not use last names in the same way as the Western world. The tour guide gave us an excellent example of this. If his name was David and his son was named Harley, his son would be referred to as Harley Davids-son. His daughter would be referred to as Heidi Davids-daughter Love it! Continue reading “The Golden Circle Tour in Iceland: what makes it so special?”

Merry Christmas from London

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that you had an amazing time with family and friends wherever you are in the world.

We spent Christmas in London this year with our London family – our good friends Lilian and Andrew. We enjoyed a hearty Christmas feast, good conversation, followed by a 2 hour episode of Downton Abbey! Love it! I really wish I could have lived in that century for just a little while. Continue reading “Merry Christmas from London”

Top 5 Tips for seeing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) on day 1 of our tour – read more to find out how!

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) is a natural phenomenon where you see colourful lights of green, blues and sometimes red in the clear, night sky. Since it is a natural phenomenon, sightings of the Northern Lights are not guaranteed. However, if you read on and follow my tips, you may have a higher chance of getting lucky! We saw the Northern Lights on the first night of our tour and we think it is because of our careful planning and research! Continue reading “Top 5 Tips for seeing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) on day 1 of our tour – read more to find out how!”

Exploring Europe with my parents: Pisa, Italy

Ahh Pisa – it’s not my favourite city and I have been there before, but it must be on the list of places to see in Italy even if you are just there for one day!

During our trip to Pisa in September, I had a very bad case of morning sickness. I didn’t feel like eating and I was incredibly cranky. At 8 weeks pregnant, I couldn’t tell my parents about the baby yet, so they just thought I was having an off day. I managed to maintain my smile and poise when taking my parents on a tour around Pisa. Continue reading “Exploring Europe with my parents: Pisa, Italy”

Exploring Europe with my parents: Venice the sinking city

Venice, Italy, is always at the top of everyone’s wish list when traveling to Europe. How can it not be? It’s romantic. It’s historical. It’s sinking and it’s truly magical all year round.

I have been to Venice twice (once during my honeymoon and once during the Masquerade Carnival). My mum has always dreamed of going to Venice ever since I came back with so many tales to tell, so when they visited Europe for the first time, Venice is where I took them!

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Exploring Europe with my parents: Florence, Italy

Florence is one of those cities that I wanted to take my parents to purely for its romantic atmosphere. To me, it is a city that inspires artists, architects and tourists like us who appreciate a beautiful city!

Looking at the food inspires those that appreciate the flavours of Italian sandwiches made from freshly baked bread and local ingredients, the natural sweetness of gelato and aroma of fresh pasta. Continue reading “Exploring Europe with my parents: Florence, Italy”