Tag Archives: europe
May 15, 2016

A Sweet Stay in Sicily: What to Eat in Palermo

An early spring trip to Sicily was a welcome break for my husband and I despite the rain and wind during our stay in Palermo. The weather certainly didn’t dampen our appetites as we tasted our way around the city, enjoying so many specialities, especially the sweets. Ok, hang on … I’ll get to the […]

October 15, 2015

Top 4 Experiences in Armenia

Since the 1990s Armenia has become an increasingly popular tourist destination.  It’s a mystery to me and invokes a touch of curiosity and daydreaming. I’m wondering what exactly is there to see, taste and do on a trip to Armenia, this country at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. So in this post, I let my more experienced friends tell us about […]

October 15, 2014

Making macarons in Paris & a peek into the Parisian home of a private chef

For many people Paris is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. A trip that is carefully saved for and planned for with a lot of expectation and excitement. What many tourists might not realize is that, while Paris is fascinating, historic and beautiful, it is also exhausting. You will walk for many, many hours in the city of lights, […]

June 26, 2013

Start the Day at the Stayokay Rotterdam: Hostel Review

Nevermind my sweeping generalization, if there is one thing I’ve learned from having lived in the Netherlands for a year as well as coming from an oversized Dutch family, is that the Dutch are clean. Impeccable, shiny, spotless. Generally. This same generalization can be applied to the Stayokay Hostel Rotterdam. Bright and polished, the Stayokay Rotterdam was […]

May 12, 2013

The Artful Passages of Barcelona

Anyone that knows me knows I am fascinated by street art. No matter where you go in the world, you can always find that people have expressed themselves all over the city walls with colourful tags, designs and imagery. Barcelona is no different and displays it’s unique brand of art on practically every corner. Impossible […]

May 12, 2013

Becharming Barcelona

I’ve spent the last week reminiscing about my recent trip to Barcelona; recalling the churros and chocolate, the incredible street art, the Gaudi architecture and the very kind hosts I had at my airbnb accommodation next to Plaza Catalunya; I was absolutely charmed by this coastal city. While Barcelona reminded me a bit of home, it […]

May 5, 2013

All the Things You Never Knew That Barcelona & Vancouver Have in Common

In case you don’t already know, Barcelona is fantastic. As in, Vancouver-fantastic. World-class-city-fantastic. A status often brought on by having hosted the Olympics perhaps. I knew this place was amazing when I stepped off the airplane and into the city via very easy, very modern public transportation. Barcelona was a glimpse of home for me […]

May 2, 2013

Discovering Local Life at the Sant Antoni Book Market, Barcelona

For me, getting to know a destination is more about observing the locals and discovering local life than always visiting the usual sites and attractions of a city.  I was happy to come across the Sant Antoni Market in Barcelona which is a daily food market, similar to La Boqueria except larger and without all the tourists. […]

March 17, 2013

Tasting Berlin: A New Urban Adventures Food Tour

Recently I was privy to a sneak peak of Urban Adventures’ new food tour in Berlin. From food to art to culture, Berlin is diverse and surprising in its taste. Our guide, a Berliner for life, was ready to offer bites of little-known information and samples of some of the tastiest food in Kreuzberg: one of the […]

March 17, 2013

Out & About in Berlin: Photography Workshop

Katrina James is an Australian documentary and travel photographer living in Berlin. She also provides photography workshops and mentoring sessions just like the one a few of us bloggers enjoyed last weekend.  Learn how to translate what you see into a really great photograph; read more about Katrina’s sessions here. Our photography workshop started off warm […]