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Most Attractive Places To Visit In Istanbul

Istanbul is literally located in the middle of the World. People come to visit Istanbul from the Far East, the Middle East as well as the Europe, USA, Australia, and Canada. Istanbul steps forward with its natural beauty: The Bosphorus Strait which connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Black Sea. Besides, it has very valuable historic sights to visit. Istanbul is a place where you may enjoy the ancient history as well as the medieval history. For instance, Constantinople’s (Istanbul’s former name) Hippodrome is of Roman heritage so it’s considered as the ancient history. Hagia Sophia…

Brilliant Travel Tips To Save Money & Enjoy Your Vacation

Travel is a huge passion of mine and I would love nothing more than to visit beautiful historic cities every other week. However, let’s be real. I am not rich and most of you probably are not either. But that does not mean we can’t enjoy a vacation every now and again. We just have to be smart about it. Save smarter, spend smarter. Here to help you enjoy the vacation of your dreams and save some extra doe in the process is blogger Michelle McGregor. She is sharing her experience as an avid traveler with…

Three Unique Amsterdam Dates

When people think of Amsterdam what may first come to mind may be images of hippy youth frolicking freely hidden in clouds of smoke. Or red fluorescence lighting the haze of prostitutes showing their nightly goodies in window fronts. Or maybe of picturesque canals and bikes buzzing. While Amsterdam is, of course, all of those things, and perhaps it does live up to those expectations more than even your wildest dreams could let you imagine. There are still many things to experience that are slightly tamer. My boyfriend and I traveled to Amsterdam for a few days and wanted to…

3 Ghent Highlights you Need to Explore

An ancient hidden gem left much unnoticed in the European tourism ads. Ghent is a city that is so rich in history, art, culture and preserved medieval and modern architecture that it can be a little hard to understand why it is not as popular as places like Bruges as a place to visit. (Check out my 10 Things to do in Bruges post here.)  While in the research phase of our European trip planning it was difficult to decide where to set up a home base. We both agreed we wanted to stay in Belgium for a full week…

4 Ways to Beat the Post Vacation Blues

I have recently returned from my latest travel adventure, and by recently I mean I returned last week. Is that too soon to have the post-vacation blues? Does that mean I am a spoiled travel junkie? Is my adventurous spirit only fulfilled while on a travel high? Maybe so, because here I am already mildly depressed at the prospect of no future vacation plans. Don’t get me wrong I love being home and seeing family and friends but after months of planning and preparations, it is kind of sad not to have the next adventure in sight…

Exploring Belgium

One small country with one enormous story. A history steeped in red, bearing witness to war throughout the centuries. Somewhat frozen in medieval time, reminding the world of days that helped build our modern doorsteps. For the current world, Belgium has brought us such cultural delights as the Belgian waffle, Belgian beer and my personal favorite Belgian chocolate. I am excited to announce that I will be adventuring to Belgium in May of this year. Belgium holds a personal connection of its own to my country and province, being a place where grandfathers have perished and battled not so long…

Travel Barbados

Welcome to paradise! Where the water is warm, the sky is blue and where the greenery is lush with tropical beauty. Barbados! A beautiful island situated in the western area of the North Atlantic, and despite being classified as an Atlantic island, Barbados is considered to be a part of the Caribbean, where it is ranked as a leading tourist destination. Inhabited by Kalingo people since the 13th century, and prior to that by other Amerindians, Barbados was visited by Spanish navigators in the late 15th century.  An English ship arrived in Barbados in 1625 then taking ownership of the…

Miami, USA

Located on the southeastern coast of America in the state of Florida is the richest city in America, according to a study done in 2009 by USB. It is also a city considered a major leader in commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade.  At its best, it offers a rare multicultural experience, with Latin and Caribbean tongues, international cuisines and cultural events all against a beautiful beach backdrop. But what else does this major American city have to offer besides, fashion, beaches, entertainment, and culture? Well, what more could you really want? And what exactly would it…