Once upon a time, when I was 14 years old and a quite nasty teenager at that I went to Spain with mom. Her dream was to see Granada and Seville. Mine - eating a lot of frozen juice ice-cream and complain about anything and everything (sorry, mom).
The only memory I have from back then is a yellowish photo of myself with a grumpy face infront of the Columbus monument in the World's largest Seville Cathedral. It was time to fix that memory. And as Spring is the most amazing time in Andalusia, we got our tickets fixed and flew in for a long weekend.
This time I was a mom. And even though our kids are far from being teenagers, I'm sure you agree that city trip as a couple and city trip as a family is a completely different challenge.
Saying that, let us share with you what we managed to discover in the Andalusian capital during our 48 hours stay. Hope you will find our tips helpful.
When we were choosing which part of Crete to visit, first of all we checked for beach options. You might know from our Instagram posts and Stories that Olivia loves being next to the water. Actually she loves beeing in the water so we have to be in there too, no matter what temperature the water has.... but that's another side of the coin.
Long story short, if you also enjoy idyllic sunsets, building sand castles and run away from tiny feet chasing you - Chania region is your choice. It has marvelous beaches some of which are holding the title "Europe's best".
Sit back and enjoy the 7 beaches of Chania region we are about to introduce you to. Oh, and we'll totally understand if you'd want to book your ticket to Crete this summer =).
Did we tell you that we love hiking? If you do too Gran Canaria is a right place for you. It's great for hiking. Especially during the winter months when temperatures are mild.
Hiking with a baby could be a challenge. In fact we didn‘t hike much when Olivia was still a toddler.
The excitement of an upcoming trip starts as soon as we start researching for a place to stay. After finally clicking "book" on what seems like a perfect room our expectations fly high - we envision a cozy quiet room with a nice view. Just like on the photos we have just scrolled through.
The reality is usually different. At the check-in you might hear "Sorry, no more rooms on the 8th floor left, only on the 2d one". Or you get a room right next to a noisy elevator or with windows facing the wall of the neighbouring house instead of the Eiffel tower, or a stinky one if you wish. We have been through it all.
No reason to get upset. With these 5 simple tips we have been practicing for years you will get a room you've been looking for or an upgarde to an even better one.
Raja Ampat has been on my bucket list for years. So when the invitation from Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia arrived, my bags were packed in seconds (okay in an hour or so, since the kids were trying to help).
Raja Ampat is an archipelago located just next to the Indonesian part of the New Guinea Island, also known as West Papua or Western New Guinea. Apart from being a real beauty – “the last paradise“ as many say – Raja Ampat has some of the world's most diverse and unique biosphere which attracts tourists from all over the globe. The waters of Raja Ampat are considered to comprise some of the world's finest dive spots including some of the most vivid and unique species.
After spending 5 days in the area, I thought i's share with you some tips which might be helpful if you are planning your trip to Raja Ampat - 8 things to know before you go. I certainly wish to find the time to return again as soon as possible.
New Zealand's geothermal paradise and Maori headquaters - Rotorua - attracts visitors from all over the world. Geysers, mud pools, hot springs, geothermal pools - you'll find it all here side by side. As a result lots of services built their business around these nature's phenomena. Many offer treatments and an opportunity to soak in the mineral waters. How to decide upon which one to visit?
We were invited by Polynesian Spa to try out their services and we gave in - after walking the 19 km long Tongariro Alpine Crossing my muscles were screaming for warmth and treatment. Long story short - we enjoyed our spa evening.
Here are 5 reasons why we think you might enjoy the Polynesian Spa as well.