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A Day in St. Petersburg, Russia

A Day in St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is a spectacular city filled with architectural influences from Europe and Russia. I arrived in St. Petersburg aboard the Peters Line cruise. Sadly, my cruise couldn’t dock for 3 hours due to the weather conditions. My 8 hour tour was now cut down […]

How to Travel to Russia Without a Visa

How to Travel to Russia Without a Visa

Want to visit Russia without paying for a pricey visa? I’m here to tell you that it’s possible but there are a few guidelines. Last month, I embarked on a journey that landed me in St. Petersburg for a day. You can travel to St. […]

Quick Guide to 7 Days in the Baltic Sea

Quick Guide to 7 Days in the Baltic Sea

One of the most fascinating things about visiting the Baltic Sea is that you can visit several countries in just a short span of time. You won’t get to see the cities in depth but you have access to a variety of city capitals including: […]

Quick Guide to 3 Days in Switzerland

Quick Guide to 3 Days in Switzerland

I dream of inhaling the crisp fresh air as I hike through the Alps. I see myself sitting on the mountain side devouring milk chocolates, creamy cheeses, and sipping warm refreshments as I admire this gorgeous panoramic landscape. My short visit to Switzerland surpassed my […]

How to Pack for Ecuador

How to Pack for Ecuador

Ecuador is a fascinating country canvased with stunning picturesque landscapes, neighborly natives, and exotic cuisines. There is a phrase in Ecuador: All You Need is Ecuador. It’s true. Ecuador is surrounded by the Andes, the Amazon, and the Galapagos Islands. As desired as Ecuador is, […]

Ecuador: Day 4 – Otavalo to Quito

Ecuador: Day 4 – Otavalo to Quito

This is our last day in Ecuador and we have a huge lineup. Let’s see what we can squeeze in today. Destinations: 1. Cascada De Peguche 1st stop, Cascada De Peguche, a waterfall within the bustling city of Otavalo. The drive from our hotel to […]

Ecuador: Day 3 – Amazon to Otavalo

Ecuador: Day 3 – Amazon to Otavalo

After hours of traveling, driving, and days of waking up early, we decided to take it easy on day 3. On the schedule: spa and street markets. Destinations: 1. Termas de Papallacta Termas de Papallacta is the famous thermal spa in Ecuador. The spa is […]

Ecuador: Day 2 – Banos to the Amazon

Ecuador: Day 2 – Banos to the Amazon

Luis is already waiting for us when we sat down for a quick bit to eat before we voyage on to our next adventure. On the menu today: fresh fruits, warm rolls, and huevo (eggs) cooked to our preference. The weather now is overcasting but […]

Ecuador: Day 1 – Quilotoa Loop to Banos

Ecuador: Day 1 – Quilotoa Loop to Banos

Luis picked us up from our hotel around 8am to begin our journey through Ecuador. We took the back road through the Quilotoa Loop. The ride was rocky, filled with potholes. I wish i took one of those motion-sickness pills. Our first stop was in […]

Quick Guide to 4 Days in Ecuador

Quick Guide to 4 Days in Ecuador

Ecuador is a country where the Andes meets the Amazon, where the land straddles between two hemispheres. Ecuador has so much to offer: the beach, the wildlife, the mountains, and the jungles. I spent 4 full days in Ecuador mid-May, the end of their wet […]