Last year I had a blast visiting Croatia from north to center in just 6 days. I didn’t actually consider it for a summer trip before this proposal showed up, but it was unexpectedly beautiful. The coastline is definitely worth a road trip if you have to go from one place to another – although it will take you longer than driving the highway. Chances are that you will be on the coast all the time, so take the road trip as an opportunity for more inspiring views. Most of the tourism in Croatia is based on coastal resorts and island related activities and you can guess why.
Cappadocia is world-known for the hundreds of hot air balloon scenery rising every day* at the sunrise. But this is also an amazing destination to explore the Anatolian culture and amazing valleys. Briefly said, think of authentic cave hotels, mushroom-shaped rocks, valleys to explore, rock-cut churches & underground cities.
Everyone in this world can recognize Paris and relate to its charm, more than any other city in Europe. But my first time there was just this year. I don’t have a reason why I let this happen so late. I guess I associated it with a romantic city and that was not necessarily my type of travel destination.
Second time in the USA and I’m thinking what to do and see there, and of course, Grand Canyon National Park was in my mind all the time. I went to NJ and NY, and Grand Canyon seemed quite far. But I did my research and realized it’s not impossible. If there’s a will, there’s a way, they say.
When planning to visit Grand Canyon think seriously about driving or picking a tour, the time you have to spend there, your budget, your travel companions preferences and your “to see list”.
Pacific breeze and the warm touch of sun, palm trees, active seafront, and countless murals were the first things to see in the city of angels, Los Angeles. It was late November, on a Thursday morning, but to me, it looked like an endless summer resort. I started my short stay in Venice area, which now I realize was the best area I could pick: relatively close to the beach, nice to walk among small and nice houses, with a lot of plants in the yards.
One of the biggest street art “galleries”, a huge open-air collection of street art is in NYC Brooklyn, more specific the area known as Bushwick Collective. This area expanded a lot in recent years, and Brooklyn is the most representative neighborhood for this type of art in New York. You will notice many murals spread in Manhattan streets as well, but this is a sort of organized area where local or international artists paint, spray or decorate.
Traveling in the United States from Eastern Europe takes a lot of time and money, and it involves some differences you may not be used to. In 2 weeks, 5 states, 3 time zones, I noticed a few details you may find interesting or useful for a first trip.
I was sure I’d love Ålesund as soon as I saw the vivid architecture. Buildings details and colorful ornaments draw a lot of attention. Actually, this is how Alesund is known: the Art Nouveau town, which was destroyed by a fire in 1904.
We reached Norway through Ålesund and this is a good starting point to see the Sunnmøre area and Geirangerfjord, the Unesco site.
West Norway is about unique landscapes that can take your breath away and I totally recommend to visit. The ocean, the fjords, the hills and mountains that surround low land villages and the mirror effect of the water will make every photographer envy your spot. This is what I imagine when I think about this Nordic country.
Ski in the Dolomites area in the Italian Alps was on my bucket list since previous years, so nothing could have stopped me to go there. Not even a bad knee, a hard to manage luggage or a long way back.