Dreams come true in Roma

I’m in my early twenties and so The Lizzie McGuire series was an integral part of my adolescent development. When it culminated with The Lizzie McGuire movie set in Rome, I immediately fell in love! I watched the Lizzie McGuire movie everyday. Those were the pre-Netflix, pre-Hulu days when people still bought DVDs. I knew…

Hydra, Greece

Hydra is a quaint, little island. There isn’t a tourist in every nook. There are pebbled beaches with beautiful blue waters.  There is good food and welcoming people. There are no vehicles but there are donkeys. There is a habour populated by boats, hills occupied by homes and cobbled streets dotted with restaurants pleased to…

Póros, Greece

Do you remember when mathematics quite literally became Greek? Or when the words of really smart, Greek, deep thinking, dead men illuminated your mind? Greece has touched all of our lives and demanded entry into our bucket list. I’ve been home for just over two weeks now and I’m still craving, making and eating Greek…

Switzerland in the Summer

I thought Switzerland was the place where only middle-aged Caucasian folk spent their winters at expensive ski-resorts drinking rich hot chocolate by the romantic wood-burning fireplace. What could this land-locked destination even have to offer me? Beauty. It’s beauty is stunning! The flight from London Heathrow with Swiss Air was short just about two hours…

I want to be loved by you, in Italy preferably, I do!

I want to be loved by you, in Italy preferably, I do! Italy is synonymous with romance. It has been the backdrop for many beloved romance novels and movies including the greatest love story of them all, Romeo and Juliet. The good news is Italy still stands in all its alluring beauty, and eternity can…

Montréal Munching

My trip to Montreal quickly became about food, which is great because Montreal does food well! I’m sure they’re other things to do but in the winter food is comfort, joy and a proclamation of self-love while simultaneously being the beginning of summer body dreading! Let’s eat and be merry now; winter won’t tell your…

Christmas in Québec

Language fails to make available to me a word that can aptly convey my deep fondness towards Christmas. I am the embodiment of the Christmas spirit! Thanks to the dominance of North America in mainstream media I have, along with Bing Crosby been dreaming of a white Christmas. Québec City guarantees the falling of ice…

Bahama Mama

Question 1. If a girl is connecting through Miami to visit Cuba upon returning to Miami where is the next logical stop for a delightful end to her summer travels? The Bahamas! Question 2. What’s the point of going to uni and making friends from different countries if you’re never going to visit them in…

Viva Cuba Libre

Cuba is on the tip of everyone’s tongue so naturally and completely selflessly I had to go have a taste to see what all the talk was about, for you of course! Let’s get right into it, I’m prepared to spill the tea or Mojito or Piña Colada or any of the great big array…

A day in LA

Hoping off the plane at LAX wasn’t as glamorous or even as memorable as expected. It turns out, like men, most airports are created equal. It was really the city beyond, that sparkled! The First thing I noticed besides the traffic were the characteristic palm trees! I thought it was odd but remarkably considerate of…

Vegas, Baby!

How was Las Vegas? Hot. I know it’s a desert and deserts are hot but every time I’m asked that question the feeling of the sweltering heat rushes my memory and all I can muster as an answer is hot. However , once I manage to cool down and thoughts begin to stream again I…

The Blue Carpet Treatment!

A taste of the juiciest apple! There are about three places synonymous with dreams coming true- The North Pole, Never never land and New York City! Luckily Value Vacations along with Jet Blue can make the last trip happen! It’s important to remember the journey to your destination is just as important as what you’ll…