I got out of Porto’s underground Metro and was instantly blinded by the sun. It was the first time I’d seen that kind of blue sky and sunlight – the kind that held no promise of rain – in almost a week. After over a month traipsing through France’s Brittany and Northern Spain, I was feeling a little tired of traveling, but Porto a refreshing change. It felt rejuvenating and I couldn’t wait to explore more.
I’m convinced that Los Picos is a gem of Spain that any self-professed outdoor lovers should not miss.
I’ve been back for about a week and I still can’t stop blabbing about Los Picos and the Cares Gorge. It’s surprising how little known this national park is in the States, even among my hiker friends.
Even if you’re only remotely into hiking, the Cares Gorge (and Los Picos) is truly spectacular and is worth a trip if you ever find yourself in Northern Spain.
Armed with my Kindle, I decided to go on my own txikiteo. I was hesitant at first because it seemed like such a lonely thing to go on a solo bar crawl. But honestly, after the first glass of wine, I didn’t even care. The tip is to find just the right bar.
In case you haven’t figured it out, I love roadtrips! Despite the crappy weather and the crowd, this roadtrip through Brittany medieval villages and coastline was no exception.
What’s it like to travel in Paris in August? It can be surreal sometimes, a virtually empty city mobbed by tourists. But the good thing is? It’s still Paris.
If Hawaii and Alaska had a baby, it would be tiny Iceland.
It’s been quiet on the social media front lately. That only means one thing: I’ve been busy catching up on works on all front because there’s a trip coming. A big one. I feel so lucky that my work as a freelancer allows me to work from anywhere in the world. But the reality is, …
Wine making is still a big part of life here in Areni. A lot the wine you see on the roadside was still made through the old stomp-your-feet way before being fermented in blue plastic vats.
Armenia is known for its gorgeous monasteries in beautiful and remote settings (more on this later). For me, the highlight of Armenia will always be its people.
Little known outside climbing community and Oregonians, Smith Rock State Park in Western Oregon had the kind of sceneries that leave you bug-eyed and slack-jawed.
After spending some time in Savannah, I couldn’t come up with a better word to describe the city other than ‘romantic’. In fact, I think Savannah might be one of the most romantic cities I’ve ever set foot in.
Who makes the floats? Who pays for them? What’s the deal with the masks? Those are the questions I’d never asked myself. Having a big aversion to rowdy and drunken crowd, Mardi Gras is not high on the list of things I’d like to do.
I decided to take a 10 hour bus ride to New Orleans, one of the places I’d wanted to visit for a while. Here are the lowlights and highlights of my visit to New Orleans.
I get excited about summer. Living in the West Coast means that we have the best kind of summer, in my humble opinion. We have the long daylight hours without the baggage.
Climbing Snake Dike in Yosemite is one of those trips. Those who have been to Yosemite National Park will be familiar with this iconic feature in the park. Many might have even hiked to the top, a grueling 16 mile round trip that rewards you with one of the best views of Yosemite Valley.
I was keen to try out a version of canyoning that doesn’t have ‘God, I’m going to drown’ aspect, and what better place to do that than Zion? Zion’s famous slot canyons is just the place for breaking into canyoning.
When planning the itinerary of this Texas – California roadtrip with the 2 people I met on ThornTree, I made it clear: I don’t really care about the other places, but we have to stop by Antelope Canyon.
I had wanted to do a cross US Southwest roadtrip for a long time but I have been unable to convince any of my friends to go with me. I know this made me sound like I had really lame friends…
San Francisco, USA Last Wednesday 800 plus people from 95 countries gathered together in an old theatre in Oakland to become US’ newest citizens. I was one of them. So yeah, that was a pretty exciting day. For many of us, it marked the end of a long journey filled with paperwork, countless appointments, and …
Yellowknife, Canada Most visitors come to Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territory for one thing and one thing only: to see the northern lights. Its location on the 60th parallel (sub-arctic), flatness, and lakes makes it one of the best places in the world to see the auroras. As seeing the northern lights is an exclusively …
There’s something absurd, and some might even say insane, about the whole endeavor of chasing the northern lights.
If I have to pick one highlight of Georgia, Ushguli would be it. Pig manure or not. It was everything I imagined Georgia to be: remote, wild, and utterly gorgeous.
To me, Georgian monasteries is as iconic as the mighty Caucasus. After seeing so many monasteries (too many) in Georgia I’ve come to the conclusion that Georgians sure know the real values ofreal estate: location, location, location.