• Burano: Colorful Houses
    Italy,  Venice

    Burano and Murano in a day

    Venice is one of the most famous and aspired destinations in the entire world! Most tourists, however, attempt to visit this Italian gem as part of a crammed one week trip which includes at the very least Milan, Florence, and Rome as well. They will certainly say they have been to Venice, but can they really say they have experienced the beauty of this magical city and its lagoon? Searching online, I keep coming across forums where tourists on a tight schedule ask if, while in Venice, they could visit Burano and Murano in a day and whether they should spare some time to do so. Here’s my answer to…

  • Florida,  USA

    Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: a throwback to the past

    Would you like to experience a little bit of Europe while in Miami? Then, you should definitely visit Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a Renaissance-inspired villa overlooking Biscayne Bay. In a moment, you’ll feel like you have suddenly been teleported to a 16th-century European estate, but with a tropical background. The stark contrast between this architecture and what you are used to seeing anywhere else in Miami will surely impress you! A bit of history on Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Once the winter estate of Chicago businessman James Deering, Vizcaya and its beautiful gardens were built between 1914 and 1922. The complex originally consisted of 180 acres, including the Main House,…

  • Mt. Nokogiri Big Buddha
    Japan,  Tokyo

    Tokyo escape: 2 great day-trip adventures from Japan’s busiest city!

    Big city life? A curse for many, a blessing for others. As for me, I love the exciting life a metropolis like Tokyo can offer. I love all the comforts that this amazing city provides me with. I love being able to go anywhere I want thanks to the incredible public transportation system, I love being able to go grocery shopping late at night, and above all, I love the huge amount of options I have on weekends. Between all the museums, shopping malls, exhibitions, theaters, events and shops (including all those weird but funny stores you could never find anywhere else but in Japan), I could literally do something…