Escape of the Week: The Colors of Portugal

I spent time in Portugal, but not quality time. Mostly because I was sick. And, then I was drunk , and then I was hungover. Fortunately, there was at least one good day in the middle of my 10 or so days in the country when I was moderately healthy and totally sober. I metContinue reading “Escape of the Week: The Colors of Portugal”

Escape of the Week: Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar

Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar, also known as Mısır Çarşısı, is one of those attractions visitors should put on their itineraries. Built in the 1660’s, the bazaar is one of those places which simply mesmerizes. It’s crowded. The people inside stroll from each business, stopping to sample the Turkish Delights, to capture the images of the pops of colorContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar”

Escape of the Week: Underground Berlin

When I was in Berlin, I enjoyed two free tours. One that took me to the historical sites (which, to my surprise, was not a snooze fest), and one that took me to the underground art scene. In the cold and rain, our guide escorted us through squatter residences, enlightened us on the history ofContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Underground Berlin”

Escape of the Week: A Turkish Camel

Turkey has some serious bus stops. Like, serious. These huge facilities greet thousands of visitors a day and come complete with restaurants, shops, pay-to-pee squat toilets, and more. They even wash the buses quickly when passengers disembark to stretch their legs. On the first day of my Fez Bus Tour through Turkey, we stopped betweenContinue reading “Escape of the Week: A Turkish Camel”

Escape of the Week: Krakow Sunset

Krakow is an easy city to fall in love with, and one of the most underrated. The old portion isn’t too large, so it’s easy to navigate. There’s tons of kebap shops. Clubs and bars make the nightlife one of the best in the region. And, well, it is just plain gorgeous. I spent aContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Krakow Sunset”

Escape of the Week: Benidorm by night

It was a year ago, nearly to the day, I was on #blogtripf1 in the Land of Valencia. The five-day trip was an amazing experience, allowing me to experience yet another beautiful province in Spain, and meet some of the most amazing travel bloggers ever. Our second night together, we headed to the super BritishContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Benidorm by night”

Escape of the Week: Walls of Chauen

Perhaps one of the most stunningly colored cities I have ever visited, Chefchauen, Morocco, provided me with a photo opp around every winding road, narrow alley and blue-walled building. The entire medina is a refreshing bright blue stacked with white half-way up nearly every building’s wall. And then there are gorgeous splatters of color —Continue reading “Escape of the Week: Walls of Chauen”

Escape of the Week: Colors of Prague

    I’ve been to Prague twice in my life, and was taken by the city both times. As someone who is not used to seeing the gorgeous myriad of architecture in Prague (stuff like this just doesn’t exist in America, sadly), every turn down a new street delighted my eyes. The colors. The shapes.Continue reading “Escape of the Week: Colors of Prague”

Escape of the Week: A Silverback in Rwanda

I remember this day like it was yesterday, although it was almost a year exactly since this photo was taken. It was me, Anna, JD, Adam, Jason, and Mary, along with William, a representative from the Rwanda Development Board. We had been invited to visit Rwanda for a little more than five days to seeContinue reading “Escape of the Week: A Silverback in Rwanda”

Escape of the Week: Merida’s Roman Statue

Tucked into the westernmost part of Spain is the Extremadura region. A land heavy on the nature, light on the bustling city. A place where people go to get away from the big cities and take a few more minutes to sip their coffee. A place where people go to explore the local wildlife (birdContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Merida’s Roman Statue”