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Resort Review – Majestic Colonial

Honestly, I am impressed.

Having stayed next door last year, at the adult-only Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the least luxurious section of Majestic Resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. To be perfectly honest, I enjoyed my stay at the Colonial much more than the Ambar. Continue reading Resort Review – Majestic Colonial

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why I will NEVER book with Expedia again

I have a lot of experience with booking travel plans due to my past competitive dancing career. I was literally heading to Toronto Pearson Airport twice a month, whether to fly out to Calgary to compete for a weekend, or a 2-week trip around the world for training and world championships. I’ve been through it all. And along the way, I’ve tried a lot of the 3rd party travel sites. Last year I had a less than pleasant experience with Cheap-O-Air, but surprisingly, my recent experience with Expedia takes the cake. Continue reading why I will NEVER book with Expedia again

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some positivity for you, Paris

Why is the world crying and praying for Paris? Because it’s familiar. Many have already travelled there, many have dreamt of going there, and only very few had a completely neutral feeling towards the city. Continue reading some positivity for you, Paris

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travel: hotel vs. airbnb

During our 17-day trip to Europe, we had the opportunity to stay in both hotels and also in an airbnb listing. If you are not familiar with airbnb, it’s a website designed to help you find apartments to rent out wherever you go, in a safe, certified way. You get options of renting out a room, or a full place to yourself. Although I probably don’t have nearly enough airbnb experience to judge it so quickly, I have enough travel and life experience to make some conclusions. Continue reading travel: hotel vs. airbnb

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Paris: the Ladurée experience

During my trip to Paris, I really wanted to feel and taste every possible French sensation I could. And of course, to taste something Parisian or French, is to eat the best macarons in the world. There are two most popular macaron producers in Paris, being Pierre Hermé and Ladurée. Having tried both, not only did Ladurée take the cake (hehe get it?) in taste, it also beat Pierre Hermé from a full experience point of view as well. Continue reading Paris: the Ladurée experience

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fashion: modifying the look of the Parisienne

For anyone who’s into fashion, Parisian fashion, and how you should/shouldn’t look when you travel to Paris, you know that they all say you should fit in as much as possible. You don’t want to stand out as a tourist, they say. Don’t wear bright colours, don’t wear sneakers, don’t do this, don’t do that. Continue reading fashion: modifying the look of the Parisienne

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travel: don’t let them scam you!

In big cities that attract a lot of tourists, it’s hard to steer clear from the tricks that locals try to use to take advantage of you. Having spoken to a couple of locals in Venice and Rome, it was clear to see a lot of differences between “the real deal” and tourist scams. Continue reading travel: don’t let them scam you!

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outfit: travelling in style and beating the heat

Having been in Italy for a week in extreme heat, it was challenging being comfortable and avoiding looking like a hot mess all at once. There are a few key pieces that helped me create a perfect look (and feel!) for tackling the ruins of Rome, Italy. Continue reading outfit: travelling in style and beating the heat

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Rome: Gli Angeletti for dinner

Having had a well known Roman restaurant recommended to us, La Carbonara, we arrived there to find out it’s impossible to get in without a reservation. As a result, we were forced to look for elsewhere to eat. Continue reading Rome: Gli Angeletti for dinner

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Venice: travel colourfully to Burano

Travelling to Venice is much more than just the main set of islands. What many people don’t know, is that there are a few other very interesting islands just a mere 7,5Euro away. From Venice it’s possible to visit Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Murano is (apparently) tourist-infested as much as Venezia, and the prices for the glass pieces are raked high for authenticity and convenience, where as Torcello doesn’t have much to offer due to its population of 17 people. Continue reading Venice: travel colourfully to Burano