Where We’re Headed Next

If you’re following me on Instagram, you might have noticed we visited Prague last weekend. It was a compulsive, last-minute decision and since none of us has ever been there, it wasn’t even a bad one! More about that soon.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the changes I want to make on this blog in 2017. One of them was to keep you more up-to-date on our plans. It often happens I get some amazing recommendations when we are already on our way back home. That, of course, gives me a good excuse to return (my guilty pleasure), but it’s always nice to find out about the fun activities beforehand and add them to your itinerary the first time around.

To cut it short: WE ARE GOING TO MADEIRA!

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Yes, I’m talking about that tiny Portuguese island I always have on my list of goals. I’ve never seen Portugal before, so I’m over the moon about the whole trip. The best part is we have two long layovers in Lisbon! I am well aware we’ll have to return there because let’s be honest, 24 hours are not nearly enough – I already know that. However, when you get an extra bonus trip offered, you must never say no (it’s an unwritten rule!).

If you have ANY recommendations for either Madeira or Lisbon, please let me know in the comments below!

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24 Hours In Wintery Zagreb

Nothing says Christmas like the smell of baked goods and a stroll through a Christmas market. Preferably with a cup of mulled wine or hot chocolate in one hand and cinnamon donuts in other. In December, we decided to check why has Zagreb been chosen as the best Christmas market the second consecutive year.

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We headed to Croatia on December 23 and stayed there for one night. Not much, but enough to see a glimpse of Croatia’s capital city while getting into a Christmas spirit. Read More

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Off the Beaten Path: 8 Unique Things to do in Paris

In Paris you’ll never be short of things to see and do. For the first time visitor, there are plenty of informative guides on a well-worn tourist trail to follow, covering all the major attractions. But what if you’ve already been there or you just want to escape the hoards and explore the more eccentric side of Paris off the beaten path?

Here’s a list of my top eight things to do in the capital city of France.

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PEPI Studios: Charming boutique hotel with a personal touch (Review)

Pepi Studios is a very-high rated boutique hotel in Crete’s best kept secret – the town of Rethymnon. I was delighted to learn on arrival that it’s built within a charming old Venetian building, the history of which goes to the early years of 20th century. From private school to material shop, 1985 was the year when the building was first transformed into small apartments. Later on, the hard-working family took over and opened a charming boutique hotel.

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Why should Crete be your next travel destination

Most people when they think of Crete (Greece) imagine crystal clear waters and endless sand beaches. It’s true, this is something Crete has, but there’s so much more to see that even if you come in all four seasons, your list will still not be fully checked. Locals like to joke that although they’ve lived in Crete for decades, they had only experienced a tiny bit of everything there is. We’ve spent 9 nights on the largest Greek island and fell in love with the diversity it has. Warm-hearted people, fantastic food, rich history and beautiful nature – when can we move?

1. There’s so much to see!
The island is so rich of beauties and treasures that you will need a lifetime to discover. I know we will be back to explore more.

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Chrissi Island

2. The food
Plenty of it. It would be a disservice to talk about Greece or most importantly, Crete, and not mention the food. The Cretan Diet does not only ensure good health and long life because it’s nutritious but is also very tasty. It features a lot of olive oil, fresh vegetables and fruit, dairy products and a little wine with every meal. Let’s not forget about raki, so called natural medicine. Yamas!

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