We made a last-minute decision to make a four-night stopover in Reykjavik, Iceland at the end of January while flying from the Netherlands to Costa Rica. Although we feared it might not be the best time to go to Iceland, visiting Iceland in winter is what fit into our travel plans.… Read the rest
Marked by high cliffs and deep bays, the Bondi to Coogee Walk in Sydney, Australia is one of the most iconic coastal trails in the region. The natural landscapes found along the Sydney coast trek are captivating. Trail walkers are treated to stunning sea views that stretch to the horizon.… Read the rest
Bondi Beach may be Sydney, Australia’s iconic powder-sand beach lapped by teal blue water, but the sand and waves are not the only attraction. The small beach town is packed with stylish restaurants and hip bars. After a day spent surfing the waves, soaking in the rays or walking the famous Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, it’s nice to have a cold, refreshing drink.… Read the rest
It was the beautiful Springbrook National Park waterfalls that prompted us to abandon the Gold Coast beaches for the day and wander inland to explore. The more we researched, the more we wanted to see. Our time was limited to a single day and we wanted to be sure we included the best things to do at Springbrook on our list.… Read the rest
On my first trip to Australia I only had one must-do activity on my list: Go Snorkeling on a Great Barrier Reef Cruise. I had snorkeled in the Caribbean Sea while visiting St. Maarten, at Captain Cook in Kona, Hawaii and in the lagoons surrounding Moorea Island, French Polynesia – and I wasn’t leaving Australia without taking one of the snorkeling Great Barrier Reef tours.… Read the rest
Ljubljana is a city that lands on just about every Slovenia itinerary – and for good reason! The capital city looks like a fairytale with the curving Ljubljanica River flowing through the center and around the hill-topping castle. The pedestrian-only Ljubljana Old City, decorated in ornate architecture and cafe-lined cobblestone streets, is filled with Ljubljana sights!… Read the rest
There is no doubt that the Adriatic Sea along Croatia’s coastline is a stunning stretch of water. Throughout the day, the crystal clear seawater ranges in color from cobalt blue to turquoise, varying in intensity depending on sunlight and depth. But Croatia’s appealing aqueous beauty isn’t exclusive to the shore.… Read the rest
We only had two full days in Seville, Spain but we quickly got ourselves acquainted with the atmospheric town. In addition to seeking out the Seville sights – we made time to enjoy the ambiance of the time-worn neighborhoods in Seville.… Read the rest
The San Sebastian Old Town sits steps away from the crescent-shaped La Concha Bay, with two hills rising at each end of the cove: Monte Urgull and Monte Igueldo. While Monte Igueldo is popular for the San Sebastian Funicular that transports visitors to the amusement park at the top of the hill (both of which are top San Sebastian attractions), we were drawn to the green space and meandering paths on Monte Urgull (or Mount Urgull) that lead to Castillo de la Mota San Sebastian.
Hiking San Sebastian: Monte Urgull
On our second day visiting the city (and after another night of consuming too many Basque tapas), we decided to head in the direction of San Sebastian Monte Urgull to stretch our legs and take in San Sebastian views.… Read the rest
One of the things we were most looking forward to while visiting Basque Country was eating Basque food…and we were especially interested in bar pintxos. The culinary treasures are a regional specialty and we heard we could find the best of the best in San Sebastian pintxos bars.
If you are wondering, “What are pintxos?… Read the rest