7 beautiful European villages you should visit

When it is comes to travelling through Europe, Erwin and I prefer to go to under the radar destinations, small villages, and to the big cities when it is off season. We find that the real charm of Europe lies actually in the small authentic villages rather than the big crowded cities.

Valentine gifts for travelers

Time is fast and furious so fasten your belts and enjoy shopping for your beloved traveler, whether it is your partner or even better yourself.

The beautiful Inside-Out Curacao

Erwin and I have been planning to go to the Caribbean for almost the day we met. Our initial plan was to elope to the Bahamas, our second was a Florida/Clearwater wedding with a Caribbean cruise as a honeymoon. None of these plans however worked. We ended up having a civil marriage in Cyprus and a religious…

15 things I love about the Netherlands

It has been four months since I have moved to the Netherlands and it has been such a wonderful ride. I’ve had the blog to keep me busy, Erwin to keep me warm, and technology to keep me connected to my family and friends. I have never lived outside of Lebanon for more than a month, so…

5 of The Most Beautiful European Canal Cities

Is it just me, or do cities with canals have this striking charm that can leave any person in an infatuated state of mind. Although they are big cities like many others, the canals and bridges criss-crossing all around give them a specific trait which makes them ideal destinations for hopeless romantics like myself. Here are my favorite European…

Lebanon and the beautiful: Jeita-Faraya-Faqra-Harissa

One of the advantages of being married to a foreigner is getting to do domestic tourism together: you want to show your other half the best parts of your country, seduce him/her to fall in love with it and therefore long to come back. Most importantly you want him/her to get to know your origins, your…

Why you shouldn’t go to Venice!

We have all watched the movies, read the books, seen the pictures, heard the stories. But once you go to Venice, you need to drop all those preconceived ideas, visuals and sounds and let them dissolve into the water surrounding this miraculous, timeless, exquisite city with it’s magical maze of canals, cobbled paths and bridges all wrapped around…

Lebanon and the Beautiful: Laklouk- Tannourine-Douma- Batroun

In the eternal clash between reality and expectation, often reality proved to be intolerable. Most of us have an idealized vision in our heads of how our lives are supposed to turn out. Unfortunately, our secret expectations aren’t always aligned with reality. Except when it comes to visiting Lebanon for the first time, the “reality check” for once is surreal.    According to Antoine…

My favorite restaurants all over the Globe

Mastering  the art of traveling requires a lot of trial and error, practice and research: knowing where and how to book your ticket, your hotels and your tours, how to pack, how to stay flexible, and ***here comes my favorite part*** where to eat. Knowing where, what to consume and avoid is crucial for me while…

Lebanon back on the travel map: the Rise of the Phoenix!

A few months ago, Erwin and I were trying to look up how to make the perfect travel plan for Arjan (my brother in law) for his future trip to the Emirates and to Lebanon. As you might know by now, I was born and raised in Lebanon and lived there until just two months ago….

My travel mistakes-Part-2-

After I posted my latest article about “Travel mistakes“, my two favorite travel buddies Mireille and my husband Erwin, reminded me of a few mistakes that I have missed mentioning. I definitely could have not have forgotten them but I had the intention to leave them for the sequels. Here are some additional errors I have…

The End of the World

When Erwin and I got married we vowed never to exit our union, to go to the end of the world to save our marriage when things get tough. Little did I know that we would go to the end of the world so soon into our marriage. Don’t get bad ideas here, our holy matrimony…