Top Ten Holiday Festivities Around The World

It’s the holiday season! Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years, etc. There are so many holidays upon us and I’m curious about how different countries celebrate. So I did some research on places I want to visit during the holidays someday… Lantern Festival– Naga City, Philippines. There’s a whole lantern parade. I’ve always wanted to let go of a paper lantern, kind of like they do in the Disney movie Tangled. I wonder if I could do that here. Winter Wonderland–Hyde Park, London, UK. The park fills up with Santa Clause, an ice rink, roller coasters, and a mini circus. Apparently, 2000 people flock to … Continue reading Top Ten Holiday Festivities Around The World

A Food Journey

One of the most important cultural aspects of travel is food. So here are some of my top favorite dishes I’ve tried in my travels: England: Victoria Sponge Cake. Tea time in England is common, and it’s customary to have scones or cake with your tea. My first time having tea in Oxford, I tried the Victoria Sponge Cake, and it was delicious.  Italy: I can’t decide which was better–the cannoli or the gelato. But, I think that I’ll go with gelato. It’s like ice cream but better, invented in Italy with a thicker consistency. There were so many flavors … Continue reading A Food Journey

Favorite Travel Quotes

  “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.” “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” –Henry David Thoreau  “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” – John Green “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien “The world is a book and those who do not travel read … Continue reading Favorite Travel Quotes

Top Ten Places I’ve Been

A while ago I made a top ten list of places I want to go. So, here, in no particular order, are the top ten places I’ve been. Amsterdam. Oh my gosh, this is my favorite European city. It’s clean and beautiful. Everyone is happy, biking beside the canal. There is plenty to do and plenty to do. Amsterdam & Hamburg  Bath, England. Again, beautiful and clean and friendly. The best part is the Roman baths. Maybe I just like places with water? Town is very walk-able and has plenty of museums. Bath, England  Santorini, Greece. This was such a relaxing holiday. The … Continue reading Top Ten Places I’ve Been