When I decided to explore Greece, I chose not to head straight to the picturesque Islands with the whitewashed walls and blue-domed roofs that everyone thinks of when they think of Greece. Instead, I wanted to dive back into the history classes of my youth and explore the sites of Ancient Greek mythology.
English poet, Lord Byron, described Croatia as the pearl of the Adriatic. And boy, was he right. This tiny country is made up of more than a thousand islands, 11 nature parks, 8 national parks and a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. All of this contributes to making Croatia one of the most stunning countries I’ve ever seen.
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New Zealand is easily one of my favourite places on the entire earth! This tiny country off the east coast of Australia holds so many amazing wonders that you would be hard pressed not to find something you love. The people are very friendly and helpful, the food is surprisingly delicious and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking everywhere you turn.
The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline along the southwest edge of Italy’s Campania region. With sheer cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with almost 100 small beaches and 13 pastel-colored villages, the Amalfi Coast is a place that must be seen to believed.
Bryce National Park is located in Southwest Utah and is best known for its unusually shaped orange rock formations called hoodoos. Having seen hundreds of photos of these gorgeous structures, I knew I had to make a stop to experience them in person. However, while they are truly beautiful to see from a distance, in order to really appreciate their beauty and magnificence, you must venture down into the depths of the hoodoos and experience them from below.
I have an odd fascination with old doors, windows, door knockers and details. The older and more beaten up and rusty, the better! And the charming little town of Matera, Italy had so many amazing doors that I could’ve stayed there for hours admiring them all! Here are a few of my favourites.
Utah is filled with natural beauty everywhere you look. The state has several “scenic byways” but really, almost every road I drove on was simply breathtaking. Here are a few of the amazing places I discovered on my tour of this magnificent state.
Located in Italy’s southern region of Basilicata, Matera is one of the most interesting and unusual cities in all of Italy. Never heard of it? I’m not surprised. This still relatively unknown town is one of Southern Italy’s best kept secrets – but not for long! Matera has been inhabited for 9,000 years and is best known for its extensive cave-dwelling districts, the sassi. It’s stunning beauty and storied history will make a lasting impression on each and every visitor.
Arches National Park is located just outside the quirky little town of Moab, Utah. Bordered by the Colorado River in the southeast, this red-rock wonderland is home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including its poster-child, the massive, red-hued Delicate Arch. I’d seen plenty of photos of the stunning arches and knew I wanted to plan a visit, but nothing could prepare me for how breathtaking this park really is. It’s truly nothing short of spectacular! Here are 3 hikes you must do if you are planning a trip to Arches National Park.