Despite its remarkable beauty and cultural diversity, the Balkan Peninsula remained for a long time a relatively unexplored region of Europe. After Communism disintegrated in Eastern Europe people began flocking to the sunny beaches of the Dalmatian Coast. It didn’t take the world travelers long to discover  the area’s abundance of breath-taking coastlines, dazzling landscapes, beautiful architecture and rich history.  Soon countries like, Read More

Budapest is one of those cities that seems to leave a mark on everyone who visits it. A place you would never get bored of, no matter how many times you go. There is always something left to see, something that will draw you back, like a beautiful woman who  winks at you right before she turns the corner., Read More

The Czech Republic’s capital has always been considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, so it comes to no surprise that millions of visitors flock to Prague every year. The city has a great deal of attractions –some more famous than others–  but all equally worth visiting at least once in, Read More

My guest for this month’s series Travel Blogger Interviews is Cindy Carlsson, an avid traveler and passional photographer from Minnesota, the creator of Exploration Vacation.   Tell us a little about yourself: Who are you? Where are you from? I’m based in the USA in Minnesota, which is just south of Canada. From there, Read More

image showing the desert super bloom

This year’s  unusually wet winter has been a curse in many parts of the United States, but not in California. After years of drought, California’s usually lifeless and arid-looking desert has been magically transformed into a stunning landscape of colorful wildflowers. This extraordinary desert ‘super bloom’  is something quite rare in this barren area. Most of the time, California doesn’t get enough, Read More

Living in Southern California means being part of one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cultural landscapes. From visual arts, home decor and fashion, to music festivals, opera and jazz, you get a wide variety of events that can keep you busy year round. Among these cultural events there is one that often passes unnoticed, despite its 85 years, Read More

The Rose Parade, also known as the Tournament of Roses Parade, is an annual tradition in Pasadena, California,  that takes place every year on New Year’s day (or on Monday, January 2 if New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday.) The event was started in 1890 by members of the Pasadena Valley Hunt Club, Read More

Growing up in communist Romania had its own advantages. I could tell you all kinds of dreadful stories about those times and they would all be true, but not everything was bad. Yes, there were five of us living in a one bedroom apartment (sometimes even more when relatives came to visit); the lines to the grocery, Read More

I felt punished when I pulled up the curtains that morning. “Damn this weather! When does it get cold in California, if not in February?” I asked rhetorically. Although a snow storm was in the forecast, it had been nothing but rain for the past four days. The thick blanket of snow that was covering the streets of Lake, Read More