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Photos: Vancouver Pride Parade 2019

The Vancouver Pride Parade 2019 was last Sunday, but summer days really make me lazy. I’d prefer to be just reading a book at hand while lying down on a beach, listening to the gentle waves of the Pacific Ocean. It’s my first time to attend the Pride Parade in

Oia Santorini Sunset Will Give You Chills

Oia Santorini Sunset will definitely give you chills. Make sure to get a spot 30 minutes before the sunset. You would be surprised that hundreds of tourists waiting for the golden spectacle to end their day. Or, perhaps, their honeymoon. Oia is on the edge of Santorini island.  It is

The Temple of Zeus is at the Heart of Athens

The Temple of Zeus is at the heart of Athens. It is a few minutes walk from Syntagma and not far from the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games was held. BEWARE. A friend of mine did a headstand here and I had a jumping photo when a

Pack Cybersecurity on your Next Trip to France

Here’s something you probably didn’t know about traveling: many travelers fall victim to cybercrime when abroad and the number will only rise with time. Our devices contain extremely valuable data, from banking apps to sensitive documents, so no wonder cybercriminals are starting to pay attention.  Whether you’re visiting the famous sights

Cologne Skyline from KolnSky Tower on a Cloudy Day

A high school classmate of mine brought me KolnSky to see the unforgettable Cologne skyline from its viewing deck. We crossed the famed Hohenzollern bridge behind Cologne Cathedral before reaching the KolnSky building. On that day, the sun played hide-and-seek, and then it decided not to come out throughout our

Belvedere Palace in Vienna Will Take Your Breath Away

The Belvedere Palace in Vienna will take your breath away. It’s one of those magnificent palaces in Europe that is as fascinating as its history. The palace compound has two Baroque palaces: the Orangery (Upper Belvedere) and the Palace Stables (Lower Belvedere). Between these two palaces are wonderful and well-manicured

Inside the Former House of Sigmund Freud – Now a Museum

When visiting Vienna, do not skip visiting the former house of Sigmund Freud, now a museum. He is known for his three divisions of the human psyche: the id, ego, and super-ego. However, the word schadenfreude (finding pleasure in the misfortune of others) has nothing to do with him. 😉

5 Essentials to Planning Your Trip in the United States

The United States has a wide array of terrain from flat to rugged and mountainous. With 50 states to choose from, you will always find at least one state that you want to visit. Planning, at least some part of your vacation, will allow you to have a more enjoyable

4 Essentials For A Great Walking Holiday

The freedom and flexibility of a walking holiday, as well as the chance to enjoy some of the most gorgeous scenery around (particularly when you pick a walking holiday in Scotland), is second to none. It’s no wonder that people choose this kind of holiday year after year, forgoing the

Three of the Greatest Highlights of Beijing

The Chinese capital of Beijing is truly inspiring. Those who have had the pleasure of visiting this city never forget its alluring mix of incredible history and culture, as well as its truly unique sense of imperial splendour. Preconceptions and stereotypes will be blown away when you see the incredible

Relive Hollywood in These Film Locations in Paris

“Paris is always a good idea,” said Audrey Hepburn, a Hollywood legend who acted in romantic movies that featured famous landmarks in Paris. With so many great motion pictures made in this European city, it’s no wonder it earns these three nicknames: The City of Love, The City of Romance,

Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum

I have no doubt that Apollo Gallery is the most dazzling hall at Louvre Museum. Yes, if there’s one room at Louvre Museum that spells grandeur, it would be Galerie d’Apollon. This amazingly-decorated room is fit for a sun god. From its walls to its ceiling Apollo Gallery shimmers in paintings,

How To Stay Fit While Traveling

When you are traveling, staying fit is not always your first priority, but it should be. When you are physically fit, your energy and stamina will grow, and thus so will your overall quality of life while you are on your trip.  Still, staying active is not necessarily the easiest
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