A Portuguese welcome with Oporto City Flats

One never knows what to expect when landing in a new country, especially when your trip starts long before sunrise (hello, fatigue), but judging from the initial planning stages, the bar had been set high. It was my first time in Porto and I needed central accommodation to easily make my way around throughout my 4-day stay. The rain forecasted also meant a cozy atmosphere would win extra points in making my decision. I was referred to Oporto City … [Read more...]

Why Romania is still lacking. #Colectiv. Corruption kills

Silence speaks when words can’t. 39 dead. 130 seriously injured. 80 hanging from a thread of life. A nation floored by grief, anger and disbelief. A tragedy that could have been avoided. Twenty-six years after the fall of communism, Romania is still playing a dangerous game. And this game, by its name Corruption, is fatal. It's been 13 days since a fire that started at Colectiv Club, in center Bucharest, during a free concert by heavy metal … [Read more...]

#AirFranceExpo: France is in the air

This week was all about Air France, France and being French. I’m not big on aviation news, but when it comes to great service up in the air, with a touch of vintage, I’ll be there! And so I put on my finest French outfit to honor the invite I had received for the Air France Expo press day on June 25th, for its first day exhibiting at Center 248 in Chelsea. First class? Check! French wine? Check! Your very own French chef? Check. As expected … [Read more...]

A love letter to Cuba

As a sassy five year old, I remember my determination in putting red beads together, one-by-one, on a long, thin thread, for a very well thought out gift for my mother. It had been a few months since she had been away on an extended trip abroad and I missed her terribly. At the time, I was upset she hadn’t taken me with her. In reality, she was traveling to the United States for the first time, to visit her sister, which she hadn’t seen in … [Read more...]

How to Grab a Great Deal on Tenerife Holidays

One week into the second Polar Vortex this month alone and record freezing temperatures, and I am ready to escape for sunnier, warmer lands. As I plan to spend more time in Europe this upcoming spring and summer, my mind can’t help dreaming of beautiful getaways such as Tenerife. Spain has been my favorite European country since I can remember, and Canary Islands are my next stop off my Spaniard bucket list. Photo by Disfuta en … [Read more...]