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normandy cliffs

The gorgeous Normandy cliffs in Étretat

Posted on 21. Jan, 2013 by .

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You know those gorgeous cliffs in Northern France everyone raves about? The ones I added on my bucket list ages ago but never had the courage to drive all the way up there to actually see them? Well, this summer, I did just that. I drove to Normandy, and finally saw these wonders of nature, [...]

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The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland - In Photos

Posted on 10. Sep, 2012 by .

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The Giant’s Causeway was something I had always seen on desktop wallpapers, or in one of the BBC famous travel videos. I never thought I would actually get to see it for myself one day. But I did! The 6th day of my trip in Ireland with Shamrocker Tours was all about the dramatic coastline [...]

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Cantal, the best place you’ve never heard of?

Posted on 20. Jul, 2012 by .

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People love Paris. People love the Riviera. People love the castles. But do people know about Cantal? Didn’t think so. Cantal is one of Auvergne‘s four departments. Each one of them is quite different from the others, and Cantal is all about the outdoors: mountains, volcanoes, hiking, chestnut hunting and al fresco dining. I myself knew [...]

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The faces of Ireland - In Photos

Posted on 19. Jul, 2012 by .

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Ireland is notorious for a lot of things. But what intrigued me the most what its inhabitants - either of the human or fluffy kind. People often say that traveling is all about the locals we meet on the way, and the unique experiences we share with them. True? I think so. And since I’m [...]

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Smelling the Ocean Breeze at Dune du Pilat

Posted on 05. May, 2012 by .

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If there is one thing I can’t resist in life (well, except chocolate, kittens, Swedish men and The Strokes… you know), it’s the ocean call. Whenever I find myself remotely close to it, forces beyond my control set in motion and draw me to it, and I honestly have very little willpower. Even though I [...]

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Keukenhof Gardens Is For (Macro) Lovers, a Photo Essay

Posted on 18. Apr, 2012 by .

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My daytrip at the Keukenhof Gardens, a mere 3 years ago, was absolutely perfect. The sun was out, shiny and warm, the drive through the tulip fields was dreamy and the gardens were filled of millions of colorful flowers. It really didn’t get any better than that. While any level of photographer would be in heaven [...]

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What to do in Auvergne: Vulcania

Posted on 16. Apr, 2012 by .

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Very few people know that there are volcanoes in France. Volcanoes, not volcano, because it’s actually a chain of 48 different cones and domes. The chain is about 40 kilometers long, and is located right in the heart of the country. The reason why you’ve never heard of them? They’re dormant, and have been since [...]

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Cadaqués : Views, Villas and Vines

Posted on 02. Mar, 2012 by .

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During my trip to Catalonia, I have had the chance to visit several lovely places, from bigger cities like Girona to traditional fisherman villages, like Cadaqués. I was absolutely blown away by this absolutely adorable place – let me show you why. The villa As part of my press trip with Charming Villas Catalonia, I [...]

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Wine Tasting in the Pyrenees

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by .

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One of my favorite activities when traveling, like most travelers, is tasting the local foods and drinks. Having already been treated to a fabulous 10 course fancy dinner, I was really excited to have a traditional, family lunch and wine tasting at one of Cadaques winery, the Mas Perafita vineyard, in the beautiful setting of Cap [...]

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The Four Seasons of Hyde Park

Posted on 15. Feb, 2012 by .

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There are very little things that I love more than strolling in London’s Hyde Park. Not only is it in my favorite city in the world (although there are some things to beware), but it also happens to be a very pretty park, so big and calm that it makes it actually hard to believe [...]

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Driving Through Parc des Cévennes

Posted on 23. Nov, 2011 by .

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When it comes to outstanding natural sights (among other things), France is pretty high on the list of amazing places. Whether you opt for the dramatic Mediteranean coast or the volcanoes of Auvergne, there’s something for everyone, including Parc des Cévennes. It only became popular a few years ago after the construction of the A75 highway, [...]

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Plenitude in the Austrian Alps - A Night at the Aqua Dome

Posted on 26. Oct, 2011 by .

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Right after Travel Bloggers Unite in Innsbruck conference, we were treated to several blog trips in and around Tyrol region in the Austrian Alps. I was lucky to have scored in a place in the relaxation group, because let’s be honest, mountain biking didn’t sound like any fun to my out-of-shape ears. Instead I opted [...]

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Going All the Way Up the Mont Blanc - Highest Peak of the Alps!

Posted on 24. Oct, 2011 by .

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After completing my trip around Lake Leman and eyeing the Alps from afar for a few days, I decided to face the highest peak in Western Europe upclose, also known as the 4800 meters mountainous monster.  Yes folks, I was going up the Mont Blanc!  But first, I wanted to visit the small village located at the feet of the [...]

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Tirol, Oetz Valley and Innsbruck, an Austrian Photo Essay

Posted on 19. Sep, 2011 by .

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When I decided to attend Travel Bloggers Unite in Innsbruck, I knew I was in for a treat. Not only was the city absolutely stunning, but the trip to the Oetz Valley afterwards, including the relaxing spa day, was nothing short of perfect. Austria and I had a rendez-vous manqué in 2009 - I longed [...]

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Hiking Volcanoes in Auvergne: My Experience

Posted on 17. Sep, 2011 by .

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Hiking a volcano wasn’t exactly part of my French tourism plan. Somehow my mind and body never got along very well, and anything that involves just the slightest amount of coordination is more often than not a very bad idea. Being outdoors and staying active, I enjoy - making a fool of myself by landing [...]

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