Wednesday, May 17, 2017

10 warm destinations to visit in 2017

Wondering where to explore next this year by traveling light and without carrying a jacket on you? 10 of my favorite places are on this list.

1) Porto - Portugal

Porto

When to go: June till October
What not to miss: Pastel de Nata, Fado Music and AlFama
Tips & Recos: blog post

Friday, May 12, 2017

Lago di Garda "a beautiful escape"

Destination: Lago di Garda
Travel Companion: Wife
Duration: 4 days
Budget: 850$ pp (excl. Airfare)

By Bechara Daccache (Instagram): When you think of Italy, Rome, Florence or Venice come to mind. Today, I want to take you instead on one beautiful relaxing escape, Lake Garda. Lago di Garda is the largest lake in Italy, and is about half-way between Milan and Venice.

Morning view for a quiet breakfast at Hotel Classique.

It is a popular holiday destination but not exactly from Lebanon, since it is not easy to reach. The lake is located at the bottom of the Dolomite mountains and is surrounded by small villages, natural parks, wineries and camping sites.

You can spend your day walking around towns like Garda, Sirmione, Lazise and Bardolino. Easier way to get there is by landing in Milano's airport. You can spend the night in Milan, and take the train to Garda. Oh and I don't recommend more than that in Milan. I didn't like it.

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Maldives for all

Destination: The Maldives
Travel Companion: Mom
Duration: 4 days
Budget: 2,500$ pp
 
I've been wanting to visit the Maldives for several years now, but because of the stigma around it, being a romantic destination, I kept postponing, even though there has been at least 3 times when I started the process of looking at airfare prices and even getting to the point of entering my credit card info. I've always stopped myself until recently. I decided, I want to see the Maldives because I've only heard and seen great things about it, and I want to take my mom. So I booked accordingly.

Best Hammock in the world

Sunday, April 09, 2017

How to make the best of Iceland in 7 days

Destination: Iceland
Travel Companion: Rita
Duration: 8 days
Budget: 3,200$ pp

Originally, Iceland was never top of list for me to visit, specially not in regards to seeing the Northern lights, I always felt that North of Norway and Sweden have higher chances. Still, I knew Iceland was something else and decided to just go for it. I wanted to see all of Iceland and knew it was exactly the kind of country where you can rent a car and go about all of it. Here's a video summary of my trip in 1 minute.

Many friends asked me for the itinerary and recommendations of what to do in Iceland. One week there taught me about the Do's and Don'ts, so I hope you find it useful. I will be covering the following sections:
  • Duration & Budget
  • Location & Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Transport (Rent a car or Tours)
  • Money (Cash or card)
  • Places to visit
  • Activities to do
  • What to wear
  • How to chase & shoot the Auroras 
  • Food & Drinks
A night I will never forget! Kirkjufellfoss - Iceland

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Christmas in Belgium

Destination: Belgium
Travel Companion: Solo
Duration: 3 days
Budget: 220$ (excl. Airfare)

For each holiday a destination. There are many places in Europe that are captivating during Christmas, Lapland in Finland is one. Last year I spent some December days in Belgium, mainly Antwerp and Bruges and I really recommend it. Here are two videos I captured while there.



Sunday, March 05, 2017

The beautiful and raw Sri Lanka, an unforgettable trip

Destination: Sri Lanka
Travel Companions: MAG Adventures Group
Duration: 4 days

Exactly two years ago, I joined a group of people and we visited Sri Lanka together for 4 days. It was a trip of a lifetime. Sri Lanka has the nicest and kindest people you will ever meet, and it has an untouched beautiful nature. Here's a video of our time there. If you're interested in visiting the Island and want to know more, let me know!



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Thursday, January 05, 2017