Posts in GUIDES
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING THE SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE IN ABU DHABI

Should you find yourself in the United Arab Emirates, a trip to Abu Dhabi to see the iconic Sheikh Zayed Mosque is an absolute must. Being a place of religious worship, there are specific cultural guidelines that are observed out of respect. Here are all the answers to your top 10 questions and everything you need to know before you plan your visit!

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THE ULTIMATE WEEKEND GUIDE TO DOWNTOWN NAPA

I recently had the opportunity to visit Downtown Napa and had the most romantic little getaway with Shahzeb! On Friday night, we checked into our hotel and spent the weekend eating and exploring to our hearts’ content! Here’s my quick guide on where to stay, eat & play!

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SINTRA, PORTUGAL: THE COMPLETE DAY TRIP GUIDE TO FAIRYTALE CASTLES AND MORE

Sintra, Portugal is an easy and must-do day trip destination for anyone visiting Lisbon. Just 40 minutes from Lisbon, Sintra feels like a world of its own with its fairytale castles and intricate palaces. With so much to see and do, here’s a complete guide of places you cannot miss when you visit!

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9 INSTAGRAMMABLE HIDDEN GEMS IN SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco is known around the world for its iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, but if you love discovering hidden gems when you travel then you must check out some of San Francisco's most picturesque spots off the beaten path.

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A QUICK TRAVEL GUIDE TO LAGOS, PORTUGAL

Lagos is one of the most popular and historic towns in the Algarve region and for good reason: it contains some of the region's best beaches and rock formations! The Algarve is a little slice of heaven located on Portugal's southern coast and offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon.

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THE ULTIMATE IGUAZU FALLS GUIDE: ARGENTINA AND BRAZIL

If you've got a thing for waterfalls, the world-famous Iguazu Falls in South America should definitely be on your travel bucket list! One of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, Igauzu Falls straddles the border of Argentina and Brazil, giving visitors the option of admiring this beauty from either country. Which side should you visit? Read on to find out!

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BEST BEACHES IN RIO DE JANEIRO

If you're visiting Rio, the the only Portuguese word you really need to memorize is praia, meaning "beach"! Rio de Janeiro is well known for its famous stretches of sand and decorative boardwalks, so it's a no-brainer why this seaside city in Brazil has captured the world's attention with its beautiful beaches. Choosing which beach to visit can be a bit overwhelming, as there are so many to pick from, with each one a bit different from the next.

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10 INSTAGRAMMABLE THINGS TO DO IN LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" and has become one of the world's premiere travel destinations for good reason. If you thought Las Vegas wasn’t your scene, think again! Though Vegas is known for its fancy hotels and entertaining nightlife, there’s so much more to see, eat and do than you could ever have imagined. Think award-winning restaurants run by celebrated chefs, iconic spots to catch a view of the city, and unique outdoor adventures — all picture perfect to fill your weekend and your Instagram feed!

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FIRST TIMER'S GUIDE TO PORTLAND, OREGON

Portland, Oregon is one my favorite cities in the US — it's of those cities that has something for everyone. Whether you're a foodie, a coffee aficionado or an adventurer, you will definitely find what you're looking for. If you are visiting for the first time, there are a few must-do's to get the ultimate Portland experience and feel like a true Portlandian!

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8 INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES TO HAVE IN ACAPULCO, MEXICO

I was recently invited to Acapulco, Mexico and had the opportunity to explore the city with the Acapulco Tourism Board. Located on Mexico's Pacific Coast, Acapulco is a beach resort town made famous in the 50's and 60's by celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley! With its luxurious beachside resorts, glitzy nightlife and delicious food, I knew there would be plenty to fall in love with. If you are visiting Mexico soon, here is a list of activities to help you explore the best of Acapulco!

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BEST COFEE SHOPS IN SAN FRANCISCO

There is no shortage of phenomenal coffee shops in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a coffee connoisseur, I've had my fair share of cups in the city. Whether you're searching for a place to sit down and unwind over a cup of joe or looking to taste the best third-wave coffee the city has to offer, there's something for everyone on this list of coffee shops in San Francisco.

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ULTIMATE SUMMER GUIDE TO SOUTH LAKE TAHOE

Lake Tahoe is known for its epic views and stunning scenery. Though you can’t go wrong no matter where you go or what you do, having a basic game plan will help you maximize your time here. If you're planning to visit South Lake Tahoe this summer, here's the ultimate travel guide with everything you need to know, including where to stay, eat and play!

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15 FANTASTIC THINGS TO DO IN TORONTO, CANADA

Recognized as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, Toronto is home to fascinating museums, artistic culture and an abundance of eateries. In addition to the popular tourist attractions that shouldn't be missed, this list also includes unique destinations you should absolutely try to squeeze into your trip to get a real taste of what Toronto has to offer.

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A WEEKEND FOODIE GUIDE TO TORONTO

Toronto's foodie game is so strong, you may have a hard time picking and choosing where to eat, like I did! Toronto has some of the most outrageously unique and equally delicious spots for you to indulge to your heart's desire. Here is a list of not-to-missed spots for the ultimate foodie visiting Toronto.

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WHERE TO COFFEE IN TORONTO

Toronto is no stranger to the hipster coffee scene, and it holds some of the coolest and coziest coffee shops to get your caffeine fix. Along with some of the most expertly roasted beans and brewed coffee that this city has to offer, you'll find so much character from the floors to the ceilings of these top notch cafes. 

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EXPLORING NIAGARA FALLS

One of the most beautiful and famous waterfalls in the world exists right here in North America. When visiting Niagara Falls, there are so many ways to experience the fun and beauty of the falls. Check out my guide to Niagara Falls to discover how you can get up close to explore this natural wonder!

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12 HOURS IN BEIJING, CHINA: THE ULTIMATE LAYOVER GUIDE

As the capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing is the nation's political, cultural and economical hub! A country with over 3,000 years of history is difficult to experience in just one day, but if you're lucky enough to have even a 12 hour layover, take the opportunity to see and do as much as you can. I've got the perfect layover itinerary for your trip!

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A WEEKEND FOODIE GUIDE TO NEW ORLEANS

If you're planning a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana then you already know you're in for a real treat! Notorious for its Mardi Gras celebrations, jazz music and historic architecture, New Orleans is home to hundreds of local street artists gathered around Jackson Square.  Even more stimulating than the sights and sounds is the incredible food New Orleans has to offer. In this city that lives to eat, I hit up several major food staples you won't be able to resist. 

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