How to get excited about your travels

Going on vacation is one of the most exciting life events that you can experience. However, planning a trip can also be a stressful process. It is easy to fall into the trap of obsessing about everything that you have to get done and everything that could go wrong. That is why you should, Read More

Helsinki

Finland is a hidden gem of a country located far in the north of Europe.  And, while it may only be a small country, that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot to do there.  The landscapes are mesmerizing, the air quality is among the best in the world, and the winters have to be, Read More

balos-beach-in-crete

So you’re planning a lovely holiday in Crete. So close, you can feel it. The sun. The sky. The sounds. You’re on a budget. Or on a tight one. There are ways to work magic with what you have.   Booking Your Flight If you can afford to, book your flight in advance. It, Read More

highlights cesme

A hidden gem of the Izmir province in western Turkey, the Cesme Peninsula offers a different kind of Turkish vacation, away from the overcrowded beaches of the Mediterranean and the busy resorts of the southern Aegean. Few international tourists make their way here, which is lucky as the region is blessed with uncrowded pristine, Read More

Contramapa

Diana is the travel blogger behind Contramapa, targeted at Portuguese and Brazilian independent women travellers. She’s a bookworm, passionate about writing and travelling. She decided to collect her stories in a blog, exploring Portugal and other locations around the world, such as USA and Japan. 8 MUST-SEE LOCATIONS AROUND LISBON Diana lives in Lisbon,, Read More

lisboa passport

To the untrained eye, my passport it’s an ordinary little book. Dark cover, heavy stitching. But it happens to be the most important book I own. It’s my identification:  it shows where I’m from, where I’ve been, and where I’m allowed to go. It takes me to places and also allows me to go home. It’s a, Read More

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