• travel,  travel tips

    10 Ways To Save Money On Airfare

    Disclaimer: If you have too many restrictions, these tips will more than likely not work for you. Want to travel but cannot get yourself to spend $1000 for an economy roundtrip ticket abroad? Don’t worry! I can assure you that you do not have to spend that much to most destinations if you follow these tips below. Without going into great detail, here are 10 great tips you should consider.   Be flexible with your travel dates. Most times the cheaper fares tend to be at a time or day when you won’t want to depart or arrive. Traveling mid-week (Tuesday or Wednesday) is usually cheaper than arriving on Monday or departing…

  • europe,  travel

    Part III: 10 Great Places In Europe For Nature Lovers

    They say nature does wonders for the soul. Would you agree? I definitely do. There is something about God’s handiwork of nature that is awe-inspiring. Waterfalls. Trees. Flora. Fishes. Mountain ranges. The sea. The sun. Birds. Caves. And I can go on! For me, being in nature is a remainder of who God is. Europe has its own natural beauty just like all the other continents. Below are 10 great places within Europe I highly recommend you see.   LAKE BLED Where: Bled, Slovenia Why: No explanation needed. (In case you need one, just go on a sunny day and you will not regret it. It is so picturesque as you can…

  • europe,  food

    Part II: 25 Foods You Should Try In Europe

    NOTE: If you missed part one, click here. I traveled to the 8 countries, so this post will not cover all of Europe. Are you a foodie? Do you love fresh food? Do you love desserts? …..If you answered yes to any, well, this is a great post for YOU! Of course there are many things you could try, but here are my favorites. And when I say ‘favorite’, I mean I enjoyed it so much that I would like to replicate it in my kitchen.   DENMARK While I was in Copenhagen for a 7-hour layover, I stopped by Papirøen, which is a warehouse filled with street food vendors serving a variety…

  • europe,  travel

    Part I: 26 things I found interesting about Europe

    I recently completed a 4.5-week trip around Europe. Visited 8 countries, 1 island, 9 major cities and 7 towns. The observations below only cover my experience in the following countries: Germany, Netherlands, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Austria, Denmark.   The intercity train in the Netherlands empties out the toilet waste on the tracks. It might be hard to see, but can you see the rail track below? I could not believe that!!! If you know why, please let me know.  It can be such a PAIN to find a free toilet. Toilets can cost €0.50 ($0.54) to €1 ($1.07). On a bus ride from Vienna to Frankfurt, the bus stopped for 30 minutes…

  • south america,  travel

    How I got to Rio for the Olympics

    Where do I start??? For many, going to the Olympics as a spectator is a dream come true. And this trip was a bucket list item come true. Thank you Jesus!! One month later, I still find it amazing that I was really there…LIVE for the Olympics!!??! My goal was to make sure I secure sport tickets. So I first purchased tickets in January via Cosport, the authorized ticket reseller for the United States (and other nations). Second, I purchased flight tickets to Rio. In the last weeks leading to my trip, I purchased more tickets and arranged my lodging last. If you paid any attention to the news in regards to…

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