Destination: Batumi, Georgia

Nicknamed the "Las Vegas of the Black Sea," Batumi is a city none other like the rest of Georgia. It's exceptionally modern, with towering skyscrapers and numerous casinos and nightclubs for tourists to revel in. I would be staying in Batumi for two nights to get a taste of this futuristic, otherworldly-looking city,  especially it … Continue reading Destination: Batumi, Georgia

Destination: Cartegena, Colombia

As our last stop on the Panama cruise, Cartagena (officially called "Cartagena de Indias") is a bustling port city in Colombia that has given rise to massive waves of tourism for quite some time. With a vibrant Old Town and stunning beaches in the modern part of the city, it's no wonder that so many … Continue reading Destination: Cartegena, Colombia

Destination: Cabo San Lucas & Acapulco, Mexico

Mexico had always been this sort of "familiar mystery" that I couldn't quite put my finger on-- although it was so close to home (a three-hour drive away), it also had a completely different culture from what I knew. It's a bit surprising to say that I'd never visited Mexico during my childhood years, especially … Continue reading Destination: Cabo San Lucas & Acapulco, Mexico

Destination: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

From our time in Italy over the past December vacances, my family and I were moving on to Spain as part of our cruise's excursion around the Mediterranean. Our first stop was at Palma de Mallorca, on the island of Majorca not too far from the Spanish coast. Also simply known as "Palma," it's the largest city … Continue reading Destination: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Destination: Dieppe, France

The first two months as a first-year assistante in Normandy were spent visiting as many of the cities, towns, and villages that I could within the region, before I had the means (aka salary) to make bigger trips outside to the rest of France, let alone Europe. Starting small with the region itself turned out to be a … Continue reading Destination: Dieppe, France