Destination: Pont du Gard & Uzès, France

Without a doubt, the south of France is one of the most-touristic spots in the country, with only Paris claiming first place. Although the south tends to get hectic in summer months, it continues to welcome visitors to its region. From the stunning lavender fields to the French Riviera, there's so much for one to … Continue reading Destination: Pont du Gard & Uzès, France

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Destination: Gordes & Roussillon, France

What makes the south of France a popular tourist destination isn't limited to its good weather and landscapes, but also to its dozens (if not hundreds) of small, picturesque villages dotted throughout. The department of Vaucluse is rich in such villages, and I had the great opportunity to visit two of the most well-known ones-- … Continue reading Destination: Gordes & Roussillon, France

Destination: Lavender Fields of Provence, France

What makes summer truly iconic are the lavender fields in the south of France. The ones in Provence are the most-famous, and thousands of tourists from all over the world come to visit them every year. The Provencal lavenders have a short season between late June and early August, but they only reach their peak … Continue reading Destination: Lavender Fields of Provence, France

Destination: Stockholm, Sweden

Nicknamed the "Venice of Scandinavia," the Swedish capital is a major hub for all things political, economic, and cultural in northern Europe. It is also the most-populous capital among the Nordic countries, with over two million in the metropolitan area. Stockholm has come a long way since its Viking days, as it has become notable … Continue reading Destination: Stockholm, Sweden

Destination: Helsinki, Finland

Contrary to popular belief, Finland is not considered a Scandinavian country. While it might be geographically close to Norway and Sweden, it's actually classified as Nordic, or at least, merely an "observing" Scandinavian one. Because of its strange status among the northern European countries, Finland is somewhat of an enigma, and it was a pleasure … Continue reading Destination: Helsinki, Finland