One of the most popular tourist attractions in Lisbon is the Santa Justa Lift (Elevador de Santa Justa) which connects the lower streets of the Baixa area to the higher Bairro Alto neighborhood. While the lift features on many people’s must-do lists while in Lisbon, it is not worth the long wait as the line [...]
Another gorgeous day of exploring Portugal! Belém Tower is synonymous with Lisbon and Portugal. If you have browsed pictures of Lisbon you would have no doubt seen this 15th Century tower that sits on the bank of the Tagus River. Attractions, museums, monasteries and defensive towers adorn the Lisbon neighborhood of Belém. Belém in Portuguese [...]
Perched high above Alfama is the breathtaking Castelo de São Jorge, located on top of the tallest of Lisbon's seven hills in the historic centre of the Alfama's old Moorish quarter. With breathtaking views and plenty of historical charm, Castelo de São Jorge was a must stop for us while in Lisbon. Dating back to [...]
I had very few things I really needed to do on our trip to Las Vegas, besides soaking in the warmth of the southwest and getting a little break from the freezing temperatures in Seattle. I’ve wanted to see the Hoover Dam and lucky for us, it’s just a 40 minute drive from the Vegas [...]
I’ll be the first to admit that a trip to Sacramento was never really on the top of my bucket list. My main reason to go to Sacramento was that Andre had an work event to go to. I went into my stay thinking there would be no way I’d write a blog post on [...]
A trip to San Francisco isn't complete without riding a cable car. We caught the cable car at the Fisherman’s Wharf and took the Powell-Hyde line which according to most San Franciscans is the most exciting trip to take and we wholeheartedly agree!
I absolutely LOVE to see a city from a birds eye view. So it was no question that I had to see the Tokyo Tower while visiting Tokyo. The Tower is 1,092 feet tall, which is just a couple hundred feet shorter than the Empire State Building! Tokyo Tower is a self-supporting, steel lattice tower [...]
A giant robot is exactly what many Americans picture when they think of Tokyo. Right?!? Or is it just me?!? Getting to Odaiba was an adventure in itself! We got lost by which trains to take and when to get off. But we eventually made it there! Those who visit Odaiba, an artificial island in [...]
Being one of Tokyo’s oldest neighbourhoods, it’s almost no question what things to do in Asakusa: the Sensoji Temple (also known as The Asakusa Kannon temple) grounds is one of the main highlight of the area and just such a great place to explore! Before entering the temple complex, you enter through the Kaminarimon (‘kaminari’ = thunder [...]
Forget traditional museums as you know it because it’s about to get much sweeter than that. I’m a sucker for sweet treats, so you can imagine my eagerness to make it to the Dessert Museum - a world of giant candies and confectionery, where you can feast your eyes on all sorts of magnificent sights. [...]
I’ve always wondered how the world would look upside down…so glad we stumbled upon this topsy-turvy town at the “Upside Down Museum”! So much fun trying to get all creative and using your imagination to create a picture out of what your eyes see as backwards, inside-out and upside down!
There is just something magical about going to a ALL WHITE party especially when your backdrop is the beautiful beaches of Boracay!