Travel Diary: Journey to Hoi An, Vietnam

From Hue we headed down the coast towards Hoi An, known for its Ancient Town and beautiful beaches.  Hiring  a car and driver to make the 3 hour journey we stopped along the way to visit the Elephant natural springs, Lang Co beach, Hai Van pass and the Cham museum.


Travel Diary: Hue, Vietnam

After my sister moved to Vietnam 2 years ago, I have been desperate to visit not only to be reunited with my twin but also get to explore a new place with a local tour guide. It just so happened my dad was visiting her at the same time and I super excited to see… Read more »

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Travel Diary: San Sebastian

San Sebastián. Donostia.  Surrounding the Bahía de la Concha in the Basque region of Spain, the city is the ultimate vacation spot with a beautiful beach and Boardwalk, the history of the ‘Parte Vieja’ (the old town) and a plethora of Michelin star restaurants.

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Travel Diary: Milan

Milan. The fashion capital and commercial heart of Italy has always been at the top of my list – not only as a model but also for its rich history and architecture. It definitely did not disappoint – I even got to attend my first World Expo (I was not expecting it to be such… Read more »

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Travel Diary: Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre. I had not heard of the UNESCO World Heritage sites before the trip – though upon arriving to see them I recognized the post card picturesque colorful cliffside villages. Hiking between them is stunning end to end – but it was spending the days laying on the pebbles by the crystal clear water… Read more »

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Travel Diary: The Amalfi Coast

When I imagined Italy –  I always thought of the colorful houses built into the cliffside, cobblestone pathways leading down to beaches with crystal clear water, hot summer days, fresh pasta and of course, getting addicted to that sweet, delicious gelato. Nowhere embodies all of these Italian aspects quite like the Amalfi Coast – so I was very excited… Read more »

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Travel Diary: Plitvice Lakes

Having had difficulties trying to work out a way from Budapest to Zagreb, we ended up picking the 6 am train as our best option. You can book the Hungarian trains online but only though the official MAV website. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the seating area was – though the bathroom vented… Read more »

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    Israel – The Negev, Eilat and Tel Aviv

    The next leg of our journey was through the Negev Desert to the Dead Sea. After seeing the beautiful colors of this unique sea from Masada I was excited to go swimming, float in the high salinity water (it makes you buoyant!) and take advantage of the natural cosmetic effects of the water and the mud. We spent… Read more »

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    Israel – Jerusalem and The Negev

    The city of gold.  Driving into Jerusalem feels pretty surreal.  The enormous gold dome catches my eye up above the city as we head to our hotel.  We are spending 3 days in Jerusalem with the Sabbath being one of them.

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    Israel – The North

    Every since I was a little,  I believed Israel to be a desolate land of desert and camels, it wasn’t until I first traveled there that I discovered it is filled with history, diverse culture, and breathtaking views.

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    Australia – Newcastle

    After Byron Bay we roadtripped back down the coast to Newcastle. Newcastle is located on the east coast of Australia about two hours north of Sydney – and the best way to describe it would be the younger, less crowded, cooler sister of Sydney. Built on the back of convicts, coal mines and steel works,… Read more »

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    Australia – Port Macquarie and Byron Bay

    We decided we wanted to do a road trip up the eastern coast of Australia – renowned for its beautiful beaches – and stop off at the iconic Port Macquarie and Byron Bay. We flew back from Melbourne into Newcastle, grabbed a car and started our journey.

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    Australia – Manly and Melbourne

    After the relaxing few days hiking and exploring the Blue Mountains we decided to stay in Manly for to make the most of the local beaches, restaurants and bars as well as the easy access to Sydney City via the ferry across the harbour. We arrived Tuesday night and checked into our charming little apartment… Read more »

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    Australia – Bondi and the Blue Mountains

    In fall semester 2011 I met an Aussie boy on exchange to the University of Arizona. I had always wanted to travel to Australia and after he went home we stayed in touch. One night when we were chatting I spontaneously told him I wanted to come and visit. Although I had never been overseas… Read more »