• A Guide to Rio de Janeiro – Part I – Confeitaria Colombo

    A friend and I recently returned home from a 25h quick getaway to Porto, departed Brussels on Saturday morning, back home for dinner on Sunday night. We had our laughs, shared some drinks, relaxed and had a great time without a care in the world..

    Not really did we plan anything in advance, seeing as we both were thinking the other would be the guide through the city.. However we did do some research and came across “Top 10 Most Beautiful Cafes in The World” and let our Concierge at the hotel book us a table for lunch at Café Majestic. Unfortunately, it […]

  • Top of the Rock or Empire State Building?

    During my first trip to New York, or even the United States for that matter, possibilities and ideas of joyful activities were plentiful! In addition to the countless must-do’s, I went to Madison Square Garden to see the Rangers defeat their Hudson River rivals, attended a Yankees game on a sunny Sunday afternoon and enjoyed watching people queue for tickets to the NFL Draft…
    However, what would a visit to the Big Apple be without some sort of a splurge? Not taking into consideration my seemingly endless shopping spree…  Instead of choosing between the two typical tourist attractions where you are […]

  • Because a birthday party at McDonalds is so 90’s…

    Unless an intercalary year has anything to do with, we all celebrate our birthdays once a year. Dinner party at the local Tex-Mex restaurant, catching the new box-office hit, 15 minutes of adrenaline on the indoor kart circuit or a sleepless night out in the town…  Some people start planning months in advance, others just tend to go with whatever comes along. Although all these things have a certain charm and are perfectly fine, a festive occasion calls for some grandeur!

    No more “Been there, done that.”

    Being passionate about traveling, going abroad seemed like the most logical thing to do and when […]

  • Would you care for some scones, Sir?

    In February I visited London once again, after getting acquainted with it a week prior to the 2012 Olympics.
    As there are so many cities in the world that I haven’t visited before, I am normally not a big fan of going back to a city so quickly.
    However,  for London, I was more than willing to make an exception.

    When you find yourself in a remarkable place for the second time, everything feels so much more relaxing, there is no rush what so ever. You see the hurdles of tourists crowding each other for the perfect snapshot of London Eye from the banks […]

  • Tango as if you were a porteño

    My most recent trip was a true hunt for frequent flyer miles to culminate my quest towards United Premier Gold which comes with some nifty perks.
    After having a short one day stopover in Madrid, it led me across the Atlantic to Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

    The vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires was the primary destination, the raison d’être. For some reason I was almost certain it would be a lovely place to visit, but I never imagined it to be… amazing.

    When thinking of Argentina, one will most likely associates it with juicy grilled steaks, full-bodied Malbec wine, Messi-like football, & […]