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NEW: Italy, Portugal & Spain Pages

For easier navigation, I created separate pages above for countries I’ve visited this year so far. I am still in the process of creating many posts for Spain and some on Italy and Portugal too. In Italy I visited The Vatican City and Rome. In Portugal I visited Porto, Matosinhos and Braga. In Spain I visited Barcelona, Lloret de Mar, Platja d’Aro and Empuriabrava. Bellow the photos are the links to the new pages. Just click on the titles and they will take you to each page. ūüôā ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬† ¬†In Love with Italy¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† P is for Portugal¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬† Spring in Spain Advertisements

Sale Alert: 15% off InterRail Global Pass Train Tickets

InterRail is currently having a 15% off sale on their Global Pass Tickets which let you explore 30 of Europe’s countries! For more details on this deal and prices head over here: InterRail Global Pass The countries included in the pass are the following:

Why you should eat at R’domus when in Porto

View of R’domus from the street During¬†my first full day in Porto, after some sightseeing and a river cruise, I came across R’domus restaurant and I’m super happy that I did. There was a big sign on the street advertising their very affordable meal of the day which is what got my attention in the first place. Henrique, Paulo and Daniella, the¬†three siblings that work at this¬†local restaurant,¬†are absolutely amazing! They really fed me well ūüôā In fact they fed me so well with their delicious food, I had to take dessert home, and that never happens! R’domus offers very tasty Portuguese¬†food for a very low price. My suggestion for you is that you skip the little overpriced riverside tapas places and you come straight here for a proper full meal. You won’t regret it! You should most definitely order the Meal of the Day.¬†There will always be some sort of delicious meat on the menu, and the day I visited, they had sausages, but since I don’t eat meat anymore, I went for their¬†fried …

Win a Trip for 2 in Australia, Europe, Asia or USA

TourRadar¬†and Contiki¬†are giving away a¬†Trip for 2 to one lucky winner! All you gotta do is Like¬†the TourRadar¬†Facebook page, enter your email address and carefully select the trip of your choice. The¬†trips take place in Australia, Asia, Europe and USA. The itineraries are really amazing, and they would be a lot of fun. You just have to keep in mind that you will be paying for plane ride to one of these places if you do indeed win. Good Luck! ūüôā

Motherhood Around the World

Last year I came across these beautiful and very interesting stories on families raising their children abroad and the contrast between their new country and their home country. I’m posting links to all of those articles bellow. They are quiet interesting, not just for mothers and families, but I believe any traveller will appreciate reading these. 24 Surprising Things about Parenting in the United States 18 Surprising Things about Parenting in Chile 13 Surprising Things about Parenting in Turkey 14 Surprising Things about Parenting in Australia 20 Surprising Things about Parenting in Germany 16 Surprising Things about Parenting in China 15 Surprising Things about Parenting in England 12 Surprising Things about Parenting in India 10 Surprising Things About Parenting in Mexico 12 Surprising Things About Parenting in Abu Dhabi 11 Surprising Things About Parenting in Northern Ireland 13 Surprising Things About Parenting in Congo 10 Surprising Things about Parenting in Japan

A February Beach Walk

On Saturday I drove out to the beach and had an amazing and refreshing 5km beach walk. I took my camera with me to take some photos, but my batteries died pretty quickly which was quiet funny. Bellow are some photos that I did manage to take at the beginning of my walk. I love being close to water. The beach is definitely my happy place. The salty sea air, the gentle breeze, the sound of the waves, the blue sky above me, the soft sand bellow me, that horizon of blue on blue…The beach soothes my soul completely. I am a restless person, and by the sea is where I find peace and stillness that my heart desires. During my walk¬†I noticed some tourists lounging at resort gardens, reading books, some water sport enthusiasts, joggers and walkers, a couple of divers and surprisingly some swimmers. Those brave souls who went swimming are most definitely not from these parts. I am assuming that the weather we had over the weekend is an equivalent to a …

Wanderlust Wednesdays: Comino Island, Malta

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Comino is a small island of the Maltese archipelago situated between the islands of Gozo and Malta in the Mediterranean Sea measuring just 3.5 square kilometres in area. This little paradise island is a perfect escape spot as it only has 5 residents, no cars and one resort: Hotel Comino. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The Blue Lagoon¬†(pictured above) is the most popular attraction on the island and it is often described as a large natural swimming pool with the most pristine crystal blue waters. The underwater caves are perfect for snorkelers and divers to explore.¬†To better understand Comino and it’s landscape, a hike around the island is recommended. Comino would be a good place to visit during winter months for photographers and writers as the winters here¬†are mild.¬†Getting there is easy, you can catch¬†a boat or a ferry from either Malta or Gozo. For more fun and adventure you can¬†kayak to the island from the shores of Malta or Gozo.

First Speaker Announcements for TBEX Europe 2015

If you are attending the TBEX event this year in beautiful Lloret de Mar¬†then I will see you there! ūüôā The first guest speakers are announced & you can find a little bit about them when you check the link bellow. I also made a Facebook Page for the event called TBEX Europe 2015 just so we can all connect together before & after the event ūüôā TBEX Europe 2015 Speakers