Month: January 2016

9 Incredible Things To Do In Iceland

Iceland lives up to its name! It seems like this country is just frozen. There’s ice everywhere you go and there’s no avoiding it. By far the coldest place I’ve ever been to, and the most amazing place yet! Breathtaking landscapes, beautiful waterfalls, amazing hiking adventures over glaciers and ice-caving excursions are what makes traveling to Iceland a one-of-a-kind adventure. Here are 10 incredible things to do in Iceland: Visit the Blue Lagoon If you want to read further details and tips for visiting the Blue Lagoon, click here. Gullfoss Golden Waterfall Vatnajökull Glacier Hike in Skaftafell The largest glacier in Iceland! Easy hike but very slippery. Gear up! The tour guide gave us some safety equipment to hike the glacier. Such as, proper hiking boots, Crampons, a helmet and an ice axe. The tour guide will teach you how to properly attach the Crampons to your boots. It makes it less slippery to walk on ice! 🙂 How to briefly summarize our tour guide’s safety instructions? Mmm… It was something like: “Accidents are not …

Phuket Travel Diary

Phuket, aka Southeast Asia main tourist destination! It combines wonderful beaches, jungles, amazing wildlife, rich culture, delicious food, multiple five stars resorts to choose from and much more. Phuket has something to suit any type of vacationer! If you want to stay inside the resort or go on an adventure and explore the wildlife, Phuket is the place you are looking for. 1. Phuket’s FantaSea Phuket’s ultimate cultural theme park. Yes, you heard right: theme park. Let me put it this way, this is the first thing any concierge will recommend to do on your first night. This place has multiple shows, stores, Thai cuisine restaurants, elephants rides, etc. The main show, called Fantasy of a Kingdom, bring the story of Kamala’s legend to life. The legend consists on a curse placed by the guardians spirits to the Prince and his beloved elephant companion turning them into stone until the land could learn the true meaning of harmony and peace. Interesting right? After the show, we were wondering around the park and found a place …

Hotel Review: JW Marriot Resort & Spa in Phuket

Phuket’s JW Marriot is one of the most beautiful resorts I’ve ever stayed at. This five-star resort offers all the amenities you can expect from a high-end hotel without losing Thailand’s main essence. This oceanfront resort has it’s own private beach, multiple pools, a luxury spa, various onsite restaurants to choose from and much more. The staff is very friendly and attentive to your service. You know? the ones that actually learn your last name even though you are only staying there for a couple of nights. The concierge have a lot of experience and they show you multiple activities & tours. Also, they are quick at problem solving ensuring you have a great vacation. Truly a memorable stay! Cons? It is located in Mai Khao Beach, approximately 25 minute drive from Phuket’s main happenings.      

A Year in Review: 2015, the year I crossed 7 countries off my bucket list

Facts: I traveled approx. 81,117 miles I took 46 planes (Including layovers.) I visited twelve new cities Stepped foot in one more continent Crossed seven countries off my bucket list Click here to view larger map. Planes I took in 2015: Guayaquil, Ecuador → Miami, USA Miami, USA → North Carolina, USA North Carolina, USA → Los Angeles, USA Los Angeles, USA → Dallas, USA Dallas, USA → Miami, USA Miami, USA → New York, USA New York, USA → Miami, USA Fort Lauderdale, USA → San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico → Fort Lauderdale, USA Miami, USA → San Francisco, USA San Francisco, USA → Los Angeles, USA Los Angeles, USA → Miami, USA Miami, USA → New York, USA New York, USA → Miami, USA Miami, USA → Lima, Peru Lima, Peru → Miami, USA Miami, USA → Guayaquil, Ecuador Guayaquil, Ecuador → Miami, USA Miami, USA → Toronto, Canada Toronto, Canada → Miami, USA Miami, USA → Guayaquil, Ecuador Guayaquil, Ecuador → Miami, USA Miami, USA → Los Angeles, USA …