Month: August 2017

A Peek At Dinant in Belgium: The Town Where The Saxophone Was Invented

Curious about the Saxophone’s history? This musical instrument was invented in this little town called Dinant in Belgium. Approx. 1hr30 from the city of Brussels.   Locals are very proud of the Saxophone’s invention. In almost every corner of any street you can spot a Saxophone. No kidding, I saw at least twelve statues in my one hour visit.   If you’re a musician or simply interested in this topic, make sure you visit the museum that briefly explains how the inventor, Adolphe Sax, got the idea to put together the Saxophone. Very interesting! Also, the very first Saxophone every invented is here for you to enjoy. The entire exhibition will take you no more than 30 mins.  Xoxo,   About The Author Mariella Molestina Noboa The art of saying “Yes!” can take you far away. Many people pass on opportunities for many reasons, one of them being fear. Through my life I’ve encounter many people that forget to live the present for something that might not even happen in the future. If you are constantly …

The Cliffs of Moher: What To Expect

The Cliffs of Moher – a must visit when in Ireland! Something you definitely don’t want to miss. There are multiple travel agencies that offer a day tour to the Cliffs of Moher from Dublin. All are basically the same: you get onto a bus for four hours as you cross to the other side of the country and give you the right amount of time to explore the cliffs on your own. After the tour is over, they take you for lunch at a restaurant in a nearby town. After lunch, they take you to discover hidden gems in rural Ireland. 1 2 3 4 What To Expect. The weather in Ireland is bipolar. There could be a clear blue sky and five minutes later it could be pouring rain with a very cloudy sky.  That being said, be prepared. Bring everything you think you might need for this outdoor activity, such as: an umbrella, a scarf, gloves, a hair tie, sunglasses etc. Closer to the Cliffs, the strong winds get out of control. …

It’s Always Beer O’Clock In Dublin! Visiting The Guinness Storehouse.

Did you know that in 1759, Arthur Guinness leased this property at IR 45 for 9,000 years!! Oh my GUINNESS! Now that’s a good deal. See what I did there? Visiting the Guinness storehouse is a must-do when in Dublin. The entire experience/tour takes approximately two to three hours to complete. To avoid waiting in line, purchase your tickets in advance and bring along your confirmation voucher to show it to the guard at the main entrance. This saved us at least an hour and a half of waiting in line just to purchase the tickets. Tip # 1: Purchase your tickets in advance (and don’t forget to print your voucher!) Visit https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/tickets to purchase your tickets! Determine your ticket category (child, student or adult) and then select the time you would like to visit. Make sure you don’t miss your designated time slot! If so, you go to the back of the line. The good thing is that you have a 30-minute time slot to arrive. Tip # 2: Be on time! Plan ahead …

Four Reasons To Travel To Dublin

Everyone who had been to Dublin always says this city is a must in your travel to do list. Dublin has everything for everyone. Here are five reasons why you should visit this vibrant city: 1.THE IRISH LIFESTYLE They are the coolest, by far. Dublin locals know how to live the right way, always optimistic. If they are having fun, then they know they are doing it right. The local pub is the place to go after work. There’s nothing a large Guinness beer can’t solve! 2.THE HISTORY Let’s rewind all the way to the 1200’s. Discover Irish’s history in the Medieval Quarter, learn all about the Dublin Castle, Christ Church and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Explore other main local attractions with rich history, such as St Stephen’s Green and Trinity College. Did you know the majority of museums in Ireland offer free entrance to the public? This includes: the National Gallery, Chester Beatty Library etc. 3.THE CLIFFS OF MOHER If you want to get in touch with nature and visit amazing landscapes, then a visit …

Car Pick-Up Service Is Always a Yes!

            After traveling for several hours, you finally make it to your destination. All you want to do is get to your hotel, maybe take a shower, brush your teeth and even lay down in bed for a little.             Every airport is different. There’s no denying it! Some of them are chaotic, other extremely luxurious and some should hardly considered an airport (more like a small  living room with chairs)             For this reason, I always make sure to book a car-pick up service to fetch me upon arrival. Many airports around the world offer bus rides to the center of the city, metro, taxi rides and even Ubers. All of these are an option, but the fact is that the “unknown” is my top concern.   Scenario # 1: What if I take the underground metro and get lost? What if I don’t speak the language? How am I going to ask for directions?   Scenario # 2: …