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Travel Inspirations by Yulia

Basic principles of Norway

When I visited Norway in July, I had only 7 days to spare and cover as much as I could. When it came down to plan out a route, solidifying our plans wasn’t an easy task because, as always, I wanted to see everything! Having traveled to only…

Review of an Introductory Flight Class. Should You Do it?

I will begin by saying that I AM a nervous flyer. It does surprise many people because I travel more often than many of my friends, or anyone I personally know. I could never explain why take-off, landing, or slightest turbulence made my breathing heavy and palms sweaty. But…

Top 7 Dream-like Hotels in Santorini

,OK, let’s begin with the fact that most all hotels in Santorini are fabulous, with white interior and gorgeous rooms, amazing views, and infinity pools. But some are among the most iconic and recognized hotels in the world. Having worked in the travel industry for many years, I have…

A weekend getaway to Buzios, Brazil

  Buzios, only a three-hour bus (or car) ride from Rio de Janeiro, is one of the best getaways from the hustle and bustle of the city. How to get there. We didn’t want to worry about managing a car, so we decided the easiest way for us…

The cutest towns you need to visit on your 4 day road trip in New England, USA

Learn where to find the most adorable towns on your next road trip, that will make you fall in love with New England.   It has become our tradition to pack up our backpacks and hit the road every 4th of July weekend. We might not be able to travel…

The Ultimate Guide To Visiting Santorini

   Fun facts about Santorini:  ♥  Santorini’s official name is Thira ♥  White houses with blue domed roofs became about after a law enforcement from military government to repaint all houses white and blue in representation of Greek Flag colors. I don’t think I have met (or heard…

7 things you need to know before going to the Brazilian Amazon

Visiting the Brazilian Amazon was, without question, the highlight of our trip. It surprised us in many ways, struck us with awe and left us wanting more. There are a few things everyone needs to be prepared for, physically and mentally, to enjoy this beautiful land to the fullest. 1…

My Guide to Rio de Janeiro in 4 days

So happy I had a chance to visit Rio de Janeiro this year, even if it was only for 4 days. Knowing that I wouldn’t have enough time to explore far and wide, I made sure to do proper research to be able to soak in as much as…

Thailand’s 6 biggest tourist traps that everyone falls for

Or should I say Thailand’s tourist traps that I fell for? Well, read and learn from my mistakes. Things you should watch out for: Getting overcharged. Haggling in Thailand is expected and necessary. Anything you buy, that doesn’t have a price tag on it, is marked up…

Destination Insider: Guadeloupe Islands

     This time around I chose lovely Stephanie D. from The Guadeloupe Islands Tourism Board as my destination insider to this magical place. I was fortunate enough to have spent 8 days in this paradise, but wanted to pick locals’ brain on their favorite beaches and authentic restaurants. All places…

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6 things NOT to do when visiting New York City

(All photos were taken by me at different periods of time) 1.  Stay in Times Square Times Square is widely considered to be the heart of the Big Apple, and even though most areas of the city are reachable by foot, it’s far from practical. It is packed…

Best things to do in Puerto Rico that will guarantee you a fabulous time

Wander through the streets of colonial Old San Juan Old San Juan is a walkable town and its colonial architecture with eye-catching carvings and balconies makes it one of the most charming towns in the Caribbean. By leisurely strolling down the narrow streets, you can admire old but beautifully…

A Perfect Day In Puerto Rico

What if you had only one day to get to know Puerto Rico? What would you do? With the help of my friends and partners at the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, I draw from local insight and my own experience to outline a perfect day in Puerto Rico. So what…