The Hermitage has the largest collection of paintings in the world, but even if it didn’t have a single painting on its walls, it’d still be worth a visit. Each room, ceiling, nook & cranny is more beautiful than the last. But this hallway? An exact copy of the Vatican’s Papal Palace Gallery. Apparently Russians’ obsession with Italian culture goes way back. Copy or not, I wouldn’t mind being a hermit in here one bit, & on a rainy St. Petersburg day, that’s just what I was.
This was one of the most memorable days on our trip in Peru. We took ATVs through Sacred Valley which had incredible views, and then we ended the day at the salt mines where we were able to explore and try salted chocolate.
[Live the life that people write novels about. In the end we all become stories; make yours a good one. ✨✨] .
Visiting Düsseldorf, Germany was like stepping into a fairytale. During my visit I stayed in Alstadt (Old Town) which is full of cobblestone streets, beautiful architecture, historic churches, and...bars. SO. MANY. BARS. In Old Town, there are more than 300 bars, pubs and nightclubs sardined into 0.5 km, making it prime pub-crawl territory.
Needless to say, I had a blast in Dusseldorf and will definitely visit again (just, when it's warmer). .
That time I bought the cheapest flight out of Iceland and it happened to be London and I discovered that I knew of ton of travel creatives in London and we met up in real life after communicating on this app for years and we went out dancing but before we went out dancing we pregramed at @beyondthebeat place and they were like “let’s make a video while you’re here” and I was like okay and then we went out salsa dancing and then three days later we went to church together and went salsa dancing again and then ran around the streets of London like children while creating this video and I had the best night ever. .
Long story short: when you take online friendships offline. .
Filmed by @beyondthebeat. Love interest @alivelikethewind 😂. @sunflowerhunni @sharmarni.rohanna @kishanth
Not sure how long I’ll leave this up since IG distorted the quality! But this is the result of strangers who aren’t afraid to create and connect, without knowing the outcome. Thank you for showing me the city.
🎶 I wanna be a millionaire so freakin’ bad 🤣 This bite-size millionaire taco at @westinkierland deseo has achieved baller status with a yuca root shell, lobster, ahi tuna and Japanese hamachi. #money 🤑
Downloaded videos and photos from our recent @waltdisneyworld visit - turns out I was too busy eating, juggling kids and riding roller coasters to bring out my camera very often 🤷🏼♀️ Which works perfectly for me during busy season 😀 One of my (many) goals for the winter will be to create some more family films for us so stay tuned. You might get to see more of our time there ☺️ Have you been to Disney? What did you think?! I’ll be sharing our take on my blog soon(ish).
One of the main reasons I started this blog was so that I could share travel guides with you all! I just love putting them together and I really hope they can help anyone out there planning a trip 😊Today I’m talking alllll about Bratislava, Slovakia which is the sweetest city between Budapest and Vienna. Click the link in my bio for a jam packed 24/hour guide!
N O V A Y O R K 🇺🇸 A região conhecida como Dumbo ( que significa Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass ), localizada no Brooklyn, é bem interessante, tem restaurantes lindos e descolados, como o @sugarcanerawbargrill, pizzarias, shopping, lojinhas, feirinha aos domingos estilo flea Market, o super elegante @therivercafe, tem também sorveteria, hamburgueria, parque, carrossel, e uma vista magnífica do sul de Manhattan.
Fomos num domingo, atravessando a Brooklyn Bridge a pé, e estava bem cheio, filas enormes nos restaurantes, principalmente nas pizzarias. Optamos por experimentar o tão falado hambúrguer do @shakeshack e estava DELICIOSO, a fama não é à toa!
Started the #springmountaindistrict Harvest Celebration @presidiosf with some @stony_hill_wine whites: Riesling, two Chardonnays, and a Gewürztraminer. Good catching up with #stonyhillvineyard prez Sarah McCrea, whose grandparents started the winery. In pic 2, she’s holding the 2010 Chard, still tasting fine. •
• The first red tasted, @smith_madrone’s just-released 2013 Cook’s Flat Reserve (46% Cab Franc, 33% Cab Sauv, 21% Merlot) from some special estate blocks, was a knockout. Founder Stu Smith, looking very (Orson) Wellesian (“We will sell no wine before its time”), holds a bottle in pic 3 left. I also made my annual pilgrimage to the #PalomaVineyard table to taste the 2010 Paloma Merlot, which the winery’s Sheldon Richard is holding pic 3 bottom right. He also poured the 2014, which may age into my next favorite (though I’m still thinking about the 2013 he brought last year or the year before). •
• Rounding out the triptych of bearded dudes holding #winebottles is Wesley Steffens (pic 3 top right), associate winemaker of @v7and8, with the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon. Wesley also poured a beautifully crafted 2012. Also pouring a 2012 was Castellucci Napa Valley, whose Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon, paired this year with the 2013, is aging gracefully. Maria Castellucci is in pic 4 with Brian Woolery, who, among other mandates, runs the Castellucci family’s luxury @theinkhousenapavalley inn in @sthelenaca. •
• More about the #springmountainava event in another post. I cover Stony Hill, #SmithMadrone , and #inkhousenapavalley for @fodorstravel #Napa / Sonoma || #harvest2018#wineseason#wineharvest#napavalley#napavalleygrapes#napavalleywine#sthelenaca#fodorstravel#fodorsonthego#winegrapes#winetasting#winetour#visitnapavalley#visitcalifornia#bottleshot#bottleshots#SMDA
Upon arriving at Rottnest Island, we realised 3 hours wasn’t going to be enough time to explore and immediately delayed our return ferry trip another 2 hours.
The island is a cornucopia of natural attractions: quiet white sand beaches, lagoons, woodland and even a pink lake. The roads are smooth and wide, perfect for biking (and a great workout when peddling uphill 🚴🏻♀️) and the local wildlife is extremely popular amongst visitors. The adorable, friendly and curious quokkas have made quite a name for themselves and were, to be quite honest, our main reason for visiting 🙊. You can see our quokka selfie on my Australia highlights if you’re wondering what these ridiculously cute marsupials look like 📸 #rottnestisland