Dresden is a beautiful city. Black sandstone angels and figurines stand tall upon the roofs of buildings, alongside golden sculptures, and elegant glass domed ceilings. Boasting an old town brimming with regal baroque architecture, and museums filled with priceless treasures, this capital of Saxony makes a unique stop halfway along the Berlin-Prague route. What I love most about Dresden are all the embellishments and ornate details that pop out of the woodwork everywhere you turn. Just have a look for yourself:
Our photo love affair with San Francisco continues this week. We’ve been hitting the streets to capture some iconic San Francisco sights—enjoy!
Bruges is hands down one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You’re sure to instantly fall in love with its picture-perfect winding streets, gingerbread buildings, quaint canals filled with swans, and windmills.
As far as Berlin hotels go, you can’t get dreamier than five-star Hotel Adlon Kempinski, one of Berlin’s classiest and most luxurious hotels. This hotel will have you feeling like royalty from the minute you step past the top-hat clad doorman and are handed that first welcome glass of bubbling Prosecco. The Adlon has a long and iconic history of wowing guests, and is practically a sightseeing stop on its own.
It’s official—we’ve moved to San Francisco! It’s been quite a change going from traveling non-stop across 5 continents, roughly 30 countries and over 200 cities in the last 12 months, to living in one city again. It almost feels like time is standing still.
Why San Francisco? Why not? This city has always captured my heart with its hippie ideals, pure California spirit, artistic energy, and culinary devotion. I’ve been a visitor here many times, but living here has come with some unexpected surprises.
Travelers who visit Argentina will be faced with a hard choice: which jaw-dropping landscapes to visit. With a vast amount of land to cover, (Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world) and no quick way to get between regions besides a limited number of flights or the alternative, extremely long bus rides, your mind will soon be overflowing with choices. There are luscious tropical rain forests in the northeast, with the spectacular Iguazu Falls on the border with Brazil. There are the deserts and red rock formations in the northwest. In the middle of the country are the pampas (plains), sizzling cities, and Argentine wine country. Then there is the mysterious windswept terrain of the southern regions: Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
Good afternoon tea spots are hard to find. Los Angeles has a diverse collection of tea houses that range from traditional English to sleek and modern—you just have to know where to look. All the classics are present, from luxury hotels to Asian-inspired tea rooms. Here are our top 10 favorite spots:
10. Tudor House, Santa Monica
This Santa Monica tea room is classic English, casual, and perfect for tea followed by some beach time or shopping at Third Street Promenade. You won’t be fawned over by white glove waiters, nor hear harpists strum. Instead you can relax, enjoy classic English fare and pastries, then grab a pint at the English pub next door.
Hotel Max has a great sense of style and a great sense of play. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, this boutique hotel has its finger directly on the city’s pulse. The hotel features stunning design elements everywhere from the lobby to the hallways, and the rooms boast original artwork by local artists. With its amiable staff and beautiful aesthetics, Hotel Max offers a contemporary vibe for travelers in the Pacific Northwest.
This is it—I’ve reached MONTH 11, yes eleven—in a full year of around the world travel. How can I even begin to describe the adventures? While I write about some of my favorite experiences in bite sized chunks, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. Attempting to share everything I saw and did—now that’s proving to be quite a challenge. My mind is filled with so many impressions and facts…I’m looking forward to spending some time reflecting on everything, and of course delving into the huge photo library we’ve compiled over this journey—roughly 65,000 photos so far!
But first comes Fiji, a place I’ve always dreamed of going, and appropriately, the final destination is this giant adventure. It’s been one year, 4 continents, 27 countries, and over 200 cities—and what a year it’s been!
We’re taking a short hiatus while we soak up some sun and sand, but stay tuned for more adventures soon!
The national dish of Scotland is haggis. This hearty dish consists of minced sheep’s liver, heart, and lungs, mixed with suet and oatmeal and seasoned with diced onions and spices. All this is then cooked in the sheep’s stomach. It’s also served with neeps and tatties, or puréed turnips and mashed potatoes, respectively.