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Ariana Crisafulli
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Ensenada, Mexico for Nachos, Mexican Treats & Trinkets

Let me preface this by saying that I went on a cruise via Carnival Inspiration. We left Long Beach, California for 3 days with just 1 port visit in Ensenada, Mexico. Downtown Ensenada is definitely made specifically for cruise tourists. The city provides a $3 RT bus ride from the port to downtown Ensenada, about…

Ireland for 1 Week

It is hard to fit everything amazing about a place into one week of travel, in fact, I’d go as far as to say it iss impossible. A place where this holds the truest for me is Ireland. So true in fact, that I turned my two week holiday into an eight month residency. Ireland…

Getaway for fun weekend in Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is a perfect getaway for those living on the West Coast. It’s a world-class cosmopolitan city with a wealth of exciting opportunities and plethora of adventures to be had. For those of us from points south, now is the time to go. With an extremely attractive exchange rate and close proximity to Seattle and…

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India for Yoga, Evening Aarti et al.

Rishikesh happens to be a two hour journey from where I live and is easily accessible by any mode of transport. The place is a haven for Indians and foreigners alike. Rishikesh got its place on the global map from the Beatle’s visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram in the late 60’s. Since then it…

Amritsar, Punjab, India for Golden Temple

Golden Temple, Amritsar is the first on my list of places to visit when I want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the monotonous city life. The visit offers calm to my overall being and a sense of serenity takes over. Harmandir Sahib as it is known to the SIkhs (followers…

Oslo for Let the Scandinavian fairytale begin

Oslo – the capital of Norway. So big and so small city… I was pretty excited about visiting this place. All the vikings’ stories and tales about kings and queens… My Scandinavian trip started just when I set foot on the plane. I travelled with SAS – a company I have not heard before but…

Vis, Croatia for Ultimate Relaxing and Cave Exploring

For most of the 20th century, the island of Vis generally served as a naval base for then-Yugoslav army. As of early to mid-90s, it started opening up more for the general public, becoming increasingly popular among the regional and international crowds alike. Even though in recent years Croatia on the whole became a bit…

Berlin, Germany for Mauerpark Flea Market

So you went to Berlin and already visited the historical must-sees – the Museum Island, East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie and all those other important and insightful places. Now it’s time to unwind a bit and enjoy your Sunday morning and maybe even pick up some cheap gems along the way. Mauerpark is located in…

Newport, RI, United States for Vacation

Living on a neighboring island just across the Narragansett Bay called Jamestown, Newport has always been a fun place to go in the summertime to enjoy the beautiful beaches, excellent food, and bustling nightlife. Summers in Newport have changed alot over the last century, with the manors of the Gilded Age giving way to masses…

Šibenik, Croatia for SuperUho Music Festival

So the idea of an indie-rock music festival is usually not the first thing to come to mind when someone mentions Mediterranean resorts – but it seems SuperUho festival is here to prove us wrong. Held in the awe-inspiring St. Michael Fortress located on top of the town, it gave the shows a novel and…

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Goa, India for Beach, kayaking, partying

When people say they went to Goa, they’re talking about a pretty wide space. Although it’s the smallest state in India, there’s quite a lot of amazing coastline to see. I was there for about a week and a half and visited three beaches: Anjuna, Baga, and Palolem. Anjuna and Baga are located in north…

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India for Taj Mahal and Red Fort

I was only in Agra for two days, as I was in a rush to see as much of India as I could before my visa expired! But honestly I thought it was enough time. The sites there are amazing but the shop owners, and even the regular locals on the streets, are some of…

Hampi for Temples, temples, temples! And boulders. And river.

First of all, go to Hampi. Just do it. It’s incredible. There’s a main circuit of temples to see, but really anywhere you turn and any boulder you climb leads to more temples, ruins, and ancient structures. First of all, stay on the main Hampi side of the river. It may be cheaper on the…

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India for Elephant Island

Although there’s plenty to see and do in downtown Mumbai, don’t pass up the opportunity to go see Elephant Island, also known as Elephanta. Elephant Island is home to five temples carved from the stone of the island. The temples depict various gods and stories, depending on when they were constructed, and which theology prevailed…

Mumbai, India for Holi

While it only happens once a year, Holi is something that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. Holi takes place on the full moon every March and celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Holi is celebrated in two parts: first on the eve of Holi, with bonfires. This represents the burning of Holika,…

Kovalam, India for Sun and beach time

If you’re backpacking through India, make sure you make a stop in Kerala, and if you’re looking for some quality beach time, don’t pass up Kovalam and Light House Beach. Light House Beach is named for obvious reasons… it’s crowned by a picturesque lighthouse near the beach. The surrounding waters are so warm, it’s hardly…

Kollam, India for Houseboating in Kerala backwaters

If you go to India, you must do a house boat trip in Kerala. Period. It was simply one of the most relaxing, serene, and beautiful experiences I’ve ever had. One of those rare moments in life where you gape at your surroundings, daring the scenery to flicker from desktop background to the spreadsheet you…

Auroville, India for weekend getaway and relaxation

For the past three months, I’ve been volunteering in Pondicherry in southern India. On the weekends, my friend and I like to get away from the chaos of life in a bustling Indian city and head to Auroville, which is just a 30-minute journey by bus. Auroville is an interesting place. Calm and peaceful, it…

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