My Hong Kong Microadventures: A 3-Day Planner

Planning a short stay in Hong Kong? Let me tell you about mine, and you can hopefully plan yours ! Hong Kong was one of those destinations which kept getting the back seat, for some reason; a combination of ‘the world is so big, what do I want to see first?’ with ‘this year was … More My Hong Kong Microadventures: A 3-Day Planner

Secret Barcelona: 12 Things You Didn’t Know

1. May Be Older than Rome Well.. the maybe is important. One legend says that the city was founded by Hercules, centuries before Rome was founded.  The second legend attributes the foundation of the city directly to general Hamilcar Barca, Hannibal’s father. The more official, streamlined version, though, is that the Romans themselves founded the city as … More Secret Barcelona: 12 Things You Didn’t Know

Secret Spain: Concert in the Lavender Fields of Brihuega

Every July for 7 years now, the lavender fields of Brihuega, Spain become a natural stage for sunset concerts. Festival de La Lavanda is possibly one of my greatest Secret Spain tips yet. When I came up with my little Secret Spain idea, I had set out to become an explorer in my new home away … More Secret Spain: Concert in the Lavender Fields of Brihuega

Spain Midsummer Fiestas: How to San Juan in Barcelona

Barcelona celebrates the shortest night of the year in big style! The night of June 23 to 24, San Juan is celebrated across Spain in a most festive way: there is music in the streets, firecrackers and fireworks everywhere, and lots of people in the mood to party. Since the entire city will be full … More Spain Midsummer Fiestas: How to San Juan in Barcelona

Interview with CityUnscripted : How to Go From Traveler to Discoverer

CityUnscripted is a travel website I stumbled upon while looking for suggestions to Travel.Differently. Its promise to turn Travelers into Discoverers stuck out. Founder & CEO Nick Whitfield was gracious to accept the invite and tell us just how the concept of CityUnscripted came into being – and why we should stand to attention.  Read … More Interview with CityUnscripted : How to Go From Traveler to Discoverer

Open Mic – Organized Tours: Do or Don’t?

Organised Tours?

Let me first say: there are tours and there are tours.

And then there are more tours.

This is not an attempt to bulk all tours under one same big umbrella.

That being said: I always had mixed feelings towards traveling in organized tours. They can be a great way to see the world, or they can lead to utter failure. And I’ve experienced both.

Part of my love hate relationship with tours is that the definition of what’s an organized tour can be very broad. Organized tours can be anything from a zip-line day trip in the jungle to being stuck in a multi-day coach with 60 other people.

They can be niche & off the beaten experiences, or best of.. tours, good for checking things off a bucket list – but not merely able to scratch the surface of your destination.

Which is why I’ve decided this will be my first Open Mic topic:

Organized tours: Do or Don’t?

Andrea, Ingrid, Madalina and Izabella will join the conversation to share their personal experience, address some biases and probably create some others in the process 😛
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Introducing: Open Mic Series

I like to talk. I do. A lot.

Some would say too much, even.

You know that annoying person sitting behind you at the cinema, who constantly comments the scenes, while you’re trying to watch the damn movie?

That’s me. (Hey, it’s not my fault they make bad movies!)
Sooo:

In an effort to not annoy you wanderlusting readers too much… … More Introducing: Open Mic Series