I had wanted to visit Lisbon for years, but somehow it kept eluding me. When I finally landed there in summer 2019, I sighed, “What took me so long?” I knew from the moment I laid eyes on this stunning…
The benefits of last-minute travel
Some people prefer to plan their trips early, but last-minute travel has its benefits and can be fun. Here are four reasons why it’s a good idea.
15 things to do in Madrid, according to a local
Spain’s capital is packed with world-class museums, scenic parks, and gourmet food halls, Here are some of the best things to do in Madrid, plus a few day trips to take.
Motorcycle trip around the world: Interview with travel photographer Pawel Skrabacz
My longtime Chicago friend Pawel Skrabacz of The Culture Ride is a 28 year-old Polish travel photographer, doing a motorcycle trip around the world. He spent the last year traveling through the Americas: from the western USA through Mexico, Panama, Peru and Chile, all the way to Tierra del Fuego in Argentina. He then shipped the motorcycle to Europe and came to Paris. On this occasion, I asked him a few questions about the trip.
Luxury wine experiences in Napa Valley, California
Napa Valley in Northern California is known for award-winning wines and grand estates. There are over 400 wineries with tasting rooms, overlooking hillside vineyards and oak forests. If you are looking for a weekend getaway from San Francisco, here are two luxury wine experiences to get you started: wine tasting at a French-style chateau and a gourmet journey on a vintage train.
Alternative Paris: Dining in an Artist’s Loft
Can I say that I know Paris after living here for two years? Yes and no. There is always more to learn from others. Booking a private dinner through Withlocals was a chance to discover alternative Paris and spend a fun evening with hosts, who turned out to be my neighbors.