• Best of Berlin in 48 Hours

    Berlin has to be one of the most unique and incredible cities I’ve ever been to. With a turbulent history, the culture that exists in Berlin today is one that has risen from conflict, pain, and separation. The culture that exists today is one of love, unity, openness, compassion, and freedom. And while this is evident through the friendly people you encounter and the art you observe as you wander, one can’t help but notice that the scars of Germany’s past, course through the veins of the city. During my time in Berlin, I was moved deeply by the city and its people. I was touched by the way the…

  • Aria Hotel Budapest: A Hungarian High Note

    Budapest has to be one of my favourite cities I’ve been to – Beautiful, friendly, clean, affordable… it had everything I could ask for. I loved the way Buda’s hills lit up at night; the way cobblestone streets wound through intricate neighbourhoods scattered around the iconic Danube River; the way people gathered at thermal spas to bask in the sunshine and each other’s company; and how every twist and turn through the city centre led to just one more beautiful adventure. Sounds dreamy, right? I mean, the city has its own “Castle District” for goodness’ sake! But this particular post is not about the city itself – it’s about the…