WOW Book Club: Ten

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I have a confession to make: I’m obsessed with France and all things French.

There. I said it.

In 2017 I have pledged to continue feeding my obsession of all things French by taking this passion in to the kitchen, so when I saw a book titled The Art of French Eating at a discount book store in Melbourne recently, I knew this would be a book I would not only enjoy but also learn from!

The Art of French Eating

The Art of French Eating

I began this book a few days ago and after a few hundred of you screenshot the cover on my Snapchat, I realised this would be a great new read for the WOW Book Club. Sure, I have gone a little nuts on French books over the past year (previously we’ve read Paris Letters, Lunch in Paris and just last month, The Only Street in Paris). But nonetheless I’m back at square one, obsessed with French culture and happenings, especially when it comes to food and dining out!

One instance I remember earlier in the year in Annecy, France, was my partner and I being no less than incompetent when it came to eating out in France. Past the Bonjour Monsieur and niceties I was able to offer our waiter, we really had no idea about how to order or how to behave amidst French dining culture.

So here we are!

I’m hoping this book leads me down the winding path of French table etiquette, social aspects of French dining culture and of course highlights French food by region. If the blurb is anything to go by, I think I’ll be set for a successful visit to France in the New Year!

Lets do this! Do you have any flashbacks from travels to France that lead you to believe this book might help you on future travels to France!?

Brooke Saward

Brooke founded World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures abroad and adventures in the kitchen!

The Only Street in Paris

 

This time of year has a way of creeping up on us and before you know it, you’ve spent a little longer than necessary to read a book as good as The Only Street in Paris by Elaine Sciolino. Luckily it hasn’t taken me nearly as long to snag another great read (announced tomorrow) for the summer, but for now I’d like to look back at the latest WOW Book Club read, which I’m sure you will agree was a pretty good pick!

Plaza Athanee Paris

The Only Street in Paris

Francophiles like myself won’t have had any trouble leisurely turning the pages of this real life encounter by a former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times. For starters I found this book an easy page turner due to the setting (if you’ve learnt anything by now in this book club, it would have to be that my love for France and all things French dictates my book shelf immensely!) I also loved the style of writing in this book as I felt I could drift alone the Rue des Martyrs with Elaine, popping in and out of artisan stores and discovering hidden gems behind closed doors (and locked gates) as she did.

If anything this book makes me incredibly envious of Elaine’s time in one of the few remaining treasures of Paris’ nostalgic past. What I would give to be in her shoes exploring the Rue des Martyrs with her! It gave me hope that the “old Paris” still lives on, even if Elaine discovered many ways in which the magic of Montmartre was dying a slow death of gentrification. I suppose it left me feeling hopeful that, hidden away from clear view, Paris is still as magical and ethereal as my imagination believes it to be – you’ve just got to be stubborn and persistent enough to go and find it.

Over to you!

Did this book make you feel nostalgic or wishing for a life on the Rue des Martyrs?

Do you believe the magic of Paris lives on, albeit behind closed doors and steel gates?

Is the fate of Paris doomed to the likes of gentrification and globalization or will “old Paris” live on?

Do you ever see yourself (like me!) living in Paris for a period of time?

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Christmas at Home in Australia

There’s a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while now but have been struggling to find the time or occasion. Over the past four years of blogging on World of Wanderlust, I have been flying in and out of cities on whirlwind adventures, escaping to the countryside when needed and in airports or on planes every other day. The reality of my blogging life is very similar to what is you see online, but is also starkly different at the same time.

Christmas at home in Australia | World of Wanderlust

Christmas at Home in Australia

The reality of blogging (especially travel blogging!!!) is that you’re away more than you are at home. For 12 months I didn’t see my family or friends and for someone who is very family orientated, that was a bit of a personal accomplishment at the time. This year I’ve been on and off with travels, saying yes to new destinations that excite me and slowly working my way through an endless bucket list of experiences I wish to enjoy in my 20’s. After a few years of virtual non-stop travels, this year has been a little different in that I have began to split my time equally between time abroad and time at home with my partner inside our little farm house on the hill.

Christmas at home in Australia | World of Wanderlust

Despite so many adventures over the past few years, one date I have never missed out on being home for is Christmas. To me Christmas is all about family time – planning to sleep in, waking early to open presents nonetheless, a labour of love in the kitchen and a long lunch outdoors with all of the Christmas trimmings – bon bons, wine, bad jokes and plenty of reminiscing. This was my first year hosting Christmas with my family (so grown up!!!), so I wanted to capture the day on the blog as it feels like a small milestone of sorts!

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Putting Down Roots

Earlier this year I opened a dessert shop in my home town of Launceston (the second largest city on the island of Tasmania, Australia). The decision was an easy one and also very difficult at the same time. It was the first time in four years that I had put down roots and made a commitment of any kind, especially one of such a big nature. I’m often asked why I travel so much and if I’m completely honest I don’t have a set answer for you beyond it being what I love, crave, and what makes me feel alive.

Making such a commitment in one place was equal parts exciting and terrifying. I didn’t really know if it was what I wanted to do, should do, or why I felt so strongly about just going for it anyway… but looking back a few months later I’m incredibly glad I did.

As much as I have put down roots (decorating a new/old home in Tasmania, opening a dessert house, getting the world’s cutest Border Collie puppy), I’m still eager to keep the adventures alive in 2017 and long beyond that. Suffice it to say that my explorations will not take a back seat, nor do I believe will I ever “stop” living an adventurous lifestyle – be that abroad, around Australia, or in my own backyard.

Adventures in 2017

So where does that leave me? Nowhere new. I’m still back at that same place I have been since I first stepped on a long-haul flight at age thirteen – just as curious and excited to keep travelling!

So far I can only share a few of my first destinations of 2017 – including Tahiti, Thailand, more of Tasmania and a return trip to New Zealand.

Goal destinations for 2017 include: Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Madagascar, Cuba, Jamaica, Alaska, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Nepal, India, Myanmar & more of Russia.

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Where to Escape Winter in London: 8 Places to enjoy the Winter in London

If there’s one thing I will never forget about winters in London it is the face burning, finger freezing, cold winter days that feel more like nights with the often gloomy grey skies. But fortunately in London it isn’t all doom and gloom over the colder months as the best of London is often found indoors. Here are my top picks for the best places to escape winter in London!

The Winter Garden

Undeniably one of my favourite hidden spots in London year-round, the winter garden inside the Landmark Hotel is one of the most glorious indoor-outdoor settings you will find. Although completely enclosed, the space is covered with greenery and constantly lit with a huge sky light that brightens the mood, even in winter! You don’t have to stay at the hotel to visit and they host lovely afternoon teas, giving you more than enough reasons to visit!

222 Marylebone Road, Marylebone | London

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Peggy Porschen

Escaping winter in London is a pink, pastel lovers’ dream in the form of this popular cake store in Belgravia. Peggy Porschen is renowned for her wedding cake creations, however cake lovers will be delighted to pop in store for a cupcake, coffee, slice of cake or all of the above! The shop is covered in flowers and pink decor, making it the perfect escape from the cold air outside.

116 Ebury Street, Belgravia | London

The Milestone Hotel

One of my all time favourite hotels in London is filled with cosy rooms like this one and their numerous afternoon tea rooms. With endless greenery and a constant flow of daylight, this is another great place to pass time indoors, away from the hustle and bustle outside.

1 Kensington Court, Kensington | London

Leadenhall Market

If you’re a Harry Potter fan like me you’ll already have Leadenhall Market on your radar no matter what the season! Leadenhall is of course home to many exterior shots of Diagon Alley. The market area was built in 1881, giving it an incredibly old world feel and still to this day you will find nice little boutiques in an indoor setting!

Gracechurch Street | London

 Kaffeine

Finding good coffee in London used to be a rarity, but fortunately for all of us there are oodles of great cafes popping up around London, many of them owned and operated by Aussies! Kaffeine is a great little spot to pass time – cosy, quaint and with some of the best coffee you’ll find in all of London.

66 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia | London

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Mahiki

There is perhaps no club in all of London known as well as Mahiki – an island themed club with summery cocktails and interior. If you’re looking for a fun night out this is one of the most frequented spots in town – so be sure to arrive early!

1 Dover Street, Mayfair | London

Sketch London

One of the most picturesque eateries in all of London is an institution in itself, known to locals as Sketch. The plush pink interior is just a start to the Sketch experience and if you’re really keen on a memorable experience, make sure you book the afternoon tea here (in advance!) The fun colour pop is a great way to escape the London winter.

9 Conduit Street, Mayfair | London

Pantry at 108

Another great afternoon tea spot to escape the cold is to stop in to Pantry 108. Quite literally treated as a pantry, this is one of my all time favourite afternoon teas in London (and a great find if you – like me – eat with your eyes!)

108 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone | London

 

In search of the Best Macarons in Paris

After the cupcake craze that swept America (and beyond) what now feels like an eternity ago, it began to seem as if the idea of a full sized cake would forever rest in peace to give way to these mini cakes made popular by New York bakeries. Then in a sudden switch of fate, a small almond cookie known as the macaron came out from the woodworks of France (despite recent popularity across the world, these little gems have long been famous in France) and quickly took over as the world’s most sought over sweet treat.

In an age of Instagram and colour pops, the macaron has beaten the odds and stood the test of time: and so it appears here to stay! If you find yourself in the macaron capital of the world, Paris, you’ll need a full guide of where to get the best macarons in the city (and thus the world!) Fear not, we’ve got you covered.

Carette

I’m going to go against the grain here and make a bold statement: Carette has the best macarons in Paris. Despite what you may have read in guidebooks or been informed by fellow travellers, Parisians will be the first to back me up in saying that the lines at Laduree are not necessarily worthwhile, as you will find equally good (if not better) macarons around Paris at local haunts such as Carette (visit the Place des Vosges location for authenticity – ideally located in Le Marais).

25 Place des Vosges, 75003
+33 1 48 87 94 07
Open every day from 7:30 AM to Midnight

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Ladurée

That said, you will indeed find a very well made macaron at the patisserie that appears to have started the macaron craze as we know it today: Ladurée. If the lines and the price don’t put you off, you’ll find a variety of flavour choices here, however it must be said that the flavours are on the safe side. For adventurous flavour kicks that you never could have imagined would actually taste good, read on.

75 avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008
+33 1 40 75 08 75
Open every day from 8:30 AM to 11:30 PM

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Pierre Hermé

Of course I am hinting toward the man of macarons himself: Pierre Hermé. If you hadn’t already heard, Pierre is the man responsible for skyrocketing Ladurée to worldwide success in the macaron hall of fame and after feeling complacent with the flavour combinations, Pierre set out to open his own (more inventive) patisserie. If you’re after fun flavours and incredibly made macarons, this is the place to go. Many (okay, most!) say these are the best macarons in all of Paris.

72 rue Bonaparte, 75006
+33 1 43 54 47 77
Open every day from 10 AM to 7 PM

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Aoki Sadaharu

Speaking of inventive flavour combinations, if you are feeling bold and brave after leaving Pierre’s patisserie, then consider stepping it up a notch for a visit to Aoki Sadaharu. This patisserie is known for their anything-but-traditional macaron flavours, with a strong hint of Japanese influence to boot.

35 rue de Vaugirard, 75006
+33 1 45 44 48 90
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 AM to 7 PM, Sundays from 10 AM to 6 PM, closed on Mondays

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Gérard Mulot

With fun flavours and colourful macarons, this patisserie offers an exceptionally well-made macaron (with the help of machines!) There are oodles of goodies to choose from away from the macaron, so don’t be afraid to venture out of the box!

76 rue de Seine, 75006
+33 1 43 26 85 77
Open daily except Wednesday (closed) from 7 AM to 8 PM

Image by Faye Bullock for World of Wanderlust

Café Pouchkine

Undeniably one of my favourite patisseries in Paris to pass time is Café Pouchkine. This gorgeous Russian import is one of the most beautiful spaces to enter, offering a delicious selection of patisseries and of course, macarons.

155 Boulevard Saint Germain, 75006
+33 9 67 28 58 44
Open daily from 9:30 AM to 8 PM, except closures on Sunday

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Fauchon

For those who prefer a crunchier macaron, Fauchon is for sure the place to visit. The macarons are well priced and this is a great spot to visit if you prefer to avoide lines and crowds.

24-26 Place de la Madeleine, 75008
+33 1 70 39 38 00
Open Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 8 PM, closed on Sunday

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Lenotre

If a fluffy macaron is more to your liking, you’ll find just that at Lenotre. Here you will find a more natural macaron, leaving you with a little less guilt as you walk away with a box or two!

36 Avenue de la Motte-Picquet, 75007
+33 1 45 55 71 25
Open everyday from 9 AM to 9 PM

Angelina

And of course this list would not be complete without mention of my all time favourite tea house in Paris; Angelina. Although not my favourite patisserie for macarons, they’re still not bad at all and Angelina also offer some of the prettiest pastry items in all of Paris!

226 rue de Rivoli, 75001
+33 1 42 60 82 00
Open every day from 8:30 AM to 7 PM

 

Amalie Filming Locations in Paris

When you put one of my all time favourite cities with one of my all time favourite films, you most likely arrive at Amélie, arguably one of the best films of the 21st Century. For lovers of the film who are as die-hard-fan as myself, you’ll love these filming locations to visit in Paris which will transport you in to the magic of Paris and of course, the magic of Amélie!

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Café des Deux Moulins

Let us begin at one of my favourite scene locations and a hot spot for all fans of the film, the cafe where Amélie herself is a waitress; Café des Duex Moulins. The prices are surprisingly cheap and the cafe is a great little find in the heart of Montmartre.

Canal Saint-Martin

One of my favourite scenes in the whole film is also one of the best locations to visit for it is quiet in the early mornings and a great chance to experience the scene as it appears in the film. Canal Saint-Martin is where we see Amélie skimming stones in the film – the second neighbourhood favourited by the character in the film (second only to Montmartre, of course!)

Gare de l’Est

One of the more light hearted scenes in the film is shot inside Gare de l’Est, where you can still to this day go inside a photo booth and take your own pictures to remember your walk across town in the steps of Amélie. Although much of the interior has changed the magic remains with a little imagination!

Funiculaire de Montmartre

To arrive in Montmartre, take the funicular to the top of the hill and find yourself in the heart of Montmartre, the favourite neighbourhood of the film and where much of the film occurs. Lose yourself in the winding alleys, small narrow streets and transport yourself back to another time in Paris. One of my favourite streets is Rue de Martrys, one of the few “true” streets left in Paris.

Sacré-Coeur

Whilst in Montmartre be sure to visit Sacré-Coeur and of course visit the old fashioned merry-go-round at the base. Look hard enough and you will indeed find the telephone box from the film with marked with arrows!

Rue Lepic

A walk along Rue Lepic, one of the livliest streets in the neighbourhood of Montmartre, you will recognise some of the smalllocal artisan shops selling fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and all kinds of specialty goods.

 

 

My 20 Best Travel Experiences of 2016

 

I don’t know how it happens but every year I look back at all the wonderful adventures I’ve had (particularly since starting blogging four years ago) and can’t believe how quickly the year has passed + how many places I have been fortunate enough to visit! It seems like just yesterday I was photographing lions on safari in Tanzania or snorkelling around the crystal clear waters of the Maldives. Another year is about to come to a close and with that I would like to share my favourite adventures of 2016!

1. Positano, Italy

I’m sure it comes as no surprise to most to see the seaside village of Positano as number one on my list! Not only my favourite photograph of the year comes from here, but also my favourite “first view” (pictured on the right) of any city, taken quite literally as I stepped off the bus from Sorrento. This trip through the Amalfi Coast and more of Europe was one of the most memorable I have enjoyed on the continent. I would highly recommend travelling through Europe in the Spring if you want the best weather without the crowds!

Read more: 14 Fairytale Towns in Europe you Must Visit

 

2. The Maldives with My Love!

Another trip I’m sure come as no surprise to see on this list is my trip to the Maldives with my boyfriend earlier this year…. what a dream! I’ll never forget snorkelling in the crystal clear waters (the bluest water I have seen around the world), renting a jet ski for the day and finding an island all to ourselves, eating incredible food, some of the friendliest service I have experience in the entire world and those gorgeous purple sunsets.

Read more: 29 Things to do in the Maldives

3. Safari in Tanzania

There is no experience more grounding than a photographic safari in Africa and since my first safari in South Africa I have been jumping at any and every opportunity to go back explore more of the continent. This year I visited Tanzania and I’ve got to say it was one of my favourite safari experiences yet. Whilst in Tanzania we were experiencing the great migration in its early days, as well as having the opportunity to view baby giraffes and zebras at that time of year. I also met Brooke and Hermione for the first time!

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4. Norfolk Island, Australia

After taking my boyfriend to the Maldives early in the year I was convinced any other trip we took after that one would never compare. Fast forward a few months to the end of our Europe trip and the place that stuck with me most was a short stay in Norfolk Island on the way home. This little island off the coast of Australia would have to be my best find for the year – incredibly underrated and remarkably authentic… there’s no place that has surprised me more!

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5. Cruising through Norway

This year I took my mum on a cruise through Norway’s fjords and coastal towns, visiting Bergen, Geiranger, Flam, Alesund and Stavanger. The cruise itself was incredibly fun (who doesn’t love a buffet!?) and my time with mum away from home was even more fun. It was just a bonus we had the gorgeous surrounds of Norway around us each day!

Read more: These photos of Norway are so pretty it hurts

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6. Colmar, France

Another trip with my boyfriend this year took us to Colmar, France, a town that has been on my radar for a very long time (thanks Pinterest!) Not only was the town as gorgeous as it appears in photos, but it was also home to incredible fine dining (French food is incredible no matter what) and surrounded by bike trails to surrounding towns (don’t miss out on visiting Egusheim!)

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7. Paris in the Spring

I’d strongly argue that there is no better time to visit Paris than visiting Paris in the Spring. I’d also back that up with the claim that there is no bad time to visit Paris! As the one city in the world I never (ever, ever) tire of, I’m always up for a trip to Paris when visiting Europe. This year we stayed in Le Marais, one of my favourite neighbourhoods and were directly across from Place des Vosges, my favourite square in Paris. I’d strongly urge you to visit the neighbourhood and make a pit stop at Carette, my new favourite cafe in the city!

Read more: A Walking Tour of Paris

8. Japan with my Father

It was at 17 years of age that I first travelled overseas with my father, after winning a bet that i could save up enough cash to buy a plane ticket to Kiev, Ukraine, to visit my cousin who was living there at the time. The agreement was that he would join the trip to Europe if I could save the money within a year, however I don’t think he realised I would save up the cash within a few months! This year was the first trip we have taken together since and I took him completely out of his comfort zone by visiting Japan (my first time too!) We both loved the country in an instant and especially enjoyed the craziness of Tokyo and Osaka. Dad tried his first “real” sushi (not covered in Western sauces – ha) and soon realised his diet over the coming 10 days would solely consist of rice, fish, and broths. He didn’t complain once!

Read more: 20 Reasons to Visit Japan

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9. New York with The Bestie

I’m torn between two cities: Paris and New York. Force me to choose just one and I promise you, I won’t be able to give a solid answer! In the middle of this year I found myself back in New York, but this time visiting one of my best friends Emma whilst she was living there. Emma had moved to the West Village so we spent much of our time exploring the villages and touristing our way to the Flat Iron Building and Times Square (much to Emma’s dismay – I still love a night on Broadway!!!)

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10. Road Tripping through New Zealand

I can’t believe it has taken me so long, but this year I finally visited New Zealand for the first time in my life! I landed in Queenstown to explore some of the South Island and later flew to the North Island to explore the coast and spend a day in Auckland – all stops were incredible! My few days in the South Island were nowhere near enough, so this is a country I’m itching to get back to (with plans to return next year!)

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11. Cruising the Amazon

After experiencing safaris in South Africa and Tanzania, i have been dying to go somewhere new to experience different wildlife close up… and so it made sense to jump at the chance to board a plane bound for the Amazon jungle! I spent five nights on the Amazon river, cruising through small villages and meeting communities along the way. This was just as magical as seeing a sloth for the first time (eeeeep!) and all the wonderful wildlife we saw along the way.

12. Lake Como, Italy

Another pitstop on our European adventure was my first (and my boyfriend’s first) time visiting Lake Como in the North of Italy. We stayed at a gorgeous villa along the lake and made daily commutes by ferry to nearby towns (my favourite by far being Bellagio!) This was one of the highlights of our time in Italy and we both agreed it would have to be one of the most romantic places to visit in the country.

Read more: 10 Lakes to Visit in Europe

13. Skiing in Zermatt

On the same trip we had a more adventurous few days in the Swiss Alps, skiing some of the best slopes in Europe when we visited Zermatt! With only a few days here we both agreed we would have to return one day as not only was the town itself beautiful but there was so much terrain to cover on skis that we only scratched the surface! You can even ski across in to Italy – talk about bucket list!

14. Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

One of the most beautiful resorts I have visited this year was Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia. Travelling solo through Malaysia, I found this trip to be a great time to switch off, read (way too many) books and spend some time unwinding before the year got underway. If I could recommend just one honeymoon destination that flies under the radar, this would be it!

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15. Being back in Florence, Tuscany

Another city I will always love travelling back to is Florence, Italy. Although I only had a few days in the city this year, I adored my time here and it was another chance to dig deeper in to the endless history of this city that has stood still with time. For the first time I visited the Statue of David and Boboli Gardens, both giving me a chance to discover something new in a city that presents so much to visitors.

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16. Annecy, France

Seeing these photos again, I am fighting the urge not to jump on a plane bound straight for France! The city of Annecy, France, deserves to be number one on this list for it is easily the prettiest and most charming place I visited this year (there are too many #1s to choose from!) If you find yourself travelling through France in the new year, be sure not to miss Annecy as it is undeniably the most gorgeous city in all of France (though that could be contested – everywhere in France is stunning!)

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17. Experiencing the True North, Canada

Just recently I found myself in the true North of Canada visiting the small town of Churchill, also known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World”. Not only did I see countless polar bears in the wild, but also had the chance to go dog sledding, see the Northern Lights and immerse myself in local cultures and customs. The whole trip was one of a lifetime and one I would strongly endorse for adventure seekers!

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18. Vancouver, Canada

On the same trip to Canada I had the chance to stop in to Vancouver, a city I have been longing to visit since I met the lovely Sisley (who lives in Vancouver) when living in Berlin at the same time. This city quickly became one of my favourite cities I have visited this year – full of great eateries, adventure close to the city and some of the friendliest people – though that is to be expected for Canadians!

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19. Hotel Emma, San Antonio, Texas

Another one of my favourite cities I visited this year and home to the only hotel that makes the list is San Antonio and the gorgeous (seriously, one of the best hotels I have ever stepped foot in), Hotel Emma. This city has been through a revival of sorts with incredible eateries popping up in every neighbourhood, making this a great stop for foodies (and coffee lovers!)

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50 Gifts for Travellers this Christmas

  • Stephanie

    December 19, 2016 at 4:09 am

    These gifts are so good!

  • Monika

    December 19, 2016 at 12:47 am

    I do like nearly all of these! Some I find more or less practical but they are lovely. What is the most important for me while giving and receiving gifts is the motivation, the will and the its practical aspect. I enjoy the most these presents I can make use of in a good, creative and active way – to keep myself and others healthy & happy.
    Maybe that’s why I believe the good travel memories can be the best idea ever – as they last a lifetime 🙂
    That’s why I would add the 20th GIFT idea made up by the group of experienced travellers from around th world – Voucher for individual itinerary planning valid for 1 year! Can be found here: 🙂 I had a chance to meet some of them and I have to say they really know their stuff.
    Merry Christmas Everyone!

  • Newstrotter

    December 16, 2016 at 1:58 am

    A trully great gift selection. So many amazing items to choose from.

  • Maja

    December 15, 2016 at 8:12 am

    I love the Sorel boots you put on here! I’ve had mine for nearly 3 years and they are so warm and durable. Wishing for the Fujifilm this Christmas! 🙂

  • Joyce

    December 15, 2016 at 4:45 am

    So cute! I still love the Layla headphones and the adventure cuff!

  • Amelia

    December 14, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Ugh why is that luggage so expensive, I’m absolutely in love with it! <3

  • Dhaval

    December 14, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Great post! thanks for this useful list.

  • Krista

    December 14, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Im in love with so many of these! I can’t even decide which one I would want the most! The suitcase is beautiful, that flask is pretty cool, those rose gold headphones are so pretty, and I’ve always wanted one of those instax fuji cameras!