ITALY | PORTO SANTO STEFANO AND PORTO ERCOLE IN MONTE ARGENTARIO, TUSCANY.

ARGENTARIO OSA VILLAGE

This summer, the boys and I spent a splendid week at Argentario Osa Village in Talamone. We couldn’t have chosen a better base from where to explore Monte Argentario and its neighboring towns.

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ITALY | A WALK THROUGH THE CHARMING FISHING VILLAGE OF TALAMONE, TUSCANY.

This summer the boys and I spent a splendid week at Argentario Osa Village in Talamone. We couldn’t have chosen a better base to exploring Monte Argentario and its neighboring towns.

I was truly enamoured of Talamone. This charming fishing village in Maremma, Tuscany is a Jewel. We enjoyed taking evening strolls through the village’s narrow streets and stone houses all the way to the Aldobrandeschi fortress.

The fortress was built in the 13th century and stands on top of a rocky hill dominating the port and offering delightful panoramic vistas and gorgeous photo backdrops. Just under the fortress is a beautiful waterfront beach establishment called Bagno Delle Donne.

Talamone is also linked to Giuseppe Garibaldi, one of the greatest Italian generals that contributed to the Italian unification and the creation of Italy. En route to Sicily Garibaldi stopped over in Talamone to stock up on water and weapons.

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ITALY | A DELIGHTFUL 24 HOURS IN ROME.

If you’ve been to Rome or at least know of its grandeur, then I’m sure you’re asking yourself how this title is even possible because indeed, 24 hours are not enough to even scratch the surface of Rome and its hidden gems.

But since I only had 24 hours for this visit, I simply had to make the most of it! Read more

KENYA | ZOO-MEETS-NATURE AT THE NAIROBI SAFARI WALK.

One the many things Roberto loves doing in Nairobi is feeding the Giraffes at The Giraffe Center. For a change, this year I decided to take him to Nairobi Safari Walk because I knew even though Giraffes are his favorite, he will still find excitement seeing other animals and particularly getting closer to them. Read more

ETHIOPIA | ADDIS ABABA TRAVEL DIARY.

Africa is made up of 54 countries and out of all these fully recognized sovereign states I am not very proud to say I have only visited 2; Uganda and Tanzania. My excuse is traveling around Africa is not as cheap. Leaving miles away from home and visiting only once a year leaves me with no choice but to dedicate every single second of my time to my family. Read more

THAILAND | BANGKOK TRAVEL DIARY.

PSX_20181210_173224.jpgUnbeatable travel deals are definitely one of the many perks of living in South East Asia. This is undoubtedly a welcomed blessing for a spirit consumed with wanderlust, such as my own.

My decision to travel to Bangkok alone was a spur of the moment decision. I booked my ticket and hotel stay in a heartbeat without a properly thought out itinerary. I had mixed feelings of excitement and nervousness as departure date loomed. While I was excited about a getaway, I also dreaded the idea of travelling alone in Bangkok. Although I have been to Bangkok before, the city can be overwhelming without carefully laid plans.PSX_20181212_185121.jpg Read more

EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | MOUNT PALIPARAN AND TUNGTONG FALLS.

I’m lucky to be part of a group called “Halo Halo”, a community of women in Metro Manila who hike together. We’re not actually exclusive—the group also invite men to join us in our hikes—but we’re made up of mostly women from different corners of the world and of varying ages and backgrounds. Once in a while, we get together and discover local trails. We take these organized hiking trips as a great opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila, connect, network, and share our different experiences while living here in the Philippines.

Dear Mila, If you get a chance to read this, THANK YOU for being the force behind “Halo Halo”, organizing these hikes and helping us discover the Philippines one mountain at a time. PSX_20181206_170810.jpg

Last week, we went to Mount Paliparan, located at Barangay Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal. We left Metro Manila at 5:30 a.m. and arrived at the trailhead just a few minutes shy of 7:00 a.m. There, we registered ourselves at the Barangay Hall, had a short briefing on what to expect, then set off with our assigned guides. Read more