Alps - Grand Saint Bernard

Road-trip in the Alps: 1 day, 3 countries

There’s something a bit magical in the simple fact of waking-up on a crisp fall morning in the Aosta Valley, bringing your coffee out on the balcony and breathing the pure air of the Alps. The Alps in Italy We had arrived late the previous night, and had to drive the narrow road all the […]

Applecross - Stags

Applecross: the hidden gem of the Scottish Highlands

As we were enjoying a scrumptious breakfast at Catherine’s table in our beautiful BnB in Thrumster, we shared our road map with a lovely couple whom was sitting at the table. As soon as I mentioned Applecross, the man’s face lit up. “It’s such a beautiful place, you’re going to love it there. Although… which […]

Dornoch No Parking

Dornoch: peace, quiet and mindfulness

Since I came back from Patagonia, my thirst for the great outdoors have been endless. And that was the primary motivation for this May trip to Scotland. Dornoch was our first pit-stop on the North Coast 500. Lately, I have been pretty serious about making the right choices. And that was entirely part of the […]

Take me to church

Oh Italy… You have really stolen my heart. Your food. Your sun rising on the Amalfi Coast. Your Aperol Spritz. Your food. Your smiles on everyone’s face. Your churches. Your food. Wait, the churches are what I was planning on talking about today… I’ll keep food for another post. Even though, as you can witness, […]

Italian adventures: A taste of Sicily

Italy has won many of my traveling destinations hesitations… Berlin or Rome? Rome! Eastern Europe or Southern Italy? Well, Italy. Not that I’m not planning on visiting Berlin or Eastern Europe anytime soon, but the mood always seems to be craving sunshine, gorgeous sceneries and dishes made of fresh grilled fish and melt-in-the mouth veggies […]

Where Audrey does Emily (Brontë)

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. ~Emily Brontë – Wuthering Heights As I’m zipping up my suitcase, ready to take off to wild Yorkshire Dales, it was only fair to pay a tribute to Emily. I wish you all a wonderful week, and I’ll see you in September, my […]

Oia, Santorini

Greece, from Athens to Santorini

Nowadays, 40 is an important birthday. Some people chose to have big parties and bigger cakes, some people chose to draw their sorrow (boo now I’m going back down again) in lots of alcoholic beverages, and some people decide to gather the close friends and take a trip in a place they fancy. That’s what […]

Catedral de la Santa Creu

Barcelona: a summer postcard

I had promised cyber-dating expert and my “Twitter friend” @JulieSpira a full and detailed report on my first vacation with the #bf. After 4 happy months of juggling our overly busy work lives with our romantic life, we had found a good groove. Could five days face-to-face in a foreign city break that rhythm and […]

Postcard from Rome

After Amsterdam and Philadelphia, my Adventures in Heels took me, this month, to the wonderful city of Rome, Italy. The occasion? Two Philly friends (one of them being Italian) were getting married in the outskirts of Rome. What better way to visit a new city than, getting together with old friends, meeting up new people […]

Postcard from Amsterdam

On a cold Easter weekend, three girls headed to Amsterdam by way of Bruxelles. The ugliness of their tiny (but very well located) hotel room, encouraged them to walk the city, up and down, only stopping along the way to sample the good things this city has to offer: cafés, museums, shopping and very pretty […]