HOW TO DECORATE YOUR TRAVELING ROOM

HOW TO DECORATE YOUR TRAVELING ROOM

Are you so crazy about traveling that you can’t even disconnect from your travels when at home? Walking into the kitchen and feeling the aroma of a real Neapolitan pizza; opening the cookie cupboard and remembering that croissant you had in a Parisian café; or not being able to avoid flipping through the photo album of your summer holidays every time you walk through the living room… These are some of the telltale signs that we really miss our adventures when we confine ourselves within four walls. There may well be no ideal solution to this problem, as we all have our daily chores: studies, work, people in our care… However, we can defuse it a bit by bringing pieces of our travels into our room. And for that reason I can recommend some ideas (don’t try to mix them all together) to decorate your traveling room. 1.The Telltale Map   Buy a world map that fits on your wall and pins or colorful stickers. Put the map up at any height you like, and you are ready to start sticking or pinning your way through all the places you’ve visited. Additionally, you could also add small photos (Polaroids) of your trip to complete these locations, giving the map a more personal touch. If you find this too conventional and would rather find something more original, I suggest buying one of those fake antique maps, or a map that only shows the contours of the countries, so you can color them in once you’ve visited them. 2. Japanese Style Have you been to Japan? Whether you have or haven’t,...
Types of Travelers; Which One Are You?

Types of Travelers; Which One Are You?

Who hasn’t killed time with those online tests where after entering your preferences, they’re analyzed to reveal your personality type? How many times have you read your horoscope although you don’t fully believe it? We all love that, right? Well, today this is going to be about travelers, because they are the most singular people on this planet, and we can always identify with one of their different styles. The Shopping Traveler An acquaintance of mine, who is not short on money, owns a private jet to take him shopping in Milan. Perhaps this is taking it to extremes, but there are always those who travel for the simple joy of shopping, be it to London’s Oxford Street or to the Champs-Élysées in Paris. It makes perfect sense if you’re looking for the world’s most expensive boutiques or a custom made item, but most travelers end up visiting the same stores they shop at in their own town. And to what point? To come back home with twice the amount of luggage; they seem to love that! The National Geographic Photographer Wannabe The world harbors amazing places: heart-shaped paradisiacal islands, magical natural parks of the likes of Yellowstone, rainforests brimming with mysterious animals… And letting us know about it is the personal responsibility of this photographer. He never wanted a stable life, or money, or a 9 to 5 job. He brags that he does what we all wish we were doing, and gives lectures expounding on his amazing adventures. He is also wild about reading, culture, and most of all, Panama Jack boots. The Planner Sometimes there’s just...
Traveling Christmas: 6 Ideal apartments for the Holidays

Traveling Christmas: 6 Ideal apartments for the Holidays

This Christmas season… don’t stay at home! We know how cozy it can be to snuggle up by the fire as you turn the pages of your favorite book, eat bowls of grandma’s hot soup, or munch on some of the best sweets of the year. Having a good time with your family is a plan we won’t contest, but this year we’d like to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and make Santa find your chimney elsewhere. 1. Madrid Eating the twelve grapes at Puerta del Sol is possibly one of the most traditional things to do in the Spanish capital, and you’ll know that if you’ve ever watched the Campanadas (New Year’s countdown) on Spanish TV. Madrid is an easy option for an affordable weekend getaway, risk free and with fun guaranteed, whether traveling with friends or with the whole family. Moreover, you’ll also find a huge Christmas tree in the Puerta del Sol, and a lively Christmas market in the Plaza Mayor. If traveling with children, know that the Conde Duque cultural center organizes a program with activities specially designed for them. We want you to enjoy the colors of the city indoors and outdoors, and that’s why we’ve chosen this colorful apartment so you are not bored for a second. 2.3 MADRID 2.3 MADRID 2.3 MADRID 2.3 MADRID 2. Rome If you don’t like grapes, this is your destination! Italy eats lentils on New Year’s Eve, and if that’s also not your thing, relax, because in Rome, nobody is likely to notice. The Italian capital is a very attractive destination for those...
A Walk through Holland’s Towns

A Walk through Holland’s Towns

Amsterdam is a beautiful city. Its central area was a bit dirty, but its canals never fail to amaze many travelers, and the houses around them tell us of the Dutch capital’s Golden Age. Not to mention how cozy their traditional houseboats look… However, I expected a lot more from Amsterdam, and especially after visiting some of the charming villages in the area. My family and I, who were staying in an apartment in Amsterdam, carefully chose which towns to visit, because although Holland may be small there is a lot to see. Would you like to know what our route was? Grab a map and position yourselves. Edam, Volendam & Marken The first name probably reminds you of cheese. And you are not wrong! It is from this small town northeast of Amsterdam that this popular delicacy comes from, just like Gouda cheese comes from the Dutch town of the same name. But leaving all food aside, in Volendam, which is right next to it, you’ll enjoy taking a walk along the dike, an amazing experience for those of us not used to seeing the sea level higher than the land. Moreover, I loved the architecture of its little houses, its boats with private moorings, and the well-kept gardens right by the canals. It looked like paradise on earth for those searching for the peace of a quiet afternoon spent reading and gardening. Marken is different. Since the town is located on an island, the bus ride to the village is rather peculiar, as it crosses over an artificial extension of land. We visited in the evening hours,...
5 Reasons Why Visiting Budapest will Transform You

5 Reasons Why Visiting Budapest will Transform You

Are you tired of traveling and seeing the same old images you find online only in the flesh? It’s something I was recently worried about, while planning a family trip to Budapest. It has become such a trendy destination, that I had already seen thousands of photos in social media, and I felt as if I knew the city before I had even had a chance to visit. But I was wrong. Budapest is a truly striking capital in every sense: the buildings, the sharp contrast between wealth and poverty, its remarkable language… The usual images of the Hungarian Parliament Building fall very short of reality. There is a lot more to discover; so much so, that you’ll come back a changed person, even if you end up uploading the same images as everyone else… Would you like to know how it will transform you? 1. Night Visits to Pest will Leave You Speechless Climbing up the steps to Buda after a long day of non-stop sightseeing can have its rewards. What a view! At dusk, romantic travelers gather on the walls of the Fisherman’s Bastion to anxiously wait for a few minutes until the lights turn on in Pest. 3, 2, 1… and the Parliament Building, the Chain Bridge, and all other emblematic buildings light up before my eyes, instantaneously dispelling all prior traces of fatigue… I am never leaving here! And you will also not want to take your eyes off the prettiest night views you have ever seen. 2. Margaret Island Park will Get You Addicted to Sports… and Naps! If the views over Pest had...