Muralla Roja: What You Need to Know

Okay friends, we have all seen the beautiful images of this building La Muralla Roja – designed by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill in 1968. The vibrant colors and lines are definitely something special to see in person. I’ve had this place bookmarked for a couple years now and never thought I’d actually have the chance to visit for myself until recently. But before you go – here are a few things you should know! The most important thing to know before visiting La Muralla Roja You cannot go inside the building unless you book a nights stay. That’s right. The building is actually an apartment complex that is in use! Luckily, there are some units that are available to book on Airbnb! We stayed in this one here. We picked this one because it was mid-tier for price, and the views of the water looked great! It also looked clean…

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10 Days of Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Hello friends! I know its been awhile since my last blog post, but honestly I lost a bit of motivation in these COVID times, in addition to some major changes going on as well. (More on that later…) BUT! I am back with another blog post, this time to a destination that is closer to my American readers and open as of now for leisure travel from the US – Costa Rica!! Please travel when you feel safe, and as responsibly as you can. i.e. get tested before and if possible after your flights, minimise contact and adhere to COVID rules. Currently Costa Rica does not require a negative PCR test upon entry or on arrival. However you must have a letter from your travel insurance/ insurance policy stating that any COVID related health costs will be covered the entire duration of your trip. In addition you must fill out…

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My Positano Top Picks

If you have looked into visiting Positano, you probably noticed there are a BUNCH of options for everything. Hotels, restaurants and activities to do. It was pretty overwhelming for me so here’s my top three in each category and if relevant I’ll list pros and cons of each. Hotels in Positano We stayed at two different hotels the Marincanto Hotel and the Art Hotel Pasitea which were on completely different ends of town. Hotel Marincanto Pros: Has a pool and it’s own private beach access. A great restaurant on site. Convenient location right by the bus stop, if you arrive by ferry they also have the option for porter services. Not super high on the hill so not as much of a workout to get back to the hotel, just down the road from Le Sirenuse. Cons: This isn’t a complete negative point, but just be aware it is on…

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Tips To Kickstart Your Trip to Malta

So you want to visit Malta huh? But how long should you go for and where should you stay? Keep reading because I’m about to cover that all for you in a hopefully concise way. How long should I plan to visit Malta? The husband and I did a 3 night and day trip in Malta. We flew out Friday afternoon and flew back Monday afternoon. I will say if you have the time, four days would be ideal to really space things out and have some relaxing time. We did a more relaxed trip so on our day 3 we just relaxed by the pool instead of exploring Gozo. Where To Stay We decided to set up our base at the Phoenicia Hotel right outside the walls of Valletta. It’s a quick walk into the city and there are a bunch of restaurants inside for convenience. And also, they…

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How to get to: Fiordo di Furore

Fresh back from my trip to Positano, and I was so excited to be able to visit a place that has been high on my list for awhile – the Fiordo di Furore. Thinking it would be an easy peasy location to get to, I did no research beforehand. But after browsing around the day before the planned visit, I realised that getting there may not be the easiest. Although I should have known because transportation around Positano is already a painful experience. The “Easiest” Way – Scooter Now before all you motorcycle/ scooter people start saying this – yes the easiest way would be to rent a scooter for the day and go directly there. You can go as early as you want unrestricted by public transportation. We decided against this because, *cue flashbacks to our Bali accident*. So I would say that this method of transportation is only…

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