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Mc Way Falls in Julia Pfeiffer National Park
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9 Days California Road Trip Itinerary

Today marks 2 years since the day I set foot in California. Visiting Los Angeles (and California in general) has always been on my wish list: the palm trees, endless beaches, the Hollywood Sign, Beverly Hills and many more! My friends and I spent 9 full days in the Golden State visiting places, walking, dining and taking it all in. I’ve wanted to write down our itinerary, the places we dined and the hotels we stayed for a long time, so here it is! A compact itinerary which you can use as an inspiration to plan your California road trip….

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The essential guide to New York City: Dining, Shopping and exploring
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The Essential Guide to New York City: Shopping, Dining &Exploring

Welcome to the second installment of my essential New York City Guide. In this part I’m going over suggestions on where to eat (all tried and tested), shop and hang out in the city! So let’s hit it off! Dining in New York City Restaurant Row at W46th street This street was an “insider” tip from a tour guide on a double-decker bus, which I cherish very much, since it’s a place full of noteworthy (and somewhat) budget friendly restaurants near Times Square. There are many restaurants you can try from, and the last few times I visited NYC I…

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The Essential Guide to New York City: Sightseeing & Museums
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The Essential Guide to New York City – Sightseeing & Museums

Most of my travel tips posts (mini guides, exploring city X) come from my wish to share you with you the places I’ve been and things I’ve done either in my home country or abroad, so that you can take note and be inspired for upcoming tips. And then there is this type of lengthy “guide” type of posts (essential guide to X), which actually stem from emails and suggestions that I’ve written for friends. Which is the case with guide to New York City as well; I’ve visited the city 3 times so far, covered the “basics” (twice) and…

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The White House, Washington, DC
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The essential guide to Washington DC

Washington DC is one of those cities in which I had no expectations at all, but proved an instant delight! Getting around is pretty easy as the city is very walk-able plus it has a metro system (best I’ve seen, architecturally speaking) and of course buses that will get you around town. Since many sites are concentrated in specific areas, walking is pretty much the way to go! Washington DC is a city that you can visit all year round, but I have to be partial here and say that Spring is the best time to be there! In April…

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Christmas wreaths in Boston
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Christmas Wreaths in Boston

As much as I love my hometown, Christmas decorations is not a field it excels at. Surely there are lights on the streets and festive arcades (not to mention a holiday bar), but let’s be honest, there are so many cities abroad that have better Christmas decorations than Athens! And that’s exactly what I enjoyed last year while living in Boston: the Christmas decorations! On a previous post I’ve shared a lot of light decorations around the city, both public and private ones. The best light decoration and display was at Faneuil Hall, where Blink!, which is an hourly light and sound display,…

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A walk from Soho to World Trade Center, New York City
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A walk from SoHo to World Trade Center, New York City

Looking through my New York City photos I realized there is one more walk I’d like to share with you: from SoHo to One World Trade Center via Little Italy and TriBeCa. I also realized that I’ve walked a pretty good part of Manhattan’s west side from Columbia University to Battery Park missing only a few spots in Hell’s Kitchen. Next time I visit New York City I should probably explore the East Side more! Now let’s get on with our walk. SoHo My walk started from Houston street and it’s actually a continuation of my Greenwich Village wanderings. SoHo is…

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a walk in Upper West Side, New York City
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A walk in Upper West Side, NYC

Keeping up with my walks around New York City, here’s the longest one that I undertook. I spent a whole morning walking down the Upper West Side from Columbia University down to Columbus Circus (with a break for lunch). In my past visits in New York City I passed by the area with the hop on hop off bus, but didn’t remember a thing. I did some research on what to see (architecture mainly) and then set out on my walk! Columbia University + Morningside Heights I made Columbia University my starting point since I wanted to explore the grounds…

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a walk in Brooklyn and Williamsburg
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A walk in Brooklyn & Williamsburg

When I revisit a city for second or third time I tend to visit some old favorites (neighborhoods or restaurants) and explore new places as well! In the case of New York City, Greenwich village has been my favorite neighborhood, which I tend to re-visit, but Brooklyn and Williamsburg were (almost) new to me and I was eager to explore those neighborhoods back in April, since I had heard so much about them! I started my walk from Downtown Brooklyn (Jay St – Metro Tech station) and walked towards Brooklyn Heights. This neighborhood is filled with brownstone buildings which once…

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The Essential Guide to Boston
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The essential guide to Boston

A year ago I moved to Boston for nine months, accompanying my husband who pursued his Master’s degree there. In honor of this anniversary I’m sharing with you a guide to getting around Boston including things to see and do, lovely neighborhoods, where to eat and of course shop!! What to see and do The Freedom trail is a nice way to explore downtown Boston and see important sites linked to the outbreak of the American Revolution. The trail is marked with red pavement stones, so you are not going to miss it. While walking on the trail you will come across Fanueil Hall…

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day trip to Newport and Providence, Rhode Island
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Day trip in Newport & Providence, RI

It took me a while to visit Newport and Providence in Rhode Island, as they’re so close to Boston, but a few weeks before leaving I made it – and using public transportation nonetheless! I started my trip from Newport and then worked my way up to Providence. The weather didn’t help much, but at least it didn’t rain, so I got to enjoy both cities without the need of an umbrella! Without further ado, here’s what I got up to! Newport, Rhode Island Newport is a charming coastal town (which I’m a sucker for after visiting a couple of…

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Foodie's Guide to Boston
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Foodie guide to Boston

I’m back with a new foodie guide! Last time it was Montreal and this time is all about Boston (Cambridge and Somerville as well) the city I called home from September 2014 to May 2015. This post covers the restaurants and cafes I’ve visited in this lovely city, which you should also check too if you find yourself in the area. I hope you’re not hungry by the way, because this post is kind of dangerous! Alden & Harlow Alden & Harlow is an American restaurant which uses locally sourced ingredients. Add delicious cocktails and semi-industrial interiors to the list and…

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