Dream Destinations: South America

South America is a continent full of vibrant cities, tropical getaways and incredible beauty, in countries ranging from Brazil to Ecuador. Sadly, I’ve not yet had the chance to visit South America, and there are many places across the continent that I’d love to visit. In this post I will be writing about some of these places, including well known landmarks like Easter Island as well as some lesser known cities like Paraty!

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Two Days In Geneva, Switzerland

Quite a few years ago now, my family and I visited the Swiss town of Geneva. Geneva is located near the Switzerland/France border, in Southeastern Switzerland, and it is surrounded by Lake Geneva (Lac Léman in French) and the Alps and Jura mountains. Geneva is the second most expensive city in all of Europe, and the second most populous city in Switzerland, both after Zürich. We stayed in the city, famous for its chocolate, luxury watches, and Swiss Army knives, for two days. In this post I’ll be running you through everything we did in the two days we stayed in Geneva for, from visiting the world famous Water Jet (Jet d’eau) to learning about the history of Swiss watches and clocks.

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California’s Vintage Hollywood Retreat: A Guide To Palm Springs

Located in inland Southern California, at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Palm Springs is one of the most visited cities in California. Back in the 50s and 60s (and still now), many Hollywood stars would come to Palm Springs as a vacation and retreat spot. Palm Springs is now very influenced by Hollywood, and it is full of architecturally famous homes that used to house stars like Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. The city is surrounded by the Coachella Valley and the nearby Joshua Tree National Park, and it hosts the yearly Palm Springs International Film Festival. Palm Springs is now considered very trendy, and it attracts tons of tourists each year, from destinations all over the globe. In this post I will be guiding you through the city, informing you on all the most popular attractions in the city as well as everything else you’ll need to know to make your stay in Palm Springs enjoyable.

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Neighbourhood Guide: Old Town Scottsdale

I have lived in the Greater Phoenix area for most of my life, and I am pretty familiar with the area now. Somewhere I like to visit often is Old Town Scottsdale, a neighbourhood in south Scottsdale based around the original townsite. Old Town Scottsdale is well known for being a very unique and trendy district, full of boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries. It’s a great place to visit if you’re a tourist visiting the area, as it is a very photogenic neighbourhood as well as a great place to spend an afternoon. Old Town is very “Southwestern” themed, and it is also considered the heart of the city by many locals. I’ve never really done any posts about anywhere near where I live yet, so I thought it’d be fun to guide you all through one of my favourite neighbourhoods in the area, from a (somewhat) local!

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