Jordan : A Mystical Journey

Jordan : A Mystical Journey

They say that Jordan is the land of Milk and Honey. I would say that this is really selling the place short. Why settle for milk and honey when vast Roman cities, the Dead Sea and (hello!) Petra are on offer?

If you are looking for a truly spectacular cultural experience, Jordan is your next destination. All its wonders are packed into a relatively small country so two weeks is enough time to slowly savor it’s many delights. Sure, you can do an abbreviated version in a week, but then you’ll not have the chance to accept that generous invitation to tea from a random stranger. This will happen by the way. Soft spoken and kind-hearted Jordanians are crazy hospitable. Possibly the friendliest nation I’ve ever visited.

Venice

Venice

Venice is a city of floating visions and faded splendor, a place where romance lurks around every corner.  

When arriving by taxi boat from the airport, one’s first glimpse of Venice is of renaissance spires and domed churches rising from the sea. Taking in the mirage of towers and palazzos where there should be none is an indescribable thrill, one unique to this watery world of reflections.

Venice is situated on a collection of small islands cast across a vast lagoon in the northern reaches of the Adriatic Sea. The jade green water of the lagoon is protected from the sea by the stretch of sand called the Lido where Lord Byron raced on horseback with Percy Shelley. Waterways and canals crisscross the town and transport is limited to boats and foot traffic. Be prepared to arrive by boat to your hotel and walk a thousand miles a day.

Croatia ~ Montenegro Road Trip

Croatia ~ Montenegro Road Trip

Explore rocky shores undulating above a glassy sea, evocative walled cities and impenetrable castles – a land full of history and natural beauty.

Dubrovnik and Montenegro; mythic places with rich histories dating back to ancient times and clouded by the mists of time for centuries. Shrouded behind socialism and burdened with war in our era, this region opened to the casual visitor in the last decade of the 20th century. Now flourishing with tourism and recent updates of classic properties, it is a serious rival to the crowded rivieras of the western Mediterranean.

Unless you’ve got a boat, the best way to discover this part of the Adriatic coast is on a road trip. The road from Dubrovnik to Montenegro is one of the most beautiful in the world and Travellur can take you there. This is your guide to a 14 day slow-travel road trip of this land of legend. There is plenty of time to relax, swim, nap and daydream. All the stuff you don’t get back home. If you are short on time, you can do it in 7 days, but you will have to make some edits.

Lavenderland

Lavenderland

Exploring the lavender region of France is like dipping your entire life into an aromatherapy bath...

...drinking in the heady scent of lavender and rosewater with every breath heightens senses and deepens relaxation. Thriving on a high plateau between mountain and sea, this specialized region produces most of France’s lavender and is country blessed with sweet dreams and perfumed days.

Zanzibar

What about a Zanzibar Honeymoon? Zanzibar was first famous for its spices, then slave trade and now, with it’s blinding white beaches and warm smiles, it is earning a well deserved reputation as a vacation destination. Read on dear reader, to find out what makes a romantic trip to Zanzibar such a genius idea for an exotic Honeymoon or couples destination.

Zanzibar island is one of a paradisiac archipelago sprinkled off the coast of mainland Tanzania on the east coast of Africa. Like a diamond in the azure Indian Ocean, his laid back island is impossible to resist; what other tropical paradise can boast the bewitching beauty of the Masai?

Paris

Romantics and art lovers have a million reasons to love Paris, and it's not just the scenery. I want to share the fruits of my lengthy love affair with this city with those who will benefit the most from flea market savvy, Parisian-chic apartments, hideaway hotels, curated shopping and optional lengthy discourse on dilettante historical figures. 

I invite you - the hopeless romantics, the treasure hunters and side street explorers, the art lovers and francophiles - to share the delights of Paris. Come to the number one tourist destination in the world and live like a local. Wander like a gypsy and collect like a pro; or just daydream down by the river and watch the sun warm the centuries-old stone. This is the story where you moved to Paris ten years ago and know it like the back of your hand. So go ahead, cut the line, greet the experts, get the dealer's price, and pick up a still-warm baguette from the best baguette bakery on the way home.

Corsica Slow Living

Corsica Slow Living

Come with me to a sparkling Mediterranean island of blinding natural beauty and steeped in colorful history.  

Corsica is my favorite Mediterranean island for so many reasons it makes me wish I was a poet. This monument of granite rising from crystalline waters to heights of snowy splendour holds so many charms I needed six weeks to savour them all.  But it was the rugged northern region which stole my slow living heart. Considered the heartland of Corsica by the native sons and daughters of this fiercely independent island the area around Calvi, Ile Rousse and Bastia offers spectacular scenery, a vibrant narrative, a proudly traditional agricultural scene and heritage wineries. I think that Corsica is France's best kept secret, which make it the ideal Travellur destination. Strict environmental laws and development limitations, inhibit over development resulting in higher prices and fewer accommodation options, but is made up for in spades by the beauty that is protected. 

Paris Romance

Paris is the chic, photogenic home of romance, and the number one destination for dreamy elopements and engagement photo shoots. 

I invite you - the hopeless romantics, the treasure hunters and side street explorers, the art lovers and francophiles - to share the delights of Paris. Come to the number one tourist destination in the world and live like a local. Wander like a gypsy and collect like a pro; or just daydream down by the river and watch the sun warm the centuries-old stone. This is the story where you moved to Paris ten years ago and know it like the back of your hand. So go ahead, cut the line, greet the experts, get the dealer's price, and pick up a still-warm baguette from the best baguette bakery on the way home.

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco is a land of color and anomaly. It boasts an ancient history spanning millennia which saw Roman rule, Vandal settlement, a blanketing of Islamic culture and, in our era, French refinement.

I fell in love with this North African nation when my husband took me there on our third date. I had a magical adventure and knew I had to share its mysteries with the travelers in my life. The legendary square Jemaa el Fna in the medina of Marrakech is a trip back in time. Way back. I didn't really understand how far back until we were deep in the labyrinthine streets and an electrical surge caused a black out in the entire medina. As candles flickered alive, we were transported back a thousand years, to a time long before black outs, to an imperial city in its medieval glory.