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My travel confirmation is finally here! I am so happy after checking the mailbox yesterday. When I opened the envelope, I found out that it is already the confirmation of my next trip. Where would be the next destinations? For now, I will keep it secret!

After finding the cheapest airfare, I immediately booked it before it will get expensive again. Being a frequent  traveler,  I already learned a lot  on how to save time and money when planning or booking for my next vacation. Read more… »

If you’re heading to the Big Apple there’s bound to be plenty on your to-do list. From Central Park to the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State building, New York is renowned for a number of fantastic attractions, yet more and more people descent on the world’s most famous with another purpose in mind – shopping! New York certainly isn’t short of retail outlets to challenge your bank balance, so check out our guide to some of the city’s best shopping venues.

Times Square

The big screen, the decorations, the huge crowds… we’ve all seen Times Square in the movies and serious shoppers should definitely make it their first stop for a spot of retail therapy. Fashionistas can splash their cash at the likes of Forever 21, American Eagle and Levi’s while beauty addicts should head to MAC, Bare Escentuals, Sephora and L’Occitane. There’s also a great selection of speciality shops including the Disney Store, M&M’s World and Hello Kitty’s Sanrio Store – perfect for picking up gifts and souvenirs!


Am I right with my title? I believed yes! Las Vegas is indeed the “Capital Entertainment of the World”. Ask anyone who happened to visit and experience this city. I was there twice and I know it for sure! Whatever form of entertainment you want, you can have everything in Vegas!

Cirque Du Soleil, a famous show in Las Vegas.  ©


I was browsing some photo albums this afternoon. I landed in one of  my  albums  taken in San Francisco, California. It is around 8 months now since my visit in this city. I experienced a lot there and I am so thankful about it. I only did not met good friends but I also experienced many interesting sights due to them.  To Ate Mary, Brianna and Jacky, thanks for being  great hosts  and  tour guides. I and my sister are forever grateful about it.  You are simply awesome!

CIMG4093The famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

San Francisco (Spanish for “Saint Francis”) was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for St. Francis of Assisi a few miles away.  The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. Read more… »

Hello 2013!  Happy New Year to everyone! I am gladly welcoming   another year  in my life.  I believed this year will be  another year full of adventures and challenges. .. A year to travel and to experience  more  places in this world. ..A year where I am hoping and praying to be a year of another success. Coupled with hard work and determination, I believed it will be!

There are a lot of destinations to visit  in this beautiful world. One life is not enough to  see everything. I am glad that I  experienced some especially in Europe. I still have a  lot of places that I included in my wishlist. I would love to share about it in my  next post.

I am also thankful for all the  opportunities to  travel in 2012.  It was a year full of challenges. I did able to visit a lot of cities and countries especially in Europe. I can’t thank God enough for  everything he Had  given me during the past year.

Here is an inventory of the places I visited in Europe last 2012.

  1. Germany- Weissenburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg,  Munich, Weimar, Erfurt, Jena, Wuerzburg, Hamburg, Kiel, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bodensee, Insel Mainau and many more..Still trying to remember the others.
  2. Spain-  Madrid,  Barcelona, Segovia, Avila, Alcazar de Henares,  Guadalajara, El Escorial, Callela, Montserrat
  3. France- Strasbourg,  Riquewihr
  4. Switzerland- Zurich  and Basel
  5. Hungary- Budapest
  6. Austria- Salzburg
  7. Italy- Vicenza
  8. Lithuania- Vilnius, Klaipeda,  Kaunas,  Siaulai
  9. Latvia- Riga
  10. Czech Republic- Karlovy Vary

I also visited United States of America and was in California, Oregon, Arizona and Nevada. My dream of coming  to Canada  was finally granted. I was in Vancouver.

I want to share some of the travel snapshots I took during  those trips. Here they are;

SAM_1893Bodensee or Lake Constance in Germany last August 2012.

View of San Francisco, California. ©

View of San Francisco, California-USA vacation last Aug.-Sept. 2012.

Riquewihr, France-during our Christmas market trip last November 2012. ©

Riquewihr, France-during our Christmas market trip last November 2012. ©

El Escorial, Spain - visit last  March 2012.©

El Escorial, Spain – visit last March 2012.


Las Vegas, Nevada©

Las Vegas, Nevada- USA vacation last Aug-Sept. 2012


The Author

Traveling has always been her passion. Ruby wants to share her travels, adventures and personal experiences in Europe and maybe from around the world. The reason why Europe Travel Pad was created. Discover Europe virtually through this blog and travel with her as the journey goes on.