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    10+ THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW BEFORE VISITING ISRAEL

    I think it’s safe to say that Israel is very much not on the average traveler’s radar. This is not surprising, though, as Israel is definitely not your average travel destination. It is perceived to be a tricky country to traverse, and as a visitor, there are several... read more

    10 THINGS TO DO IN TEL AVIV: TRAVEL GUIDE

    Awesome beaches and great weather? Check. Beautiful surrounding landscape? Check. Food to die for? Check. Rich local culture and traditions? Check. Serious party potential? You bet. Tel Aviv really has it all.  This incredible melting pot of cultural diversity, ethnic... read more

    IS ISRAEL SAFE TO VISIT? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    If I had a dollar for every friend and family member who asked me before I left “…but is Israel safe? Aren’t you scared?!” I’d have about, well, fifty dollars. Truth is, for anyone who regularly reads or watches the news, Israel appears to be an awfully dangerous... read more

    VISITING JERUSALEM: 10 AMAZING THINGS TO DO

    It’s almost impossible to classify any travel experience as the most memorable – each journey has its own highlights, rewards, its own set of challenges and its own special story. I can honestly say, however, that Jerusalem is one of the most fascinating places I have... read more

    INTO THE DESERT: A DAY-TRIP TO MASADA AND THE DEAD SEA

    The Judaean Desert is probably one of the most majestic areas on this planet, and despite its proximity to the city of Jerusalem, it looks and feels like another world. This incredible vast expanse of land stretches from the northeastern Negev to the east of Beit El,... read more

    PETRA, JORDAN: A DAY IN THE LOST CITY OF STONE

    Petra. If I could just peek into the travel bucket lists of all travelers around the world, I’m pretty sure I’d find this place on every single one of them, and for good reason. The thing is, every corner of the world is full of beauty and undiscovered mysteries,... read more

    TEN FUN FACTS ABOUT AMSTERDAM: DID YOU KNOW…?

    So you’re planning a trip to Amsterdam, or A’dam as the locals like to call it. You’ve done a bit of research beforehand, you’ve booked your hotel, you’ve booked your flights. If you’re a really good planner, you’ve even mapped out your itinerary of... read more
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    HOW TO TAKE KILLER INSTAGRAM PICS WHEN YOU TRAVEL

    People love Instagram. I do love me some Instagram. It’s actually the only social platform I use consistently. This little dose of travel inspiration, ideas and motivation can serve as an amazing travel tool and really gets me through periods of inertia. I am a... read more

    10+ TRICKS TO EASILY OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF FLYING

    Let’s just say it out loud: flying is a colossal pain in the ass.  Don’t get me wrong, I love to travel, but flying is the least fun thing about it – the recycled air, the tasteless food, the freaking tiny seats, the turbulence. Clearly I’m not the only... read more
    • TRAVEL INSPIRATION

    15 BEAUTIFUL BOOKS EVERY TRAVELER SHOULD READ

    Maybe you have a travel-fanatic friend that you need to find the perfect gift for. Maybe you’re looking for a good book to read on the road, so that you always associate it with that trip. Maybe, you’re a travel addict, you’ve been home for a while now and you’re...

    10+ TRICKS TO EASILY OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF FLYING

    Let’s just say it out loud: flying is a colossal pain in the ass.  Don’t get me wrong, I love to travel, but flying is the least fun thing about it – the recycled air, the tasteless food, the freaking tiny seats, the turbulence. Clearly I’m not the only...

    12 TRAVEL QUOTES THAT WILL INSPIRE YOU TO TRAVEL MORE

    Who doesn’t love inspiring travel quotes? Every once in a while we all need a sweet reminder to fuel our wanderlust, even if we already know how wonderful it is to travel. All of these quotes struck a chord with me, and I hope they are able to do the same for...

    ONE YEAR OF TRAVEL BLOGGING? ALREADY?

    Green and Turquoise is officially one year old! Yay! Now please excuse me while I spray champagne in the air, pat myself on the back and look for someone to give me a high five. No kidding, I still can’t believe that a year of this blogging stuff has already passed,...

    Hey there! I’m Andrea, writer and photographer behind Green and Turquoise, a travel blog I created in 2014.

    I hope to inspire you to explore the world, find new ways to challenge yourself and settle for nothing less than extraordinary. If you would like to know more about me click the image of me above ↑

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    A travel and lifestyle blog focusing on places, people, culture and beauty around the world. Writings and photos by Andrea Affinati.