Welcome to my world of wanderlust. My name is Teona and this is my blog. This is a place for all my creative thoughts that I carry on daily.
This is my blog world, created in 2016, with the purpose to create a place where I can express myself through my photos and words.
My blog is the reflection of all my interests, passions and loves, but also my personality.


In the city that never sleeps, where the rhythms of life are fast and furious, New York City harbors a treasure trove for the bibliophile, a sanctuary where quiet contemplation and the intoxicating scent of books fill the air. As someone deeply in love with the written word, I’ve had the privilege of exploring the numerous bookstores sprinkled across the city, and each of them holds a unique place in my heart. It’s not just the titles within, but the stories these stores tell, the memories they evoke, and the knowledge they offer. Today, let me take you on a tour of some of my most cherished literary sanctuaries in the Big Apple.


Fall foliage road trip through upstate New York

Let me paint a picture for you: the days are growing shorter, there’s a distinct chill in the air, and all around, the world is changing. Trees that once stood tall and green are now ablaze with fiery reds, oranges, and golds. This, my friends, is autumn in Upstate New York—a season of pure magic where the very landscape seems to come alive with color and the air is infused with the earthy scent of fallen leaves. It’s a time when this part of the world becomes an enchanting canvas of nature’s artistry, a spectacle that has to be seen to be believed. Upstate New York in the fall is not just a destination; it’s an experience, a must-visit for anyone who treasures the beauty of the season.


Saudi Arabia 7 Day Itinerary [Riyadh & AlUla]

Took me a while, but I finally sat down to write my travel posts from Saudi Arabia. My impressions (even 5 months later) are still very much that Saudi Arabia is a beautiful country with out of this world nature and the beauty of being unspoiled by tourists (I hope this stays). It will probably be my favorite trip I’ve taken in 2023 and in top 5 trips I’ve taken in my life so far.

In this blog post I will be sharing the itinerary I had for my week long trip to Saudi Arabia. During the 7 days there I managed to visit Riyadh (including one day trip outside of Riyadh) and AlUla. 


AlUla: A Must-Visit Desert Oasis

y year I make a list of all the places I want to visit in the year. For 2023 on top of the list was AlUla. Located in the heart of Saudi Arabia, right next to the holy place of Mecca is this stunning desert Oasis. Many asked me why would I want to visit Saudi Arabia and what is there to see. My answer was, it’s a country that only recently opened for tourism (so I want to see it and experience it before tourism “ruins it”) and AlUla (I only had to see a few photos of it online and buy the ticket).


Pelion, often described as the hidden gem of Greece, is a region that seamlessly blends myth, nature, and culture. With lush forests, pristine beaches, charming villages, and a rich history, Pelion offers a captivating experience for every traveler. This 4-day itinerary will guide you through the best activities and places to explore during your visit to this enchanting region.


When it comes to coastal paradises, Croatia stands in a league of its own. With a coastline that’s kissed by the Adriatic Sea and adorned with picturesque towns, historic sites, and pristine beaches, Croatia is an absolute gem for travelers. Join me on a journey as we explore some of the must-visit destinations along the Croatian coast, from the vibrant city of Split to the charming island of Hvar, the ancient walls of Dubrovnik, the hidden treasure of Orebič, the enchanting Korčula, and the tranquil haven of Pesjača Beach.


Welcome to a slice of paradise in the heart of the Adriatic Sea – Hvar, Croatia. Nestled off the Dalmatian Coast, Hvar is a bewitching blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. As the sun-kissed jewel of the Croatian islands, it beckons travelers with promises of azure waters, ancient streets, and unforgettable experiences.

Imagine your toes sinking into the warm sands of pristine beaches, the scent of lavender wafting through the air, and the taste of fresh Mediterranean cuisine tantalizing your palate. Whether you seek serenity amidst the whispering pines of secluded coves or the vibrant rhythms of Hvar Town’s nightlife, this island has something for every traveler.


Welcome to Corfu, a captivating gem nestled in the Ionian Sea! This picturesque Greek island is renowned for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality. Whether you seek golden beaches, historical sites, or vibrant nightlife, Corfu has something for everyone. Let’s embark on a journey of discovery and explore the highlights of this remarkable island.


Welcome to my annual summer reading list blog post! I am thrilled to once again collaborate with Literatura to bring you a curated selection of literary gems that will transport you to different worlds, captivate your imagination, and make your summer reading experience unforgettable. Summer is the perfect time to indulge in the joy of reading, whether you’re lounging on a sunny beach, relaxing in a hammock under a shady tree, or enjoying a tranquil afternoon at a cozy café. As the days grow longer and the pace of life slows down, there’s no better companion than a great book.


Glamour and Glitz: Exploring Monaco​

Welcome to the epitome of luxury and elegance, the enchanting principality of Monaco. Nestled on the picturesque French Riviera, this tiny yet glamorous city-state offers a captivating blend of world-class attractions, breathtaking landscapes, and a vibrant cultural scene. Join us on a journey as we explore the must-visit places, share insider tips, and unveil the best-kept secrets of Monaco.