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Puerto Rico is Back and Holiday Travel Increases 15%

According to Allianz Global Assistance’s 2018 Top Holiday Destinations Report, American travel increased 15 percent this holiday season over last year. New York City and Cancun continue to reign as the most popular...

Mexico City: Making a Nest

My room. Mexico City. November 2018. It´s good to build a nest when you´ll be in one place for a month. This is especially important when sharing two showers, four toilets, one refrigerator, and one kitchen with up to...

Mexico City: Sharing Salt

Communal salt. Mexico City. November 2018. I brought my ancient Tupperware salt shaker with me. While I reside at the guesthouse, it is in the communal kitchen for all to use. We are the guests from the refugee caravan...

Mexico City: I Am a Lunch Guest

Salvadoran chicken soup. Mexico City. November 2018. On Sunday, I entered the sala to discover the Salvadoran men just sitting down to a lunch of Salvadoran chicken soup. Jose invited me to join the group, to sit...

Mexico City: Communal Dinner

Fresh-gathered fruit for the communal dinner. Mexico City. November 2018. Every Sunday evening there is a communal dinner at the guesthouse. Last Sunday, a man of faith named John – bilingual Spanish and English...

Mexico City: New Housemates and the Saturday Market

Corn at the Saturday market. Mexico City. November 2018. Last night, new refugees arrived, this time from the second caravan. They were a group of LGBTQ folk from Honduras, including one group member´s younger sister...

The Best Airports to Get Stuck At

After a decade of on-again-off-again world travel, I racked up a pretty high count in my tally of “how many airports have I been in? The amazing thing is, I always enjoy my experience. Sure, there were a few...

10 Best Books About Iceland to Read Before You Visit

These Iceland books are the best way to prepare for your trip to this beautiful and unusual island. Iceland is a very literary country. It has a near universal literacy rate, a tradition of reading that dates back to...

Mexico City. The Prosaic and the Profound

Pupusas being born. Mexico City, Mexico. November 2018. Today, this is what happened: A refugee Salvadoran family of four, some of my housemates, invited me to a dinner of homemade pupusas and curtida. Delicious! Served...

The Sulphur Mountain Hike in Banff National Park

Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park, named for the sulphur odour emanating from the hot springs near the base of the mountain, is usually accessed via a quick gondola ride. That’s the easy way to get up and...

November 2018 Travel and Blogging Recap

November has come and gone, and we’re officially in holiday mode here in the US. I unashamedly love this time of year, and am actually really happy to be spending it at home instead of traveling. Cue lots of...

Mexico City: The Community Cold

Anti-cold arsenal. Mexico City. November 2018. Everyone at the guesthouse has or had (or will have) a cold, including me. Scratchy throat, runny nose, occasional sneeze. I´m getting off easy so far, with no persistent...

Mexico City: A Mystery at the Plaza de Revolucion

Crime Scene at the Museum of the Revolution, Mexico City. November 2018. I packed some cheese (“salado” – salty) and an apple into my backpack, then stopped at the tortilleria and bought three warm tortillas. I...

Life Hacks From the Road: The Fine Print, Literally

Blurry product label. When shopping, there are times, even with my reading glasses, I can´t make out the small print on a product package. Damn it, that´s frustrating. One day, a hack occurred to me. I whipped out my...

5 Reasons To Rent A Boat

 It’s not only recreational boat owners or fisherman that are able to enjoy being out on a boat in Fort Lauderdale, with boat rental Fort Lauderdale we can now all enjoy the feeling of being out on the open water. Here...

Mexico City: My Daily Eats

My typical fare in Mexico City. November 2018. In my early days here, I had my share of tacos and gorditos deliciosos, but then I settled down into more typical eating for me. Most days, I boil eggs or make an omelette...

Mexico City: My Laundry

Lavanderia, Mexico City. November 2018. Once a week, I take my laundry to one of the several lavanderias in my neighborhood. Lavanderia, Mexico City. November 2018. Sometimes my laundry is ready for me to pick up the...

Absurd Electric Wiring in India & Asia

Ask anyone who has visited India or Asia is sure to have stories of the most unsafe, absurd, and tangled electric wiring on earth. What does that look like? Let’s find out …   Beautiful Symmetrical...

Mexico City: My Bakery

Mexico City bread. November 2018. Every day, I go to the same bakery. In addition to offering the prosaic bread I seek, it seduces its visitors with sweet concoctionary dreams. From the crowded sidewalk, the interior...

Why I Chose to Travel and Live my Life in Toronto

Toronto is not perfect as with other cities in the world. While I agree that my city is one of the best places to visit and live, there are of course pros and cons that should be considered. I have been rubbing elbows...

A Day Trip to Dry Tortugas National Park

I first heard about Dry Tortugas National Park on a trip to Key West in 2015. Since then I’ve been pining to visit, especially after drooling over beach photos on Instagram and Pinterest.  Dry Tortugas...

Why Did I Travel to Karachi?

Karachi may not be a popular tourist destination, but I wish I would have extended my stay. When you see the good side of Karachi, you will be able to paint a picture of a cosmopolitan and urban city different from...

What to pack in your under-seat carry-on bag

For a comfortable flight, it’s helpful to have certain things within reach. This means thinking carefully about what to pack in the carry-on bag that you put under the seat in front of you. We’re big fans of the one-bag...

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