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My Experience Using Travelpro® Luggage

Luggage is always an issue when you travel as much as I do. What’s the best luggage for me and my needs? Is it durable? Will it last? Does it have the proper pockets, storage and space? Is it sturdy? Will it jam? I’ve...

Life Hacks From the Road: Bread Bags

Sadly dry bread. Mexico City. November 2018. In Mexico City, I went every morning to a local bakery for my day’s bread. The bread baggers asked: Paper or plastic? We should get paper, right? Of course. Not only...

Decor Ideas To Elevate The Appeal of Your Front Porch

The front porch can be a highly neglected place when it comes to décor. Most people don’t spend much time upgrading the appeal and charm of their front porch. If you’re looking to elevate the appeal of your porch, there...

Prague – The Gem Of Europe’s Capital Cities

Prague is one of the most well know cities in Europe. Everytime I go back to this famous city I fall more in love with the place. I’d go as far as saying that is it the most unique city you’ll find in Europe, it’s...

How to Spend 24 Hours in Asheville, North Carolina

Without really consciously planning it this way, 2018 ended up being “the year of The South” for me.  I always make it a point to travel a bit in the US every year, simply because it’s huge and...

How to get around the Caribbean

Of all the regions we’ve travelled in, the Caribbean has been the most challenging for getting around. It’s quite a large area, covering 2,754,000 square kilometres and comprising 13 sovereign states and 17 dependent...

A Detailed Tieks Review After 5 Years of Travel

Tieks by Gavrieli are not your average ballet flats. They are Oprah’s favourite ballet flats and have developed a cult following amongst thousands of women. I’m not usually into designer shoes, but Tieks are special. I...

Mexico City: Toilets I Have Known, Including This One

Public pay bathroom, Mexico City. November 2018. I’m no stranger to strange toilets. I’ve seen the toilets of: Joseph Stalin Haile Selassie Pope John II Outhouse in Mestia, Svaneti, Georgia. Straight to the...

The Best Cookies in Portland – Chapter 1

You’re Invited to the Cookie Party! I was sick, tired and feeling fat. I woke Saturday morning, in the midst of a cold, starving, and wanting to eat nothing but cookies. If I could eat only one dessert for the rest of...

Las Vegas Vacation Guide

I’ve partnered with Expedia.com to bring you my Las Vegas vacation guide. As any Las Vegas vacation guide should do, I’m going to outline a few topics, things to do, where to eat, and how to choose where to stay based...

The Best Water Sports To Try In Dubai

When you think of Dubai the mind instantly thinks of super luxurious destination in the Arabian desert, your first thought isn’t that it’s a place for water sport lovers. The good news is that if you love...

Taking the Train in Alaska: Fairbanks to Denali

I had no idea that there was passenger rail service in Alaska until I started researching how to get from Fairbanks to Denali National Park without renting a car. It turns out that Alaska actually has an amazing network...

Water Sports to enjoy in Dubai

Dubai isn’t just about amazing architecture, food and shopping, there really is more to it than that. I really love to head there as often as I can and one of my favourite things to do is to get out on the open water...

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...

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