Ahh, travel gear. Nothing makes me happier. Over the years I have come to discover little bits of technology or products that have greatly enhanced my travels. These items ...
There was a building in Queens* that you could see from the 7 train that had beautiful graffiti. The colors were vibrant, the portrait of Hendrix was spot on and to be honest, it was one of the highlights of the borough. And then there’s the graffiti in Santiago, Chile. I think we can all […]
While traveling in South Africa, I had the unique opportunity to visit a working diamond mine. The Premier Mine (also known as the Cullinan Mine) is the only working diamond mine in the entire world that you can actually visit. Located just 25 miles east of Pretoria, it takes about an hour to reach the […]
Over the years we have been fortunate enough to visit some pretty interesting places. In the beginning, we were eager to buy stuff everywhere we went. But over time we’ve come to value different things and often don’t bring anything back at all anymore. One souvenir we almost always do keep is a bit of […]
I love side-trips. Sometimes a good side-trip can be even better than the main trip. Since we’re all about maximizing our time traveling we try to pack a lot in. This means that when I discovered Colonia del Sacramento (just “Colonia” to locals) while planning a trip to Buenos Aires, I knew we had to […]
I’ve always been proud of my ability to pack light. I have literally (old definition, not this nonsense) traveled around the world with only a carry-on bag. I never use luggage carts and avoid porters at all costs. My bags are my problem and if I can’t manage them all, I brought too much. This […]
If you climb to the top of San Cristóbal Hill in Santiago, Chile (one of many San Cristóbal’s on the continent of South America), you will surely observe every vendor selling Mote con Huesillos. It is an unfamiliar and curiously complex drink which translates to dried peaches with…wheat. Yes, wheat. It’s probably the only time outside […]
When you think of Colombia, there’s a good chance you mentally reference this video clip… Harrison Ford and his friends may not be typical tourists, but that doesn’t change the main take-away of this movie from being that Colombia is incredibly scary and dangerous – especially for Americans. For many (myself included), this misconception of […]