Secrets of Poland – Exploring Warsaw and Krakow

After Warsaw, we then went on to visit Krakow in the south. There we went to the Historical center, the Christmas markets, Oscar Schindler’s enamel factory, and the Jewish districts that were once the infamous ghettos. We took a day trip to the Wielicksa salt mine and to Auschwitz Berkenau labor camps to learn about the WWII atrocities in person. The trip was truly unforgettable and made Poland one of our favorite countries to visit yet!

Monserrate, Colombia

High atop the mountain overlooking the city of Bogota sits the famous cathedral of Montserrat where the faithful make their annual pilgrimage by climbing barefoot, or even on their knees, up to the beautiful cathedral for the daily traditional catholic services. Hiking to the top can be a great way to spend the day, watch…

Bogota, Colombia

Mountains, gold, emeralds, art, architecture, colorful hillside barrios full of Chicha bars and salsa clubs, Bogota is thriving today in this bustling capital city. You feel the altitude as you climb the hillside streets, it sucks your energy but the excitement staves off the exhaustion. People are everywhere, they grind, hustle and bustle to sell…

Driving the Great Ocean Road

Taking a road trip on the Great Ocean Road is unparalleled coastal beauty paired with some amazing surfing and photo safari opportunities culminating in a visit to the iconic 12 Apostles. Thousands of people drive the Great Ocean road from Melbourne to Adelaide slowly hugging the shoreline and stopping for opportunities to explore the endless…

Machu Picchu, Peru

One of the seven wonders of the world Lies atop the Andes Mountain in the Inca Sacred Valley in Peru. Ancient Incan civilizations sat atop this incredible site once and used it for parties, rituals and ceremonies for over 100 days a year.  The Inca devised irrigation systems and crop alterations that are mind blowing…

Creamy Pecan Pesto – Recipe

Pesto is a wonderful fresh herb sauce from the coast of Italy in Genoa in Liguria.  There the Genoans live on steep Pine hillsides with lots of herbs growing but little else historically.  The fishermen sold most of their catch to nearby towns for a living and were left with little else. Using the best…

Gellert Thermal Bath – Budapest

Spas have been a part of routine in Hungarian life for centuries.  The Romans built spas on the banks of the Danube long ago taking advantage of the thermal vents in the region. The muslims used the thermal springs to bath and keep hygiene. The Christians eventually followed suit and the Hungarian spa scene eventually…

International Garden Festival 2018 – Chamont Sur Loiure, France

One of the most impressive outdoor landscape art exhibits to behold. Rightfully so, its held on the most impressive estate grounds of Chaumont Sur Loiure This annual festival inspires the most urban tourist with these forward designs and interesting takes on impressionist landscaping from April to November. 

Mercado 28 – Cancun, Mexico

White Linens, cheerfully painted skulls, cigars, tequilas, vibrantly painted ceramics, and trinkets of all sorts abound.  Under the pavilions’ steaming hot maze of shops playfully, aggressive hawkers try to offer high prices and attract your attention any way possible.  “Cheaper than Walmart” is continually being heard. Named from its neighborhood district number, Mercado 28 is…