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Blog posts about specific travel destinations.

Everything you’ve heard about Iceland is absolutely true. (A) It’s beautiful as sin. (B) The weather changes every hour, and will mercilessly whoop your ass. (C) It’s unbelievably expensive – get ready to drop some serious dough. (D) Hidden elf people watching your every move.


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My Bittersweet Jaunt through Iceland: Wet Socks in the Land of Ice and Fire

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January 15, 2018

Everything you’ve heard about Iceland is absolutely true.

(A) It’s beautiful as sin.
(B) The weather changes every hour, and will mercilessly whoop your ass.
(C) It’s…

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A tapas portion of vegetarian ceviche
A plate of tapas
A tapas portion of tomato bread
A tapas portion of seared veal
A tapas portion of seabass
A tapas portion of aalad
A tapas portion of papas bravas
A tapas portion of blackened octopus
A tapas portion of octopus
A tapas portion of foie gras
A tapas portion of croquetas
Two tapas plates with mushroom and squid ink croquettes respectively.
A tapas portion of calamari
A tapas portion of beef tartare
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Cava and Tapas in Barcelona

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January 8, 2018

Image Gallery Credit: Marcus Liang

Barcelona, September 2017.

The simple task of ordering a drink has devolved into a hilarious game of lingual charades.  After watching Lamide,…

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A complete guide to visiting Montserrat on a day trip from Barcelona. Nestled on a misty mountaintop, Montserrat is an enchanted monk's town surrounded by a nature lover's paradise. Learn how to beat the crowds and find the most breathtaking views of Catalonia! Just don't disturb the monks like I did.


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Day Trip from Barcelona to Montserrat: Reach New Heights in Catalonia

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December 31, 2017

You would never guess of Montserrat’s august presence when passing by train.  Nestled on a misty mountaintop, it’s an enchanted monk’s town surrounded by…

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Tulum ruins sunrise


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Marveling at a Tulum ruins sunrise and filling my belly with brains

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November 30, 2017

Mexico is such a convenient country to travel to.  Tulum, my lovely destination,  was just a hop away from the Cancun – and far…

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In this guide to San Ignacio, learn about the perfect place to base your jungle adventures in the Cayo district of Belize. Restaurants, lodging, and more!


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A Misfit’s Guide to San Ignacio, Belize

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November 28, 2017

If you’re looking for the perfect home base while adventuring in the Cayo district of Belize, you’ve arrived. It’s also a convenient launching point…

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Why consider Belize for vacation? Five vibrant activities include swimming with sharks, spotting jaguars, experiencing African-Carribean cultures, exploring ruins, and discovering Xibalba - the Mayan underworld.


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Belize will blow your mind with 5 tropical treasures

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November 23, 2017

A bevy of American tourists flies south and lands upon Central America every December. Being a travel hipster, I decided to beat the crowd…

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Paris, on y va doucement: discover the city and befriend Parisians with this guide from misfit moves.


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Paris, on y va doucement (let’s take it slow)

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November 18, 2017

You have to be prepared for Paris.  On first impression, the city seems very impersonal and cold, as the stereotype goes for its people….

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I almost died in Guatemala: A harrowing and hilarious story about surviving the worst and carrying on with the journey.


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I almost got stranded in Guatemala

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November 14, 2017

It was a straight shot to the famed Mayan ruins at Tikal.  One right turn and we would arrive at a majestic preserve of…

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