3 Volcanoes in 3 Days: In Granada…Not Grenadine

Richard’s memory is about as strong as my rapping skills: almost non-existent but it might surprise you on occasion, rare occasions.  I’ve grown to accept that he appreciates our travel experiences as much as I do, but we appreciate them differently.  It used to really bother me when people travel and couldn’t recall almost anything other than the name of the country they visited.  It was tolerable as a child, but as...

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I Flipped My Board Down an Active Volcano – Cerro Negro
Apr17

I Flipped My Board Down an Active Volcano – Cerro Negro

It’s been quite awhile since our last post, so we’re going to try and catch up on our Nicaragua writings!  In our last post, we reviewed our time in Leon (aka Granada’s Ugly Stepsister). Leon has tons more to offer outside its city center than what we got to see, including some nearby beaches that we unfortunately did not have time to make it to.  The most popular excursion from Leon, however, is volcano boarding...

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Eyegasms in Italy: Cinque Terre
Feb29

Eyegasms in Italy: Cinque Terre

My cousin, Diana,  is venturing to Italy this summer.  After I got over my of jealousy, I was incredibly excited to hear she was heading to my favorite destination: Cinque Terre.  Although it is still a touristy location, it is often missed by tourists who can barely cram in time for the big 3: Rome, Florence, and Venice. A full post of the beautiful Cinque Terre hike – and my experience with Karen and others – is soon to...

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No Accommodation? No Problem. Oktoberfest in Munich

Only a week ago, I was at one of the biggest parties in the States: Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  It got me reminiscing on another huge festival I had the fortune to attend: Oktoberfest.  Although there are plenty of beer festivals in Germany, Oktoberfest in Munich is by far the most infamous around the world.  Around this time, people will be booking their hotel rooms and airline tickets to attend the drunken affair in late September. ...

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Beads Just Fell From The Sky and Clobbered My Face: Mardi Gras, New Orleans

Since Saturday, countries all over the world have been dancing and partying the nights away in the streets and at backyard barbeques to bring in the Lent season that started yesterday, Ash Wednesday. Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is definitely on my bucket list, but this year I was lucky enough to go to the “biggest free party” in the States: Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay for the official Mardi Gras Day, Fat...

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Adventures Ashore: Cabo San Lucas
Jan23

Adventures Ashore: Cabo San Lucas

In addition to snorkeling, Booze Cruising, and whale watching, there are plenty other things to do in Cabo San Lucas even if you have a short time as we did.  We were only in port for 48 hours, and we were determined to make the most of it. Initially, we wanted to rent a waverunner! Then, we heard some not so great stories about waverunners in Cabo involving accidents so we decided we wanted to play it safe. Besides, after snorkeling...

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