Where to Eat at Pike Place Market in Seattle

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The Origin of Pike Place Market Founded in 1907, it is the longest running farmer’r market in the United States and was created to allow local farmer’s to sell their produce directly after a system which involved middlemen who were getting high commissions for the sales that were already taking place in the area in […]

December 1, 2014 | 5 Comments More

What to See and Do in Victoria, British Columbia

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I have to admit that Victoria in BC had not been in my radar until shortly before heading to Vancouver and having the opportunity  to visit it, but as soon as I saw some pictures of it that portrayed its quaint streets, traditional architecture and location right by the ocean in South East Victoria Island […]

November 24, 2014 | 4 Comments More

The Best Luxury Hotel in Puerto Vallarta on the Beach?

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Overlooking  Pacific Ocean, put on the tourist map by the 1964 movie “ The Night of the Iguana” featuring Ava Gardner and Richard Burton Puerto Vallarta has transformed itself to become a touristy destination during a good part of the year, far away from the sleepy little beach town it once was. Hotels and resorts […]

November 3, 2014 | 2 Comments More

The Dark and Ugly Side of Vancouver

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Don’t be fooled: despite its splendid architecture, window covered skyscrapers, clever layout and close relationship with nature (just look at the parks, the canals or the trees you’ll find atop so many buildings) there’s a not-so-pretty side to this otherwise very well known metropolis. No, I’m not going to write about its Eastside neighborhood, but rather […]

October 29, 2014 | 4 Comments More

The Best Sushi Restaurant in Vancouver?

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It’s commonly agreed that Vancouver has the best sushi in Canada, which, if you think about it, makes a lot of sense. Based on the West Coast of Canada, it is the closest port to South East Asia and therefore the landing strip to all immigrants who came and still do from there, and  thus all […]

October 15, 2014 | 2 Comments More

Kayaking in Vancouver: Exploring a Fjord in Canada

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Set along the beautiful coast of British Columbia Vancouver has been voted for many years one of the best cities in the world to live in, and I now understand why. With a population of about 700,000 people it is the seventh largest city in Canada and certainly the largest seaport of the country in […]

October 7, 2014 | 6 Comments More

Climbing Mt Iztacciuatl: High Altitude Mountaineering in Mexico


Like most people, I like and embrace the outdoors as much as I can, taking treks when I’m in the mountains, surfing when there’s waves at the beach (which is where I spend most of my free time) or looking for something to do that involves being active. Yet for a few months now a […]

September 3, 2014 | 12 Comments More

Swimming With Whale Sharks in Cancun, Mexico


My first attempt to swim with whale sharks in the Philippines didn’t result in anything as I was there during the wrong time of the year and not in the best spot, but fortunatelly things did work out in my favor and I finally managed to get to see the largest fish in the world […]

July 10, 2014 | 22 Comments More

Xoximilco Cancun: Mexican Music, Food and Fiesta

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If you’re in the mood for a great party, sampling many dishes of Mexican cusines and listnening to Mexican music from different areas  then Xoximilco Cancun, the new park by Xcaret Experiences inspired by Xochimilco in Mexico city, will give you exactly this …and maybe more. Located about 15 minutes away from Cancun the park […]

June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Flying Over Steamboat Springs in a Hot Air Balloon (Video)

About two and a half hours West of Denver lies Steamboat Springs, a medium sized town famous for its “champagne snow” ideal for skiing during the long winter.  Walkable and with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy including mountain biking, fishing or horseback riding Steamboat Spring also gives you the opportunity to soar the skies […]

May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Exploring the Maya Ruins and Cenotes in Tulum, Mexico

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Mexico’s Riviera Maya is world famous for its exquisite beaches, wild nightlife and of course the Maya culture which remains deeply embedded in the area, something you’ll quickly notice when you arrive and have to pronounce the awkward names of ruins, small villages and parks. But there’s much more to the area than what it’s […]

April 14, 2014 | 2 Comments More

Where to Eat in Steamboat Springs, Colorado


Steamboat Springs might be a small town indeed, famous for its champagne snow enjoyed by  the thousands of skiers that flock here every winter season and in a smaller scale during the summer months when downhill mountain biking and hot air ballooning are the things to do. So while it may be a destination for […]

April 5, 2014 | 2 Comments More

What to See and Do in Denver in One Day

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Unlike the spectacular mountains and fantastic ski resorts in Colorado, the state’s capital city, Denver, is often missed as a travel destination in itself.  A pity, I must say, since it’s an easy city to walk with enough interesting attractions to keep you busy for at least one day. I recently visited Denver late in […]

January 16, 2014 | 10 Comments More

Beyond the Beach in Miami: Alternative Things to Do


Without a doubt the most famous beach city in the USA, Miami is all about fun under the sun, beach time, and partying. Or is it? Truth is it does not require too much digging to learn and find out about many other things to do which are entertaining for the cultural traveler, families on […]

January 7, 2014 | 13 Comments More

On The Road: San Francisco to Monument Valley

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Road trips are a great way to see the USA, and with so many various states and cultures to explore, getting on the road and traveling at your own pace can result in a fantastic holiday. A popular route to explore is the path from San Francisco to Monument Valley, and there are many interesting […]

December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Steamboat Springs in Summer: Downhill Mountain Biking

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With hundreds of miles of single track, epic road riding, a paved multi-use trail, and downhill trails, Steamboat Springs caters to a wide variety of cycling options, but of all of these there is one that stands out about the rest and I was looking forward to trying: downhill mountain biking. Steamboat Springs is well […]

December 13, 2013 | 11 Comments More


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