Whale Watching in Juneau, Alaska (and a salmon bake all-you-can-eat)!

whale watching in Juneau Alaska

I really believe that you can never get tired- or bored- of watching whales. Anywhere.  I see humpback whales often in winter when I surf in Puerto Vallarta, I looked for them in Taiwan and I saw orcas last year in Brtish Columbia- what a show! Yet as I learned I would have the opportunity of seeing whales again in […]

November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Juneau Food Tours: Alaskan Food for the Juneau Visitor

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Think Alaska and you’ll probably picture bears catching salmon in creeks, moose crossing solitary roads or even whale hunting in the Arctic seas. But food? I dare say you didn’t even consider eating something to be done when visiting the last frontier. Yet there’s good news, because as I recently discovered the food scene in […]

November 9, 2015 | 2 Comments More

On a Floatplane in Alaska: Bear Watching in Juneau

bear watching alaska juneau

Alaska. So many things come to my mind when I think about this remote part of the world, an untamed environment that  has for centuries appealed the likings of explorers from around the world as well as ordinary travelers, and while I’m not sure which of the two categories I fit in I do know […]

October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Adventure: Hiking Acatenango Volcano in Guatemala

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For as long as I can remember I’ve been a sea person, but for some reason the allure of mountain trekking has hit me vigorously for the past few years. My first real test came last year when I attempted to climb Mt Iztazihuatl, a 5175 m peak in Mexico. I failed, but almost made […]

October 8, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Is Antigua (Guatemala) Overrated? Nearby Attractions [Part 2]

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(This is the second part to my article on Antigua, Guatemala. You may want to read Part 1 first) Perhaps one of the best things about Antigua’s location is that you can easily reach several other nearby villages that have unique attractions. All of them can be reached by public transportation, and while this is […]

September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Is Antigua (Guatemala) Overrated? What to See and Do [Part 1]

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I first visited Antigua back in 2004, sometime around mid June. I remember it being an old fashioned colonial town, with mostly quiet streets, certainly some tourism but mostly of the backpacking kind, and it was wet. It was raining as I got off the chicken bus, it rained the next three days I was […]

September 10, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Is Guatemala City Worth Visiting? What to See and Do

is guatemala city worth visiting

When I first came to Guatemala over ten years ago I skipped Guatemala City altogether as I had read that there’s not much to see and it wasn’t safe. I almost did the same thing this time, but decided to give it a chance. The verdict? If you don’t stop here you won’t miss much. […]

August 12, 2015 | 22 Comments More

The Lemon Grass- Gourmet Food in Nuevo Vallarta

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With spectacular beaches that boast amazing sunsets, downtown Puerto Vallarta just 30 minutes away for those who want to visit the “Old Town”, and a plethora of activities that can keep vacationers and travelers busy around the close, what else is there to do in Riviera Nayarit that will make you want to return? Eat. […]

May 19, 2015 | 8 Comments More

A Traditional Mexican Cocktail Recipe [The Cantarito] In Honor of Cinco de Mayo


Today’s post is written and brought to you by Jen, an expat who lives in Mexico with her husband Sam. Learn more about them at the bottom of this post and enjoy!   Like many citizens living north of the Rio Grande, I’ve enthusiastically counted down the days till cinco de mayo.  Party shirt. Check. Jose […]

May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Hiking to Joffre Lakes and Matier Glacier

joffre lakes

After spending a few days in Whistler we were ready for some out-of-town exploration, as probably any visitor in the area will, and without investigating any further we made our way to nearby Pemberton. We were not sure about what we’d find, if anything at all, yet with so many mountains we were hoping we’d […]

February 3, 2015 | 4 Comments More

Where to Find Black Bears in Whistler, Canada

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Whistler’s snow capped mountains and world class skiing are what have put this small mountain town in the world map, and hosting the winter Olympics of 2004 certainly helped quite a bit too, and while it might be a great destination for snow sports fans during the winter it also boasts many other outdoor activities […]

January 15, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Lake Kayaking in Whistler, Canada

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I’m not sure why, but there’s something about kayaking in high mountain lakes that I love. It may be the peace and quiet, the fact that I spend most of the time by the ocean where I get to surf or chill out in great hotels, or the otherwise uncommon view of large sources of […]

January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Sushi Village: Fine Japanese Food in Whistler, BC

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Soon after arriving to Vancouver I learned that this part of Canada is a big fan of Sushi, and Whistler is no exception. With plenty of fine dining restaurants to choose from catering to all international cuisines, why not indulge in what locals seem to have become really good at? Located in downtown Whistler and […]

December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Where to Eat at Pike Place Market in Seattle

Pike Place market

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 | 7 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?

best luxury hotel puerto vallarta on the beach

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


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