Is Guatemala City Worth Visiting? What to See and Do

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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 | 23 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

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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

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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 | 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?

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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 | 33 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


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