After my first day of Spanish classes in Guanajuato, Mexico I was high as I kite. It was confirmation that joy is available to us all when we make the choice to follow our hearts and live life as we so choose. Sigue sus suenos! Chase those dreams. It’s never too late. I’ve always wanted to learn to speak other languages. I was finally motivated … Continue reading My Spanish Classes in Guanajuato
1. Probiotics – This is an obvious one but an important one since dysentery while traveling is a common occurrence. Therefore building and maintaining the digestive flora of your gut while traveling is a top priority. These helpful bacteria are an essential part if our immune system and play a role in digestive health. Start taking them before you travel to get a head start … Continue reading Supplements I Will Never Travel Without
I’m spending the summer at my parents farm in central NY. And boy has it been a summer. It’s been hot and dry and around 90 degrees everyday for over a month now. I’ve gotten used to sleeping without blankets. I am enjoying longs walks on my parents dirt road. There is no traffic on it–only one or two cars per day pass. Even when … Continue reading Summer on the Farm
Should your quit your job and go traveling? It may sound like a romantic fairy tale but for some it is a true reality. Nina Ragusa writes in the Huffington Post: Why Quit Your Job and Travel is the Worst Advice Ever. I don’t necessarily agree. It’s true it’s not for everyone. Ultimately we are saying the same thing and she speaks from experience I … Continue reading Quit Your Job & Travel: Reality or Impossible Dream?
Enjoy this mini slide show from Peru at what is called the “Poor mans Galapagos”. The starting off point is Paracas. Easy to get to by bus from Lima. I’ve never seen so many birds! Continue reading Islas Balletas
I watched an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show, Parts Unknown last night. It was on Jamaica and about where the creator of the James Bond movies lived on the island along with how a local fishing community will make way for another expensive resort. Continue reading “Way I Could Have Done Better As A Traveler”
I wanted to go to Brazil and I had an opportunity but I wasn’t sure I should go. Going to Brazil was great but was it the right thing for the moment? I would be traveling with my brother in South America but the Brazil portion would be by myself. By the time I decided for sure there were no appointments available at the San … Continue reading Getting a Tourist Visa for Brazil on the fly in Lima, Peru
Santa Theresa is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro. Compared to modern neighborhoods like Copacabana and Ipanema, it is ornate, spray painted and much of it could be considered run down–but it has a unique to itself charm. According to my Airbnb Santa Theresa host, it began as a convent on the hill and grew as people sought better air and more … Continue reading Street Art of Santa Theresa, Rio de Janeiro