I’ve always maintained a “close to home” approach when it comes to New Year’s Eve (what can I say I love Chicago), but recently a friend from Rio sparked my interest by describing NYE on Copacabana Beach. It sounded amazing and encouraged me to research other fun places to spend NYE. Here is my NYE […]
Archives for 2012
Foto Friday: Flamenco Show in Madrid
In August we spent a night at a Flamenco Show in Madrid and loved seeing the passion in the dancers and the speed and elegance of the guitarists.
How to Eat an Argentine Steak for Half Price in Buenos Aires
We knew we couldn’t visit Argentina without enjoying one of their world-renowned steaks. After hearing about a can’t-miss deal from Meg and Tony at LandingStanding for a 1/2 price happy hour we made Parilla La Cabrera one of our first stops in Buenos Aires. We were staying in the Palermo Soho neighborhood, so La Cabrera was […]
Two Programs That Are Giving Back This Year
Happy Christmahanakwanzika! The holidays bring out a lot of giving in people. Giving gifts, giving time and giving support. I want to introduce two organizations that I got the opportunity to work with and experience first hand this year, Ecoventura’s Career Shadowing Program and Angels of the Amazon. Ecoventura’s Career Shadowing Program Ecoventura has partnered […]
Foto Friday: Chicago O’Hare Cartwheel
We made it home! …and of course Caroline cartwheeled to celebrate.
Our 12 Best Beaches of 2012
We visited quite a few beaches this year! A few of them stuck in our hearts, not necessarily for being a great beach but for having a unique or fun character that has made us remember them fondly. Here is a countdown of the top 12 best beaches from our trip. 12. Cancun, Mexico This […]
From Sunrise to Sunset on Easter Island
Easter Island is one of the world’s most isolated inhabited islands. It has an area of only 63.2 sq miles with 5,800 population counted for in the 2012 census. This is not a big island so you have to wonder what you are supposed to do all day once you make the 5.5 hour trip […]
One Year Around The World In Photos
Our 2012 RTW Trip is over in just a few days. We’ve collected a photo from every place we stayed this year. These aren’t necessarily the best photos of the year, but they are what we remember most or made a strong impact on us at each place. It isn’t necessarily where you are traveling to, […]
RTW Budget Update: Thailand Part II
We stayed 20 days in Thailand our second time around, and this time we were with my parents! I knew we would be doing more activities than we normally do so we set a budget of $60 per day for two people, $15 higher than our original Thailand budget of $45. Our daily expenses ended […]
Foto Friday: Westin Cancun Royal Beach Club Pool
We spent 17 nights(!) at the Westin Cancun Royal Beach Club enjoying this fantastically perfect view. A much needed vacation, ending our RTW trip in 2012.
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