We have fallen in love with the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema in Rio de Janiero. On the weekends the crowds spill in and you are lucky to find a spot on the sand. The chaos of colors and beautiful people walking the beach is enough for anyone to want to come back!
Archives for August 2012
Driving The Garden Route: Laird’s Lodge, A Foodie’s Paradise
If you describe your lodge as “food, food and more food” there is a high chance that Josh and I will visit you! While we expected and anticipated deliciously designed food, we weren’t ready for the level of service that we experienced at Laird’s Lodge. To complete this post we had to go to consult […]
One Time in Africa…I Was Charged by an Elephant
When you drive yourself through Africa the rules are a bit gray. There is no manual outlining the details that could possibly get you into a lot of dangerous situations.. You are told to “Drive slow” and “Don’t get too close to the animals.” The question is how slow and how close! We got charged […]
Graffiti or Street Art in Barcelona?
I am captivated by the colorful designs on every door in Barcelona. I get lost in the maze of streets in Barri Gòtic and El Born with new artwork around each corner. There is no specific definition of what street art is other than art in public places. It encompasses a range of paint, posters and 3D […]
RTW Budget Update: Laos
We stayed 17 days in Laos and budgeted $40 per day for two people, which we came close to – ending at $41.03 per day. However, we were stuck in Don Khon for 4 days without access to an ATM, which meant a few days of spending only $20, which brought our average down. In general, Laos is […]
Foto Friday: Locks in Madrid
In the middle of Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain you will find love locks with initials, dates and engravings of those publicly displaying their commitment.
Driving The Garden Route: Moontide Guesthouse
Wilderness, South Africa–which ranks as one of my favorite city names–is known for its endless beaches and water sports. We weren’t in search of any crazy water sports on this trip, only a few days of peace and quiet to experience the natural beauty of the garden route while catching up on some R&R. When […]
Q8: Would You Rather?
Would You Rather…Meet a life-long friend or have a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Let us know your answer in the comments!
How Asian Touts Taught me to Sell
Travelers know the sound well, “Transport” “Good Quality” “Sarong for the pretty lady” “Yes? Lunch time?” You can’t travel around the globe without being persistently pursued by touts and street vendors. Instead of crossing the street, avoiding eye contact and repeating “no, thank you” over and over again, maybe we should pause and consider what […]
RTW Budget Update: Cambodia
We only stayed 9 days in Cambodia and budgeted $52 per day for two people. We were spot on with an average of $53.51 per day. Our trip took us on the normal tourist track with a few days in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. A trip with more in-country transportation would definitely have an increased average. Exchange rate: […]