The Unexpected India

India was our best trip and our worst trip.  Nine years later, I am still shocked that, while still being relatively new international travelers, we had enough courage to pick India as our second Asian country to visit. We wrote extensively in this blog about 16 unforgettable days in India […]

Six Wonders of the World: Part II

Start with Part I here for the Colosseum, Chichen Itza, and Taj Mahal. 4.  Christ the Redeemer By the time we visited Brazil in 2015, Christ the Redeemer was firmly established as one of the new Wonders of the World and the tourists were certainly aware of it.  From our […]

Six Wonders of the World: Part I

We were on a mountain in Peru, looking down at a gorgeous green valley, peppered with ancient stone constructions. “I can’t believe we are finally at Machu Picchu!” Victor said, “Congratulations!  You have now visited all “New Seven Wonders of the World”!” “I have?” I asked, unsure. “Well, let’s see.  […]

First Visit to the Land of Enchantment

“Did you see what the license plate of our car rental says?” I asked Julia as we were pulling out of the parking lot of the Albuquerque airport. “What?” “Land of Enchantment.” “Well… that’s promising…” Julia said, but I could tell that she wasn’t sold yet. For many people, New […]

More Hiking Mistakes: Banff and Jasper National Parks

Our previous hiking post about the Gap of Dunloe ended up being a list of mistakes we made while planning and executing the four-hour hike over some of Ireland’s most beautiful lands.  Now that we got back from hiking in Banff and Jasper National Parks, I am tempted to repeat […]

Grenada Off The Beaten Track. Part II

By Victor / July 13, 2023

Eastern Grenada surprised us big time.  People often skip it because it lacks beautiful beaches that people tend to associate with Caribbean islands. And while it is true that you will not find heavenly beaches here, the region is home to some fantastic off the beaten track activities.  The best […]

Grenada Off The Beaten Track. Part I

By Victor / July 6, 2023

I must admit the title of this post is a little bit of an oxymoron. Considering we had to repeatedly explain to our friends and relatives that we were going to an island in the Caribbean and not to a city in southern Spain (spelled as Granada), writing about non-touristy […]

Julia and Victor and The Chocolate Factory

By Julia / June 28, 2023

We have been to a lot of coffee tours all around the world – Jamaica, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, and a fair share of brewery and distillery tours in Mexico and the U.S., but in Grenada, we got our first chance ever to tour a chocolate factory.  In fact, […]

The Miracle on the Beach

By Julia / June 22, 2023

We were on one of the most beautiful beaches in Grenada, sitting on a wooden picnic bench table, listening to the rhythmic sound of waves splashing against the shore.   We were not concerned with the breathtaking view of islands in the water or the empty stretch of beautiful white sand […]

Liming in Grenada

By Julia / June 15, 2023

“Grenada, the island in the Caribbean, not Spain,” was how I kept answering inquiries about our next trip.  The whole thing reminded me a bit of the “Georgia, the country, not the state” fiasco from a few years ago.  And still, hardly anyone knew what I was talking about.  Somehow […]

Cruising Down the Streets of Havana

By Victor / June 9, 2023

After writing nine posts about Cuba earlier this year, we thought we were done with our stories from Freedom Island.  But to be honest, it would be unfair not to describe the most touristy thing we did while there.  Learning about the U.S.-organized invasion at the Bay of Pigs or […]

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