Hot. Dry. Intense. This is summer in El Paso, Texas! There’s a reason why this Texan city, located right on the border with Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is called The Sun City. There are many things to keep locals and visitors entertained in El Paso all year long. Many visit to … more »
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USA & Puerto Rico
Some call it “the land of dreams”, and we are on a mission to find out why!
Whether it is thanks to something positive or negative, the USA never ceases to amaze us. We have done several trips in the country, from urban stays in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans or San Francisco, to nature oriented adventures in the National Parks, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. We even got married in Las Vegas!
These are some of our best travel stories, inspired by hours of driving around the USA, listening to local music, watching American movies and a few too many burgers:
- In San Francisco: a walking tour of the Tenderloin
- Bienvenidos to The Mission District in San Francisco
- Demystifying Car Rentals in the USA
- Deja-vu Travels in New York
- Williamsburg Flea Market: where hipsters rejoice
- Little Portugal in Newark
- The USA in my Mouth
- USA’s National Parks on a Budget
In Hawaii, we experienced a different side of the USA. In fact, depending on the setting, you’d almost forget these islands are a part of the same country. We tried stand up paddle for the first time in Maui and stayed at the most incredible tree house inside a volcano in Big Island. We’d love to go back one day!
Our latest trip to the US took us to Puerto Rico. During our entire stay in this beautiful territory, we couldn’t help but think how Puerto Ricans get the raw end of the deal when it comes to being American. They are neither here nor there, as they are limited by rules crafted in the mainland, yet they do not get to enjoy all the same rights folks in the continent do. Politics aside, we had an incredible time exploring the stunning coast of Puerto Rico and getting serendipitously lost and found in random charming towns.
Thinking about California brings to mind Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Disneyland, road trips down Highway 101, and so much more. Even if you haven’t been to California before, chances are you know more than a thing or two about it. Planning a trip around this famous American state doesn’t have to … more »
We’ve traveled to many countries around the world and, very often, we’ve come across pockets where the Indian community tends to concentrate. From the top of my head I can think of Bur Dubai in Dubai, Little India in Singapore or, oddly enough, even the city of Cuenca in Ecuador. … more »
Puerto Rico has about 700Km of coast line, and is home to at least 300 beaches. Ranging from touristic spots to absolutely deserted areas you’d have to hike through the wild to get to, there’s certainly a sweet place for everyone in Puerto Rico! After two weeks of living on … more »
Puerto Rico is extremely touristic. So much that, the real Puerto Rico can be rather elusive. At least, at the beach towns around San Juan, the capital. Add to that the fact that we came to visit during Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter Sunday, and you can … more »
We’ve rented from and even recommended Hertz to our readers several times in the past. After being Hertz customers in Spain, Germany, Brazil, USA, and Jordan, we’ve been quite happy with their service over the years. However, our experience today in Miami has changed all of that. Upon returning the … more »
While the French and even Spanish heritage in New Orleans might be acknowledged around the world, the Vietnamese influence is not that well known. As a traveler who’s been to the United States several times, I was extremely curious to spend some time in Louisiana. I knew that New Orleans … more »
We were riding an Uber the other day around Brooklyn, when I started thinking about how different it must be when you grow up in a city like New York. Well, at least as compared to me, coming from a small town in the North of Portugal. During a trip … more »
For countries as big and rich as the United States, it’s easy to assume that everyone here gets to eat well. While it’s true that most people in the United States have access to plenty of food, the quality of food varies incredibly. We’ve experienced this ourselves in our travels … more »
Ever since we started traveling full-time I don’t have the same feeling I used to have before: What?! It’s already December? The year went by FLYING!…” Now, I fly! Being in various places and occupying your time with different activities, time dilation becomes your best friend. Still, it somehow … more »