Cloud Gate is a monument found in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Due to its shape, everyone knows this structure better as “The Bean”. Apparently, The Bean has been inspired in liquid mercury. Its shape does reminds us a bit of something out of the movie Terminator: Looking at the city … 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.
Spotted in one of the most iconic places in New York City, Times Square, these creatures were roaming around looking for tourists. Were they friendly offering cookies and hugs around?! Oh no… those are the Cookie Monster and Elmo from the past! Now they click photos with the tourists and charge … more »
We spotted these ducks while visiting the Brooklyn Flea Market on a given weekend. Apparently, Brooklyn and specifically the area of Williamsburg (where the market is held) is where the hipsters of New York City congregate to do hipster things, talk the hipster talk and eat pretty regular things with … more »
The Statue of Liberty is the perfect example of how the USA sure knows how to market its country and everything that is produced in it! Not wanting to undermine the statue and its historical meaning, I must say that a first visit to this iconic construction can be quite disappointing. After … more »
Magnolia Bakery in New York City has to have the most DELICIOUS cupcakes ever! We used to eat their cupcakes in Dubai and well, couldn’t resist when we saw them in New York City. We’re suckers for the authentic experience!
When we spotted this lady in Chicago’s Wicker Park area, we headed straight for her. Unfortunately, it was Sunday afternoon and the place was closed. Sad that we couldn’t donut that day. Well, maybe another day :)
Spotted in the ‘Hipster District’ of NYC. Yup! Williamsburg! (Brooklyn) Don’t miss the all black yin yang sharing it’s positive energies with the all black trash bags. Totally hipstamatic! ;)
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And us travelers know that, starting the day with the right combination of food and drinks, can really make a difference on your level of energy to make the most of your time! Trying different cuisines from around the world, is … more »
While most people avoid transit when taking flights, we are more than happy to do stop overs. Transit is a perfectly reasonable excuse to spend some time in new and old beloved places! After about a year, our Latin America adventure is coming to an end and we … more »
Two weeks ago, my roommate, Mary, her dog, Finnegan, and I packed ourselves into her car. Mary and I occupied the front seats. Finn occupied the backseat and the cargo space, along with our backpacks and the numerous add-ons one has to carry when traveling with a dog. The three … more »