The previous time we visited New York City, it all felt like a dejavu. This time around, once we were not after checking out the most obvious tourist landmarks, we had time to experience the city in quite a different way. Just hanging out, walking around the neighborhoods, observing people, … 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.
As you probably know, we’ve been staying in Lisbon for a while – catching up with work, friends, family and everything that is “normal”. But, let’s face it, we’ve never been the type to follow a very regular existence, so we’re off on a new adventure. For my birthday, Ashray … more »
Extreme Convenience! You could show how different people make their lives more and more convenient without regard for the environment or even the health effects that come with that. One friend mentioned a fridge that self-ordered groceries when supplies were running low. Your fridge would place the order online, an … more »
If you are curious to understand what the insides of Earth look like, visiting volcano Kilauea might be a good idea! This volcano inside a national park in Hawaii’s Big Island offers very different experiences to those visiting during the day or the night. During the day, you wouldn’t almost … more »
Wishing you all lovers of the world a Happy Valentine’s Day! Not that I care about this holiday in specific, to be honest. But any excuse is good enough to get two people who love each other together. There’s nothing more beautiful in this world than to love and be … more »
This is the most extraordinary place we have ever stayed at. You’d think you might have to “rough it up” a little to spend the night in a tree house, but this was not the case… Skye, the artist behind this tree-house near Volcanoes National Park, in Hawaii, is … more »
Dude… is it AM or PM?! [a random disoriented guy asked, the first time we went to the Tenderloin] We walked around the Tenderloin neighborhood for the first time back in 2013. We didn’t know it was a thing. I had no idea it was considered as one of … more »
Once upon a time, Ricardo and Maria, a geologist and an artist based in California, decided to change their lives and move to Hawaii. There, they created a home which they eventually opened up to visitors. And thus the Bed & Breakfast Hale Kai Hawaii was born. When someone … more »
On a recent trip to Maui, Hawaii, we decided to try stand-up paddle for the first time. We wanted to do some water related activities but, at the same time, go for something new. We came across Makena Paddle Tours and decided to have them organize one of the most … more »
It’s not a myth: San Francisco is as hilly as they say. As I walk down the hill we are living in, up in the Eureka Valley, the world around me seems to change. Up there, there are days when you wake up inside the clouds, that do not allow … more »