It has been over a year since I put together “The Yummiest Blog Post of the Year“. As a fan of food (or food porn whenever actual food is not around), I like looking at photos of delicious meals from around the world. Ethnic food, weird eats, indulgent sweets and … 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.
Today it’s our 2nd travel anniversary: 2 years ago today, we were leaving Dubai to travel the world. We were basically saying good-bye to life as we knew it. Much has happened every since. You can read last year’s post about our 1st year traveling. This second year has been … more »
In our recent road trip around the West Coast of the USA we took a day to drive along the cliffs of stunning Big Sur. We spent all day curving along the snake like roads, with privileged views towards the Pacific. It was only towards the end of the day, … more »
I didn’t know a thing about the Mormon religion just a few months ago, but now I do! That’s what happens when you travel: you encounter new things that sparkle your curiosity, you end up meeting people with different realities than yours and, all of that, makes you want to … more »
Pleasant Inn is one step up from most motels. In fact, it’s more like a B&B, with the difference that breakfast is actually not served. It’s located right in the middle of it all in Morro Bay, less than 5 minutes walking to the water front, where you can enjoy … more »
Yosemite is one of the most visited National Parks in the US‘s West side. Half Dome, a huge granite dome with an almost vertical face, is one of the highlights of any visit to this park. At the eastern end of the Yosemite Valley, you can appreciate views of the … more »
While walking around Hollywood we saw some really big beautiful mansions. The kind you see in lifestyles of the rich and famous. Then again, we were right where the rich and famous live! These folks love keeping dogs, many dogs. It’s wonderful because the dogs get to live in these … more »
I’d be lying if I said I had great expectations regarding the food side of things during our USA trip. Call it prejudice, call it awareness, I had a feeling the USA favors quantity over quality. We were sitting in a plane to Las Vegas and about to take off … more »
Shafer Baillie Mansion is a grand Bed & Breakfast in one of the most beautiful up-scale neighborhoods of Seattle. Capitol Hill is home to incredibly noble properties connected by quaint roads decorated with lined-up trees and flowers. In the middle of such manicured beauty, Shafer Baillie Mansion still manages to … more »
Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, is one of the most geothermically active regions on Earth. The park stands in what was once upon a time a massive volcano, so no wonder it is home to thousands of hot springs, geysers, mud pots and fumaroles. Science aside, and from an aesthetical … more »