We’ve really been enjoying the culinary adventure that we’ve been having in the USA. Food is a great part of culture and connects you to the people of a given place. This is an amazing salmon and cream cheese bagel that we had in Santa Rosa, California. The salmon is … 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.
Every national park in the US is different. They all have things that are unique about them. What’s unique about Glacier National Park is it’s pristine alpine beauty. Being out of the way and in the corner of the country (Glacier National Park is along the US-Canadian border) means that … more »
I sit at the wheel of our rented Chevrolet but I feel like I could be on top of a horse. As I turn on the engine and the car starts moving, the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino’s movie Django Unchained starts playing in my mind… and as I look outside … more »
As one of the most famous attractions in Arizona and the whole of the USA, Grand Canyon is indeed quite impressive. Quite often, people think that the Grand Canyon is the biggest canyon in the world. Although that spot is reserved for a canyon of greater proportions in Tibet, there … more »
Spotted on the side of a whole foods store in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We were on our way to the beautiful Grand Teton National Park and stopped to pick up some absolutely delicious bread! The Jackson Whole Grocer definitely had some fine stuff in their aisles! Jackson itself is a … more »
We spent the last few days in and around Glacier National Park. The central road of the park is called the Going to the Sun road. It’s absolutely stunning! We weren’t fortunate enough to drive the entire 50 mile stretch (the road is closed due to snow!) but we did … more »
Leave all shyness, up-tightness and prejudice at home… and welcome to Absinthe! This is, quite probably, one of the most outrageously funny shows out there. And of course, it had to happen in Las Vegas! How can you mix stand up comedy, acrobatics, circus, erotic dances, aerial displays, music, … more »
Read Dejavu Travels in New York: part 1/2! Walking from our apartment in Queens to the nearest metro station was like reviving our time in Latin America. During a 10 minute walk, we could smell fried empanadas being sold in street carts, read boards for Cuban restaurants selling rice and … more »
New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made oh There’s nothin’ you can’t do Now you’re in New York These streets will make you feel brand new Big lights will inspire you Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York (Empire State of Mind, Jay-Z) After spending … more »
We drove today from Salt Lake City to our lodge, the Heart Six Guest Ranch. It’s about halfway between the Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. The drive here was so beautiful! We stopped many times to take pictures, and this picture is one of … more »