Safely Eating Street Food Around the World

Jul 2023

My first adventures in eating street food outside the United States took place when I was in college traveling in Greece. I was a pretty green traveler and happily ate souvlaki, salads and yogurt from street vendors on a student’s budget without incident. Naiveté and luck kept me safe.

woman eating kunafa street food

The only time I saw the inside of a doctor’s office was when my friend badly chipped her capped tooth, and after the treatment she got, I’m not convinced the man was even a real doc.

Can you believe there was a translated phrase in our guide book: “my artificial tooth needs replacing”?  I can still hear the THWACK of the rubber band he used to get the cemented tooth off her gums! As you can imagine, it was not a pleasant experience, but I digress….

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The Best Sights from Cairo to Giza Pyramids

Jun 2023

Traveling from Cairo to Giza is at the top of every traveler’s Egyptian bucket list. The Pyramids and other extraordinary monuments present a remarkable concentration of sites to visit in what for many will be the trip of a lifetime. Egypt is one of the most fascinating countries in the world and Cairo is definitely having a moment in the world of travel.

woman walking in front of Grand Pyramid with bougainvillea on each side

If you have ever wanted to take a trip back in time and experience the ancient wonders of the world, Cairo delivers as promised.  This bustling capital has a history that spans over 5,000 years. Cairo transports with a journey from the era of pharaohs to the Islamic golden age to the modern day. You’ll also find a thriving metropolis, home to over 10 million people.

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The Best Guide for the Smallest Cruise Ships

Apr 2023

There are many excellent choices among the variety of small ship cruise companies offering itineraries today. Best is completely subjective and depends on your travel style, activity level and amenities you are looking for. This post is about the smallest cruise ships I have been on and the highlights of each experience. These unique vessels will open your eyes to some of the opportunities in the world of cruising.

small ship cruising boat in Alaska

Small is relative, it all varies by who you talk to. I’ve been on ships as small as 8 passengers and as large as 600 which for the company, was their version of a small ship cruise. Personally, I think the magic sauce is under 300, the “small”sweet spot. This number maintains what I feel is the true hallmark of small ship cruising: active, immersive, off-the-ship, eco-friendly travel.

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Delicious Vegetarian Food in Spain

Mar 2023

Food is a integral part of Spanish culture, boasting rich flavors, diverse ingredients, and unique cooking methods. Those searching for vegetarian food in Spain will be pleasantly surprised by the delicious variety.

Artichoke heart on bed of vegetables on gold trimmed plate sitting on tiles

It’s no secret that Spanish cuisine is known for its broad use of meat, particularly beef and pork as well as specialty seafood dishes. Traditionally, meat makes up a significant component of Spanish diets, but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat delicious vegetarian food too!

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29 Romantic Things to do in Miami for Couples

Feb 2023

Looking for romantic things to do in Miami for couples? The Magic City is made for romance and excitement. Whether you’re looking to up your instagram game at the Wynwood Walls, greet alligators and fluffy roseate spoonbills in the wild, vogue on Miami’s 35 miles of beaches or dine on some of the best seafood and Cubano sandwiches in the States, there’s a romantic spot just waiting for you in southern Florida.

buildings and palm trees Miami skyline

Combined with a myriad of fresh, exciting hotels focused on eco-luxury and a level of cultural excitement that draws visitors from around the world, this city checks the boxes for a getaway of fun things to do in Miami for couples. Visit the Gateway to the Americas for a weekend or a full 10-day adventure. You’ll find plenty to keep you busy!

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