My dog Lucy is now an expert flyer, and she’s flown with me a dozen times or so (she’s also survived multiple cross-country road trips, but that’s for another day). She’s such an expert that she’s kindly sitting in my lap trying to takeover my keyboard herself. I try to […]
I spent some time perusing photo’s from this year’s Carnival and wishing I was back in Brazil. Rio is a magical city, and I absolutely have spend more time there! (Plus I have to get more miles our of my ten-year visa). From Christo Redactor to Sugar Loaf to the Tijuca […]
Between the rainforest and the sea sits Luquillo, “La Capital del Sol,” or the Capital of the Sun. The lagoon is carved into the island, has soft red sand, an unobstructed view of the horizon, and a coconut grove. The waves are more gentle than on other parts of Puerto Rico’s […]
The Atlantic ocean curls around the shore of Old San Juan, waves slapping the beach. Kites fill the sky, while children scoot and run around. The sunset fades to purple. That’s how I experienced EL Morro and La Fortaleza in Puerto Rico. It was magical.
Uruguay Travel Resources Uruguay is an elegant country with amazing cuisine, gorgeous beaches, beautiful architecture, what seems like a billion cows, and…almost no guidebooks. Most of the usual suspects (ahem, Lonely Planet), relegate it to a chapter in books about Argentina. The plus side to this is that you’ll end up […]
Yesterday, I wrote about my visit to Colonia del Sacramento, and I mentioned that on the tour there were some strange stops. Organized tours usually need to tout the number of places they visit to compete with other vendors and to show the overall value of their package. I always […]
Colonia, Uruguay is a beautiful seventeenth-century town on the Rio de la Plata, directly across the river from Buenos Aires. It’s easily visited by bus via Montevideo or ferry from Buenos Aires. Walking along the river, you can see Argentina across the river.
The Mercado del Puerto (the port market) is the best kind of market–one devoted entirely to sizzling, grilling, dripping meat. If you make your way through old town to the port, you won’t be able to miss the place as the aroma is unmistakable starting a few blocks away. Make sure […]
Got back from Montevideo, Uruguay on Sunday afternoon. Spent Monday and Tuesday recuperating/work/catching up with friends/watching Real Housewives. Finally got around to editing the photos that were on my Nikon. The street art in Montevideo is just amazing. First of all, it’s effing everywhere. It’s almost all extremely well done, […]
I have had the privilege of getting to tour the White House twice–once when I was 11 on an epic family road trip in a minivan from Oklahoma to Washington and again this week. Both times it was my mother, a lover of all things American […]