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It’s All Ruined! Puno to Cusco – Peru

Puno is a great introduction to Peru. The main city on the Peru side of Lake Titicaca, Puno thrives with local activity in the main square, at the market and on the streets. Being quite similar in culture and lifestyle to western Bolivia, we didn’t...

Rio de Janeiro: Sand, Skin, Soccer, Sugar Loaf – Brazil

For days on end, we sit at plastic tables belonging to the beach huts, drinking caipirinha cocktails and watching all the action on the famous Copacabana Beach of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Shiny black and bronze bodies fill the beach and mosaic beach boulevard, riding bicycles, running,...

Roadtrip Around the Republic – Ireland

Well, yes, to answer your most obvious first question, Ireland really IS as beautiful as you’ve imagined. On our short road trip around the southern part of the country, we saw so many amazing landscapes, that we can’t wait to come back and see more...

Diving into Honduras

Going from Nicaragua’s capital of Managua to the capital of Honduras named Tegucigalpa, can be an easy, seven hour trip on Ticabus’s direct coach service. But the bus only left at 5am the day after we we wanted to leave and we thought as ‘seasoned travelers’,...

A Taste of the Canary Islands – Tenerife

As the plane descended over the Tenerife, part of the Canary Islands, just west of Morocco, we looked down at the mountainous island, the barren rock faces glowing red in the sunset. Spanish villages dotting the hillsides spilled down to the ocean, where beach resorts lined...

Welcome to Canada, eh? – Vancouver & Victoria

For years, we have heard so many wonderful things about Vancouver and Victoria. From Canadians we met traveling, to tourists who merely whisked through the cities during a cruise ship holiday, everyone loved these places. So our expectations were high, especially after spending 33 long...

9 Days in Nicaragua

We’re just in time to catch one of the frequent buses running north from the border (of Costa Rica), after a hassle-free entry into Nicaragua. As we drive along the west side of giant Lake Nicaragua, two volcanic peaks appear on the water, topped with...

Exploring the ‘craic’ in and around Dublin – Ireland

Cead Mile Failte – A hundred thousand welcomes to Dublin! Though you actually won’t encounter much of the ancient Gaelic language being spoken in the modern capital, you will sure find plenty of craic in and around this fantastic city. The craic, pronounced ‘crack’, simply...