Playa del Carmen Restaurant Recommendations

Playa del Carmen Recommendations

Good Choices Near the Condo Las Hijas de la Tostada This place is right on 5th Avenue about 2 blocks from the condo. It’s frequently packed with locals and tourists alike. They have fantastic ceviche and seafood tostadas. If you aren’t into ceviche, they also have a nice cooked shrimp taco with cheese (holbox taco) … Read more

Travel Resources

Travel Resources

Our collection of posts to help you travel less expensively and more comfortably based on our years of traveling full-time.  Do You Need Proof of Onward Travel? How We Save Thousands on Airfare   Language Learning on a Budget How We Afford to Travel Full-Time Getting to Know a New City Digital Nomad Style The … Read more

International Cuisine and Recipes

International Recipe Collection

Welcome to our collection of International Recipes inspired by our ongoing travels around the world. In our experience, the best way to learn about a new culture is to understand, and savor, it’s cuisine. We began collecting and developing recipes as a way to remember and celebrate each that we have visited. We have been … Read more

Chicken Caesar Salad Crostini with Pepitas and Cilantro

chicken salad crostini with Mexican Caesar Dressing

Chicken Caesar Salad is one of those staple recipes that I’ve found, in one form or another, on restaurant menus around the world. According to legend, the dressing was originally made by an Italian chef who had immigrated to the United States but was working in Mexico to avoid prohibition in the 1920’s. During a busy day … Read more

Salad with Fruit, Walnuts and Feta Cheese

fruit and nut salad with feta cheese

I first made this salad when trying to figure out what to do with a fig flavored balsamic vinegar that I received as a gift. Since then it has become a household favorite, even when I only have regular balsamic on hand. The fresh bright flavors make a wonderfully refreshing appetizer or light meal, especially … Read more

Things to do in Bologna, Italy

Bologna is located in northern Italy and is the largest city and the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region. Similar to other Italian cities in that it’s known largely for its food and architecture, Bologna sets itself apart by being relatively unexplored by the average tourist. This means there are plenty “off the beaten track” places … Read more

Keeping It Together With the Demi Hugger – Travel Better!

luggage-strap demi hugger

One of my new favorite travel accessories is a little handy gadget called the Demi Hugger. This slick device attaches my bulky backpack to the top of my suitcase securely so it no longer falls off when I’m getting on and off subways, running through the airport to catch a flight or traversing up and down … Read more

Things to do in Bandung Indonesia


Cover photo by Ana Espino If you’ve never heard of Bandung, Indonesia, you have been missing out. With its volcanoes, hot springs, stunning natural beauty, and bargain shopping, Bandung has lots to offer every visitor. Here are a list of top things to do in Bandung that might just get you packing your bags. A … Read more

Getting a Local’s Perspective in Venice

Venice Gondolas

One thing you can be sure of when you visit Venice is….crowds. People flock to the city of canals during the high season, and for good reason. Venice is like no other place on earth, with the maze of waterways, crooked streets, and fascinating history. But the crowds can be stifling too. Massive St. Mark’s Square (Piazza … Read more

THE WYLD – A Show to Thrill the Senses in Berlin

Photo Credit: Robert Grischek We don’t often go to shows, but decided to sneak away and take the afternoon off during a recent trip to Berlin. The show was called “THE WYLD”, a production at the Friedrichstadt-Palast theatre. Advertisements all over town featured what looked like 2 white aliens in bejeweled costumes. As you can imagine, we weren’t quite … Read more