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Malecón, La Habana, Cuba
The malecon (boardwalk), that spans for over 4.5 kms along the coast of Havana, it's a gathering place for people as the sun sets down. The breeze (which combats the otherwise overwhelming heat of the city), the fishing and not least important the...
Römerberg, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
There’s no better way to experience the festivities of the holidays than Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Germany, and Frankfurt's is particularly beautiful. The markets take place usually in the center of the town, and you'll find all...
Banchi di Sotto, 63, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
We finally found it! Officine Del Gelato Milano; a modern, absolutely delicious gelato parlor. They had us coming back (three times in one day) until we had tried every flavor—including every kind of gelato popsicle. It was a guilt-free treat and...
Bicesse, 2645-253 Alcabideche, Portugal
My first evening in Portugal, I visited Azulejos Artesanal, a tile factory in the village of Bicesse. Ruí has been painting tiles by hand for decades, and he gave me a personal tour of the facility. Whether he’s painting original new tiles made...
Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
When my uncle told us he wanted to take us on a driving tour of Rome at night, I was more than excited to enjoy the city out of the reaches of the searing Roman sun. However, I was slightly puzzled when we arrived upon a seemingly dark dead end,...
Sucumbíos Province, Ecuador
This was by my foot as we were walking in the jungle at Sacha Lodge in Ecuador. When I asked the guide what this is by my foot, he replied whatever you do - don't move. He said it's not poisionous but the bite is extremely painful. Luckily I...
Nauthólsvegur, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Riding a strange, shrunken horse into a mossy canyon outside Reykjavik on a bright, bracing day with winter rolling in and a plate of minke whale waiting for you at day's end is tops. Doing so on three days' sleep deprivation is, in fact,...
Banteay Srei, Cambodia
Walking Banteay Srei is like walking an open air museum of fine Khmer art. The site does not overwhelm you with its size and architecture like Angkor Wat, it impresses you with its intricate and ornate stone carving. You find yourself walikng from...
Tapae Road, 119/9 1096 ตำบล แม่แรม อำเภอ แม่ริม เชียงใหม่ 50100, Thailand
If you don't have time to visit the actual tribal villages in the Thai mountains, you can visit the Maesa Elephant Camp and take an elephant ride through the jungle to spend a few hours at Baan Tong Luang- a Hill Tribe cultural preservation...
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
The most rugged, sketchy roads always seem to lead to the best surf breaks. This photo captures the early morning drive over the hill to Cerritos beach in Baja Mexico. Down below I discovered perfect, glassy rights and only a few early risers in...
Jl. Iskandar, Pasir Panjang, Arut Sel., Kabupaten Kotawaringin Barat, Kalimantan Tengah 74181, Indonesia
Tanjung Puting National Park is an awesome place to get up close and personal with wild and semi-wild Orangutans. Here, an adult male Orangutan, named Tom by the park rangers, is blocking our path to the trails. We were warned that he can be very...
Jl. Badrawati, Kw. Candi Borobudur, Borobudur, Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
Sunrise at Borobudur in Central Java is truly an enlightening experience amongst the Buddhas "on top of the world". Borobudur is located in central Java, near Jogjakarta. The best place to stay in order to see the sunrise is Hotel Borobudur, which...
Calle Cuchilleros, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Eat dinner like a conquistador at Restaurante Sobrino de Botin. The combination of its central location off Plaza Mayor and its claim to be the "Oldest Restaurant in the World" makes it charming and fun for family and friends. Make sure to put in...
New York City Building, Corona, NY 11368, USA
... Or at least that's how you feel when you enter into the room that holds the basketball-gym-sized panoramic, to scale, model, of the entire 5 boroughs of Manhattan. This exhibit at the Queens Museum of Art has been around since the World's Fair...
Sacramento Ave, St. Louis, MO 63115, USA
Last Fall, we went on a road trip up the California Coast and it was incredible. Stopping whenever we felt the urge, we saw some amazing sites. One spot that I had read about before the trip was the Piedras Blancas Elephant seal rookery and it did...
Outremont, Montreal, QC, Canada
In Montreal in late May 2012, hundreds of pot-banging protesters filled the street protesting Bill 78 - which ironically limits protests. At first it felt like a celebration, but after speaking with the locals I learned about the recent government...
7070 Avenue Henri-Julien, Montréal, QC H2S 3S3, Canada
201 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003, USA
Union Square Park in NYC is usually bustling with markets, street performers, skateboarders, sidewalk chess, food trucks, and not a moment of silence or peace... until you take a quiet walk with Gandhi through the magnolia trees.
Mormon Row, Wyoming, USA
One of the most exciting facets of life on the road is finding new ways to look at frequently photographed locations. Mormon Row is iconic Americana, right up there with the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, and the Welcome to Las Vegas sign,...
Casa de Fierro, Iquitos, Peru
And from the guy who designed the Eiffle Tower. La Casa de Fierro was designed by the French architect Gustave Eiffel and built in Belgian workshops. A rubber baron bought it at the International Exposition of Paris in and brought in pieces to...
North Coast Road, Maracas Bay Village, Trinidad and Tobago
Shark and Bake is a traditional food of Trinidad & Tobago. The dish features a hearty piece of fried shark on a fried bun, topped with items like cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, tamarind, hot sauce, coleslaw and garlic. Maracas Beach is where you'll...
Carlisle Bay, Barbados
Carlisle Bay Beach is a beautiful crescent of sand just south of the urban center of Bridgetown. Hotels like the huge Barbados Hilton and the all-inclusive Almond Beach Club & Spa empty their vacationers onto her sand, cruise ship buses add to the...
San Andrés Mixquic, CDMX, Mexico
Mixquic is a little town to the southeast of Mexico City. It is known for its traditional celebration of the Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, which is a national holiday that takes place every year on November 2. The villagers open their...
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