North America


Last updated: 06/20/17People often say that traveling to Cuba is like going back in time, and while this may just seem like an expression used to degrade the Cuban government, we have to say that this one is actually a fairly spot on assessment. We visited Havana for a long weekend, and learned quite a bit about what it is like to travel to this unique island nation in the Caribbean. So come along on a journey with us, as we’re...

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Last updated: 06/20/17I want to tell you that we had a great time traveling in Cuba. I really do. I’d like nothing more than to write a glowing summary about how much fun we had exploring the museums and forts of Havana, eating at the city’s numerous restaurants, and exploring the tobacco fields during our day trip to Vinales. And, in a way, we did enjoy the trip because of all of these things. But I hesitate to elaborate...

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Last updated: 06/13/17Jack Daniel’s is an iconic whiskey distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, that is a sort of pilgrimage site for those who love whiskey. We made the journey to Lynchburg while attending a travel writer’s conference in Huntsville, Alabama, and took a tour of the facility with whiskey tasting at the end. During which we found a number of interesting things that made this tour unique compared to other...

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Last updated: 08/8/17Puerto Rican rum has a bit of a cult following behind it, and there is a good reason for it- the stuff is delicious! When we visited this tiny American island territory, we had one goal in mind and that was to try as much local rum as possible (and not just from Bacardi, which is arguably the island’s most popular distillery for non-Puerto Ricans.) What did we find? Well, after a distillery tour, several rum...

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Last updated: 09/8/17There’s something special about being in the right place at the right time. On our recent trip to Puerto Rico, we were serendipitously in the right place at the right time on La Ruta del Lechon, an area in rural, mountainous Guavate known for its roadside restaurants that roast whole pigs. Although these restaurants are open on weekdays, we had heard that weekends are really where it’s at. On weekends...

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Last updated: 04/19/17Are you traveling to Vieques for a vacation? Great! You’re going to absolutely love this little Puerto Rican paradise just off the coast of the main island. But while you’re exploring the stunning Vieques beaches during your stay, one thing you absolutely must do (and I’m not giving you an option here), is to experience the Vieques Bioluminescent Bay (Mosquito Bay). This wonder of nature is so...

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