3 Problems with TripAdvisor Restaurant Reviews

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As a tourist, do you use TripAdvisor restaurant reviews to find good, local restaurants? We do. But there are problems with TripAdvisor restaurant reviews and here are 3 big issues to be aware of as you search for a restaurant. But before we get there, for us one of the great joys of traveling is to experience the food on offer in the location. Seeking out eateries featuring great, local ingredients, good ambience and dishes for which the location is … Read More

9 Tips for Your 1st Cruise Including What to Pack

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You booked your 1st cruise and now you are getting ready to go. Wondering what to pack and what to expect onboard the ship for your 1st cruise? We have done a couple of cruises now, usually small ships, but one large ship cruise to Alaska, and here we share our tips for your 1st cruise, including what to pack. Tips for Your 1st Cruise and What to Expect Onboard Pack a Carry-on Bag While it seems obvious in retrospect, … Read More

Great Gift Ideas for Men: Dad, Grad or Husband

Great gift ideas for men for every occasion- Father’s Day, a Birthday, Anniversary or Graduation. You might find the perfect gift for the man in your life! Most of these gift ideas relate to food and travel, our specialty, and all are available online so you can find something without running all over town. Great Gift Ideas for Men that Love the Grill If your man is like mine, the grill is a temple of worship.  The place where all … Read More

Why these are 3 of Our Favorite Travel Destinations

One of the questions we get asked most often is what is our favorite travel destinations? What is the best place we have traveled? And like many frequent travelers we find it a difficult question to answer. There have been so many good places. And of course, it all depends on what you want to do on your holiday- eat, drink, hike, go to the beach, relax, culture, city, nature, all would require a different recommendation. However, when we were … Read More

How to Enjoy your Travels in Central America

Okay, you’ve booked your trip, you’re headed to Central America! One of the great things about Central America, and probably one of the reasons you’ve booked your vacation there, is the chance to explore another culture, see something new, and try some great foods. So remember, when you arrive there, chances are it will not be like “back home”- wherever that may be!  Instead relax and enjoy your travels in Central America and appreciate the differences. Below, we have detailed … Read More

How to Find the Best Local Experiences in Latin America

We have traveled extensively through Latin America and spent considerable time there over the past few years, both as tourists and whilst working. One thing we found difficult is finding good, local tour operators and authentic experiences with local guides. Your choice is large international tour operators or go it alone. Many businesses in Central America lack websites, some do have a Facebook page, but finding them is the issue! And if you do locate them, you just hope they … Read More

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