It’s All About the Architecture…and Food!

I love Barcelona because of the architecture from Gaudi that you can see nearly everywhere. Read about it from my past trips here and here. However, every time I go it seems I discover the same thing in a new light. Where we went was up to my friend since I had already seen many…

I Found Myself in Barcelona Again

What do you do when you have been to Barcelona a few times and are meeting a friend who has never been? You take things at a very slow pace and spend the first day at the beach to help recover with jetlag! I have seen the beaches before but never actually spent a day…

Fusterlandia and Vinales…Easy Day Trips from Havana

There is a lot to be seen in Havana but it is also important to get a little outside of the city and see other areas. Fusterlandia is only about a 20 minute drive form Old Havana and one of the coolest little neighborhoods I have been to. This entire neighborhood began when artist Jose…

Exploring Havana and Local Artists

A fantastic way to really see the scale of a city is to leave it and see it from another perspective. Havana has 2.2 million people in about 281 square miles which is roughly the same size and population of Chicago. We went up to the Havana Harbor on a beautiful day and were gifted…

Country Number 45…CUBA!

My travels lately have taken me to countries I have already visited in order to explore more and that is fantastic. I had the opportunity to take a trip to Cuba with my mom and 6 of her friends and it is an experience I will never forget! Distant Horizons put together a week long…

Coachella 2019

23 bands/artists in 3 days. I was exhausted and dirty at the end of everyday. Coachella is not really my thing and the lineup this year was less than thrilling. However, the best part about festivals is seeing people that you don’t really know and being pleasantly surprised them! I had a few stand outs…

Bordeaux

Just a few hours southwest of Paris is the lovely wine region of Bordeaux and probably my favorite destination on this trip. I enjoy drinking wine but would never say I have a refined palette or know a ton about wine. But one tour through Margaux and I felt like a master sommelier. It seems…

Oops…I Ended up in Paris Again

I have been to Paris a few times since my first time in 2001 when I was 17. Every time I go I have a totally different experience because I am a different age and with different people.¬† Reid and I did SO much in just a few days and my feet were definitely yelling…

Champagne…the True Bubbles Region

There is sparking wine and then there is champagne!¬†Champagne can only come from Champagne so all those other bubbles you are drinking are just sparkling wine but can still be absolutely delicious! There are multiple ways to champagne taste through the region which is just about an hour outside of Paris. You can go for…

Warsaw

Warsaw. Not what I expected. But what did I think I would see from a country that was occupied by Germany and basically completely destroyed? The buildings in Warsaw look old and yet new at the same time and it takes a moment to realize why. Quick history for those of you that forgot history…