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…

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…

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…

I Finally Saw The Taj Mahal!

We were finally¬†in Agra…the city where the Taj Mahal is located and the ultimate reason for my trip to India! The morning started off incredibly foggy so our tour guide decided we would go to the Agra Fort first and hope that the fog would clear in the afternoon. There are monkeys all over the…

A Drive From Delhi to Agra

Jetlag is no joke! I woke up bright and early with energy to go to the gym and rocked a workout (I am not a morning person) before a 4-5 hour bus ride to Agra. The thing about these tours that I find pretty great is that you get to see so much in such…

A Quick Trip to India starting in New Delhi

I am not usually the type to go on tours since I like to take my time places and experience things on my own. But when a 12 day tour to India comes up for about $1000, you take the trip! I have traveled with Worldspree before when I went to China and had an…

Port Tasting in Porto

Growing up in the wine country I have learned a lot about a lot of different wine but never have I learned about port. I decided to sign up for a proper port tour and see what it was all about! The first stop was to a place called Ramos Pinto. It started with a…

A very long day tour of Salta

I love exploring places on my own and I try to avoid group tours. But the area surrounding Salta is huge and has a ton to see and renting a car was just not something I wanted to do. I booked a day tour through a company called Argentina4u. The description of the tour does…

A Roman holiday

When in Rome do as the Romans do. This means go to dinner at 10:00pm and go to sleep around 2:00am. This part of my trip is also a bit different as I am volunteering at a hostel in exchange for breakfast, lunch, dinner, room and laundry for 6 weeks. I have taken the last…