Florida • Biking Around the South Walton Beaches

Florida consistently has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whether you prefer the white sands of the Gulf coast or the big waves of the Atlantic Coast, every beach seems to have something unique to offer and every beach town has a different vibe. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the several towns along…

Historic Views of Mexico City

When thinking of Mexico it is easy to automatically think of laid back beautiful beaches and  margaritas. However, with a capital city of nearly nine million people, Mexico City dominates North America as the largest city on the continent. The city itself is huge with plenty of unique neighborhoods and areas to explore. The Plaza…

Miami • Visit the Gilded Age

Many know Miami for its stunning beaches, beautiful people, fancy cars, Cuban food, and raucous parties. But what you might not know is that Miami holds a hidden treasure: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This National Historic Landmark is one place that is definitely worth leaving Miami and South Beach to visit. Villa Vizcaya (as it was formerly named) was commissioned…

K-38, Mexico • Baja California’s Best Tacos

Southern California residents have always had easy access to Northern Baja California. Although Northern Mexico became a no-go region for several years, it is now returning to its past glory days of weekend escapes. A popular spot just south of Rosarito is K-38, or Kilometer 38. It’s easy to determine the location because of the…

Florida • Kayak in Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park is home to one of the most stunning arrays of wildlife and plant species in the world. When you visit the national park, you might encounter a manatee, crocodile, alligator, roseate spoonbill, or the highly endangered Florida panther. You might see pine, cypress, or mangrove trees. One of the best ways to…

West Virginia • A Lively Mountain Music Joint

This tip comes from Greg Buzulencia at ViaHero. Funky, eclectic, free-spirited, honky-tonk and energetic are a few words that describe this live music venue in the middle of nowhere, West Virginia. Tucked away in a small ex-coal mining town is a lively mountain music joint called The Purple Fiddle, where the beer flows into mason jars…

Havana, Cuba • The Secret Party Garden

This tip comes from Greg Buzulencia at ViaHero. Buda Bar, outside of the tourist-laden Habana Vieja, is a meditation center by day and a bumping party by night. Go after 10PM from Friday to Sunday to hear anything but reggaeton, play domino, or get your future told by an Osho card reader underneath the trees. Ask…

Santa Clara, Cuba • Come for Che, Stay for a Cristal

Santa Clara is Cuba’s 5th largest city but other than the mausoleum of Che Guevara there really isn’t much else to see and do, I was there for less than 24 hours and that was more than enough time. It lacks the charm of Havana and has very little by way of tourist attractions and…

Maui, Hawaii • The Road to Hana is Paved in Coconut

At first glance, Coconut Glen’s may appear to be your regular run of the mill rainbow colored, lawn ornament splattered, side of the road stand, but it is much, much more. In every photo we took, we’re smiling from ear to ear, a result of a strange but beautiful experience.  First off, their coconut ice cream…

Havana, Cuba • Casa Pablo y Lidia

Accommodation while travelling around Cuba is definitely a unique experience, as I’ve mentioned in previous tips, hostels don’t really exist and the hotels are a bit pricey, so casa particulars are the only real option for travellers. Yes, it’s slightly awkward at first when you realise you are staying in someone’s spare room but that…

New York City • Brunch Like a Southern Gentleman

Two words… Biscuit. Bomb! This delectable mainstay at Chelsea’s Tipsy Parson is comprised of a buttermilk-chive biscuit, stuffed with homemade sausage and local cheddar, and it’s as good as it sounds. For brunch, they also make a mean burger, chicken & waffles hushpuppies and shrimp & grits. Whether you’re from the South and missing that…

Portland, Maine • A Dance Floor You’ve Never Seen Before

“That place is a hidden gem. It’s definitely a local hangout. You won’t find another bar like it.”  That’s what a friend told us after we spent the night at Bubba’s Sulky Lounge in Portland, Maine.  Voted one of the best dive bars in America, Bubba’s is like nothing you’ve ever seen. If the light…