Thursday, November 14, 2019
Valparaiso
Due to the fact that we were trying to fit so much into such a short period of time, we only had one day to go to Valparaiso. That day happened to be a Sunday, when many restaurants and shops were closed, but we still had a great time.We took a 90-minute bus ride from Santiago - check out companies...

4 Days in Israel

Beach in Tel Aviv
After throwing around a number of ideas, we settled on a trip to Istanbul over Thanksgiving 2013. Our only "problem"? It was going to be pretty chilly there and we wanted a few days in warmer weather. But in Eastern Europe at the end of November, where were we going to find that? A two-hour flight south, in Israel!Because...
We only had a short time in Norway, between weekends in Copenhagen and Stockholm, so we opted to skip Oslo and head straight for fjord country. We took a quick flight from Copenhagen to Bergen, picked up our rental car and were at our hotel in no time. Stay We used our Chase Sapphire points and stayed at the Augustin Hotel....
Gergeti Trinity Church
Recently, we spent 10 days exploring The Republic of Georgia. Check out our itinerary for some inspiration! Day 1 - Arrival in Tbilisi We arrived in Tbilisi from Amsterdam at around 5:15 pm. Getting through customs was quick and painless - if you're coming from the United States you do not need a Visa. Once we were outside in the warm...
While it is small in size, the dining options are surprisingly varied and wonderful. Check out our suggestions...
Before we went on our trip to Vietnam I did a lot, I mean A LOT of research on the best way to spend one or two weeks in the country – where to go, what not to miss.  After all was said and done, here is where we ended up: Day 1: Saigon We arrived in Saigon late night. If...
Portland Schooner
Somehow after 22 years of living in New England, and numerous trips to Maine, I had never spent any time in Portland. I was given the opportunity to go this past weekend for a bachelorette party (sorry, Toby!). It was too quick a trip and I definitely want to go back, but here were my thoughts on what I...
We decided to head to Portland at the end of October. Not exactly prime weather time to go to Portland, but that also meant less tourists and cheaper flights! Since we were only there for a short time we decided to stick to the city – next time I definitely want to rent a car and check out some...
Neon lights in Shinjuku
When we booked our flights to Vietnam we were lucky enough to build in a 21-hour layover in Tokyo into our itinerary.  I quickly started to research what we should do, where we should go, with less than 24 hours in such a large city.  Some people recommended just staying in Narita, much closer to the airport, but if...

Antigua on Election Day

4 Days in Guatemala - Part 2 If you've read Part 1 of this story, you know we spent our first couple of days in Guatemala relaxing in Lake Atitlan.  On the afternoon of Day 3 of our 4-day adventure we arrived in Antigua.  Antigua is a small city surrounded by volcanoes about an hour away from Guatemala City.  It...