The city of Hiroshima can be a very somber place, with museums and memorials dedicated to remembering the atomic bomb dropped there near the end of World War II. We spent a day in Hiroshima, touring the city, visiting those sobering sights, and eating Okonomiyaki (a Hiroshima specialty…kind of like… Continue readingThe coolest thing to do in Hiroshima Prefecture
This week’s Monday must-have comes from my sister. Earplugs are a great way to block out some of the noise of crying babies, snoring neighbors, and airplane engine noise when you’re trying to get to sleep or just relax, but there is another, more high-tech option that blocks even more… Continue readingAnother in-flight idea
This one is cheap, easy to find, and sooooo important. For planes, for overnight buses or trains, even for hostels and hotels. Earplugs. Yup, earplugs. They make the biggest difference on flights, but they also help in so many other situations when traveling. At a hostel with people coming and… Continue readingThe Easiest Travel Essential
So, if you guessed Japan after reading my last post, you’d be right! I was in Japan in the fall of 2014, for an entire month. It was a beautiful trip, with lots of diversity. I started off by landing in Tokyo, Japan’s capital. Here are my top suggestions as… Continue readingWhat to do in Tokyo, Japan’s Modern Capital
We’ve talked about my trip to the Atacama, to Southern Argentina and Chile, to Iguazu, and to Machu Picchu, as well as a few other miscellaneous posts here and there…any guesses as to where we’re going next? We are going to talk about a trip that I took a couple… Continue readingWhere will we go next?
As I get older I’ve noticed that I’m more susceptible to my feet and ankles getting swollen on long flights. This can last for up to 24 hours after I arrive at my destination and can be uncomfortable. A friend told me about compression socks (which I already had for… Continue readingI never board a long flight without these…
I recently returned from a week in one of the driest climates on earth. Going from the 60-70% humidity in Montevideo to 8% in San Pedro de Atacama was quite the contrast. On top of the dryness, we also had altitude thrown into the mix, as San Pedro, the nearest… Continue reading5 Tricks and Tips to beat Altitude and Dryness in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile
Last week I began a new addition to the blog, so here is my second post about must-haves; things that I always travel with to make trips, both long and short, easier. This idea came from my sister (thanks Belle!). In general, I have noticed that airline meals are getting… Continue readingMust-Have Monday: Travel Essentials Pt. 2
Bariloche is a place that felt familiar even though I had never been there. The ice cream shops, chocolate factories, and little boutiques reminded me of towns nestled in the Alps, of picturesque villages in Northern Italy. The lakes and forests drew upon memories of Austria and Germany, or even… Continue readingOne day in Bariloche, Argentina
Good morning and Happy Monday! So, as I mentioned last week, I’m going to be adding an additional weekly post about my favorite travel “companions”. Some of you have already offered a few great suggestions, which I love! I’m going to start with the first suggestion I received, from a… Continue readingMust-Have Monday: The First of Many!