Grutas Tolantongo was on our radar since we moved to Mexico City. A collection of hot spring pools built into a cliff and a surreal turquoise river: weekend escapes don’t get better than this. We picked a long weekend in January to explore this natural spa.
On December 17, 2014, Barack Obama and Raúl Castro announced the start of normalizing US-Cuba relations. At that moment, we were wandering the streets of Havana, unaware of this historic day due to the lack of internet. Just one of the consequences of an economic embargo and communist rule for fifty years. It is what makes Havana and Cuba a destination like no other.
San Miguel de Allende was our first of many weekend escapes from the hustle and…
Living in Texas, the closest stretch of heavenly beach is the Florida Panhandle. We planned a four-day beach escape to Navarre on Labor Day. Tag along for this weekend itinerary to paradise.
We towed our Little Guy from Texas to California and back in a two-week teardrop adventure (III). The return journey took us through the southwestern states of Nevada, Utah and Arizona. By now, we entered the teardrop trailer fan club: camping in Southwest USA allowed us to enjoy its natural beauty from dusk till dawn.
We towed our Little Guy from Texas to California and back in a two-week teardrop adventure (II). After following Route 66 to Los Angeles, we sticked around in California. The Golden State hosted us on seven campgrounds in eight days. Tag along for this teardrop-proof California itinerary.
We towed our Little Guy from Texas to California and back in a two-week teardrop adventure (I). The legendary Route 66 guided us from home base Dallas to Los Angeles. With several deviations along the way, it wasn’t your classic Mother Road trip. We mixed up some Route 66 quirkiness with stunning nature and camping under the stars.
The American Northwest is home to some of the country’s most iconic national parks. We…
Since visiting Big Bend for the first time, I was dreaming of pitching our tent at the stunning Chisos Basin campground. We snatched a spot in the busy holiday period and spend Christmas Eve under a sky full of stars.
We inaugurated our camping gear on a trip to Guadalupe Mountains. Home to the highest peak in Texas, two national parks and cool summer nights, the region promised a great Labor Day Weekend escape.
Cambodia and Vietnam make a great combo for a two-week trip in Southeast Asia. All you need is a small budget and a strong sense of adventure. This is my two-week budget itinerary for Cambodia and Vietnam, tried and tested by four novice backpackers.
Studying a semester in Singapore was an incredibly fun experience. But fun in the most expensive city in the world does not come cheap. We walked into every tourist trap before we finally got creative. These are 10 recommendations for Singapore on a budget.
The American Northwest is home to some of the country’s most iconic national parks. We embarked on an RV journey from Denver to Seattle, exploring six stunning national parks in between. Part 2: Montana & Glacier National Park.
The roads from Texas to the East Coast and back guided us through ten states. On the beat of Tennessee Whiskey and Jailhouse Rock, we explored the inland South. Our return journey travels through Charleston, Savannah and the rich history of the Southern coastal states.
The roads from Texas to the East Coast and back guided us through ten states. Each one unique in its own way, but with one common denominator: tons of Southern charm. Turn up the country music and tag along for the ride. On this outward journey, we explore the inland Southern states.
Hot Springs National Park is the perfect destination for a relaxing weekend trip. Treat yourself to a spa session in a historic bathhouse, after a rewarding hike through the Arkansas forest. Quench your thirst with craft beers made of thermal water, or sip on a martini in a former gangster hangout. The smallest national park of all has a lot to offer.
When moving to Argentina for a yearlong exchange, I expected a bustling city like Buenos Aires or Córdoba. Instead, I landed in a humid little town up North, separated from the nearest city by fifty miles of palm trees. Little did I know this would make my experience all the more special.
With a family across the Atlantic, Thanksgiving equals a travel weekend for me. After last year’s adventure to Big Bend, I met my travel buddy Carmen in Las Vegas this year. We quickly left Nevada behind to embark on a road trip through Arizona and Utah. What follows is an adventurous and packed 4-day itinerary through America’s Wild West.
Mendoza can be divided in three wine-making regions: Maipú, Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco. The latter is said to produce the best wines on the most beautiful grounds, with snowcapped Andes peaks towering out over the vineyards. We visited four wineries in Mendoza and came to the same conclusion.
Other than producing delicious wine, Argentinean provinces La Rioja and San Juan are known for two remarkable parks. Ischigualasto and Talampaya National Park contain a unique fossil record of the Triassic Period, often called the Age of the Dinosaurs. The desert area also hosts the annual Dakar Rally.
Iguazú National Park comprises hundreds of waterfalls, right on the border of Argentina and Brazil. The views from both countries are entirely different, making a visit of each side imperative. A clear winner came out of our trip, which we continued South to the ruins of San Ignacio Miní.
Five years after my AFS exchange in Argentina, I showed my parents why I fell in love with this country. We started our trip with an eventful passage through Buenos Aires. Midnight fireworks, tourist traps, passionate tango and ingenious robbery were all part of the introductory program.
In just a four-hour drive, the Louisiana swamps make way for Alabama’s white beaches. That’s why I spent my last weekend in Baton Rouge driving to the Alabama coast. The neighboring towns of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores promise a weekend full of cocktails on the beach, delicious seafood and brunch by the bay.
Louisiana is nested deep in the American Deep South, where hurricanes are part of life and food is life. While living in Baton Rouge for eight months, I discovered everything that the swamp state has to offer. This weekend trip embraces Louisiana’s cultural diversity, from a New Orleans cocktail crawl to alligator spotting and a history lesson on antebellum America.
I never pictured myself digging into a mountain of crawfish with my hands, having alligator as an appetizer or considering deep-fried pickles as normal (and delicious). Any food lover should savor Louisiana’s unique culinary history, which few – if any – US states can live up to. These ten signature dishes and drinks will get you started.