In our last post we talked about three different festivals in Mendoza, and we didn’t even get to the main event! Our major reason for visiting Mendoza was the wine harvest festival, known as the Vendimia. After the other festivals, instead of the city quieting down and going back to business, the parties and merriment … More Mendoza Part 2: Red Wine and Produce-Chucking Beauty Queens
We came for the wine, we stayed for the city. At least that’s how it happened in Mendoza, Argentina. We decided to visit Mendoza during the annual grape harvest festival, known as the Vendimia. We didn’t really know what the festival involved but it sounded like something worth investigating. I mean, Mendoza is known around … More Mendoza Part 1: A Festival of Festivals
If you’ve been following us on Facebook or Instagram you’ve probably seen a bunch of pictures of glaciers. That’s because there are a lot of them in Argentina and they’re really cool (get it? cool… glacier… sorry). But if you’ve seen one gigantic mass of ice you’ve seen them all, right? Actually Argentina has about 40 … More What’s Cooler than Being Cool? Glaciers.
We are currently in El Bolson living aboard an Earthship. If you missed that story, check it out here. This town is great and always makes for a good adventure. I sent the following email to my brother the other day but it’s such a weird story that I thought I’d repost it here with … More Craft beer, rock & roll, and a weird night in El Bolson
One thing that we love about traveling is having the opportunity to be guests in so many different and varied houses. We see how people live in Thailand and Portugal, we meet interesting people in hostels, we daydream about being hoteliers at B&Bs, and sometimes we get to stay in really unique places like a … More Life Aboard the Earthship
After a few days in Buenos Aires we hopped on a plane and headed as far south as we could go. This placed us in the city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and the closest place to Antarctica. It’s summer here and Buenos Aires can be very hot, but Ushuaia is much … More Tierra del Fuego and Penguins!
This is a post by David. One thing that I’ve learned while traveling is that I really enjoy B-List cities. And by that, I mean cities that are not their country’s capital, may not be extensively covered in guidebooks, but are still cultural, historic, and wonderful places. I don’t like the term “B-List” because that … More Second Cities: Porto and Valencia
This is a post by David. I first came to Siena, Italy years ago on a whim. I was studying in Venice with a few friends and we decided we wanted to visit Tuscany for the weekend. We picked Siena for no particular reason. We arrived to find people marching through the streets, waving strange … More Il Palio di Siena
Before we parted ways in Portugal, Lisa and Jared gave us €40 and said we should spend it on a nice dinner. Well, that’s exactly what we did and so we decided to create an “expense report” for them. In this report, their company is referred to as “Pine View Acres” (a story for a … More Expense Report
This is a post by David. After a week of good food and good times in the Azores, we traded the grassy hills and volcanic lakes of São Miguel for the hustle and bustle of Lisbon, Portugal’s capital. Lisbon is the quintessential European big city, not unlike Madrid. There are plenty of restaurants, museums, hotels, … More Lisbon