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day of the dead celebration zocalo mexico city

Halloween and Thanksgiving are two of my favorite holidays. Why? Because there is no religion involved and it’s all about eating/drinking, dressing up like a fool (Halloween at least) and hanging out with friends and family. Mexicans, while often pretty religious, do know how to separate the two and if there is partying involved, you … keep reading

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view of avenida la reforma from chapultapec castle in mexico city

If you’ve read my blog over the years, you’ll know that Mexico is one of my favorite countries in the world. A quick flight from the US, the land “south of the border” is chock full of so many things to do, see, smell, taste and experience, that it would honestly take you years of … keep reading


Bear Grylls eating heart

When I first started traveling on my own in 2006, travel was still truly an adventure for me. From catching a bus to even something simple like putting food in my mouth, everything was a a stimulating, “new” and slightly difficult (in a good way) experience. You had to rely on the good graces of … keep reading


this is what every beach looks like in Europe

I caught a lot of flak from the Europeans in my last post, Why Europe is Worse than America who couldn’t take a joke, so I rushed to get this one out before someone hacked my site or beat me up. While most of my reasons for  why America is better than Europe are just … keep reading


small shower in Europe

Haa haa made you click! If you’re a Euro, you’re probably peeing your pants you’re so angry, and if you’re Canadian, you’re probably pissed too because I’m referring to “America” as the United States. I love Europe, but there are certain FAILS that should be addressed. But, don’t worry, before you think I’m just some … keep reading


gothic gate Adrspach and Teplice Rocks, Czech Republic

It’s not often that I get to say this, but I am happy to do it any chance I get. Today I went to one of the coolest places I’ve ever been, the Adrspach-Teplice Rocks in the middle of nowhere in the Czech Republic. They are located in the extreme north of the country, just … keep reading


bacbachelor party in amsterdam

Picturesque canals, world-class museums, amazing restaurants  – cheap bud,  boobie shakin’, all-night drinking. Amsterdam is one destination that combines all of the cerebral, hedonistic, sybaritic and lowly pleasures a human could possibly be stimulated by. Believe it or not, this was my first time in the “Venice of the north”, mostly because it was out … keep reading

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historic center of Ghent

Located in the northwest of Belgium, Ghent (or Gent) is a beautiful canal-laced city that is often overlooked on most people’s Belgium itinerary who often opt to blow through it via train from Brussels to Bruges. While my mom vehemently suggested I go to Bruges (I had only 1 extra day to spare after Brussels), … keep reading