Travel Advice

I'm not exactly sure why some of the best places to experience exceptional meals can be found in nondescript, off the beaten path, juke joints.  We'd heard fantastic things about El Chanchullero, a restaurant in Old Havana that intrigued us, so we decided to go check it out. I will caution you.  You can easily pass without noticing it.  Maybe that's...

In search of the great Paladar One of the lovely aspects of Havana is that most of the restaurants are privately owned concerns operated by Cuban families and are better known as "Paladars".  We'd heard that La Rosa Negra Restaurant was one such paladar that should not be missed.  In the states, we are usually stuck with a series of branded...

I love art in all of its forms, but nothing is purer than the bold expression of street murals and graffiti renditions.  I can't say when I became interested in this type of art.  I think it may have something to do with the fact that it's considered taboo and even criminal in most parts and simply appealed to the rebel in...

Carisa and I were taking a leisurely stroll in Amsterdam, Holland, a couple of years ago.  We didn't really have that much time there, only 24 hours.  However, we couldn't help but notice these lovely shutters on random row houses as we passed by. We didn't understand its utility; it seemed more of a hassle than simply using curtains.  You would...

Today's post is the first of a new blogging challenge from Darren Rowse of Problogger.net! The challenge is to create new embedded content, which can consist of video, Instagram photos, tweets, etc. I am particularly excited because it marks my first attempt at creating a personalized video for my readers. I was really excited for the opportunity to make a video...