Category Archives: Destinations

3 Must-Dos in Buenos Aires Argentina

The finale or icing on top of my South American walkabout cake was Buenos Aires. With previous spectacular stops in Patagonia, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina, BA and its porteños certainly won my heart through my stomach as well as my dancing feet. After an overnight bus from Mendoza, I arrived in sizzling BA with a short,…
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3 Adventures Not to Miss in Mendoza Argentina

The second leg of my South American Walkabout could not have been more inviting. After a long, overnight bus ride from Santiago, Chile and over the Andes, Mendoza, Argentina greeted me with a glorious sunrise over the desert, rolling out the true welcome mat of the Home of Malbec. Although my first leg was beautiful, the near-freezing…
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Adventures in Torres del Paine Patagonia Chile – Tudo Azul

First, let me explain why I used the unusual Tudo Azul in the title! Although Chile's national language is Spanish, I chose an expression, "Tudo Azul," which comes from Portuguese. It literally translates to everything's blue, but is more commonly understood as everything's rosy. Thus,"Tudo Azul," ties together the positive experience I had traveling through…
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A Christmas Eve Adventure

Yes, the holidays are upon us and another year is coming to an end. The time to think of past holidays, the year in review, and reminisce is here. So, let me share with you a Christmas Eve Adventure some ten years ago in Turkey. The Cast of this Adventure I was traveling with three…
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Bathing for Dummies Turkey

"It is now safe to use your portable electronic devices," is my cue to open my laptop once again to write.  Now returning from a trip to the Hudson River Valley in Upstate New York, I had the opportunity to travel with my husband who asked me today, out of the blue, probably because of…
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Scaling the Coliseum Walls – Rome Adventure

When you go to Rome there are certain sights that just cannot be missed: the Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Spanish steps, many of the gelato stores, and of course the Coliseum. First Time to Rome My first time to Rome was on a very quick 2-day visit in late December about ten years ago. I remember…
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Riding a Camel in Morocco

There are certain things that you just don’t forget how to do like tying your shoe or riding a bike. Well, I have to say that riding a camel is certainly not one of those skills, but it is definitely unforgettable. My First Camel Riding Experience I rode my first and only camel while on…
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