After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cuba experienced a dramatic reduction in fossil fuels, fertilizers, and pesticides and 50% of the nation’s food supply was cut off. Cuba had rethink how it fed its people. The Cuban organic farming revolution began, but the current local food scene and sustainabiliy efforts aren’t what you’d expect.
AirBnB can be a safe, easy way for travelers to find accommodations in Cuba but many users have arrived at homes very different from what they booked online or been shifted to other houses altogether. Find out what to look out for and how to find the best AirBnB in Cuba.
From spicy noodles and flavorful soups to rich curries sopped up with fluffy bread, Malaysia's blend of Asian culture and tradition makes it a top culinary destination. Learn the basics and know what to order on your trip!
Malaysia's distinct mix of Chinese, Indian, and Malay cultures and traditions, spectacular food and architecture, and varied natural landscape make it a must-visit destination. From religious festivals, city-wide street art projects, and world-class dive sites to tea plantations and “living museums, Malaysia offers something for just about everyone.
More than skyscrapers and shopping malls, Singapore, the world's "city in a garden" offers a unique mix of Chinese, Malay, and Indian culture and everything from biking and "bumboating" to world-class art and nightlife.
Cuba is not your typical Caribbean island and though it's only 90 miles from Florida, it couldn't be further away in terms of modern day conveniences. Properly packing for a trip to Cuba requires more planning and thoughtfulness than your typical island escape.
Finding vegan food in Cuba is a much steeper challenge than in most Latin American countries. Cuban food on the island is completely different from what is found in American Cuban restaurants but with these tips and some preparation, you can eat well during your stay.
Day of the Dead is the perfect time to visit Mexico City. In addition to visiting pyramids, ancient Aztec ruins, biking through the city and taking an authentic Mexican cooking class, the Day of the Dead also brings huge parades, street festivals, and intimate ceremonies in cemeteries around the city.
Join me for an unforgettable small group trip to the island paradise seemingly stuck in the 60s. This small group tour is for curious, active travelers that avoid big bus tours and want an authentic cultural experience.
During the Day of the Dead celebration, Mexico City offers an elaborate parade, thousands of alters and sculpture installations, a nocturnal costume bike ride, and nearby Mixquic holds one of the most extravagant celebrations in the country.
Lake Titicaca is home to many islands, including Taquile, where the men do the knitting and tell their stories through fabric, and the floating reed islands of the Uros, who build their homes, beds, and boats of reeds!
Located in Southeastern Peru, Puerto Maldonado offers an Amazon jungle experience including monkeys eating out of your hands, caiman night watches, jungle hikes, and the world's largest macaw clay lick.
Cusco is more than a stopover to adjust to altitude on the way to Machu Picchu, it's ancient Inca ruins and agriculture laboratory, salt mines, bustling food markets, and spectacular plazas, make it well worth a longer stay.
Machu Picchu has earned its place as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and as one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. It offers breathtaking views, photo opportunities with llamas, and impossibly precise architecture from the 15th century that aligns neatly with the sun during solstices and equinoxes.
Jordan is one of the most underrated travel destinations in the world. Join me April 2018 to marvel at its ancient Roman ruins, hike the secret path into lost city of Petra, float in the Dead Sea, stay in Bedouin cave B&Bs, and enjoy a desert safari and camping experience.
Machu Picchu's"Sacred Sister City", Choquequirao, is the true lost city of the Incas. Receiving roughly 30 visitors per day, compared to Machu Pichu's 3,000 visitors, Choquequirao allows adventurous travelers a taste of Machu Picchu without the crowds.