Mexico

You Can’t Control the Weather…

You Can’t Control the Weather…

When you think of the Mexican Riveria you often think of 80-degree sun-filled days with the occasional lazy shower bringing just enough rain cool off the sand. The reality can be a little different. I’m not saying the weather was cold; we live in Pittsburgh, we know cold. The weather felt very comfortable, though the […]

It Doesn’t Have to Be Mexican to Be Good

It Doesn’t Have to Be Mexican to Be Good

I know we’ve talked a lot about getting to know the local communities when you travel.  We do believe that you should take some time to walk around the town with your eyes and ears open to get a feeling for what makes the town tick. The key to that is to avoid being stuck in […]

Taxi Cab Confessional

Taxi Cab Confessional

I was raised in a union household. My father was a teacher for 30 years and a union member the entire time. He is still active in the union in his retirement. My mother has worked for a teachers union for more than 20 years. I am a union member as well. But don’t worry, […]

A Tale of Tastes

A Tale of Tastes

We talk a lot about getting an authentic travel experience by getting to know the places and people of the culture we’re visiting, but we don’t always live up to that standard. The biggest example for me is food. I like what I like and there isn’t much else to say.  Still, I’m willing to try anything, […]

New Year’s Confession

I am going to admit this right off the bat, I’m kind of phoning this post in.  The year has been a long one and I’m exhausted and need a little bit of a mental break. We had a typical New Year’s Eve, for us anyway. I got home after a long day at work, watched […]

Free Doesn’t Mean Easy

Free Doesn’t Mean Easy

Just because it’s free doesn’t mean it’s easy. You may remember a blog post from a few months ago where Amanda and I got separated on our flight back from the Bahamas. I chose to be bumped off the flight for a credit of $800. We knew this would make our next vacation even more affordable. But, […]

Christmas Traditions Around the World

The idea of trimming a tree isn’t universal, even in countries with large Christian populations. Greece is 95% Greek Orthodox and you will seldom see a tree, except in a store window.  The main symbol of the season is a wooden cross with basil wrapped around it, kept fresh using a bowl of holy water. […]