Category Archives: INTERNATIONAL

While dwelling in a 5-star resort in Cancun is a superb experience on its own, where would this blog be if I didn’t discuss the food? All-inclusives tend to have ok food, but what happens when all your meals are worthy of a higher status?

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Haven Resort at night

Confession time: I never did the college ” Cancún” trip. I’m not a huge party person and when I’m near a beach I mainly want to relax with a drink in my hand. That’s probably the reason why I said “why not” when bae suggested that we spend time in the Mexican city for a few days at the Haven Riviera Cancun resort.

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Lanzarote Canary Islands

Lanzarote sits west of Morocco and is part of a Spanish archipelago interestingly titled The Canary Islands. Craggy and desolate from the volcanoes that formed it, there are pockets of civilization and quite a few resorts dotting the landscape.

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Bali Indonesia on top of Mount Batur

A 3-hour flight south from Kuala Lumpur found us in one of the more popular destinations in the world at the moment: Bali, Indonesia. You can’t visit many travel blogs or Instagram profiles these days without seeing pictures of the island; whether it is a flower petal bath, the swings, the aesthetically pleasing yet ultimately deceptive “reflection pool” temple photos, the monkey forest, and so on.

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The first of five daily adzan breaks the silence of the early morning light. Not sleep disturbing, but accessorizing the urban beat of a waking city. This was my introduction to Kuala Lumpur. The former tin colony was a delightful shock to the system for someone like me who often obsessively researches the places I visit.

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Cuba was a massive eye-opening experience for me. As a place that wasn’t high on my list of places to visit, it captured my attention with its old-world charm, culture, food, and grit.

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This is part two of “I should have blogged about this a long time ago”.

My visit to Cape Town, South Africa was one of those times when I caught myself saying that “I could probably have a vacation or second home here”.

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After two years of sitting on it, I was finally in the frame of mind to finish writing about my trip to South Africa..from the beginning of 2017. After a tumultuous two years, I feel like I can finish what I started what seems like aeons ago now. First on the list is Johannesburg, South Africa. A bustling city with an out-sized personality.

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A few months ago, I wrote about my trip to Cartagena de Indias immediately after I returned to the US. Now that I’ve had ample time to reflect on that excursion, I’d like to suggest a few general things to do while visiting the gorgeous coastal city:

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