Posts By shane

From centuries-old bazaars to glitzy strip malls, shopping in Istanbul runs the gamut. Whether you're looking to take back hand-made local crafts as souvenirs, or need some serious retail therapy, you're bound to find plenty of places to lose yourself shopping in Istanbul. Bazaars Whether or not you actually plan on shopping at any of the bazaars in Istanbul, you…

We spent a long weekend over July 4th in Havana, Cuba, and enjoyed the warm hospitality of the Cuban people, their fine cuisine, and ever-present nightlife. Take a few minutes to watch our video recap of the trip and if you like what you see, start planning your own!

Many U.S. travelers have been excited about the prospect of visiting Cuba since President Obama announced that the two countries would seek to normalize relations after 50+ years of enmity. Cuba has been off-limits to U.S. tourists during the embargo, although that hasn't stopped some enterprising travelers. We had this trip on our radar for a few years, so when the first…

Havana is a charming city with tons of character, and the vibrantly colored architecture and smiling faces around every corner made it easy to get great photos. We've shared some pics in our other posts, but there were so many we loved that we decided to just make a post with some of our favorite shots from the streets of Havana, which you…

Cuba has been on our destination map for awhile now, but plans to visit never materialized. When the changes between U.S.-Cuba relations were announced, we knew we had to make it happen before U.S. corporations began setting up shop and the allure of the "Old Havana" began to change. We've just returned from a long weekend in Havana and the first…

We set out to see Machu Picchu, the famed Wonder of the World. Crossing mountain passes and descending into valleys, we discovered that the real Wonder was the land, the culture, the people. From the parades of Cusco to the rigorous trails of the Inca, the journey to Machu Picchu captivated in ways we could never have imagined. We've shared…

On our recent trip to Peru we had an overnight layover in Lima before heading to Cusco. We were getting in late, about 10pm, and had to depart early, at 5:30 am. Since we were going to be hitting the ground running in Cusco, we definitely wanted a better night's sleep than what we would have gotten in the airport…

Two days is simply not enough to experience all the culinary goodness Cusco has to offer. But the restaurants we did get to visit were so good, we thought we'd share some yummy food photos to get you ready for your visit to the Inca capital! Click the name for a link to their tripadvisor page for ratings, addresses, menus and…

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