Comparing the Osprey Farpoint 55 and Farpoint 70 Travel Backpacks

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I love my Osprey Sojourn convertible travel luggage. It’s been a faithful companion on many a trip. But lately I’ve decided that I want to travel lighter and go for a bag that’s carry-on-sized. After much searching I decided that the Osprey Farpoints have the feature set I was looking for: lightweight, roomy, potentially capable of being carried on, can … Read More

Planning Your Trip to Cuba from the U.S.

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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 … Read More

How to Get a Great Deal on a Caribbean Vacation

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Our friends over at Dealspotr asked us to write a guest blog about getting a great deal on a Caribbean vacation. We live for good vacation deals and really enjoy helping others find deals as well so we were glad to oblige. Check it out! Photo is from the beach at Tulum, Mexico.

Street Photography from Havana

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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 … Read More

Top Five things to do in Havana, Cuba

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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 … Read More

Dining in Cusco: Food Pics!

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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 … Read More

Trip Review: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, Part 2

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Continued from Part 1 After a few days acclimatizing in and around Cusco, we were ready to start our trek. Above all else, you want to pick a good trekking company, and after some searching we settled on Alpaca Expeditions. They have great reviews on Tripadvisor, and we liked the unique itinerary they offered for Salkantay compared to some of … Read More