Lonely Planet Top Countries to Visit in 2020

Need some inspiration for your vacation in 2020? Now is the time to browse, research and prepare. Lonely Planet, my favorite travel guide book, publishes lists of destinations to visit each year and the recommendations are out for 2020. The Top Country to visit in 2020 is Bhutan – find out the rest of the Top 10 and dream of … Continue reading

Nice lounge, great shower, bad food at Copa Club, Panama City

For my trip to South America, I utilized an award ticket from United MileagePlus, flying United and Copa Airlines, a StarAlliance partner. Fortunately, the second stop on that long trip, gave me a chance to freshen up and relax at the Copa Club at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, the main hub for Copa Airlines. You can get access … Continue reading


Fantastic Foto Friday: The Inka Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru!

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This photo was one of the most anticipated moments of my travels – after hiking the Inka Trail, which was considered a path of pilgrimage at its time, after fighting the grueling path up to Dead Woman’s Pass (no joke!) and being slowly introduced to the Inka history, we got up in the dark of night of the fourth day for the final hike to the Sun Gate to see the sun rise over Machu Picchu. It’s hard to describe just how amazing it feels to see it – you have really earned those views when you get there!
If you want to read more about the hike and Machu Picchu to see if you should go on this trek, read my report about the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu!
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When in Buenos Aires, have steak! Al Carbon Steakhouse

Argentina is one of the great cattle countries, like the US or Australia, and when you visit Buenos Aires, you just have to visit a steak house! From the day I had booked my trip to Buenos Aires, I was looking forward to it and I went out to find a steak restaurant on my first evening in the city. … Continue reading

My favorite city in South America: Buenos Aires, Argentina!

When I visited Buenos Aires for the first time, it was love on first sight – it’s a beautiful city with grand avenues, impressive architecture and generous park spaces. There are great museums, amazing restaurants and lots of shops. Add the friendly and vivacious people who love to have a good time and you start to think about staying! Alas, … Continue reading


Fantastic Foto Friday – Caye Caulker, the barefoot island!

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They call Caye Caulker in Belize the barefoot island – and it’s true. With sandy roads, restaurants with chairs in the sand and happy hours on the beach, your toes will be wiggling in the sand most of the time and you might as well leave your shoes at home.
If you just need to getaway, check out my review of Caye Caulker, and get ready for a beach getaway to one of the most relaxed places I know!
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Best dinner in Montevideo’s old town – Jacinto!

On my visit to Montevideo, I picked the first two restaurants for their location: one at the Mercado del Puerto with a tango show in the street and one along the busy pedestrian street, with plenty of people watching, but neither with memorable food. My last restaurant turned out to be the best, Jacinto in the old town! … Continue reading

Copa Airlines Economy – an uneventful flight experience

For my trip from California to South America, I had booked a Copa Airlines ticket with United MileagePlus miles, thanks to their StarAlliance membership. They used to be owned by Continental Airlines, so I expected something like that for my flight. Read on to find out what exactly I got on this COPA Economy Class flight from Houston to Panama … Continue reading