Latin America

For this post, I suggest you curl up on the couch with a cup of coffee or tea and get cozy because this is a long one… After a relaxing week on the beach in Utila, we had 5 full days in Guatemala and this part of the trip was going to be a whirlwind.  […]

Costa Rica
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Sorry I’ve been MIA for two weeks, I have a really really good reason but more on that later.  I’ve been to a lot of beaches around the world but no other beach town has made an impression on me like Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.  Last December, I decided that I wanted to go to […]


{Mayan Ruin} Tulum, Mexico has been on my bucket list for a while now.  Unlike Cancun or Playa del Carmen, you won’t find giant resorts or a Starbucks here.  I was yearning for an experience much like the one I had in Southeast Asia about ten years ago.  The experience where you sleep under a […]

Argentina, Chile
Fitz Roy

Whenever you see pictures of Patagonia, more often than not it’s a picture of Fitz Roy.  Fitz Roy is a mountain located near the cute little hippie village of El Chaltén.  Chaltén means “smoking mountain” in Tehuelche due to the ever-present cloud on the mountain’s peak (you will notice it in all my photos).  Fitz Roy […]

Perito Moreno Glacier

I became obsessed with this glacier.  Maybe it’s because I’m from New York and we don’t have glaciers nearby.  The thought of glaciers is so National Geographic to me.  The Perito Moreno Glacier was on my bucket list so you can imagine my excitment when we got a chance to see it.  When we got […]

Argentina, Chile, Excursions

Everyone has a bucket list of places they want to see before they die.  I had a very short list as a teen and every year I’ve managed to find another place to add to this list.  Patagonia has always been on my list.  I was enamored with the pure raw nature of Patagonia that […]

Chilean Wine Country Part II

I had so much to write about my recent trip to the Chilean wine country, I broke it down into two posts.  Read the first part here Chilean Wine Country Part I.  The tourism in Santa Cruz, which is the main town in the heart of the Colchagua valley, is budding.  There are new restaurants popping […]

Chilean Wine Country Part I

I’m sipping a glass of Carménère while writing this post.  I’m reminiscing about this past week that I spent in the Chilean wine country.  When you think of wine countries, you think of Napa Valley in California, the Loire Valley in France, and Tuscany in Italy.  You have to admit, your first choice at wines […]

Me Encanta Buenos Aires

I spent the past week in Buenos Aires and as predicted, fell in love with the city.  First, I love Argentine Spanish.  Because of the Italian influence, the Spanish sounds so beautiful. Second, everyone was so nice especially the taxi drivers which in New York would be so odd.  Every where I went the locals […]

Rio de Janeiro & Buzios Brazil

When I think of Brazil, I think of Gisele, caipirinhas, Brazilian bikini bottoms, and beaches.  It was exactly what I thought it would be, beautiful women in teeny tiny bikinis and beautiful beaches.  The best part of Brazil were the fresh coconuts and other fresh tropical fruits that just don’t taste the same in NY.  […]

cute couple
A Trip Of A Lifetime

{On the canopy} {I caught a piranha} {It’s a transparent butterfly} {Taking a nap with a friend} {Cute couple} {Baby fur seal} {Looking out to sea} {Baby sea lion in our way} {Playing under water} {Blue footed boobie} {Love the blue feet} {Fiery crab} {Cool iguanas} I was fortunate enough to be able to go […]