Rome in one day

Rome in one day, sounds impossible, but it can be done! Here’s a sample itinerary that I know works! Start your day early with coffee, you’re going to need it! And some excellent walking shoes. While you’re picking up your coffee at the counter, grab some pre-made panni’s and some water, or wine for a picnic…

London, or exploring in the rain. Day Three

We start our day by heading to the British Library. Here is a treasure trove of rare books, manuscripts, and other items. You can look at the magna carta, song lyrics written by the Beatles on a napkin, and see handwritten copies of some of Jane Austen books. There are maps, rare illuminated manuscripts, and…

London, or exploring in the rain. Day two

Bit of a late start today…being exhausted from flying from LA to London, and going all day yesterday, has taken its toll…it’s close to noon by the time we finally get out of the house and head to the Natural History Museum. (One of my favorite things is how London’s museums are free!) and today…

London, or exploring in the rain. Day one

There is something about entering a new country, no matter whether I’ve been there before or not…for me it’s not truly real until after I’ve cleared customs, and headed outside to breathe my first breath of foreign air. Again, we’ve managed to do almost no planning for this trip..we booked our apartment on airbnb right…

Caye Caulker

Traveling from Tikal to Caye Caulker we get up as early as we can to catch the first bus to the border of Belize. We are trying to make it in time to go explore some of the caves. Partially underwater and an ancient sacred place for the Mayan, these caves still have skeletons in…

Turbulence

This time of year there are more people traveling (many of them flying) than any other. Flying can be a hassle, between security, confusing airports, missed flights and all around general stress and aggravation. Yesterday as I walked through the airport I saw a news story about an American Airlines flight that had to divert…

Tikal

We end up taking the overnight bus to Tikal, even though many have warned us about traveling at night. From all the (limited) research we’ve done though it seems as if this is a safe route, and we honestly don’t want to sit for 10 hours during the day. We luck out and get seats…

TBT: Italy, my first non-solo international trip.

Why do I always seem to,think that working the day before a trip is a good idea?? It seems like every time before a trip I end up working until 11 pm-only to have to be up and ready to go, and at the airport five hours later! So there I am…it’s been 24 hours…

Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan After leaving the market in Chichi we once again brave the chicken busses. This time though we take a smaller van before meeting up with the big bus at a different stop. We are all crammed in…the van should seat 9, but they have added jumpseats so it will fit 13…and in true…

Guatemala

Guatemala. Not a whole lot of thought or planning went into this trip. As in we decided that Guatemala and Belize were where we were going a grand total of 5 days before we were set to take off. Basically we wanted to go somewhere tropical and quiet and decided on Belize. And then because…