How to travel to Cuba as an American

How to travel to Cuba as an American

Want to know how to travel to Cuba before it’s over-run with Americans, and corporations? Want to explore on your own terms without a tour group? Find out how I made this happen, and how you can too. The USA/Cuba relations have been a very popular […]


Following a sub-par day in Santiago I was up early in the morning for a 90 minute bus ride to Valparaíso. Much of what I heard of Valparaíso was validated shortly after arriving. It’s a beautiful, small, sea-side city built into the hillside, with colored corrugated tin houses and street […]

$400 Fare to South America from NYC

$400 Flight Deal to South America

To close out 2015 I pulled the trigger on an amazing flight deal to South America. NYC > Santiago – 3 nights in Santiago Santiago > Rio De Janeiro – 6 nights in Rio De Janeiro Rio> Iguazu Falls, Brazil – 1 day Iguazu Falls > […]

Tortuga Backpack Review

For those looking into a new travel backpack, the Tortuga Backpack might be the pack for you, but it’s not the pack for everyone. I’m here to provide you with an honest Tortuga Backpack review to help you decide whether or not this is the right […]

Cape Town – A Second Time Around

My second time around in Cape Town wasn’t as long as my first trip, but I figured 4 days would suffice. We stayed at the Hippo Boutique, which was a great hotel right around the corner from the hostel I stayed in on my first trip. […]

Driving the Garden Route

Following a wonderful 4 days in Cape Town and checking off a major bucket list item, it was time to explore the Western Cape via the Garden Route. We set off early in the morning without a concrete destination, except for a vague understanding that we wanted to […]

Great White Shark Cage Diving

Almost a year to the day I spent 2 weeks in South Africa on my round the world trip. I had a great time relaxing and living like a king in Cape Town, however, there was one activity I wasn’t able to check off my bucket […]

Two male elephants playing in the Chobe River in Botswana

Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park

Following a long journey to South Africa, we spent less than 24 hours in a Johannesburg Airport Hotel to recharge our batteries and were whisked away to Victoria Falls via FlyAfrica airlines, where we met up with my buddy Dave and his GF Juliette. Our itinerary was […]

$325 Airfare Glitch to South Africa

Over 20 hours spent in a flying tin can and I finally made it back to South Africa. When it’s all said and done with, it was 26 hours of travel from NYC to the hotel in Johannesburg. At this point, one would think I […]

Large Crab Claws from Joe's Stone Crab in Miami, Florida

Joe’s Stone Crab

For those that didn’t get my inside scoop to Miami and Sunny Isles in part 1, check it out here. As I mentioned in that post, I’ve been coming to Miami for the past 25+ years. Each and every year it’s my duty to make […]

My RTW Trip By The Numbers

Over the course of this 6 month RTW trip here are some numbers breaking it down. I really wanted to get this into an infographic some how, but that proved to be too cumbersome, and I wanted to get this published because it was sitting […]

My Miami

A few weeks ago I spent 10 days down at my family’s apartment in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. I’ve been coming to Miami ever since I can remember. My grandparents moved to North Miami Beach/Sunny Isles in the 1970’s, and when they passed away in […]

RTW Trip – One Year Later – Where Am I Now?

It’s crazy to think that one year ago I had started on the trip of a lifetime. Starting this amazing RTW trip in Tokyo, Japan filled with emotions and 6 months of the unknown; and an underlying goal of visiting 30 countries before I turned 30. I have absolutely no […]


After a few wonderful days in Seville, it was off to some of the coastal towns that dot the southern coast of Spain. First stop was Cadiz. This is a wonderful quaint port town, and one of the oldest cities in Western Europe. In terms of […]