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Ultimate Guide Bhutan

By |2019-07-06T06:04:36-06:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Asia, Must-See|Tags: , , , |

Ultimate Guide Bhutan. I was a guest of Raven Tours and Treks.  All opinions are expressed are my own, and I would recommend that you travel with Raven Tours and Treks if you plan to visit Bhutan. “Koo zoo zong po la,” I stuttered and muttered a word from my Dzongkha vocabulary.  In fact, saying hello [...]

Haircuts Around The World

By |2019-09-27T04:51:14-06:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , |

Haircuts Around World.  Twenty dollars!  Actually, twenty-four dollars with the tip.  That is the price for my haircut at the barbershop near my apartment in Chicago.  There is no heavy lifting involved; 20 or 25 minutes and I am out the door.  I am a bit of a value shopper, maybe even a bit cheap.  In [...]

Ultimate Guide Easter Island

By |2019-07-06T06:53:36-06:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Must-See, South America|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ultimate Guide Easter Island.  The Taj Mahal. The Pyramids. The Eifel Tower. The Statue of Liberty. There are certain monuments around the world that are known to all. I remember even as a kid I knew these landmarks. And there was another landmark that made an impression on me as a child … the mysterious Moai [...]

Lemu Lodge Vaihu – Must-Stay

By |2019-07-06T07:02:43-06:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Advice, South America|Tags: , , , , , |

Lemu Lodge Vaihu – Must-Stay.  Lemu Lodge Vaihu sits in isolation facing the Pacific Ocean on a working Rapa Nui farm.  Most lodging options are found in the main town of Hanga Roa, but Lemu Lodge Vaihu offers a tranquil alternative.  The lodge offers four bungalows and two luxury suites with an accompanying Club House.  The [...]

Palacio del Inka Must-Stay

By |2019-07-06T09:37:45-06:00October 8th, 2017|Categories: Advice, South America|Tags: , , , , |

Palacio del Inka Must-Stay.  Cusco oozes history.  Cusco was the historical heart of the Inca Empire(the largest empire in pre-Columbian America) from the 13th to the 16th century.  And the five-star Palacio del Inka is no exception.  This hotel, formally a huge colonial mansion, was claimed by Gonzalo Pizarro in 1533.  Gonzalo was the brother of [...]

Ultimate Guide Salar de Uyuni Bolivia

By |2019-07-06T09:43:34-06:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Must-See, South America|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ultimate Guide Salar de Uyuni Bolivia.  Salar de Uyuni is located in the southwest corner of Bolivia.  It is the world’s largest salt flat in the world at over 4,000 square miles.  And it is at a high altitude, at 11,995 feet (3,656 meters).  The Salar was formed eons ago, when water from nearby mountains drained into this [...]

Sauce Hostal Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley

By |2019-07-06T09:45:46-06:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Advice, South America|Tags: , , , , , |

Sauce Hostal Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley.  Sauce Hostal is located in the heart of, a quaint village of 10,000 in the Sacred Valley. Ollantaytambo is a great base to explore the valley and also a great midpoint between Machu Picchu and Cusco. In fact, I made Ollantaytambo my home base for three days to explore the area [...]

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