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Day Trip to Varadero (Day 4)

Day Trip to Varadero (Day 4)

On our last full day in Havana, we took a day trip to Varadero Beach, about a 2-1/2 hour ride by car. The beach is absolutely beautiful. Water is warm and the sand soft. With a hotel, restaurant, and bar just steps away, and the fact that there are not too many people, it has(…)

´Havana Chic´ (Day 3)

´Havana Chic´ (Day 3)

Today we started the day by riding in style in one of those classic cars that Havana is famous for. Our first stop was the Plaza de la Revolución, followed by a popular brewery, and then off to Calle Obispo and finally to the chic and ritzy Parque Central district.   Plaza de la Revolución…(…)

Habana Vieja (Day 2)

Habana Vieja (Day 2)

   After a tasty traditional Cuban breakfast prepared by the ladies at our Airbnb Casa, we took a short taxi ride to explore Habana Vieja (Old Havana). Old Havana, known as Habana Vieja, is so charming. The small streets, outdoor cafés, art galleries, plazas, and beautiful historic architecture give it a European feel. There is so(…)

Welcome to La Habana (Day 1)

Welcome to La Habana (Day 1)

Normally for my summer travels I head to France or another European destination. But having lost my dad earlier this year, I knew that for this season I wanted to do something together with my mom. In the past she was never able to travel as she was dad’s primary caretaker throughout his long and(…)

Beautiful Naples & Marco Island

Beautiful Naples & Marco Island

Many people guess correctly when they think that the name Naples is Italian. The name Naples caught on when early promoters described the bay as “surpassing the bay in Naples, Italy”. The southwest Florida destination gradually became popular  during the early 1900’s for fishing and hunting, and as a remote winter retreat for wealthy northerners. Today,(…)

Captiva & Sanibel Islands

Captiva & Sanibel Islands

Captiva and Sanibel Islands are two of the most beautiful destinations in the Southwest Florida area. They are only a short distance from one another, just across the bridge. My family lives in Florida and together we visited both as a day trip from Miami. But easily Capitva and Sanibel are great places to visit over(…)

Downtown Fort Myers

Downtown Fort Myers

Just about 45 minutes from Sanibel Island and/or from Naples, Fort Myers is an easy day trip for visitors to either one of those popular South Florida destinations. Fort Myers is known for its beaches, fishing, shopping, and the opportunity to learn about two of the nation’s most famed inventors and business leaders- Thomas Edison and(…)

Wine Tasting in Baden-Baden

Wine Tasting in Baden-Baden

Rebland region is the home for Baden-Baden vineyards and it is conveniently located only 30 minutes from the spa town. From the city centre, you can take the 216 Bus (direction BAD-Neuweier) and get off at WINZERGENOSSENSCHAFT. The bus drops you off directly in front of the winery. Here wine lovers can enjoy tasting Rotweine (red wines), Weissweine (white(…)

Baden-Baden (The Capital of Quiet Luxury)

Baden-Baden (The Capital of Quiet Luxury)

During my stay in Munich, I decided to take a side trip to the German spa town of Baden-Baden. Situated in the Black Forest in southwest Germany near the French border, Baden-Baden (baden means bath) is known for its spas and thermal baths because the town sits on natural hot springs. As the story goes, Baden-Baden first became famous(…)

Munich After Dark

Munich After Dark

Munich at night is magical, especially the areas near the Marienhof (central square), the national theatre and the Promenadeplatz…