24 Hours in Stockholm, Sweden

Hello! Last weekend I ventured off to Stockholm, Sweden. I had never been before and have a couple of friends who are from and live there and thought I’d try to visit them. Stockholm, like Copenhagen, Denmark, is stunning. It is also a lot more north than I was expecting. It is popular in the…

24 Hours in St. Lucia: Boucon by Hotel Chocolate Review

On the last weekend of September I flew down to the West Indies island nation of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. I have always wanted to visit this island with the picturesque Piton mountains and the world famous Jade Mountain Resort, the internet famous resort where each open-air room has an infinity pool overlooking the…

Day trip to Liechtenstein from Zurich

In September I ventured out to the Kingdom of Liechtenstein. This tiny sovereign kingdom is nestled between Switzerland and Austria. And by tiny, I truly mean tiny. Of course, its bigger than say the Vatican City, but you can basically drive from top to bottom of the country in an hour. Most folks do a…

Review: Toberua Island Resort, Fiji

Bula! Fiji Bula, the ubiquitous greeting and Fijian word for Hello, yet it seemingly embodies more than just a simple “hi, how are you?” It is the spirit of the South Pacific archipelago island nation of Fiji. Bula is a robust and burly word yet it also so soft, mellow and welcoming and that is…

Weekend in Warsaw, Poland

[Weekend Trip Series] In August I spent a quick weekend in Warsaw, Poland. Although my desire had been to visit Krakow as my first introduction to Poland and its history, I ended up in Warsaw which was just as fine. Most of Warsaw is reconstructed as the city was essentially obliterated during WWII. However, the…

Dinner at Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana

The summer evening of Saturday August 25, 2018 in Modena, Italy was to become one of the most surreal and unforgettable ones of my life. It would be the night, with a massive stroke of luck, that I, after two previous failed attempts at securing a reservation and giving up on the waitlist, clear the…

Tikal and Guatemala City, Guatemala

Hi There! Two weekends ago I visited Guatemala. The main goal was to check out the beautiful Mayan ruins of Tikal in the rain forests of Northeastern Guatemala near the border of Belize. We did end up having some time though to briefly explore Guatemala City as well. Over all it was a great trip….

Taiwanese Carrier Face-off: Eva Air (BR) v. China Airlines (CI)

Taiwan has two major international full-service carriers: China Airlines and EVA Air (E-V-A Airways). China Airlines is the oldest and was partly started by Madame Chiang Kai Shek, Eva Air is privately owned and only just 20 years old but has since put itself on the map as a top international carrier, it was also…

Weekend in Tequila/ Guadalajara, Mexico

On the last weekend of June, I ventured off to Guadalajara and Tequila in the states of Jalisco in Mexico. Guadalajara is the main city in Jalisco and Tequila is a short one hour drive outside, and yes this is where Tequila the liquor is made. The fun thing about traveling during this time was…

Weekend at Iguazu Falls (both sides) and some tips

In early June I ventured down to South America once again. This time I was chasing waterfalls (yes a few ladies in the 90s will tell you otherwise, but in this case its worth it). I headed for Iguazu Falls (Foz do Iguacu/ Cataratas del Iguazu). It is the largest waterfall system in the world…

Review: Emirates 77W & A380 First Class Muscat-Dubai-Washington D.C.

Overall:¬†Amazing bar, shower, mattress pad and alcohol selection. Mediocre service (on DXB-IAD sector). Disappointing lounge and onboard food. I definitely enjoyed this experience and say it was worth the points and taxes/fees I splurged on the ticket. Emirates’ first class suites are by now considered “classic” but in 2003 it revolutionized First Class commercial air…

Muscat, Oman

Oman In May I had the chance to visit Oman, a country on the Southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula. Oman is enchantingly mysterious, rooted in its heritage and traditions, proud of its culture yet inviting to everyone.¬†I really enjoyed Oman and together with Jordan, it is one of my favorite countries in the Middle…