Lose Your Mind Over Street Art in Valparaiso Chile

Valpo Cows

If you love street art you are going to lose your mind over Valparaiso Chile. This gritty city visited by cruise lines on their South America cruises is worth a closer look. Take a tour during a shore excursion or grab your map and do a self-guided tour of Cielo Abierto if you have more time.

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How to Pack Like a Pro

No more checked luggage fees. Pack for your next trip like a pro. I used to chronically overpacker. Learn my system for packing for a week or more using just a carry-on bag.

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Buenos Aires: A Cosmopolitan City with a Rich History

Argentina, a relatively young country, gaining its independence as recently as 1816, has an interesting history of civil war, dictators, coups and occupations. Much of the country’s history revolves around Buenos Aires. This is not surprising as it is both the Capitol of Argentina and a port city.

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Tips for Traveling with Chronic Illness

It seems, these days, everyone knows at least one person with a chronic illness. This could be diabetes, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis or any number of other incurable diseases or disorders. Some people with such illnesses choose not to travel or cannot because of their condition. But many do…

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Hacienda Del Sol: Where Gardens, Art and Nature Meet

Despite all the beauty nature offers in the Arizona desert, Hacienda Del Sol Luxury Guest Ranch Resort has managed to enhance the natural aesthetic the setting offers with gardens and art.  They have flawlessly incorporated the art, architecture, and gardens into the natural landscape. **Disclaimer: This was a hosted trip, however, all…

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Tecate: Come for Beer, Stay for Art, Food and Nature

You may know Tecate for its beer, but did you know, this little border town has arts, culture, gastronomy, wine and natural beauty? Well, it has all that and more. Initially, Tecate has the feel of a tired small city. However, after spending a bit more time there I came…

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The Best of Ensenada

Whether you are visiting Ensenada Mexico as a port-o-call during a cruise or you are doing a weekend escape you will find plenty to do. In many ways, Ensenada is like other coastal Mexican towns that welcome cruisers and vacationers. Like Cancun and Cozumel, to name a few, there are…

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