Tag: Must Visit

Plan: 3 Days in Porto Portugal

The last stop on our recent around the world trip this past November was Porto, Portugal! Having really enjoyed visiting Lisbon in 2010, we’ve been eager to return to Portugal and Europe in general.  In this post, we will share highlights of the 3 full days we spent here in November 2019 and some tips…
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January 21, 2020 2
Max on a bridge in Chicago

The 7 Things We Love About Chicago Illinois

We have fond memories of visiting Chicago from back when we lived in Southern Ontario and always love to visit the windy city! Thankfully, you can fly to ORD – Chicago O’Hare on Alaska Airlines from YVR – Vancouver through SEA –Seattle-Tacoma airport which makes it a nice and easy place for a weekend getaway…
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January 15, 2020 0
Jason and Maxine at sunrise

Top 15 Destinations in 15 Years: Our List

We often get asked “What’s your favorite place out of everywhere you’ve traveled?” and it is such a difficult question to answer because we tend to find things we enjoy in all of the places we visit! That being said, after 15 years of travelling together, there are definitely places that we remember more fondly…
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July 9, 2019 2
CDMX sign in Condesa

Travel Advisory for Mexico – A Vacation Horror Story

…is the type of headline the media continues to use to sensationalize and exaggerate news stories involving popular Mexican tourist destinations. Some of you want to hear about all the bad things that happened to us on our last trip to Mexico; here’s what actually happened when we visited Sayulita, Mexico City, Playa Del Carmen…
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May 31, 2018 4
Roma-Norte-Walking-Mexico

Mexico City: Walk, Eat, Drink and Repeat

Mexico City is a great place to just walk, eat, drink and repeat all day and you will not run out of options to try and you will most likely leave with unfinished business. In this post, I’ll share where we ate and drank and share some observations about personal safety and some tips for…
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April 4, 2018 5
Beach in Playa del Carmen Mexico

Playa Del Carmen: Local Culture and Beaches in the Mayan Riviera

Only two weeks earlier, we were enjoying a quick stay at the Hyatt Ziva in Cancun before we found ourselves checking in to the Grand Hyatt in Playa Del Carmen Resort for a 5 day vacation. As this was our 2nd visit to Play Del Carmen, I’ll share some information about the town, the sites,…
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January 16, 2018 1
The al pastor tacos being prepared at El Fogon

Review: El Fogon in Playa Del Carmen Mexico

The tacos and atmosphere at El Fogon in Playa Del Carmen haunt my fat kid taco dreams; the smell of charcoal grilled meats, the Spanish music playing in the background and of course those al pastor and chorizo tacos on those warm corn tortillas is enough to make me almost impulse buy a one way…
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January 13, 2018 1
Pulpo ceviche at TaconTenedor in Playa del Carmen

Review: TaconTenedor in Playa Del Carmen Mexico

Updated in January 2019: It appears that TaconTenedor is now permanently closed. TaconTenedor is a small local outdoor restaurant serving up seafood and other treats Mexican style. The restaurant is located just off 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen. Serving locals and tourist, it’s a great place to experience high quality seafood prepared Mexican style…
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January 12, 2018 0
Tamura's Poke Hawaii

Poke in Hawaii: Options for Kauai, Maui, Oahu and the Big Island

Last updated: January 6, 2020   Poke (poh-kay) is one of our favorite things to eat and it’s especially good in Hawaii.  While it’s usually served as an appetizer, you can make it part of a meal with sides, such as rice and seaweed salad (poke bowl). If you’re not familiar with poke, it’s a…
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July 26, 2017 1
Micklethwait Food Trailer Austin Texas BBQ

BBQ in Austin: Micklethwait Craft Meats

Last updated: August 16, 2019 If you want good barbecue but don’t want to deal with lineups at Franklin’s and want a more unique and casual setting than La Barbecue, you’ll love Micklethwait Craft Meats; it’s one of our favourite barbecue experiences in Austin and is on Texas Monthly’s Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas…
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May 4, 2017 1