Taking a train north from Buenos Aires to the town of El Tigre, getting a boat tour was easy and full of spectacular views into life on the delta and its natural wonders.
I stood on one side of a (small) river that was rushing across the road that took us on an Argentina road trip to Cachi in the Andes of Northwestern Argentina. “It doesn’t seem that deep, Jay.”
Tourism is an environmentally high-impact endeavor. Flights, hotels, eating and drinking, etc. I am prone to feelings of guilt so I try to do something about it. Now, I’m not recommending a life lived under the mantle of guilt, but I do have some ideas about mitigation. Three simple approaches I use are to 1) offset our impact, 2) avoid plastic, and 3) pack our bags strategically/philanthropically.
Below are some Spanish phrases that we wanted to practice before going to Cuba. Similar to what we’ve done for previous trips, Beija and I sat down to create post-it notes of important (clarification of this word below) Spanish phrases and then to post them throughout the house.
If your kids are anything like Beija, “I’m bored” is a frequent statement. Traditional cultural experiences like museums, walking tours, etc. are ok for about thirty minutes and then… she’s bored. This can turn a vacation that I’m excited about into a drag. I make sure that our travel program includes things that Beija LOVES between things that I want to do. For her it is cats, swimming pools, ice cream, and horses.