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.
Road to Cachi: rivers, tarantulas, and wine
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.”
3 simple ways to travel with integrity
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.
Spanish Phrases for Cuba: Language Post-its
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.
Work kid-passions into the itinerary
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.