• Lifestyle

    Balancing Blogging with your 9-6 Job

    Today, there is so much discussion about balancing work with parenting, social life, fitness, marriage, volunteer work, school, hobbies and passions– the list goes on and on.  I’m not in agreement with the belief that we can’t do it all. “Balance” does not mean that you are spending equal time in everything you do. To me, it means YOU- are…

  • Lifestyle

    Blogging: First Month Experience

    Let me take a second before continuing. Some close friends are asking me if blogging is as easy as it seems, it’s not quite that easy. It requires extreme organization, motivation, patience, writing skills, consistency, and being really passionate about what you’re going to share. Also understanding that there is a non-stop learning curve. Starting a blog is a good…

  • Smart Tips

    International Manners… Matter

    Let’s do a RECAP about International manners and how much they matter. Is something that most of us forget to investigate-read about before traveling to a country we know nothing about. When we head abroad, things get a little more complicated. I’m doing this post because doing my -People posts- where I interview and write about friends traveling around the…

  • People

    Virginia takes Cape Town

    Virginia, her family and a couple of friends decide to do the Garden Route (Map below) that starts in Johannesburg and finish in Cape Town. It took them 2 weeks and 700 miles driving. In this first post she shares her amazing 4 days in the city of Cape Town. Cape Town is a coastal city and the MAIN city of South…

  • Smart Tips

    Comfy yet Stylish – Airport Styles

    What to wear when you’re travelling is so important! I learned my lesson after a few mistakes. I don’t think anyone enjoys to go somewhere in something uncomfortable, so I’m going to share my recommendations of comfy yet stylish when it comes to airport must-go. Here comes my first advice: Plan what you’ll wear on the flight thinking about everything…How…

  • Journeys

    A Real Mayan Experience – Chichen Itza

    For the second round of my birthday-first trip in 2010, I add a tour to one of the New 7 wonders of Nature, CHICHEN ITZA! This amazing archaeological site is located in Tinúm Municipality, Yucatán State, Mexico. If you fly to Cancun-Playa del Carmen or Merida it’s really worth it to drive or take a tour there. If you like history you will like…

  • F&B Access

    Portugal… Seafood Lovers Alert

    Let’s stimulate our palate with a gastronomic tour in Portugal with Michelle. Portugal´s gastronomy is as rich and varied as its landscapes. The most distinctive feature of Portuguese cuisine comes from the sea. ALERT for Seafood lovers!  If you are a seafood person, you will be amazed with all the options. Portugal is a seafaring nation. The country has Europe´s highest fish consumption…

  • People

    Michelle takes Portugal

    Portugal is next on my list of European countries for sure! The natural landscapes, the gastronomy, the sandy beaches, the architecture, the colors, definitely unquestionable authenticity. Doing the interview to Michelle – A closest friend – and some research on the Web.  I found this spectacular quote that I’ll leave here: “Luxury has broken boundaries and is not found only…

  • Smart Tips

    Smart Packing?…Yes!

    Packing can be so stressful! I travel quite a bit, at least five times per year. Back in the days I was a mess, nowadays, I found a system that works perfectly for me. If I travel by myself for 2 weeks (14 days) or less, I bring only a carry-on… Yes a carry-on! Unless is a trip during the winter that…

  • F&B Access

    Flavorful Cancun

    Cancun has the most flavorful cuisine that I have ever had. I thought I knew all there is to know about Mexican food…but no! Forget about tacos and tortillas in a bag. Is way to different! Dining in Cancun really is a treat. You will be seduced by the settings of every restaurant in the area: breathtaking sunsets, Mayan gardens,…