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Where to Stay in Guatemala City – Grand Tikal Futura Hotel

Living in Antigua it is virtually impossible not to hear about Tikal Futura Mall. We’ve been there several times to go bowling and do a bit of shopping. Visiting the mall I’ve seen signs to Grand Tikal Futura Hotel, but … Continue reading

Divercity Guatemala City – Where Kids Get to be Adults

Kids are always saying they wish they can grow up and be adults. Well, somebody heard them and Divercity was born.  Up until very recently this different type of attraction was only in South America, but is now in Guatemala … Continue reading

IRTRA Petapa – Amusement Park Fun in Guatemala City

Who would ever think that amusement parks are the best places for a private guide to assist you? Especially when traveling as a single parent! Well that is exactly when I truly valued the private guide that INGUAT, Instituto Guatemalteco de … Continue reading

Family Friendly Dining – Nais Guatemala City

Eating is a huge part of traveling. So, when I was in the process of working with INGUAT, Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (Guatemala’s Tourism Board and Institue), for our private tour of Guatemala City, Nais Guatemala Restaurant was recommended. After doing … Continue reading

Visiting the Kids Museum – Museo de los Ninos in Guatemala City

With my husband working a lot lately, I wanted to do something different with my kids. I decided on a staycation, of sorts, to Guatemala City. We have been to Guate several times, however, I wanted to do the full-on … Continue reading

Things To Do in Medellin, Colombia – City Tour Part 2

Now that we know all about the metro system and culture of Medellin, Arthur and Eliana – my private guides from Medellin-Travel Tour Operator, took me to see the actual progress of the higher communities, the poor areas known as … Continue reading

Metro Medellin – The System That Changed the Face of The City Part 1

Having lived in several cities where people rely on metros, subways, Underground tube (whatever it’s called in each area) for work, going out and life – it came as a big surprise for me to learn that in Medellin there … Continue reading

Taking a Speciality Tour – Comuna 13 Medellin – A Must Do

What are Comunas? Comunas can be compared to the Favelas of Brazil. They are the ghettos, projects and forgotten areas of cities. Every city has them. But it is how the city manages to deal with them is what makes … Continue reading

Botero Plaza – Don’t Miss This Place – Medellin, Colombia

During my private Medellin City Tour, Botero Plaza was at the top of the list of places for us to visit. Botero has had a huge influence on the world, but the fact that he was born in Medellin, Colombia … Continue reading

What to See and What to do in Medellin – Medellin Private City Tour

Researching a place can you only give you so much dimensional input. After reading tons of facts about Medellin it was time to actually get my feet whet. Quick info on my Medellin trip: 1. This is the first time … Continue reading

Resistance to Getting a Hanging Toiletry Bag and Travel Packing Cubes

For over five years I’ve been eyeing out a hanging toiletry bag. I’ve shown several to my husband before each trip, spending way too much energy on the matter.  Yet every time I had to hit the buy button I … Continue reading

Portable Outlet – Essential Travel Gadget

When traveling most of us usually take our phones, a camera and a laptop. But outlets is something we simply don’t ever think twice about. That is until we are stuck with uncharged electronics and are quite pissed that there … Continue reading

Wondering What To Do in NYC with Kids – Visit the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

When I lived in NYC I never thought of it as a kid friendly city. The fact that I was single and childless helped reinforce that at every corner. However, when I first came back to visit with my two … Continue reading

Eco Friendly Clothing, Silk Bedding on the Go and So Much More

Throughout my years of traveling, I’ve met a lot of people that actually travel with their own bedding. I’ve always thought it was odd, but hey – to each their own, right? That was until something shifted for me. Even … Continue reading

Eco Friendly Clothing – Comfort and Softness and So Much More

Eco friendly clothing has always had a serious pull for me. I love that these companies work hard to use earth friendly materials and truly make a difference not only by not leaving any footprints but also donating to all … Continue reading

Sandwiches and Entertainment All in One Famous Spot – Carnegie Deli NYC

Did you know that I lived in NYC for four years before I took off on my travel adventure that led me to my inevitable life as an expat? I did. And I have to confess that in all those … Continue reading

Affordable, Delicious, Kid Friendly Restaurant in NYC? It Can Be Done the Schnippers Way

Can you really get the words affordable, delicious and kid friendly into one sentence when describing a NYC restaurant? I honestly didn’t think that is a possibility. Sure kid friendly exists here, but affordable as in less than $10 for … Continue reading

3 Legendary Restaurants of Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida is without a doubt one of the places one MUST visit when checking out the Florida Keys. This is where most of the action has been taking place for the last 500 hundred years and is still … Continue reading

Hershey’s Oldest and Most Iconic Restaurant – Fenicci’s

The restaurants I choose during my travels are much more than restaurants. If my family and I are about to spend an entire evening somewhere it usually needs to be an experience that will be remembered rather than just a … Continue reading

Best Organic Hair Products for Traveling and Staying at Home

With thousands of companies out there offering so many similar products, it is really hard to find the one that fits you and your personality most. A while back I discovered Badger Balm and have been a fan ever since. This small family … Continue reading

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