The Chicago Auto Show: A World Class Event #CAS18

The City of Chicago is known for its world class events and the one that the locals and people from across the nation can look forward to is the massive Chicago Auto Show which takes place for a little more than a week in February every year. Since 1901, the show has been one the […]


Maeklong Folding Umbrella Market: An Hour from Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand is an amazing place with landscapes varying abruptly from one part of the island to the other. Truly, the areas in the country can be so different that the two things that keep it all together are most likely the language and Thai food. During a short trip to Bangkok last year, I was […]


Chicago Travel Show is Worth Every Dime: Rosemont, Illinois

We all like to travel. Our love for vacations and our fondness to explore the world are our common denominator. But, with so many places to visit, we often lose direction and we get confused while planning our next trip. Chicago Travel and Adventure Show is taking place February 10-11 at the Donald E. Stephens […]


Romance, beer and great food: Prague, Czech Republic

I was looking for a place to spend our 10th marriage anniversary and Prague was not in my list. Not initially. One of my friends lived there for a few years and he always had good things to say about Czech Republic. He often mentioned, as far as I can recall, words such as “pretty […]


World Famous Nuremberg Christmas Market: A Day Trip in Germany

I was in Prague for a few days and wanted to visit a nearby German town. So, I decided that it had to be either Dresden or Nuremberg as both cities can be visited on a day trip from Prague. I decided to document the whole trip and see if any of those two cities […]


Trendy and Timeless: Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is my hometown and has been so for a long time…This won’t be my article about Chicago but this hopefully lifts you out of your fears and make you visit the city. I’ve been to many countries and visited many cities, big and small. Chicago is, by far, the best city in the US […]


Hands down best tacos al pastor. Cancun, Mexico!

I really have to say this. Cancun certainly has the best tacos you will ever have…We stopped at this place on Kukulkan Boulevard called Tacun (a fusion of Taco and Cancun) as we were headed to Playa del Carmen and…experienced the best tacos ever. Now, mind you…there are really good tacos that you can find at Playa del Carmen, some […]


Rome and our 17hr layover: Italy by night

This was my first time traveling via Fiumicino because it was also my first time taking Alitalia…Needless to say, I was a little shocked; while the airport felt European, the aircraft was a different story.  It was the least maintained aircraft that I ever flew with…with no video-screen to watch anything on…Italy, specially for Americans, has always […]

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Toulouse, France. Why la ville rose is a must-see…

Ok. I might sound a little biased on this one but Toulouse, or as the French dearly call it La Ville Rose the undoubtedly the most beautiful of most French cities. Sitting near the Spanish border and right long the Garonne river, this fast growing city is also home Europe’s aircraft manufacturing industry. The city […]


The Kali Temple in Bengal, India

Kali, the goddess of fertility and feminine strength, has long been worshipped by the Hindus. The presence of different Kali temples is seen particularly in the state of West Bengal in India which ironically is also home to a large number of atheists. Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal and used to be the […]