Trip Reports

Trip Reports

Hiking Near New York City – Mt. Misery and Rattlesnake Hill – Easy Inexpensive Weekend Trip

Hiking Mt. Misery/Rattlesnake Hill/Black Rock Mountain

  Hiking Near New York City No plans for a weekend? Don’t stay home! We have some amazing hiking near New York City. I will go to the ends of the earth (like Patagonia, Chile or Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand) to find some amazing views and beautiful hikes. Too often. I forget to look in…

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Caught Speeding in Switzerland, Cameras Give Speeding Tickets Automatically

caught speeding in switzerland - ticket

Caught Speeding in Switzerland I was warned. I thought I was being careful, but I got caught speeding in Switzerland. Did you ever get a speeding ticket in Switzerland? This is my first speeding ticket in Europe and it was for going 13kmh over the limit (~8 miles per hour). They allow a “tolerance” of…

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Our First Casa Particular Stay in Havana – Meh

El Vedado, Havana, Cuba - Casa Particular - Front of Building

We had 24 hours untilĀ our flight to Cuba departed and we still didn’t have a place confirmed as I mentioned in my previous post on how to book a casa particular. Out of time, we settled on a one-bedroom apartment in Vedado booked on Airbnb. Our Casa Particular Ideal rental: private room + private bathroom…

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Quick Havana Neighborhood Guide & Where to Stay

Malecon at Night, Havana Cuba

Where should I stay? We stayed in Vedado and would recommend staying there. I think the best bet for tourists is either Vedado, select parts of Old Havana, or Playa. I would avoid Centro Habana. We walked through Centro Habana on our way from Vedado to Old Havana (on the north side one street in…

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