Trip Reports

Trip Reports

How to Book Machu Picchu Tickets Online (without pulling your hair out!) – Step by Step

Machu Picchu

Updated on June 7, 2018 Do you want to buy Machu Picchu tickets?  I did too. Thousands of people have successfully booked their Machu Picchu tickets by following my instructions. I created these instructions after I almost ripped out my hair trying to book my tickets! You can also now book children tickets online too – I’ve…

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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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How To Book a Casa Particular in Cuba Without the Hassle! (Don’t Book a Hotel!)

Casa Particular Sign - Havana Cuba

Updated on July 23, 2018 Finding a place to stay in Havana was a very frustrating process for us. We spent countless hours on this during the months leading up to the trip and finally booked a place last minute – 1 day before our flight left for Cuba. Want to stay in a hotel?…

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