A few years after I traveled to Cuba as an American, I received an official subpoena by the US Treasury Department for possible economic sanctions violations. Four years ago I traveled to Cuba during the Obama administration, when travel restrictions to the island were progressively being relaxed and diplomatic relations were improving. I decided to write… Continue reading I Traveled To Cuba & The US Government Didn’t Like It
Riding through endless fields of green tobacco and fertile red soil in Viñales, we passed local farmers harvesting the leaves that would become Cuba’s world-famous cigars. Viñales is a small town located on the Western tip of Cuba. Set in a beautiful lush valley with funky looking hills and limestone caves, people have been growing… Continue reading Horseback Riding & Cuban Tobacco Farms In Viñales
Surfing is unpredictable, and forces you out of your comfort zone. You only have a few seconds to decide if you’re going to commit to that wave quickly barreling down behind you. If you guess wrong, or hesitate, the results might not be pleasant. But if you guess right… the natural high of riding the… Continue reading Surfing Costa Rica: Nicoya Peninsula 4×4 Road Trip
Treading carefully with rubber boots is what saved me. A venomous pitviper lay curled up and ready to strike, camouflaged along the muddy trail I was hiking. Piedras Blancas National Park is tucked away in the South-West corner of Costa Rica. It protects rainforest, beaches, and wildlife along the Golfo Dulce (or sweet gulf) — an… Continue reading Chasing Snakes In Piedras Blancas National Park
Tegucigalpa may not have the best reputation among travelers in Central America, the capital city of Honduras does have a bit of charm with old colonial buildings, cobbled streets and hidden parks. When I began this little travel adventure of mine, I told myself I wanted to see everything. The good, the bad, and the… Continue reading Welcome To Tegucigalpa: Exploring The Honduran Capital
Swimming across a wide, fast-moving jungle river that’s home to crocodiles & aggressive freshwater sharks was not my idea. This latest questionable undertaking was suggested by my new friend Jason, a local kid living in the tiny town of El Castillo on the banks of the Rio San Juan. Suddenly we were floating faster and… Continue reading River Pirates & Freshwater Sharks
Technically speaking, I was an illegal alien. I could get deported at any moment. My Central American CA-4 visa had expired. This visa allows 3 months of combined travel in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. For two months I had been a fugitive from the law, hiding out on active volcanoes and befriending crazy hermits in the… Continue reading Exploring A Market In The Heart Of Managua
Jerusalem is one of the oldest & holiest cities in the world, home to important religious sites for Muslims, Jews, and Christians. These are some of the most sacred sites you can visit there. All three of the world’s major monotheistic faiths consider Jerusalem sacred, and the city is full of fascinating holy sites to… Continue reading What Are The Most Important Religious Sites In Jerusalem?