Aran Islands: Touring by Bicycle

Aran Islands tour by bicycle

I lie face down on the edge of the cliff, inch forward then stare down over the cliff edge to the water crashing on the rocks far below me.  Behind me is a semi-circular rock wall that starts at the cliff edge and surrounds me.  Two more concentric semi-circular walls surround that wall.  It is … Read more

Complete Guide to Visiting Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina: WALKWAYS, BOATS, KAYAKING AND ICE TREKKING

your complete guide to Perito Moreno Glacier

A wide wall of blue ice spreads out before me; almost so close I can touch it.  A narrow strip of water, strewn with tiny icebergs that has calved off the glacier, separates me from the confectionery of ice that forms the glacier.  The crinkled frozen river stretches slightly uphill and through a pass in … Read more

Your Complete Guide to Staying in Traditional Japanese Guesthouses: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO HAVE THE BEST RYOKAN EXPERIENCE

Complete Guide to Ryokan

The room had grass mat floors, walls made of paper sliding doors latticed with thin wooden strips, plain walls and a nook decorated with a simple, but stylish flower arrangement.  A low table with some sweets sat in the middle of the room. I looked around the room, but there was no bed in sight. … Read more

The Complete Guide to Argentina Tango, Buenos Aires

where to see tango in Buenos Aires

He grabs the back of her head and they stare into each other’s eyes.  They twirl rapidly, then stop dramatically.  Legs flick.  She dips down to the floor, stopping just in time.  Their eyes connect and he pulls her up and into a close embrace.   They move around the dance floor in a spinning blur … Read more