Famous Budapest baths, Shoes on the Danube, live music and more WINE


Budapest has often been called the City of Baths. There are so many warm spring waters underneath the city that Budapest has had great thermal baths for centuries and the bathing culture is still very lively. There are water sports …

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“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world”


Today I’m headed back home – happily. It’s time. My stomach is still telling me its time to leave this beautiful country. But this morning has been the icing on the cake and ingrained in me why I love to …

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Day 8 – Ultimo dia en Cuba


It’s the last full day in Cuba. It seems like its gone by way, way too fast. But I guess it’s almost time to get back to real life. We had to make our way by bus back to Havana …

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Day 7 – Trinidad – I see why you earned your reputation


Today was one of my favorite days! You know how when you feel better after having been so sick that you feel like you can do anything as long as you’re healthy? That was today for me. I finally – …

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Days 5 and 6 – I want my mom…


I can’t even write about the next 2 days because I was so sick that all I could focus on was that. I swore that would never happen to me but there you go. I wanted my Mommy. I know …

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Day 4 – The charm of Vinales


Day 4 was a full day spent exploring Viinales and it’s surrounding area. I got a small amount of free time before we all met where I parked myself on a bench in the main square and wrote. I do …

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Day 3 – Dancing with abandon


Today started out with a tour of Ernest Hemingway’s mansion. He spent a ton of time in Cuba – as in Key West – writing. I’ve never been a huge fan of Hemingway (don’t judge!) but his mansion was fascinating. …

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Day 2 – Havana Vieja and Good Karma


Day 2 started with the yummiest juice I’ve ever had – a frothy mixture of guava and papaya made by my guesthouse. Then we were off on our first planned excursion – a walking tour of Old Havana. This was …

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Day 1 – Welcome back, Traveling Aimee


Day 1 in Cuba did not disappoint and I already feel like I’ve made some amazing new friends. There was a significant amount of time spent in airports today – combined with some panic when my bag didn’t appear for …

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Cuba – watch out, here I come!


I’m off to Cuba in just a few hours. When people ask me about it, I’ve been telling them that I think it will be unlike any trip I’ve ever been on. But then I realized that I say that …

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