tuna dish with tomatoes

Argentine Cuisine – Top 17 Argentine Foods & 1 Drink You’ve Got to Try

One of my favorite ways to get to know a destination is by sampling its foods. Argentina is a huge country and it has remarkably good steak, stellar ice cream, mouth-watering pastas, and dozens of other savory items I’d never tried before. It’s been a delicious, belt-busting ride. Here’s what I’ve found.

Two women looking at the sea with their mountain bike

Argentine Breakfast – Typical Argentine Foods To Enjoy

Alas, to my disappointment, a typical breakfast in Argentina is a cup of coffee with milk ( cafe con leche ), a few croissants ( medialunas ), and a shot glass of carbonated water…. After two months in Argentina, I’ve gotten used to supplementing my hostel breakfast with fruit or yogurt to satiate my American desire for something more substantial.

iguazu falls

Iguazu Falls National Park in Argentina: Falls, Wildlife, Trails

Iguazu Falls were indescribable. The rushing sound of the Devil’s Throat waterfall was unlike anything I had ever heard and the overall expansiveness of the waterfalls was gorgeous. On our second day visiting Iguazu Falls National Park we decided to get off the tourist path and hike the Macuco Nature Trail through the jungle.

view of new york from nj city

Prepare for Extended Travel – 7 Steps to Mentally Prepare Yourself

It took us a while to realize the simple problem: in our pre-departure packing fervor, we’d taken no time to mentally prepare for our travels… Learn from our mistake. Take these steps to get ready for your extended trip so you can start enjoying your destination as soon as you arrive.

Washington DC view and Cherry Blossom

Things to Know about Washington, DC Monuments at Night

Updated: February 15th, 2020I’ve lived in Washington, DC for almost five years and am getting ready to move. As with many places I’ve lived, I’ve enjoyed “playing tourist” while I living here. However, even after doing so many things and seeing so many sites, I still have a few things I either want to do again or to experience for the first time. I also put together a list of what I will miss and … Read more

two guys gardening

In Defense of Food – Quotes, Guidelines, and Review

Partly because my last book review post Eat, Pray, Love Quotes was well received and partly because selfishly I want to have my notes from this book in one place for a reference I pulled together my favorite quotes from In Defense of Food…. But I contend that most of what we’re consuming today is no longer, strickly speaking, food at all, and how we’re consuming it — in the car, in frongt of the TV, and increasingly, alone– is not really eating, at least not in the sense that civilization has long understood the term.” “But who knos what else is going on deep in the soul of the carrot.