Chichen Itza Without a Tour

If you’re in Cancun or Riviera Maya, you can’t (or shouldn’t) leave without visiting the famed Chichen Itza.  Located on the Yucatan peninsula, this archeological site is one of the seven wonders of the modern world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chichen Itza was built by the Mayans in early 9th century and is composed of various structures such as the Pyramid of Kukulkan, the Temple of Chac Mool, The Temple of Thousand Warriors, and the Playing Field of...

Why Varadero Should Be Your Next Beach Trip

Being a [wanna be] history buff, I initially gave thought to only Havana while planning out the details of my Cuba trip. Big mistake. Google search came through and led to the picturesque beach town of Varadero, the crown jewel of Cuban beaches. Located in the Matanzas province, Varadero is only 20 km long and 1 km wide but yields gorgeous white sand, luscious coconuts on palm trees and turquoise water that seems to beckon you to come hither. The Caribbean islands spoiled...

Prague Vienna & Budapest

Prague, Vienna and Budapest are not only rich in culture but offer a myriad of experiences without making you broke compared to their Western counterparts. A visit through Prague’s quaint cobbled streets, Vienna’s grandeur music scene and Budapest’s vivacious nightlife deserves a spot on your travel bucket list. You’ve convinced me; now how do I get there? I recommend flying into one city and leaving out of another. Open jaw tickets save time since you’re not backtracking, and it usually...