Posts in Discovery
Hopping Around Helsinki

We took our second overnight cruise on Tallink to Helsinki. With an early disembarkation, it is the city where Paul and I decided we could manage public transportation in a brand new city with 4 suitcases. Essentially, we became those people dragging their suitcases on and off of trams and over six blocks of busy streets. Yes, it was stressful, but we did it! And it wasn’t that difficult. We parked our suitcases at the bus station lockers and toured until we could check into our crazy, tiny, pretty horrible apartment. Live and learn!

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Galavanting in the Galapagos

We traveled to the Galapagos because my dear friend Lori Buhrfiend (@lellogoods) mentioned that she was going. That got me thinking—South America was our winter destination, but we had not planned an itinerary. What a great idea!

We stayed at the Galapagos Eco Friendly on Isla San Cristobal (San Cristobal Island) for one week before moving to Isla Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Island). We were happy with this plan, as each island had unique offerings. Here are the highlights of our fabulous two weeks in the Galapagos.

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San Miguel de Allende a.k.a. SMA

On our first foreign adventure, Paul and I traveled to San Miguel de Allende (SMA) to celebrate his birthday in 2007. We returned in 2013 to celebrate my birthday as I recuperated from surgery. It's hard to believe how much this charming colonial town, a UNESCO World Heritage sight and Travel and Leisure's 2017 Best City in the World, has changed. 

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Guanajuato, a postcard from KiKi and Pops

Leaving Huatulco, I wish I had taken a picture of us squeezed into the taxi with our luggage everywhere. Overpacking is hereditary, I got it from my mom. We have made a vow to reduce to one suitcase each when we leave the states in March. I may have to hire someone to help me stick with the plan.

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