15 Reasons to Stay in Long Beach When Visiting Southern California

Aquarium of the Pacific

Approximately 22 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, CA has spent a lot of time in LA’s shadow—but it has a whole lot to offer in its own right. Here are 15 reasons to stay in Long Beach—instead of LA proper—on your next visit to the area: 1. Long Beach has its own airport and is […]

5 Reasons to Stay at The Carlton Hotel NYC

The Carlton Hotel lobby

There are so many hotels to choose from when you travel to New York City that trying to decide on which one fits the bill can be a real hit-or-miss situation. The Carlton Hotel NYC proved to be a hit for our three-night stay for reasons that include both the obvious and the unexpected. 1. […]

Santo Domingo and Dominican Chocolate

Hostal Nicolas de Ovando

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic is a city of culture and history. It is the oldest city in the New World, founded by Bartholomew Columbus (son of Christopher) in 1496. The historic Spanish architecture in the Zona Colonial with tropical flora and hot humid nights are uniquely Caribbean. I explored the Zona Colonial—the old Santo Domingo—with Tequia […]

Teen Travel: Cheap Chow

Crepes in Bath

Wake up and get going—that’s the mentality I had throughout my whole trip. See this, experience that, but what about the meals that I actually needed to fuel me for my adventures? Eating on vacation is tricky in many different ways whether it’s eating well or even making time the time to do so. Really […]

VIDEO: India’s Ancient Spice Route to Modern Day Chefs

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Video written & produced by: Michaela Guzy | Lensed & edited by: Zac Osgood | Production & writing assistance: Jordan Jones Founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com, Michaela Guzy, takes us on a culinary journey through Kerala and Karnataka, two lesser-known Indian states. Her journey begins following the footsteps of Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who founded the […]

The Real Dominican Republic

Sublime Samaná Beach

The Dominican Republic  holds the distinction as the most popular Caribbean destination, with Punta Cana, on the southeast part of the island, the number one choice. Tourists go for the countless hotels, the sun, the white fairy sand, turquoise water, limitless rum drinks.  Most go for their all-inclusive resorts, and some go to explore the […]

Paris’ Best Affordable Restaurant: Le Comptoir du Relais

My wife, Natalie, and I met our friend Pamela (PJ) for lunch one afternoon in Saint Germain (Sixth Arrondissement) at Paris’ best affordable restaurant, Le Comptoir du Relais (9, carrefour de l’Odéon, Paris; 011-33-8-2610-1087.). PJ had rented an apartment in Paris for the month of April and since it was her last few days there, she took us […]

The Saxon, Johannesburg, South Africa: History and Food Come Together

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In the three months that I spent in Africa, I flew in, out of and through the Johannesburg, South Africa (or Joburg for short) airport eight times on South African Airways — to say I was familiar with the various terminals would be an understatement. While I don’t really enjoy spending time at the airport, Johannesburg […]