The Sete Cidades of Sao Miguel – The Azores

Right off the bat here, this “Sete Cidades” and its crazy name leads to some confusion. If you start looking around on the internet for “sete cidades” you’ll find it described as a “a civil parish in the center of the municipality of Ponta Delgada”, whatever that means.

What’s Up With These “Azores” anyways?

So, if you’re following Becki and I on some of our social media, you may have noticed that we stopped in The Azores for a day. And you may have thought to yourself, “by golly, what the heck are The Azores, and where are they anyways?”. And after leaving Mayberry and “The Beave”, you maybe […]

Bye Ferry… Now What?

“….I don’t think we are going to get on that boat, it’s leaving the dock… NOW!”

This is how our journey back to Puerto Rico’s mainland started after our week on a beautiful tropical island for our wedding & honeymoon. This is also how we learned that Vieques’ island life is not what we were used to back in the States. Things move more slowly, processes take longer, people are laid back — but for some reason, our ferry was in ‘Let’s get the ‘F’ out of here’ mode!

It’s Sunday morning — our last full day on Vieques, and we wanted to explore and take it all in before we had to go back to dreary, winterlike Wisconsin. We were staying at Tradewinds in Esperanza and checked out of our room early, since we had to be up at 6:00AM the next day to make sure we caught the ferry back to Fajardo. My parents had overheard that passengers were not allowed on the cargo ferry, so we just wanted to double check if that was true or not. Passengers are allowed, but we learned that it is just better to take the passenger ferry – things just work smoother.

Chased by Stray Dogs in Tobago

Exploding from behind a bush, he sprinted hard to catch up. At first there was only one, but he was not alone.

Exploring and Kayaking Charleston, SC

Okay, I have to admit it. I got the idea for this trip after watching an episode of Giada’s Weekend Getaways on the Food Network. What can I say, she did an amazing job of showing the local color and history of Charleston and made a very convincing case to visit. Not that it takes […]