Brunei: A Tiny Nation with Plenty to Offer

In case you did not already know, I am a part-time fitness instructor.  And as part of our travels, I had the unique experience of helping open an indoor cycling studio in Brunei.  Now you might be asking yourself “Brunei? Huh? Where’s that?!” and you are definitely not alone.  It is one of the world’s smallest countries (about the size of Delaware!), …

Cafayate: Exploring Argentina’s Lesser Known Wine Region

A meal without wine is breakfast.  We wholeheartedly live by this slogan.  Being from the Bay Area, we have been spoiled by the close proximity to Napa Valley and the wonderful wines it produces.  Because of this, when we first arrived in South America, we admittedly were disappointed with the limited selection that was available.  We remained optimistic, however, because …

Peru Hop Review: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

As the name entails, Peru Hop is a hop-on, hop-off bus service operating within Peru and Bolivia.  It starts in Lima and ends in La Paz (or vice-versa) and they offer a variety of pass combinations to hit cities in between.  The service is geared towards travelers and backpackers looking to follow the notorious “Gringo Trail” while promising safety, flexibility, …