NOLA – Voodo and Bourbon

For most people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and a chance to say goodbye to the summer. But why is it called Labor Day? Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women; it honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made…

Eitan FOMO: Hoover Dam Edition

We planned for an early morning to beat the crowds at the Hoover Dam, but we made the costly mistake of stopping in a crowded restaurant on our way. Breakfast took 2 hours, so by the time we got close to the Dam, this was the traffic…. After a security check (after 9/11 they increased…

Mt. Hood & Columbia River Gorge

In our third day in the beautiful state of Oregon, we woke up really to rent a car for the next three days. After some research, Eitan noticed that renting a car 15 minutes away from the city center was $150 cheaper than renting it at the airport. We took an Uber to pick up…

700 Year Old University

We then headed off to Coimbra, which was something more than 1½ hours away, another easy drive with ¾ of our party sleeping. Unfortunately, once the GPS got us to the “town center” of Coimbra, the place was totally nondescript with no indication where the cute part might be. Eventually, we drove to the university,…

The Julian Alps

While we were traveling in Slovenia everyone recommended us to visit Bohinj lake when we were in this area. This lake was supposed to be as beautiful but with no tourists, so this morning we drove to Lake Bohinj. When we got there we jumped into the cable car that was going to get us to…

The Old Grapevine

We drove from Ptuj to Maribor and checked-in to our amazing hostel. This is what $25 buys you in Slovenia: a great private room with kitchen and private bathroom. Despite being the nation’s second-largest city, Maribor has only about a third of the population of Ljubljana and often feels more like an overgrown provincial town….

Ljubljana – The City Of Love

We continued our day at the beautiful capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. By the way, I bet you already tried to pronounce that name many times and can’t figure out how to properly say it. It is pronounced [loo-blee-ah-nuh]. Before heading for the castle, we started to walk towards the famous sausage restaurant we heard about from…

The Balkans: Belgrade

We arrived at Serbia! when we exited Belgrade (Serbia capital) airport, the city received us with a thunderstorm. We took a public bus that droped us off at the bus station and from there we couldnt walk as originally intended so we took a taxi. Serbia is landlocked and borders Hungary to the north; Romania and Bulgaria…