Our home away from home in the Condesa Aurora Sunroom!

Kevin was in charge of finding our Airbnb and I'm sure he looked at hundreds of listings to narrow down his options. Ever the skilled researcher, Kevin found us what I can honestly describe as the world's best Airbnb host, Leonor. We had initially planned to reserve one of her full apartments, but we took…

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Airbnb Experience: “Discover street food with a local”

When Kevin and I went to Amsterdam we kicked off our trip with a food tour, which was both a unique culinary experience and a great walking tour with a local guide. We were introduced to the food tour via Booking.com but since we didn't use them for our trip this time around we decided…

Day 1 in Madrid: Naps & Vermouth & Tapas, Oh My!

On Sunday night we left Toronto, and arrived in Madrid on Monday morning. Unfortunately, we managed to sleep just two hours on the flight, so we were exhausted. We checked into our AirBnB and then proceeded to nap for the next few hours. Zoya and her partner, Shrip, worked late while we were visiting, so…

Exploring Lisbon with my little brother

Having already spent some time in Lisbon, Kevin and I were fully prepared to show Tyler all the best sites and scenes. Obviously, this included copious amounts of eating and walking. Tyler arrived in Lisbon in the morning, and despite getting minimal sleep, he kept going with us all day. The next day, we were once…

Back to the beginning: a few days in Lisbon

Back in December, when Kevin and I were in Canada for Christmas, we planned out a trip that would involve a couple of weeks in Lisbon followed by travels through Spain, all the way to Paris, where we'd then fly back to Cambodia. We booked plane tickets to Lisbon, Portugal for January 4th. Back in…