We made it to Mexico City! (Just in time for an earthquake)

For the next week we are in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in the Americas (fighting neck and neck with Sao Paulo for the top listing). We arrived yesterday, and so far we are having a great time! Of course, if you've been reading the news you also know…

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Day 4 in Madrid: A Full Day of Museums

When we woke up on Thursday, I knew we had to allocate much of the day to visiting museums, and we were particularly interested in visiting the Reina Sofia museum, aka the home of Picasso's Guernica. I'd learned my lesson about waiting in line earlier in the week, and bought our tickets online ahead of…

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…

Day 5 Recap: Enjoying some quiet time

We kicked off Wednesday morning with breakfast at Kona Cafe, a staple for our family trips, at the Caribbean Beach Resort. As has been the case so far on this trip, breakfast was decent but service was weirdly slow to get started. I had their signature dish, Tonga Toast, which is basically a ginormous French…

We’re at Walt Disney World all week long!

For all of this week, we're on vacation at "the happiest place on Earth", Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Who's "we"? It's me, Kevin, my brother Tyler, and my parents. It's mine and Tyler's first trip in awhile, and Kevin's first-ever Disney experience, so we'll be taking many pictures and making many observations. We'll…