Travel Stories

Here, you’ll find travel memoirs, personal stories of our travels through the years, highlighting memorable moments, encounters with locals, and mishaps during some trips, among other things. Note that posts appear in order of publishing, form latest to oldest.

On the Kachina Trail, Flagstaff

On the Kachina Trail in Flagstaff – A Walk in the Woods

One of my favorite hikes in and around Flagstaff, the Kachina Trail winds through tall ponderosa pines and dazzling groves of aspens, with occasional openings through the trees for spectacular views of the surroundings. The mountains in and around Flagstaff, known as a sky island, are a perfect destination year-round. They offer a respite from

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Cenote cave in Quintana Roo

“Yo Soy Maya” – A Descendant of Rebels and a Hidden Cenote

Part of the fun of visiting foreign countries for me is meeting new people and communicating with locals. Besides finding out-of-the-way places that no one seems to know about, except those who live in the vicinity. Discovering a Hidden Underground Cenote A few years ago, during one of our many trips through the Yucatan, we

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Sunset over the volcanoes of Puebla Valley

Puebla Valley: In the Shadow of an Active Volcano

Puebla Valley is home to a few spectacular ancient ruins, and one of the largest colonial cities in Mexico. People live here, in the shadow of four volcanoes, offering a beautiful backdrop to the modern and ancient settlements. But the active volcano Popocatépetl is the one that presents a constant danger the community learned to live with. Besides the

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Cobalt mine, Drammen, Norway

Postcards from Norway

Greetings from Norway, one of my favorite countries I visited during my first Europe-trip as an adult! I’ve been traveling with my parents and siblings, or with my ballet family, my whole life. But up until this trip, I always had an adult in charge, I didn’t need to worry about anything, only to

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