Quarantine Travel Date Night: Israel

Ok, it's important to note a couple things here. First, I love Israel. Both A and I have spent considerable amounts of time there, and it's an amazing place with amazing people, history, culture, and food. It's also a complicated place in a political sense. Talking about Israel seems to always run the risk of…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: Cuba

I've heard both wonderful and not so wonderful things about visiting Cuba, but it's a place with a fascinating history that intrigued me, and a people who are supposedly as friendly as there is. Those are solid selling points for visiting the island, especially now that I am a German citizen and can travel there…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: Mexico

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo doesn't celebrate Mexico's independence, but rather a victory over the French who wanted to recolonize the area? I didn't either, but with it being Cinco de Mayo, we figured this week was a good one for a Mexican date night. Plus, I have recently booked trips to Mexico…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: Argentina

Confession: I geek out over planning these. In fact, I think I'm going to continue them (albeit probably not weekly) when COVID-19 is in the past and I can both travel and go on real dates with A again. This week, we let our minds and stomachs take us south to Argentina, a place I've…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: Japan

This one is personal. Right now, as of me typing this, I should be in Tokyo with A and my family, spending five nights there before embarking on a twelve day cruise, and then continuing just with A to Taiwan for another week. I LOVE Japan, and my first trip there was just amazing! So…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: Italy

Well, California officially extended the shelter in place through the end of April, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said to likely plan for at least the end of May, so dreaming of travel is all we can do for now. We also can't go out on exciting dates, so A and I have been…