You may or may not be familiar with the delights of The Gambia, but those in the know will understand that this Western African country is a perfect place for an exotic break. While many holidaymakers may choose to flock to the luxury resorts that are scattered across its shores, others will choose one of the cheap flights to Banjul, its capital. After all, where better to appreciate the culture and lifestyle of this superb country than its major city?
First off, I’d like to state that I LOVE ROAD TRIPS! Road tripping a destination, especially an international place is one of the most exciting, intimate, and interesting things you can do, I think. You can come and go as you please, and you can go with the flow, staying in a place because you met some really great locals, or you can move along if something doesn’t quite feel right. I particularly love road tripping around whole countries, because of several reasons, really – it gives me the freedom to stop wherever I want, whenever I want, as I mentioned already, but as a photographer, that’s an invaluable freedom that I like to take advantage of as much as possible – the other reasons are that I really love to get lost, and if I’m always hopping from bus to taxi to train, I will almost always miss a neat village, or a beautiful landscape feature.
Well, that’s not completely true. To be fair, I hate BIG COMPANY insurance companies, like Allstate, Nationwide, and Progressive. They are heartless, money-hungry, corporate machines that are more than happy to accept your money, but will be damned if they pay their dues when the worst happens. As you may or may not know (depending how often you read this blog, or when you started to read Eye & Pen), I was robbed in Puerto Rico in September of 2012. I was hiking in the El Yunque Rainforest, where I parked my car in the busy public parking lot. There were vendors and families, and hikers all around, and it felt quite safe, but after a few hours in the jungle, I returned to pure mayhem. All of the cars parked in a row were smashed in and ransacked.
Whether you're a longtime New Yorker or visiting Paris for the first time, the fast-paced nature of the world's busiest cities can drive a person to a meltdown. Use the following guide for finding mental repose and relaxation while in these four cities.
Ambience, cigar selection and location all play a large role in where the cigar enthusiast should visit. Below you will find a list from the United States, south of the border and even across the globe. Whether you choose to visit one, or many, you are sure to create a special memory that will last a lifetime. These locations are deemed as the best places to travel for cigar lovers. Here are a few of our favorites.
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