25 Historic & Fun Facts About the Bronx

“25 Historic & Fun Facts About the Bronx” is written by Elisa Valentino. Elisa is co-founder of Travelin’ Cousins travel blog along with her cousin “Travelin’ Tanya.” She lives on Long Island, New York with her two daughters and her dog Punkin. An entrepreneur whose professional career has included a variety of businesses in the toy, licensing and direct marketing industries, she is now a… Read More


How To Make Authentic Refried Beans

When it comes to authentic Mexican cuisine, refried beans are an undeniable staple. A favorite in any food-loving kitchen, refried beans are actually not “twice fried”, but in fact are titled for their original name, “frijoles refritos”, translating to “well-fried”. Refried beans are always delicious with anything from burritos and fajitas, to simply topping the beans off with an extra sprinkle of cheese and… Read More

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Is Walley World A Real Place?

In 1983, Clark Griswold and his loony family set off on an ill-fated “Vacation” that charmed the world. Where were they headed? The infamous and illusive park named Walley World! National Lampoon’s Vacation hit the screens, and fans around the world wondered exactly what you’re wondering… Is this Walley World (also known as Wally World Park and Wally World Theme Park) a real amusement… Read More


Gate 1 Travel Review

Before using Gate 1 Travel, it was hard to find online reviews that gave a true indication of the experience of using Gate 1 and its services. Hoping to help you all out, we decided to create a Gate 1 Travel review of our own! Gate 1 Travel is an internet-based travel booking company that has, since 1981, grown into one of the largest… Read More


Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Much of what takes us to the road, much of what makes us yearn for travel, is the feeling of exploration. It is, in essence, what travel truly is. After all, why would one go to the expense of a plane ticket, of leaving one’s home, of taking the risk of the unfamiliar if there weren’t a sense of wonderment in entangling with something… Read More


Que Rico Puerto Rico: A Local Guide

Que Rico, Puerto Rico was written by Tito Mendez, a Puerto Rican native and travel writer. Tito’s social media profile can be found here.  Puerto Rico is easily on top of my favorite places to visit. Given that I was raised there doesn’t make me biased, yet it makes me wonder – how can you live someplace for the majority of your life and still… Read More