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Top 5 Wineries in Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal – Top 5 Port Wineries

I am so happy being back in the western hemisphere, home of good wine! Fun fact about me: I studied winemaking (enology)in Seattle for three semesters. I ultimately winded up leaving the program due to me moving into a sales career, but my love for wine still runs strong. Now not a huge fan of […]

Paella Valencia Spain

Learning To Cook Classic Valencian Paella

Heading to Spain, there was one thing I knew I wanted to try. Paella! Originating in Valencia, I decided to make a trip down the coast and take a class to learn how to make the original Valencian Paella. The first time I tried Paella was at one of my bride’s wedding that I was […]

Top Things To Do In Barcelona, Spain - Robyn Around The World

A Week In Barcelona, Spain

  Barcelona is home to great artists Dali, Picasso and Gaudi. The small alleyways are packed with boutiques, bodegas, and the hole in the walls selling amazing tapas and cava for super cheap. Mixed with a great vibe and outdoor cafes at every turn it’s my dream city. It was love at first sight. Here’s […]

Santorini - Greek Islands - Robyn Around the World

Santorini: The Greek Island Of Dreams

  Santorini has been on my bucket list for years. When deciding where to stop first in Europe after Egypt, Greece was high on the list. The tickets were the right price and the flight was short so off I went after my 10 days in Egypt. Santorini lived up to every expectation I had. […]

Egypt Giza Pyramids - Robyn Around the World

Egypt: Giza Pyramids & Cairo Museum

  On my way back west I decided to stop in Cairo, Egypt to break up the flight, visit friends and see the Pyramids of Giza. They’re just as magnificent in person as the pictures you see online. Tourism is really hurting there from the bombings (There was another attack while I was there). Russia […]

Indian Cooking Class -Tastesutra -Delhi, India -Robyn Around the World

Indian Cooking Class: Tastesutra, Delhi

  One of the things I knew I wanted to do when I went to India was to take a Indian cooking class. I found Anchal through TripAdvisor and reached out to her a couple of months before I came. Her class was the one thing I was looking forward to after my whirlwind tour […]

India Golden Triangle - Photo Essay - Robyn Around The World

Photo Essay: India’s Golden Triangle

    I spent ten days in India’s Golden Triangle where I walked the crazy streets of Delhi. I visited a community kitchen that feeds anyone who’s hungry four times a day with a hot meal. I then made my way over to Agra to visit one of the Seven Wonders, Taj Mahal. I thought it was […]

Savedra Community and Beach Cleanup in Moalboal, Philippines - Robyn Around The World

Savedra Beach And Community Cleanup In Moalboal, Philippines

  What I love about traveling is when I get to be involved in the community where I visit. I had the chance to join a beach cleanup while I was diving in Moalboal. Savedra Dive Center was organizing the cleanup with the local kids and invited me to take pictures and join in on […]

Should you swim with the whale sharks in Oslob? - Robyn Around the World.

Should You Swim With The Whale Sharks In Oslob?

Swimming with whale sharks, a divers dream, but there is a lot of controversy about swimming with the whale sharks in Oslob. Many divers refuse to swim with them in Oslob because they feel the conditions are unfair. I originally wasn’t going to go. I didn’t want to condone the behavior. I changed my mind […]

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