I love traveling, meeting new people, and experiencing new foods and cultures. My motto - Live as much like a local as you can and learn at least a few phrases in the native language. If you want it to be like your home country, stay home!
If your budget can handle it, stay at one of the hotels near the Riverwalk North. Lots of things to see and do that are within walking distance (it is downtown, so you wouldn't want to drive as much). The Alamo is right there.... See More
Once on a trip to Brazil, I had a six hour layover in Montevideo Dept. It cost me almost $120.00, but I hired a Taix to take me around the best buildings and monuments. We stopped at a market place. I got a few souvenirs and got some local cuisine... See More
Bosque de Chapultepec is really great. On the outskirts of town are the pyramids. The Basílica de Santa María de Guadalupe (with three different churches) is really interesting if you're into culture, architecture, and religion.... See More
If you are a US citizen, you have to have permission from the State Department to travel to Cuba. They have very limited reasons for allowing someone to go. To the best of my knowledge, the only flights from the US are charter flights from Miami, FL. See More
If you go through Mobile, you should stop at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, the old battleship in the bay. If you're on I-40, you might want to check out the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in Oklahoma... See More
It isn't extremely expensive. I'd be a little leery of backpacking through Venezuela. On the border of Columbia, you have to worry about FARC (a semi-terrorist organization). I'm also not sure that they are completely over the violence from a few months... See More