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Unexpected findings to share.

Traveling is the passion of many. Discovering  places off schedule, taking the risk of small or big detours, not so much. I started traveling this sublime earth as a teenager, with a backpack and staying at youth hostels. Since then, I have circled the globe several times, but the constant element in my trips, it's the fact that I live the most memorable moments when I go off script, and plunge into The Small Detour. This site is to inspire you to take your own. 

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August 22, 2017

Buenos Aires- As everyone knows Italian culture and gastronomy has an enduring influence in Argentina. But this place, La Pecora Nera, is simply outstanding. The Argentinian chef, Daniel Hansen, creates a delicious Italian Mediterranean cuisin...

August 19, 2017

Vienna- As with many innovative structures around the world, the daring Hass Haus in striking Vienna was originally very controversial. Local architect Hans Hollein created a modern glass structure opposite St. Stephens Cathedral, no less, an...

August 19, 2017

Florence- Buca dell' Orafo is a tiny basement wine cellar turned intro a restaurant near medieval Ponte Vecchio. I have to confess I just wandered in because it's so picture perfect it resembles a still life painting. I knew nothing about the...

August 19, 2017

Havana- Since there is a lot of (nostalgic) hype regarding  Cuba, even from formal traveling publications that should know better, here is a quick, real, down to earth guide to surviving it. First and crucial: do not attempt to go during the s...

August 19, 2017

Recoleta, Buenos Aires- It was a mesmerizing evening full of surprises. During daytime, we set to get to know Argentina's rich music culture in depth starting with at a view of Teatro Colon, several small detours at music stores, collecting st...

August 18, 2017

Monter o Novo- The Small Detour is about being spontaneous while traveling so you can let yourself be carried away by the surprises that can be found when you leave your schedule behind. This was a great one last April. During our road trip ar...

April 10, 2017

Toledo- My beloved husband likes to celebrate a marathon for my birthday every year, in amazing destinations (it helps that my birthday is during Spring Break). Last year it was the Ring Road trip around Iceland. This year it was another wonde...

April 4, 2017

Lisbon- In this magical city which we adore, if you know good food, you have to start by eating at one of chef Jose Avillez restaurants. We tried his newest one, Bairro Do Avillez.  There are no words for the sheer magic Avillez creates i...

February 28, 2017

New Orleans- It's Mardi Gras 2017 in New Orleans! I love the vibe and soul of this city so much. Here are I am with my husband taking a photo through the window of Arnaulds and Remoulade two of our favorite restaurants in Nola⚜ (they are reall...

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