TSD-TheSmallDetour LogoFIN.png

For Curious
Travelers Only

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. 

SHARE YOUR DETOURS WITH US. NEXT TRIP:

COLOMBIA: Bogotá | MEDEllín

new york: new york 

OUR TRAVELING BLOG

September 5, 2017

Jerusalem- This adventure in Israel involved the rental of a battered van and taking to off roads, stopping everywhere to taste the food in tiny holes in wall, until we took the small detour and reached Jordan. Crossing the Israel border by ca...

August 29, 2017

Portugal- We arrived at Évora by car, one stop during a road trip around Portugal and the south of Spain. This city, and in fact Alentejo, the region, is too pretty for words. This gorgeous travel photos by my husband have absolutely no filter...

August 28, 2017

Alice Srings, Australia- While I was in Australia I learned a great word,  which is Yiribana. It means..."This way". Australia is such a vast country you will be tempted to see the "must sees", but take the time to go a little deeper and what...

August 28, 2017

San Juan- Sometimes the small detour that very few know about becomes a huge phenomenon worldwide. "Despacito", the international song sensation by puertorrican singers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee has done that to this humble and pictures...

August 22, 2017

Chile- We were on assignment covering politics in Chile when, during our last day, we received an invitation from one of the gentlemen in charge of Chile's biggest vineyards, Concha y Toro. Of course, we dropped everything and ran there immedi...

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 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...

March 30, 2016

My wife and I met for the very first time at an airport. This should have been a clear sign that our amazing life together will include plenty of trips and adventures. I was leaving for a short trip and she had asked me for a work related meet...

Please reload