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About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).

What to eat in Seville

Seville is a food lover’s paradise.  But, first, you have to get on the Spainish schedule.  What is the Spainish schedule you may ask?  Well, first breakfast (or desayuno)  is from around 7 until around 9 and typically something small.  … Continue reading

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What to do in Seville

So, we spent far more time in Seville than I’m guessing most tourists do (about two weeks).  And, we weren’t bored for even one second.  So, what should you do? Well, let me start with the most important thing.  First, … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Mexico

We spent a month in Puerto Vallarta.  Here are some random thoughts from our time there. We were in Puerto Vallarta during the slowest time of the year (September).  Many of the restaurants were closed.  Some nights, we were the … Continue reading

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Where to eat in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta has every class of food imaginable, from dirt cheap to Chicago expensive.  And, to be quite honest, we didn’t have a single bad meal the entire month we stayed in Puerto Vallarta.  So, where should you eat? First, … Continue reading

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The critters of Puerto Vallarta

One of the things we really enjoyed about Puerto Vallarta was the wildlife. We saw some really cool duck-like birds.  Mom, dad, and a whole ton of babies decided to swim in our hotel swimming pool one day.

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Puerto Vallarta Food Tour

One of our favorite things to do when we visit a new place with delicious street food is to go on a food tour.  It is a great way to get a feel for the local food and to find … Continue reading

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Only in America….

One of the things we enjoy when taking road trips is stopping along the way to see cheesy, corny fun stuff.  And, boy, did we succeed recently. Did you know the world’s biggest covered wagon is located in Lincoln, Illinois?  … Continue reading

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Wisconsin is weird — Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron

Continuing with the theme of how weird Wisconsin can be, as we road-tripped south we stopped to see Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron in an art sculpture garden in the middle of pretty much nowhere situated back behind a place called Delaney’s … Continue reading

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Wisconsin is weird — Jurustic Park

No, I didn’t spell that wrong.  Jurustic Park and Jurassic Park are two completely different things.

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Wisconsin is weird — House on the Rock

One of the things growing up in Wisconsin taught me is that Wisconsin is weird.  Come on, Wisconsin is home to at least two world famous serial killers.  Ed Gein liked to make lampshades out of human faces and cover … Continue reading

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