6 Memorable Travel Firsts

Hey, Y’all! You know those memories that stick with you? The ones where you don’t need photos to recall the moments because they were so profound? Sometimes, of course, certain memories fade, but some seem like they’ll last forever – like these events that make up my memorable travel firsts. Most of these are good memories. Some…

Wanderlust Wednesday #17

Hi there! Do any of you ever get the feeling that 50% of your Instagram feed is traveling to one place? Last year it felt like half of Instagram was in Puerto Rico and this year it feels like Cuba. Actually, I feel like every day I open up Instagram, someone new is in Cuba. I…

Photo Essay – Madrid, Spain

Hi there, Happy New Year! I’m back and I’m not going to pretend like I never left. Taking this hiatus was three things: difficult, necessary and absolutely unplanned. I hope that your holidays were peaceful, and that the rest of your year is even more so. On my way back to the United States from…

Wanderlust Wednesday #12

Hey, everyone! Sending happy mid-week vibes to you wherever you are in the world! A few months ago, I read a book titled “The little Paris bookshop” by Nina George. The main character had a floating bookshop (retirement goals) which he sailed along the Rhône river in search of healing and closure. While the book…

Wanderlust Wednesday #9

Hello everyone, Sending happy mid-week vibes to you all wherever you are in the world. Today, I’m thinking of taking a trip to what I consider to be one of the most romantic cities in Europe; Amsterdam. As kids, my siblings and I flew through Amsterdam almost every year to get to Miami. It was so…

Wanderlust Wednesday #6

Hello beautiful people, It’s my birthday today!  *cue streamers and balloons*!! To any reader out there who’s a year older today, Happy Birthday! It’s been 6 weeks of Wanderlust Wednesday already and I don’t know about you guys but all it’s doing for me is increasing the length of my travel bucket list. If this…

Wanderlust Wednesday #5

Hello everyone, As I write this, I imagine myself having lunch outside a nice little restaurant that overlooks the Aegean Sea. In my mind, this is what an afternoon in Santorini, Greece would look like. Santorini is actually part of a group of islands in the Aegean Sea that formed from several volcanic eruptions. In fact,…

Wanderlust Wednesday #4

Hello lovely people, Happy Hump Day! “Wanderlust Wednesday” 4 is the result of a good hour and half spent on Pinterest. I’m so enchanted by it right now, that if you woke me up and said “choose an island nation to visit”, you’d hear me say Malta. It might be a bit incoherent but you’ll hear…

Wanderlust Wednesday #3

Hi everyone, Pictures -paper, plastic or on a phone- one thing I love about them is that feeling of being transported to some point in time. For me, my pictures are often a reminder of good times (some of them, amidst the bad). I’d be sad if I lost the opportunity to return to those…

Wanderlust Wednesday #1

Hey! If you’re reading this, I hope you’re doing well! So when I’m not on TravelNoire or BeautifulDestinations Instagram pages browsing through other’s travels, you can find me entering a giveaway (0r 3). You know those ones where its random and the winner gets a trip for two to Paris. Yes, still holding out for…