Planning to visit Cartagena?

Since I posted my first photo from Cartagena, I’ve gotten a number of questions that focused heavily on how I navigated the vacation. What activities I did, how I dealt with safety issues, the language barrier, visa info + more. Although I answered each person individually, I penned this post to consolidate answers to all…

At Home in Cartagena.

I tend to get this feeling when traveling in Latin America; like I left one home and stepped right into another one.

Hometown Tourist in Wynwood, Miami

“I think Miami is trying to have seasons,” I said sardonically, both to myself and my followers on Twitter. It was 72 degrees outside – a sign that fall had arrived- not what my more northern American friends might describe as cold but it was also overcast and windy and not at all how I…

Picture Perfect at Siesta Key

Blue-green waves crashed against the white sand leaving bath-like bubbles on the shoreline. For some the loud roaring of the sea is ominous, for me, it’s soothing enough to fall asleep to.

Hometown Tourist in Downtown Miami

I’ve moved around a bit. In the past 7 years, I’ve lived in Miami, New Jersey, and Tampa. I’ll sometimes get asked why I ever moved to the northeast. Why would I ever leave the warmth of Florida? Wasn’t it hard moving away from home (Miami)? 1) I don’t know really and 2) I’ve been…

My Californian Summer: The Final Part

The places I visit are more than destinations, they’re images, feelings, relationships, memories. With every trip, there’s a new deposit, another plethora of memories. Some, I’d sooner forget, others I’m happy to reminisce on and share with all of you. My time in California falls into the latter category.  Palace of Fine Arts: Photogenic. Within…

My Californian Summer: Part 2

Featuring Presidio Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Japanese Tea Garden  I spent a lot of my time in the bay area simply exploring. My goal was to see as much as possible in one week. The featured places above were my plans for the next two days, so I prayed for…

My Californian Summer: Part 1

While I was in Ecuador, I decided to look for and purchase a ticket for one week in California’s Bay Area (Specifically San Francisco & Oakland). I had never been to the west coast and was itching to visit. In fact, I was simultaneously planning two trips out west. That’s how badly I wanted to…

Afternoon Bliss in Chelsea, NYC

New York City is one of those places that I love to visit but wouldn’t want to live in. Are there any places like that for you? There’s something stressful about the crowds of people and the way buildings are packed so closely together. Having to navigate the ocean of people can be overwhelming sometimes…

Wanderlust Wednesday #18

I was watching Insecure on HBO the other day and a character said: “…that’s why they’re called dreams, you’re not supposed to achieve them…”. It was funny in a strange kind of way. That’s definitely one way to look at it, but the only way to make your dreams reality is to achieve them. So this…

It’s Disney World, Revel In It.

My sister turned 21 earlier this week and wanted to celebrate it at Disney World; a fine plan in my opinion, but I’ll admit, I’m biased. I love the place. I’ve been coming to Disney World with family and friends since I was 5 years old and I think I appreciate it more as an…