On Calle Fortaleza, a popular street, multi-colored hanging umbrellas create shade from the blistering heat and attract people in droves. The fixture is beautiful to look at, but I suppose pictures last longer.Read more "The Streets of Old San Juan: Part 2"
If you’ve ever tried to get to San Blas from Panama City, Isla Baru from Cartagena, or -in our case- Culebra from San Juan, you’ll find that you need to leave early. As-the-sun-is-just-setting-up-for-its-shift kind of early. D & I know we have to wake up for 6 am but we want to go out dancing, […]Read more "Puerto Rico’s Islands: Culebra"
We spent the day in Sosua on a boat. The water, a dark shade of blue, was not clear enough that you could see through it. We passed the time snorkeling, swimming, jumping off the side of the boat – to my mom’s obvious horror – and dancing to Inyang’s impressively curated Afrobeats playlist.Read more "Surrounded by Love in Cabarete, D.R."
I’ve always been most comfortable with things that move on water; except Jet Ski’s, haven’t gotten the hang of those yet. I’m not sure if it’s that I feel safer on water, or if it’s just a preference. Once I had the opportunity to see the point where the Atlantic and Carribean oceans meet in […]Read more "We Sailed the Atlantic to The Bahamas."
It was my first service trip. I was still studying psychology at Rutgers University and had a budding interest in community service. So in the summer of 2013, I swapped classes for a plane ticket and traveled with a group of 18 other students to the D.R’s capital city – Santo Domingo.Read more "That Black Girl in The Dominican Republic."
I attempted two difficult water sports while in the Dominican Republic – kite-surfing and surfing. I’m not sure which one I failed more at, but I didn’t get either one right. Regardless of my failures, I tried, and that’s always the goal, to try, whether or not I might fail. Regardless of my level of expertise […]Read more "Chasing the Surf in Cabarete, DR"
Do you ever find yourself looking through your photos, 2 weeks post-vacation, thinking “take me back here”? This is me with every trip, and I like to relive them through my pictures. Sometimes I’ll -without warning- bombard my travel buddies with pictures, accompanied with a caption that says “let’s plan another trip” or “take me […]Read more "Bimini Blues"