My Weekend in Vientiane, Laos: Part 1

From the moment I was asked if I would be available and willing to travel to Laos to when I touched down in Vientiane, I was both stressed and enthusiastic. In one breath I was participating on a team call and in the next, I was planning to go on an assignment for said team. […]

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9 hours in South Korea

I was fighting sleep when the pilot announced our descent into Incheon Airport. I had spent most of the flight watching movies and wanted to stay sprawled out on the empty row I had to myself for a little while longer. Groggily, I sat up, adjusted my seat, and rested my head on the window […]

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An Afternoon in Bushwick, Brooklyn

If there’s one thing I miss about living on the east coast, it’s being a short flight away from New York.  Bushwick is to NY what Wynwood is to Miami. An outdoor art gallery, with ever-changing pieces by a diverse group of artists. The Bushwick Collective – started and curated by Brooklyn native Joeseph Ficalora- […]

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Surrounded by Love in Cabarete, D.R.

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.

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A Perfect Weekend in New Orleans

“Laissez les bons temps rouler”; the French phrase translates literally to “let the good times roll” and if it isn’t the official slogan for New Orleans, it should be.

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We Stayed For The Food in Coyoacán, Mexico

On the large hibachi-style grill, the cook flipped meat and the fresh tortilla shells that would hold the meat as he mouthed lyrics to the song playing in the market. It was a popular rap song and I bobbed my head to the familiar rhythm while I watched him work. In about five minutes, a large burrito and four tacos al pastor* were steaming in our faces. I forgot I wasn’t hungry. 

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Breathtaking views in Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids

Outside of the Parque Delta Mall, our Uber driver pulled up to my boyfriend & I with his windows rolled down. I considered how hot and humid the weather was and wondered why our Uber driver and half the cars I had seen in Mexico City neglected air conditioning. When we got in, he put […]

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Cringe-Worthy Travel Stories

At this point, my default is to laugh at myself because cringe-worthy moments follow me around like a lost puppy does a stranger. Keep reading for some laughable, hide-your-face moments from my travels. Involuntary Nudity In retrospect, when I packed my bathing suits for my stay in the Dominican Republic, I didn’t think it through. […]

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Chasing Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C

I buried my nose deep into Trevor Noah’s Born A Crime as the bus sputtered and stopped for the third time in less than 10 minutes, intent on ignoring the fact that we would not be arriving D.C at 10pm like we were supposed to. In my usual way, I started to think of the […]

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