Author Archives: Isabelle

Practical Tips for First Time Travelers to Cuba

A few things to consider when planning your trip to Cuba.

Ten Reasons to End the U.S. Embargo Against Cuba

Don’t think the embargo should end? Here are 10 reasons that will change your mind.

On Minimalism

Minimalism has always been contrary to who I am: a multicultural, multilingual, multiracial, colorful, jack of all trades, world traveler. Except, maybe not entirely for that last part. Traveler. 

Solo Female Travel through Cuba for 7 Days

Four days before my flight, I found myself with an unplanned solo female trip to Cuba. This was the first time I traveled all alone to a politically controversial and developing country which most Americans had very little knowledge of. I was one of the first Americans to go after Obama lifted his restricted. Scared […]

Learning How to Swim as an Adult

Growing up in the Bronx, New York to Dominican-born-and-raised parents can make for an excellent recipe of stereotypes and cliches. One of which is that, unless you had easy accessibility to a pool or some other body of water, you probably never learned how to swim as a kid. So I found myself at 25… learning how […]