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17 Best Spots to Go Glamping in New York (NYC and Upstate NY)

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The vast state of New York offers several outdoor and adventure activities year-round. From swimming under waterfalls to snowboarding down major mountain ranges, New York State offers a lot more beyond New York City; its crown-jewel metropolis. So for those looking for a sweet respite from their quarantined abodes, consider a rejuvenating and comfortable break…

13 Culturally Important Things to Know When Dating a Latina

The following is based on my personal experiences as a Latina world traveler. Here are some important historical and cultural insights to know about the Latin American culture. This is particularly important to be aware of before dating a Latina. A great way to approach a multicultural relationship is to become more educated and culturally…

Dominican Republic’s Uniquely Stunning Airbnbs to Book for Your Next Vacation

There is an exhilarating feeling in planning a new trip, booking a plane ticket, and researching where to stay. Thankfully there are platforms like Airbnb that have revolutionized the accomodatin aspect of the travel industry. And while finding places to stay in the Dominican Republic can be tricky since it’s the land of all-inclusives, in…

Best Time to Visit the Dominican Republic (& When to Avoid!)

The Caribbean is known for its year-round tropical climate which can sometimes be predictably… unpredictable with rain clouds that come and go between sunshine. And the Dominican Republic is even more unique in its weather patterns because the island is regarded as a mini-continent in that it varies widely in topography and climate. So if…

24 Sunny Warm Places in the U.S.A. for a Lovely Winter Vacation Getaway

Do frigid winter temperatures have you looking for a warm, sandy beach? Do blizzards and ice storms make you wish for lush, green hiking trails? Then, look no further than these 24 best warm places in the U.S. to visit for the perfect warm winter vacation getaway in the U.S. Arizona’s Best Places to Visit…

21 Ways to Help in the Georgia Senate Race Runoff

The fate of the U.S.A. rests on the Georgia Senate Runoffs on January 5, 2021. Whether we flip the senate blue or not, will deeply affect our country. As a person of color who grew up in a marginalized community in the Bronx to immigrant parents, this is beyond personal. The outcome is critical to…

17 Refreshing Day Trips From NYC – Food, Culture & Nature

New Yorkers! Are you looking for an easy but refreshing New York getaway? Consider one of these day trips from NYC. From small New York towns to natural wonders – there is so much for us to explore just two hours from Manhattan. And if you don’t have a car, don’t worry, we’ve also included…

11 Beautiful Day Trip Hikes from Las Vegas, Nevada

Desert. Snowy mountainside. Red sandstone. Flowing wetlands. All this- and more- is found throughout the Las Vegas valley and mountains. Follow these 11 Las Vegas hikes to experience all of these regions for yourself.  Remember to check out our 19 Stunning Day Trips from Las Vegas guide for unique travel ideas around this gorgeous region,…

New York’s Finger Lakes Vacation Guide for First Timers: Top 23 Things to Do in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region of New York spans across 11 lakes which were formerly glaciers. The two most popular are the biggest and deepest: Seneca Lake (618 ft) — home to the iconic Watkins Glen State Park, and Cayuga Lake (435 ft) — which faces Cornell University in Ithaca. In addition to the lakes which…

A Guide to Dominican Cigars: History, Taste & Tradition

I grew up watching my grandfather chew tobacco and smoke Dominican cigars. I have fond memories seeing him sitting under a tree, wearing a grey hat, and listening to the radio as he smoked. He was a man of simple pleasures, and the art of Dominican tobacco made him very happy. And thus, I grew…