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Cuba Can’t Change on its Own

Like people everywhere, Cubans yearn for peace, prosperity and freedom. Our challenge is to make our existing totalitarian state, which is obsolete and inefficient, evolve into a more open system that is better attuned to the global economy and the world around us. The Cuban people fervently want that change, but they insist that it…

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 in 2015 after President Obama loosened…

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…