Life Outside the South Bronx: 5 Important Things I Had to Learn

Let me start off with a blasphemous admission: I hated the Bronx. [Gasp!] A lot of people love to reminisce about it and proudly cross their arms into an X chanting “BX!”And while it does give me a warm sense of pride and camaraderie to hear others boast about our roots, to me, when I’ve…

How to Get From Izmir to Ephesus for $2 in Four Easy Steps | Transportation Guide

Independent transportation to Ephesus from Izmir wasn’t very clear when I first researched my trip. This is likely because many Izmir trains and routes are brand new (so no help from Google maps). And also because many who visit Ephesus, arrive by tour buses or car rentals.  So if you’re a solo and/or more budget-conscious…

Jarabacoa Travel Guide: 21 Reasons to Visit the Dominican Alps

Jarabacoa in the Dominican Republic is located at the foot of the majestic Dominican Alps. An area often overlooked by tourists, most of whom come to the Dominican Republic seeking beach towns or resorts. Thus, the mountain town of Jarabacoa has retained a quaint and underrated beauty, encapsulating an almost spiritual ambiance. With its dark…

How to Legally Travel to Cuba in 5 Easy Steps (After Trump Changes) 2019

The Trump Administration’s amendments to Cuban Assets Control and Regulation (CACR) have caused a ripple effect of doubt and misconceptions regarding travel to Cuba. In the midst of the hyperbole regarding the latest changes, many travelers have decided to cancel their flights or travel plans to Cuba. However, the changes enacted on November 8, 2017,…

Mt. Everest Flight Tour Experience + Useful Tips | Nepal Travel

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For all you non-expert-mountaineers, there is a way for you to get up close to the Himalayas, including Mount Everest without having to hike or climb: Everest Mountain Flight Tour! There are a few airlines offering the Everest flight tour from Nepal’s Kathmandu airport. I went with Buddha Air since I had positive experiences with…

15 Cool Things to Do in Cabarete, Dominican Republic | A Travel Guide

Cabarete is a favorite place to visit in the Dominican Republic for both tourists and local Dominicans. It’s easy to spend days, months, or even become an expat here due to the warm community vibes and inspiring values for fitness and health in this cozy beach town. In Cabarete, wellness can come naturally with its…

Summer in Seville: 10 Fun & Creative Things to Do When It’s Hot Outside

Romantic, artistic, colorful, and enchanting, the Andalusian capital of Seville is a dreamy stroll through the past as you wander through its charming narrow streets dripping with thousand-plus-year-old history. The history of Seville (and Andalucia in general) is some of Spain’s most globally impactful. For 700 years the Moors ruled this southern part of Spain,…

5 Essential Wellness Tips for Traveling with a Chronic Illness

Despite having an often disabling autoimmune disease and a chronic allergy to pollen, I’ve still semi-nomadically solo traveled around the world for the last three years. From the camping in a ger tent in the Gobi desert of Mongolia to hiking up the tallest peak in the Caribbean, I’ve traveled, experienced, and achieve personal and…

Haiti Travel: An Unforgettable 3 Days in Haiti from the Dominican Republic

La otra cara de Haití (“the other side of Haiti”) is Atlas Travelers’ motto, the Dominican organization with whom I traveled to Haiti from the Dominican Republic! Atlas Travelers strives to present another angle to Haiti travel which rarely makes the news: the country’s natural beauty, deep history, and rich culture. They have also been…

How to Get to Bahia de las Aguilas from Santo Domingo via Public Transportation

Bahia de las Aguilas is arguably the most beautiful beach in the Dominican Republic. Actually, many would further argue it’s one of the best beaches in the world. Renown for its piercing blue crystal clear water and located in a gorgeous desert-like region, Bahia de las Aguilas is well worth the long journey through the…