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

So you’re in Seville in the middle of July during an intense heatwave and you’re probably asking yourself “What have I done?” as the sweat drips down your back and you reach for a sliver of shade behind a skinny tree. That was me the last two summers in Seville. Last year in August, the…

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…

The 14 Best Places to Visit in Cuba in 2019

Not sure where to go on your next trip to Cuba? As a lover of all things Cuba, I’ve passionately curated a list of the top travel destinations in Cuba and rounded up other travel bloggers so together, we can give you our distinct inputs on these best places to visit in Cuba. Below are…

I Caught the Dreaded Amoeba Parasite in DR: What Happened & How I Treated It

For weeks, I felt extra joint inflammation and random pains around my body. I thought maybe it was the new bed I was sleeping in, an autoimmune flare up, and/or the many things I’d been busy doing for weeks. I’d been moving around the island on very little sleep or rest and thus eating out…

Exploring Maria La Gorda & Guanahacabibes in Cuba’s Most Western Tip

Towards the very western end of Cuba is the Guanahacabibes Peninsula, home to the Guanahacabibes National Park and the beach center of Maria la Gorda. Despite it’s far away and relatively untouched location, visitors from all around the world trickle in to visit Maria la Gorda & travel through the Guanahacabibes Peninsula for its natural…

Acoso Callejero: Porque Existe & Como Evitarlo

Me siento desnuda, aunque estoy completamente vestida. La piel me arde, aun cuando estoy debajo del resguardo de mi sombrilla. Mantengo la mirada hacia frente mientras trato de evitar cualquier contacto visual. No es el sol ardiente el que hace que me quiera derretir para desaparecer entre las grietas de la acera, son las miradas…

“No Me Cierres la Puerta!” Community vs. Independence: Conflicting Multicultural Values

One of the loveliest but trickiest things about being both Dominican and American is balancing and integrating our close-knit community values with the concept of independence, introversion and boundaries. In many, if not most cultures around the world, setting certain boundaries (like even just closing your bedroom door) can be considered rude, dismissive and/or selfish….