The 14 Best Places to Visit in Cuba in 2020

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…

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

One of the loveliest but trickiest things about growing up 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…

Where to Go in Myanmar: Here Are the 8 Best Places to Visit

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma is one of my favorite travel destinations in the world. Traveling for a month through this special country coupled with reading many books about it, changed the way I look at politics, multicultural religion, history and even books themselves! Myanmar offers a deep and complex history, friendly and generous people,…

17 Best Places to Visit in the Dominican Republic Beyond Punta Cana

The Dominican Republic is the most visited travel destination in the Caribbean. Every year, over five million travelers from around the world arrive in the tropical island nation. And for good reason! The country is considered a “micro-continent” because it offers a little bit of almost everything from bright blue beaches to chilly desert mountains….

A Guide to Moving to & Living in Santo Domingo

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If you’re thinking about moving to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic but not sure of where to begin, here’s a beginners guide to all the know-how’s and to-do’s of living in this vibrant city! There are tons of different neighborhoods and things to do for anyone looking to enjoy living a few months or…

Visiting the Three Eyes National Park (Los Tres Ojos) in Santo Domingo

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The Dominican Republic’s Three Eyes National Park is a nature reserve and open-air limestone cave system with a series of crystal clear lakes known as the “eyes.” Located in the capital, Santo Domingo, just ten minutes by car from the popular Colonial Zone, the park provides a sweet respite from the hustle and bustle of…