10 Things to Know Before Traveling to Vietnam – Travel Tips (Updated 2019)

Peaceful, bustling, and utterly enchanting, Vietnam is a special country uniquely influenced by its recent history. Today, it is left with the remnants of a special fusion: ageless border disputes between it’s neighboring countries and struggles to overcome French colonization well into the 20th century followed by two decades of war and invasion by the…

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…