Tag Archives: travel

Ten Reasons to End the U.S. Embargo Against Cuba

Don’t think the embargo should end? Here are 10 reasons that will change your mind.

Quick Summary of What’s Happening in Myanmar: Who Are The Rohingya? And More

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is a country of 55 million people, uniquely situated between India, Bangladesh, Laos, China, and Thailand. Due to its unique location, this captivating country is home to various ethnicities, religions, and languages. Although not-so-well-known, Myanmar has recently been frequenting the front pages due to what experts have determined to be…

The Trump Administration’s Changes to Cuba Travel

A lot of folks have been asking me my opinion on the legal changes to Cuba travel announced in June 2017, by President Trump. I’d been quiet about it for many reasons: 1) I’ve been busy traveling throughout Central Asia since the announcement; 2) The changes were still pending official implementation by the Treasury and Commerce…

Eating Healthy in Cuba, the Country of Scarcity

In Cuba, the country of scarcity, healthy eating takes a back seat in the country’s long list of priorities. Lovers of healthy eating or those with nutritional requirements headed for Cuba may face some hurdles. But with preparation and knowledge, it is possible to eat nutritiously in Cuba. Whether you’re moving long-term or touring for a short period, I will…

Morocco Highlights: Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Zagora & Sahara Desert

Morocco was an enchantment. It was red, alive, exotic, spicy, French, Arabic, and bursting in rich history and culture. The Moroccans were gregarious to us each time they found out we were American. It was refreshingly nice to hear “Welcome to our country” with a friendly smile. From the moment we stepped off the plane,…

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…