Arriving on the Belizean island of Caye Caulker was like stepping into paradise. I arrived after a 45-minute boat ride on some of the bluest waters I’ve ever seen. I hadn’t even stepped off the boat when one of the boat operators in an island accent said to me, “welcome to Caye Caulker my sweet,… Continue reading How to Spend 4 Days on Caye Caulker, Go Slow.
I feel like the city of Bangkok is a rite of passage when one visits Southeast Asia. It offers an array of activities for any type of traveler: From the humble backpacker to those craving over the top luxurious accommodations. Foodies fall in love with the street food scene and shopaholics will find everything from… Continue reading How I Explored Bangkok on the Day of the Loy Krathong Festival
Visiting the Christmas markets of Berlin, Prague and Budapest was a magical experience. Tents are covered in lights. Holiday music is playing. The streets are filled with locals and tourists alike enjoying mulled wine, bratwurst and an assortment of sweets. Berlin’s Christmas markets were the 1st of the three cities I visited. Welhnachts Zauber market… Continue reading Exploring 3 of Europe’s Holiday Markets
“This is probably going to be the hardest thing you’ve ever done in your life.” I should have gone running the other way when the tour guide said that to me as we stood outside the hostel waiting for a van to arrive. It was 4 am and the driver was running late. We had… Continue reading How I Survived Hiking the Inca Trail.
Chaotic, hot, and unfriendly is how I would have described my 1st experience in Hanoi. I arrived after a long flight from Los Angeles excited to explore and sightsee; however, upon arriving I was met with an unexpected welcome from a local airport attendant. As I was washing my hands in the bathroom the attended… Continue reading How a Monk Brightened my Day in Vietnam.
With a birthday looming I planned a last minute trip to Negril, Jamaica for some beach lounging, ganja, and reggae. I was set to travel solo for the 1st time and I was nervous but decided it was a great way to get out of my comfort zone. I found an awesome Groupon deal for… Continue reading How Negril Captured My Heart in 5 Days
If you are planning a trip to Havana be sure to throw on your fedora and head out for a cruise down El Malecon via a Classic Car Tour. Yes, it’s touristy but it's hard to resist cruising around town in a classic 1957 Cadillac convertible. These tours are a great way to see all… Continue reading 5 ways to Make the Most of Your Time in Havana.
La Plancha is a brightly colored beach shack bar and restaurant located on the shore of Seminyak’s famous surf break and one of Kuta’s best sunset points. Beach-goers relax on bean bags under colorful Balinese parasols. The restaurant has delicious food, tasty cocktails, and a lively crowd. I arrived in the afternoon to capture one… Continue reading 5 Quintessential Spots to Visit in Bali.
"I am happiest when floating in the water." I was in Puerto Rico for a work event and extended my stay to enjoy some of its famous beaches. I'd been told that La Playa Flamenco, had been ranked the second most beautiful beach by the Discovery channel and was not to be missed. As a… Continue reading 5 Perfect Beaches to Spend a Day Floating.