Love Letter to Charleston, SC

I love traveling to new places, but there are some places that tug at my heart and beckon me to come back. Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA are two of those places. I first visited Charleston, SC in 2013. After having visited San Francisco for the third time, my mom and I decided that Charleston…

THIS IS WHO I AM

This is my personal blog. Before the murder of George Floyd and the protesting that followed, I was working on a post about the first time I traveled to Charleston, SC. Well, I just don’t have it in me to post something that brought me so much joy given the recent events. In lieu of…

Workcation: Richmond, VA

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Last year, I was fortunate enough to go to a conference in Richmond, VA. My initial thoughts were, “Why Richmond? What is so interesting about Richmond that a conference should be held there?” The List After finding out the location of the conference, I began researching and creating…

Workcations: Combining Work and Vacation

When I travel, whether for work or for funsies, the first thing I research is where I can eat, things to do, and where can I go to shop. My mindset has always been that traveling for work is work, but it can also be fun. To be successful at this, it takes preparation. Below,…

Cuba People to People, Day 8

As we sat there, we watched the city of Sancti Spiritus come to life. People walking along the street, mothers and fathers with their children, cars driving along the rode; people going about their daily life. We loaded onto our bus and made our way to the last stop before our flight departed: the Conservatorio…

First Post post-coronavirus

My last blog post was September 10, 2018. There never seem to be enough time or energy to complete posting about my trip to Cuba in May 2017. Now, all I have it time (outside the hours that I am scheduled to work from home). March 21, 2020 was the last day that I spent…

Cuba People to People, Day 7

On this morning in Sancti Spiritus, it briefly stormed. Then, the clouds gave way to a beautiful sunny day in a bustling city with people on their way to work. After the rain, we make our way through the Cuban countryside to our first stop, El Mirador Bacunayagua in Mantanzas. Here we were treated to…

Cuba People to People, Day 6

The sixth day of my Cuban tour, my tour mates and I leave the beautiful Ocean del Mar in Cayo Santa Maria and make our way to Santa Clara. While in Santa Clara, we toured the city. The city tour included many locations, but some of my favorite part of the tour included a ride in…

Cuba People to People, Day 5

Waking up on my fifth day in Cuba at the all-inclusive resort Ocean Casa Del Mar by H10 in Cayo Santa Maria (aka the Cuban Keys) was one of the most glorious experiences in my life. This resort was absolutely breathtaking. The walk from my room to the restaurant for breakfast was a tranquil stroll, where I…

Cuba People to People, Day 4

After waking up at the crack of dawn and having breakfast between 6 am and 7 am, we departed Havana and eventually make our way to Ocean Casa Del Mar by H10, an all inclusive resort in Cayo Santa Maria (aka the Cuban Keys). While on the road we stopped in Zapata Nacional Park where we…