2020 Year in Review

2020 has been a succubus of a year, slowly leeching out my faith in humanity and steadily destroying small pieces of my soul. Its endless propensity for horrendous events/moments has never let up. It all started so benign. At the beginning of 2020, I was wrapping up my annual trip to San Francisco for the…

48-Hours in Charleston

Growing up in New York City, I never felt the need to learn to drive. Once I began traveling, I found that having a license might be beneficial. Unfortunately, the urge to hurry up and get my driver’s license still hasn’t quite taken root. Do I let not having a driver’s license hinder me from…

24-Hours in Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC is the perfect city to spend 24-hours walking around and exploring. This post includes suggestions on what to do and where to eat on a day in Charleston. A list of the sites visited and a map of their locations is included at the bottom of the post.

Love Letter to Charleston, Part 2

After a busy day gallivanting around Savannah and arriving back at our hotel around 10 pm, my mom and I slept in on our third day in Charleston. Since, it was Saturday, we decided to start our day with brunch at Hominy Grill. Hominy Grill, since closed, was known for its hominy-style grits and its…

Day Trip to Savannah, GA 2013

Every time my mom and I visit Charleston, we always take a day trip to Savannah, GA. Situated 108 miles from each other, Savannah can be easily accessed by car if you take US-17 S to I-95 S for 2 hours. If you don’t drive, like me or my mom, another way to get to…

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 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┬áZapata Nacional Park where we…

Cuba People to People, Day 3

My third day in Cuba started out with a visit to the Corona Cigar Factory. Here my tour mates and I witnessed how the famous Cuban cigars are made. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos inside the factory, but we were allowed to take photos of the stained glass in the lobby. After…

Cuba People to People, Day 2

I’ve always had a fondness for sunrise and sunset. As day broke over my second day in Havana, Cuba, I was grateful that my room faced east. I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by the sun cresting over the horizon as it created a silhouette of the Russian Embassy. I wanted to shout with glee,…