At a Glance: Cuba

Country: Cuba Cities Visited: Havana and Trinidad Type of Travel: Solo Travel Language: Spanish Money: CUC and CUP Getting There: By Plane Getting Around: Collective taxi and city buses are the cheapest ways to get around, both in the city and between cities. To get from Miramar to Old Havana it is about 1 CUC […]

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Havana, Cuba: Part II, April 2017

Havana, Part II, was better than I could have possibly imagined. In large part, this was due to the host family that I stayed in a lovely house in Miramar. They were so welcoming and made me feel right at home (p.s. the food was also amazing!). During my second stay in Havana, I got […]

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Trinidad, Cuba: April 2017

It was a long ride to Trinidad – longer than I thought. It was a little over five hours in total. I went via collective taxi. For those that don’t know what this it, it is exactly as the name implies: a shared taxi. This makes long distance travel cheaper, and a little less lonely. […]

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Where to Next?

The countdown to my next adventure has begun! In T minus 23 days, I will embark on my next grand voyage: CUBA! That’s right! In less than a month I will be on my way to Cuba for 14 days of fun, sun, rum, and adventure. Cuba has long been on my travel bucket list […]

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La Vallée, Haiti: Weeks 2 and 3, January 2015

I was happy when I headed for LaVallee, a small community in the mountains about 4 hours from the capital. LaVallee was like a little slice of paradise to me. The temperature was a lot cooler and the people were warm, welcoming, and treated you like family. There were always children around, which always warmed […]

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Week 1, December 2014

My birthday is always a hard one to plan around. Most of my friends are gone on Christmas Eve to be with their families for the holidays. This year I wanted to do something special, as it was my 21st birthday. Not being a party person, Vegas was out of the question. I decided I would […]

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At a Glance: Guatemala

Country: Guatemala Cities Visited: Ciudad de Guatemala and Antigua Type of Travel: Solo Travel Language: Spanish and English (though English is not as common, some people will know a few words). Money: Guatemalan quetzal. There are plenty of ATMs around, so don’t worry too much about needing to bring your cash upfront. Getting There: By plane is going to be the best […]

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Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala: July 2014

This summer I decided to take a huge step in my never ending journey – solo travel. That’s right, I went completely Han style for this international excursion. At the beginning of this year, I wanted to do something good for someone in need, so I decided to “adopt” (or sponsor) a child through Children […]

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Seattle, WA Day 4 – April 2015

Today was quite a thrill. It was my forth and last day in Seattle and I could think of no better was to spend it than exploring the city with an amazing blogger and friend I met, Shelly! She is also a blogger, a Registered Dietitian, and a Seattle native. It took a little while to […]

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Seattle, WA Day 3 – April 2015

So I didn’t get the chance to post my Day 3 adventures in Seattle because I had a full day and did not get home until after midnight. Yesterday was day three in Seattle and day two of Norwescon. In the morning as I was eating my breakfast I was lucky enough to see George […]

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