Ziplining with Flight of the Gibbon

Zipline with Flight of the Gibbon

I can’t believe it’s been 8 months since my girls trip to Thailand and we’re preparing to head to Morocco in a few weeks. Outside of surviving a super long flight, one of the most memorable moments was zip lining for the first time. We wanted to end the trip with a bang so we researched companies that had ziplining around the areas we stayed. Read more about my zipline experience...

Vacation Ideas for Your Next Girls Trip

I'm not much of a movie person, but as a travel lover, I just HAD to see the movie Girls Trip. Starring Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah, Girls trip is a comedy of four friends' adventure in New Orleans during the annual Essence Music Festival weekend. My High School friends and I saw it opening weekend and the movie showed great lessons in self-discovery, bravery,...

How to Book a Casa Particular in Cuba

In addition to questions on how to visit Cuba legally and getting around, I received many questions on where to stay. Hotels are pretty expensive, but to be in compliance with the Support for Cuban People category, you should be staying at a Casa Particular (vacation rental or casa for short). Types of casas include private rooms, apartments, or entire houses. If you’re visiting Cuba anytime soon, here are some tips...

Cuba Packing List: What to Bring for a Week in Cuba

Cuba Packing List What to Bring for a Week in Cuba

I love going on vacation, but packing and unpacking are the most tedious tasks of travel to me. First world problems have us so used to things during vacation; visiting Cuba definitely gave us a slice of humble pie. Not everything is easy to get from the pharmacy or regular store so my cousin and I were very selective with what we brought for our trip. Here are a few things...

More Than the Beach: 4 Caribbean Destinations for Cultural Travelers

More Than the Beach: 4 Caribbean Destinations for Cultural Travelers

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month and each year New York City hosts Caribbean Week. At this year’s Media Marketplace session , I had the opportunity to speak with individuals representing islands in the Caribbean Tourism Organization. A lot of people think the islands only offer blue waters, white sand beaches, or it as just a cruise stop. In efforts of learning the similarities and differences between the islands by...

Transportation Options in Havana, Cuba

Transportation Options in Havana, Cuba

Since coming back from my trip to Havana, Cuba I received so many questions about getting there, transportation, and where to stay. If you’re a first-time reader, I suggest reading my last post with tips on planning a trip as an American citizen. Since my cousin and I paid for lodging in advance, the majority of our money spent was on food and taxi services. If you are going to...

5 Tips for Planning a Trip to Cuba

5 Tips for Planning a Trip to Cuba

If you haven’t noticed, Cuba is one of the most popular travel destinations for the year. Since taking a Caribbean Music course in college and being a lover of history, I’ve been wanting to visit the island. I’ve asked friends, read several blog posts and even joined Facebook travel groups to be informed of what to do, where to stay and what to eat. Since it’s much easier to travel to...

How To Celebrate Junkanoo Carnival Weekend 

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Weekend

There’s always a uniqueness to every city and country that hosts Carnival. Needless to say, I was extremely excited to be invited by Bahamas Tourism to this year’s Junkanoo Carnival Weekend in Nassau. Celebrating its third year the Junkanoo Carnival is a celebration of the Bahamian culture and heritage. If you’ve never experienced mas in the Bahamas, here are some ways to celebrate Junkanoo Carnival Weekend. Learn About the Junkanoo Culture...