How My Grandparents Inspired Me to Travel

How My Grandparents Inspired Me to Travel

Today is the celebration of National Grandparent’s Day. I honestly didn’t know it existed, but it has been celebrated in the US on the first Sunday after the Labor Day holiday since 1978. With all of the acknowledgements and praises shown on my social media feeds, it made me realize how much of an inspiration my own grandparents have been to me in regards to travel. I never met my...

How to Travel with a Senior

How To Travel With a Senior

Sunday evening was the start of our long awaited family trip to Central Florida. I visited the Disney Boardwalk last year with my nieces, nephews, their parents and extended God family, but this time we decided to bring more people and do more activities including visits to some theme parks. It also is the first time I’ve ever traveled alone with my father. While he has traveled post 9/11, he...

4 Ways to Use Your Smartphone When Traveling Overseas

4 Ways to Use Your Smartphone When Traveling Overseas

If you own a smartphone, it is almost impossible to not keep in touch with friends and family, especially when you’re traveling solo. If you’re worried about receiving a high phone bill after your trip, here are 4 ways to use your smartphone when traveling overseas. Use Wifi During your trip planning, choose a hotel or guest house that has free or low-cost wifi. Use sites like Trip Advisor to...

5 Tips for Solo Travel

5 Tips For Solo Travel

Every year thousands men and women make the decision to travel solo. Solo female travel has increased tremendously, there are many safety concerns from loved ones. In effort to ease fears, here are five tips for solo travel that can be used on your next domestic or international trip. Do Your Research Remember to research for any travel alerts and warnings for your destination. Always find out where the US embassy is...

5 Reasons I Need Another Weekend in Tobago

I took a few days off and spent my Memorial Day weekend with some family in the beautiful island of Tobago. As mentioned before I’ve been to Trinidad a handful of times, but never Tobago. Back in February my cousin found a good deal on tickets to Trinidad from New York. We didn’t really want to spend time in the city, so we called a few family members that lived in Trinidad to...

How to Travel With a Full Time Job

How to Travel With a Full Time Job

In 2013 alone, I visited 5 destinations with only two being outside the U.S. Earlier this week, a friend of mine posted this as his Facebook status: Maybe I’m hating, but I’m seeing people take 4 and 5 vacations a year. When do you guys get time to work? After informing him that he was indeed hating, I decided to share tips on traveling with a full time job. Look...

Travel Essentials

No matter the length of my stay, I’ve learned to go with certain travel essentials. Because of work, most of my trips are no longer than a week, but the necessities remain the same.  Here’s a list of my travel essentials. Large Tote or small Carry-on Heading to summer vacation in Trinidad in 2004, my mother, sister and I had a layover in Miami that went from a 2 hour...

Puerto Plata City Tour

Puerto Plata City Tour

Day 3, excursion number 2 of vacation in Puerto Plata was a 1/2 day City Tour. We started at the Tropical hotel, part of the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club and rode in a Mercedes van to our stops: the Puerto Plata Cable car going to Mount Isabel de Torres, The Brugal Factory, Amber Museum, Larimar factory, Independence Park, a Catholic Church, local souvenir shop and Fort San Filipe. Going up...