Top Things to do in Kanchanaburi

As I’m preparing to travel for the last quarter of the year, I’m reminiscing about my time in Thailand. There are still things I haven’t shared so be prepared to read about them. After exploring the Temples in Bangkok, we spent two nights in Kanchanaburi. Our tour guide kept emphasizing staying in the jungle, but it was one of the most peaceful moments on our entire trip. If you plan...

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...

5 Tips for Surviving a Long Haul Flight

5 Long Haul Flight Tips

Prior to visiting Greece, the longest direct flight I’ve ever been on was at most five hours. It’s kind of weird the first time around, but it gets easier the more it happens. In addition to bringing basic essentials, here are five long haul flight tips to keep in mind. Be Hydrated With recirculated air, carbonated drinks, and food full of sodium, you can leave a flight feeling dehydrated. To avoid...

10 Must See Places in Barcelona

10 Must See Places in Barcelona

With almost a year to plan and do research, my trip to Barcelona was still one of the most off the beaten path trips ever. A lot of exploring was done after purchasing a two-day Hola BCN travel card and taking the metro. I love looking at architecture when traveling and Antoni Gaudi and architecture go hand in hand. From the visiting the Gothic Quarter to strolling down Passeig de Gràcia,...

How to Get to Montserrat from Barcelona via Train

R5 to Montserrat from Barcelona via train

On my recent trip to Barcelona, I could’ve purchased advanced tours to Montserrat via Expedia, Viator, the hotel’s concierge service, or even get a private taxi, but I missed my chance due to last minute decisions. Luckily the front desk associate was able to suggest an alternate route: traveling by train. If you want to save some money and get a feel of a local’s way of going, here’s how...

2016 Travel Roundup

2016 Travel Roundup

2016 is coming to a close and I’m excited to share a roundup of my travels for the year. Between discovering extra vacation days and finding flight deals, random trips seemed to come up a lot this year. Including day, weekend trips, and days off,  I visited 5 countries and enjoyed each and every experience. Here’s how I traveled in 2016 while still working a full time job.   January: Atlanta, GA I...

Natural Thai Takeover: How We Spent 8 Days in Thailand

Natural Thai Takeover How We Spent 8 Days in Thailand

It’s been a little less than 10 days since returning and I’m still excited about my girl’s trip to Thailand. In the little time that we spent in the country, we tried our best to do something every day. If you haven’t had a chance to check highlights from my Instagram, here’s how we spent eight days in Thailand for the Natural Thai Takeover. Day 1 & 2- Exploring Bangkok After...

5 Things I Can’t Wait to Do in Thailand

5 Things I Can't Wait to Do in Thailand

I’m finally going to Thailand! As mentioned, one of my high school friends is celebrating her 30th birthday and five of us are joining her to celebrate. We booked a group tour with Gate 1 Travel’s 9 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai package. The package includes: 7 nights accommodations 4 nights Bangkok 2 nights Kanchanaburi 1 night Ayutthaya Hotel taxes, fees & service charges  Hotel porterage All transfers 10 meals: 7 breakfasts,...