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 6

The sixth day of my Cuban tour, my tour mates and I leave the beautiful Ocean del Mar in Cayo Santa Maria and make our way to Santa Clara. While in Santa Clara, we toured the city. The city tour included many locations, but some of my favorite part of the tour included a ride in […]

Cuba People to People, Day 5

Waking up on my fifth day in Cuba at the all-inclusive resort Ocean Casa Del Mar by H10 in Cayo Santa Maria (aka the Cuban Keys) was one of the most glorious experiences in my life. This resort was absolutely breathtaking. The walk from my room to the restaurant for breakfast was a tranquil stroll, where I […]

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 Zapata 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, […]

Cuba People to People, Day 1

The mystique and mystery of Cuba had been on the periphery of my mind since learning about the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis. For so long, I pondered the reasons why a country less than 100 miles off the coast of the U.S. was so off limits. This limitation made me want […]

Barcelona Favorites: Gaudi

Title: Casa Batllo Story: My first day in Barcelona, while exTitleploring the city on foot, my friend and I happened upon Casa Batllo, a house built by Gaudi. When I saw the facade, my first thought was, “garbage art.” It looked like Gaudi just picked up random things and put them together in the form […]

Cold Spring, Upstate New York

Situated at one of the narrowest and deepest parts of the Hudson, Cold Spring is the quintessential bucolic upstate New York town with an amazingly charming Main Street. From Cold Springs, you can easily walk to Garrison to visit Boscobel or to the West Point Foundry> You can also take the train to DIA: Beacon […]

Title: Ghost Rider

Story: Walking in DUMBO on Sunday after an amazing time celebrating a dear friend’s birthday, I came up on this burgundy bike chained next to a wooden fence and brick building. It was another moment that I just had to capture.