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Exploring More Of New Orleans With Cajun Encounters

April 24, 2017
laura plantation

Because I was going to be in New Orleans for five days, I knew that I had to go and explore more than just the downtown area. I felt that a visit to New Orleans wouldn’t be complete without a swamp tour and I had missed out on several plantations on my visits to other southern cities. So when I found Cajun Encounters tour company and saw that they offered several options for exploring the areas surrounding New Orleans, I was eager to set…

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America

9 Things To Do In New Orleans

April 10, 2017
new orleans

I have a love hate relationship with New Orleans. I don’t know what it is, but I just really found Bourbon Street to be straight up disgusting. But, when you ventured in any direction away from that street, you stumble upon gorgeous streets and buildings. There are several different things that you could do in New Orleans. I was there for nearly five days, so I definitely got to see most of what the city has to offer. We spent…

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Caribbean

All You Need To Know To Visit Cuba As An American

April 3, 2017

Yes, you can legally visit Cuba as an American now. In 2016 President Obama opened up travel to Cuba again. You can travel to Cuba from America, get a stamp in your passport, and explore the country without a tour group. If you’re interested in visiting Cuba, then there are some things you should know before you start planning your trip. Visit Cuba As An American Here are the different categories that will help you understand how to travel to…

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Caribbean

5 Things To Do In Havana, Cuba

March 27, 2017
havana

Cuba is literally another world. It’s messy, it’s dirty, it’s hot, it’s crazy, it’s busy, it’s colorful, and it’s hectic. There are so many ways to describe it. And Havana is at the heart of it all. It seems as if the city is stuck in a time warp. Between the old cars and the deteriorating buildings, you won’t be sure what year it actually is as you walk through the streets. So, you may be wondering, what exactly should…

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Caribbean

Visiting Trinidad, Cuba (Not Trinidad & Tobago)

March 25, 2017
trinidad, cuba

Cuba is literally a different world. And I was so happy that we decided to start our trip in Trinidad, a colonial town in the center of the island. We flew into Santa Clara airport from Fort Lauderdale and took about a two hour(ish) taxi ride to the city. When you’re visiting Trinidad, Cuba (no, I’m not talking about Trinidad & Tobago, which is what everyone asked when I said I was going to Trinidad)you’ll be overwhelmed by the beauty of…

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South America

36 Hours In Bogota

March 22, 2017
bogota

I wasn’t sure what to expect of Bogota. The only reason I was even making the trip there was because my flight back to Florida was cheaper leaving from there then Panama. And while I have always wanted to visit Colombia, Bogota wasn’t really on that list. I think that the city of Bogota gets a bad rap. I mean, I totally understand where it’s coming from because the history of the city and the crime rate isn’t all that…

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Central America

#Checking In: El Otro Lado

March 20, 2017
el otro lado

I’m always super excited when I stumble across a hotel that is beautifully designed. I found El Otro Lado on a fellow blogger’s Instagram page and fell in love. The boutique hotel appeared to be so colorful. Because of this, I knew I had to stay there during my stay to Panama back in January. Location  El Otro Lado is located about an hour and a half drive away from Panama City. You can organized transportation with the hotel, or…

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Central America

Exploring Panama City: Some Things You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

March 6, 2017
exploring panama city

I have to start off this post saying that I didn’t love Panama City. I thought some of it was cool, but for the most part, it just wasn’t my thing. Plus, I think I have an aversion to cities that look like big cities because I grew up in New York. And Panama City just has the feel of a big city, like so many other ones I’ve been too. But, that’s not to say that exploring Panama City isn’t worth…

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Central America

Five Places To Stay In Nicaragua

February 17, 2017

I recently spent about two weeks in Nicaragua, traveling around. I really loved the country and you can read more about my adventures there in my posts about Granada, Maderas Village, San Juan Del Sur, and Hulakai Hotel. Speaking of which, today I’m going to share a short list of five places to stay in Nicaragua while you’re visiting. Five Places To Stay In Nicaragua Boca En Boca If you’re headed to Granada for a couple of days, definitely check…

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Central America

#CheckingIn: Hulakai Hotel

February 13, 2017
hulakai hotel

If you’re interested in taking in stunning ocean views, then you have to check into Hulakai Hotel in Playa Maderas. The boutique hotel is located a short walk from the beach (make sure you have water with you, it’s steep). Because of its location on a hilltop, you’ll end up getting some of the best views you can imagine. Staying At Hulakai Hotel The hotel is made of terrace rooms, casitas, eco-pods, and a house. It’s the perfect place to stay…

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