CUBA

In 2015, the Obama administration made it possible for Americans to travel to Cuba under the 12 authorized categories of travel. In December 2016, Spirit Airlines announced their new flight departures to Cuba and I was able to snag a ticket for $200 bucks round-trip. Not bad. Cheap flights, warm weather, and uncharted territory was all the convincing …

MEXICO: Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Cue Ricky Martin’s Vente Pa’ Ca music video and that’s Puerto Vallarta for you in a nutshell. Since it was my first trip to Mexico, I knew I had to include a beach in my travels, but was also weary of being surrounded by spring breakers instead of locals.  After eliminating Cancun and Cabo from my …

MARTINIQUE

It was the day after Thanksgiving, infamously known as Black Friday, where I was browsing for flight deals to…anywhere. That’s when I came across a deal on the Norwegian Airlines website for 30% off on any flights. Strangely, the only two destinations that Norwegian flies to from my local airport were Martinique and Guadeloupe. I quickly …

MEXICO: Mexico City

24 Hours in Mexico City This post highlights what I was able to do in 24 hours in Mexico City. I booked a multi-city flight so that my route was Washington, DC –> Mexico City –> Puerto Vallarta –> Washington, DC. Booking multi-city flights is a great way see multiple cities under one reservation, and it …

COLOMBIA: Cartagena

“Cartagena is so hot! Good luck!” was the constant response I got when I told people I was going to visit the Caribbean city. I took their warnings with a grain of salt because I lived in hot, humid, Washington,DC summers all my life. They were right. Cartagena’s scorching climate was not a force to be reckoned with …

COLOMBIA: Medellín

Escobar, cocaine, and drug cartels were the only things that were spat back at me when I told my parents that I was going to travel to Colombia solo. What did I think of when I thought about Colombia? James Rodríguez of course. Besides my overt infatuation for the Colombian soccer player and my minimal knowledge of the infamous …