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A Drive to Echo Lake

My last minute trip to Denver was all about my desperate desire to experience some fall weather, but I ended up getting a touch of winter as well! A local friend of mine had an unexpected day off and was kind enough to take me on a scenic mountain drive.

A drive to Echo Lake

Echo Lake is only about… Continue reading

Fall Adventures in Denver

I’m currently based in Puerto Rico, so my seasons look like this: crazy hot summer, semi hot summer, rainy summer, and summer with Christmas lights. The problem is, I’m obsessed with autumn. I crave crisp air, changing colors, cozy foods, and fall adventures. As the weather gets colder, most people book vacations to somewhere warm, but after sweating my… Continue reading

Haggling in Spanish: Shopping in Plaza de Armas in Old Havana

While this post will focus on haggling in Spanish, the original motivation behind it was to recommend visiting Plaza de Armas. Plaza de Armas is located in Old Havana (Havana vieja), Cuba. It’s known for its used book market, which is open daily. You’ll find other random treasures there such as antique jewelry and trinkets, souvenirs, vinyl records,… Continue reading

How to Survive a Power Outage like a Puerto Rican

On Wednesday September 21st, 2016, the island of Puerto Rico suffered a power outage that affected the entire island. The “apagón” or blackout lasted for 4 days. In fact, I am writing this on Saturday September 24th and currently 200,000 people are still without power. My home was without power for 43 hours. I could write an… Continue reading

Culebra Island Ferry and Flamenco Beach

Although Culebra is a separate island, it is part of Puerto Rico. The Culebra ferry runs regularly to shuttle locals and tourists between the small island and mainland Puerto Rico. Oddly enough, the absolutely essential Culebra ferry does not have its own website or any way to verify schedules or prices online. While plenty of tour companies will offer tours… Continue reading

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