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Where to Stay in Cuba

Where to Stay in Cuba

Did you know Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean? Discovered by Christopher Colombus in 1492, Cuba is known for its amazing live music and dance scene. Cuba is also known for its world-renowned cigars, 1905s Cadillacs, and its powdery, white beaches.  Your visit to Cuba will likely begin with the capital city, Havana. So let’s take a look at some of the best neighborhoods and hotels to stay in while visiting Havana.

A Guide to Cuban Music and Salsa Dancing

A Guide to Cuban Music and Salsa Dancing

Cuba is often romanticised, with white sand beaches and the infamously vibrant and historical capital of Havana. Its resistance to modernisation makes travellers feel like they’ve entered a time portal… the magic of it is just undeniable. But what draws a lot of foreigners in is the spirit of the country and its people, both of which are heavily influenced by their love of music and dance.

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival

Guinness World Book of Records lists Brazil’s Carnival as the world’s largest for good reason. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts almost three million travelers during the five day Carnival celebration. If you haven’t been to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro yet, add it to your “to do” list right now!

What is a Llama Blessing?

What is a Llama Blessing?

While there are  many things to do and see in the world, some of the most treasured experiences cannot be planned for. Like the time I was invited to a Llama Blessing in the Lares Valley of Peru. The Lares Valley is tucked away behind Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, a journey that will take you past tiny mountain villages that dot the mountainside.

Top Ten Quebec City Winter Activities

Top Ten Quebec City Winter Activities

Quebec City is often featured on lists of the top 10 travel destinations in Canada. It’s idolized for its quaint, picturesque old city, which carries a major vibe of colonial France influence. Offering activities for all seasons, there's no question that this provincial capital should be at the top of every traveler's bucket list! Below is a list of the top ten things to do in Quebec City, Canada during the wintertime!​

Brazil's Best Beaches

Brazil's Best Beaches

With over 4,600 miles of beautiful beaches, Brazil offers many options for enjoying the warm South American sun and sand. Brazil beaches are an important aspect of Brazil culture and lifestyle—after all, it’s no coincidence there’s a bikini cut named after the country. Visiting a few of the best beaches in Brazil is definitely a must-do when visiting this beautiful country.

What To Eat and Drink In Brazil

What To Eat and Drink In Brazil

Brazil’s vibrant culture is widely recognised all over the world. With its famous carnival and lively samba, it should come as no surprise that their food reflects this energetic spirit. Brazilian cuisine is especially exciting as it’s a combination of multiple influences: indigenous, European (mainly Portuguese and Spanish) and African.

Things to do in Brazil: Off the Beaten Path

Things to do in Brazil: Off the Beaten Path

Planning a trip to Brazil can be overwhelming; after all, this South American country is larger in size than the entire European continent! But if you want to get to know the true soul of Brazil, then you can’t be afraid to explore some of the off-the-beaten path destinations. Journey to some of the lesser-known destinations listed below for an unforgettable Brazilian adventure!

13 Brazil Packing Essentials

13 Brazil Packing Essentials

Covering over 8.5 million square miles, Brazil is the largest country in South America, and, as such, its climate varies considerably from north to south. While over 60% of the country lies in the tropics, Brazil also lays claim to four other climactic regions, including semiarid, subtropical, highland tropical, and equatorial. With all of these climactic changes, not to mention its geographic diversity (mountains and cliffs to low-lying beaches), how on earth you supposed to pack for a trip to Brazil? Fortunately, no matter where you are traveling in Brazil, there are some standard packing essentials that you simply must take with you! Continue reading for all of your Brazil packing needs!

10 Things to Know Before Traveling to Brazil

10 Things to Know Before Traveling to Brazil

Brazil is a vibrant country in South America! As the largest South American country, it is home to 60% of the Amazon Rainforest. It is a popular travel destination for several reasons. Do you have some worries about visiting the world’s largest exporter of coffee? Curious to when the best time to visit? Continue reading for some helpful tips!

The Easiest Ways to Get a Cuban Visa

The Easiest Ways to Get a Cuban Visa

Some of the most common questions I received after returning from Cuba was: wait, isn’t it illegal for Americans to travel there? How did you get the visa? Many myths are present regarding whether or not Americans can legally travel to Cuba. The short answer: yes you can, and it’s pretty simple. To visit Cuba when traveling from the United States, you need a visa (or tourist card - they’re the same thing).

Trinidad and Viñales: Off the Beaten Path in Cuba

Trinidad and Viñales: Off the Beaten Path in Cuba

The island of Cuba is so much more than just historic Old Havana. It’s packed with an abundance of things to see and do. If you have time during your stay, a day trip out to Trinidad, Viñales, or both would make your Cuba vacation unique and memorable. These towns both radiate beauty and history, yet they’re very different.

6 Common Cuban Scams and How to Avoid Them

6 Common Cuban Scams and How to Avoid Them

When participating in international tourism, you may be warned about common scams that tourists are exposed to. Before visiting Cuba, I had never been scammed, and while I was only there for only three days, I was conned twice. If you’re planning a trip to this gorgeous island, make sure you’re educated on what could happen, and prepared for any Cuban scams that may occur.

Best Places to Visit in Peru | Must-Sees with @Angela

Best Places to Visit in Peru | Must-Sees with @Angela

Last October, I had the pleasure of visiting Peru for the first time. I was able to interact with the locals, experience their cuisine, and explore the cities. During my stay, one of the most memorable things was the hospitality from the local people and their willingness to open their hearts to travelers. This life changing trip really inspired me to write about the amazing experiences that makes this destination one of my favorites.

The Ultimate Cuba Travel Guide

The Ultimate Cuba Travel Guide

Have you been daydreaming about visiting Cuba? Before you book anything, here is an extensive Cuba travel guide. From what to pack to getting your visa, from how to get there to what to see, we’re sharing everything you need to know for a great Cuban experience.

Things You Must-Do in Peru

Things You Must-Do in Peru

The South American country of Peru might be most famously known for Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest, but don’t be fooled into thinking that these are the only things that Peru has to offer. Here are 10 additional sites you may want to seek out during your visit to Peru, and and check out this handy travel guide.