Today I want to share with you a Miami staple–Cuban pastries! You can find a Spanish bakery on nearly every corner in South Florida. There’s nothing like starting your day with a cafecito and a baked good to remind you that you’re on vacation. What are Cuban Pastries Called? Each culture has its own version of baked puff pastries. It’s too good of an idea not to have caught on. Although I may be geographically biased because living in…

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I recently went on an epic 5-day roadtrip to Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, The Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. It was an incredible weekend filled with mountains, views and the opportunity to reconnect with nature, one of the goals for my year of adventure. The first stop, Zion National Park, was nothing short of amazing, though not exactly what I was expecting. The Narrows v. Angel’s Landing For the longest time I had been ogling videos…

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I was recently published by the Washington Post for how to regularly book roundtrip international flights for under $400 roundtrip. As a follow-up, many people have asked me what some of my secrets are for finding cheap accommodations. As a solo traveler, this is a hard one because accommodations are cheaper when you’re splitting the costs with at least one other person. Not only that, sometimes you get charged an additional fee for renting alone, especially if you booked through a…

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Aruba is nicknamed “One Happy Island,” and it’s not hard to see why. At just over 19 miles long and a mere 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela, it’s a slice of paradise that’s full of quirky contradictions. As a territory of the Netherlands, Aruba has a surprising infusion of Dutch architecture and food. Guests sample these distinctly European elements amidst echoes of Spanish music while the heat on your skin reminds you that you’re in the tropics. The…

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24 hours is not enough time to pay anywhere justice, let alone a fabulous city like Milan, Italy. We all have to work with the time we have though, and it’s better to have a short visit to Milan than no visit at all. You can spend 24 hours in the city just by shopping. Those with a fondness for brand names will find no shortage of merchandise here. Milan is a really fancy city. From poodles in tutus to diamond adorned storefronts, the…

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