My Bucket List Trips for My 30’s

When I was in my early 20’s, it was my goal to just travel abroad for the first time and take advantage of as many travel opportunities as possible. Now that I’m in my early 30’s, I have to say that my goal to travel as much as possible remains truer than ever. With the […]

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What to Know Before Swimming with Manatees in Florida

Swimming with marine wildlife, especially manatees, has been on the top of my bucket list since I was young. However, being an animal lover, I always want to make sure the experience is ethical, especially as manatees are a protected species in Florida. Swimming with manatees in itself can be controversial, as some argue that […]

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Solo But Not Alone: Going Abroad with FTLO Travel

After a year and a half of staying local and social distancing, I decided to make the leap (after getting fully vaccinated) to book a trip abroad. Due to complicated matters of travel requirements based on the country, I decided to book a mostly-inclusive, short trip to Costa Rica with For the Love Of (FTLO) […]

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My 2022 Travel Plans and Wish List

As the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us, travel plans are always up in the air. But that doesn’t mean a girl can’t dream! I’m planning to spend more time embarking on domestic travel, visiting my home country, the United States, which is actually a country I haven’t spent much time exploring beyond the Eastern […]

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A Year in Review: My Top 10 Adventures of 2021

It’s that time of year again for reflection of the past year and start looking forward to the year ahead. Even though this was the second year of the pandemic, there were more opportunities for travel and adventure, from vaccine availability to international borders reopening. I was lucky enough to do some more traveling this year than in 2020, mostly domestic adventures with one trip abroad. Here’s my list of my top 10 adventures of 2021, in no particular order!

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Tips for Visiting Harry Potter World at Universal Studios Orlando

Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, travel can be tricky during these odd times. Please use your discretion when planning your own adventures. I have been wanting to visit Harry Potter World ever since it opened at Universal Studios back in 2010. My sister-in-law has also been wanting to visit and is a huge […]

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“Pura Vida”: Highlights of Costa Rica

Note: I traveled to Costa Rica in July 2021, prior to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant. I know there are mixed opinions on whether it’s smart or safe to travel internationally, regardless of being vaccinate, so take this as you will. After a year and a half of staying […]

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A Weekend in Lake Placid, New York

The Adirondacks is a mountainous region located in upstate New York, north of Albany and Syracuse. And it’s basically a mountain-lovers’ paradise! While this region is quite large and impossible to explore in one weekend, we ended up having our sights on Lake Placid, home to the 1932 and 1980s Winter Olympics. It’s a 4.5 […]

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How to Cope with Cancelled Travel Plans

Well, I finally bit the bullet and cancelled all of my international travels that had been pre-booked for 2020. Japan and Colombia will have to wait until at least sometime in 2021. It’s disappointing to say the least. And it can be challenging to feel excited about traveling again, due to the unknown with the […]

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How to Spend A Long Weekend in Manhattan, NYC

New York City (Manhattan in particular) will always have a special place in my heart. Embarking on a long weekend adventure in a new city during our anniversary, it was also the weekend my love proposed to me. And NYC was the perfect city to have this adventurous weekend! There was no shortage of things […]

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