North America

10 Weird Things About the USA

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I’m American. No, like, I’m incredibly American. I’ve felt pride in my bones, and an intense attachment to the freedom of speech, ever since I was born in the small suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. When I lived in New York City, I worked as a singer for the USO, and have incredible memories of visiting military bases and giving back to the folks who sacrifice ab[...]

A weekend in Boston

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Boston is a city of firsts – it’s home to the first public library, the first institution of higher education, the first subway system and the first marathon was run in Boston. It was also in Boston that Alexander Bell invented the first ever telephone. Because of this, the city is steeped in history and has a rich heritage which surpasses that of many other[...]

Cozumel: 3 Tips for the Perfect Cruise Trip, Day Trip & Culture Trip

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For those of you who don’t know, I live and work on a cruise ship. (I know. Comment with your questions. I promise I’ll answer them.) And while I love my job, and the opportunity to constantly see new places, allow me to restate what I’ve said before about cruises, and Caribbean cruises in particular.  Examine your itinerary. Not all ports are created equ[...]

5 best places to visit on a day trip from Mexico City

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Mexico City is one of the country’s most vibrant cities. It has it all. History, check. Museums, check. Culture, check. Hipster coffee shops, check. Amazing tacos, check. World class tequila, check. The capital is home to around 9 million people in the city alone. A constantly underestimated tourist spot, travelers have long preferred to visit Mexi[...]

The Real Victims of Fyre Festival: How Not to Travel

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(This post contains information that may be considered “spoilers” for those wanting to watch the Netflix documentary.) If you watch one thing this week, let it be the eagerly-awaited Netflix documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (note: I genuinely had this marked on my calendar because fundamentally I’m the kind of person who likes to s[...]

The only 3 things you need to know about Bacalar- Mexico’s secret paradise

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When I first started planning my trip to Mexico here’s what I imagined. Enjoying the white beaches and washing down Modelos in Playa Del Carmen and Cancun. A quick break in a luxurious resort on the Riviera Maya (if I could get a good deal). Checking out some Mayan ruins in Tulum and finishing my trip in the notoriously dangerous Mexico City (just bec[...]

10 things to do in New York

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New York is simply one of those places that I consider home. Not the type of home your mother lives in and where you are being served hot chicken soup and hugs but more the type of home when you first live by yourself and the world is big and exciting and a little bit lonely and frightening too. that kind of home. That said, I've been coming back for many[...]

7 amazing and free spots to take photos in New York

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New York, New York, city of dreams. City that never sleeps. City of high rises and even higher expectations. They say that New York has it all, except boredom. In my 17 years of traveling to this city and occasionally even living here I have come to know it very well but no matter how much time I spend here I never ever get bored of it. Especially as a photo[...]

A happy day in Bacalar, Mexico

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Travel destinations are like (potential) lovers: Sometimes you’ve been flirting forever, while others just appear out of nowhere. Some need to grow on you, for others you fall hard right away... love truly is a mysterious thing! During a quite spontaneous and wonderful trip through Quintana Roo and Yucatan, Mexico it happened - I spotted sparkly, turq[...]

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