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Navigating NYC: The Subway

April 3, 2018
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Uptown? Downtown? Local vs. Express? All phrases one may be unfamiliar with not being originally from or residing in NYC.  While there are many forms of transportation to get around the subway is like the veins of the city. Since moving here I would say the MTA is mostly reliable. However, if you were to ask the 5.6+ million people who ride the trains daily I’m sure they would agree that each trip is like a never-ending guessing game of making…

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Lambo Carrier saves the day!

September 19, 2017

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Pet Magasin but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Ever since Mobil was a kitten, I’ve always been an advocate of breaking down cat stereotypes.  Two of those being “you can’t walk or travel with a cat” so naturally when heading to the pet store or enjoying some outside time Mobil was always harnessed up and ready to go. As he grew older and longer (30 in. from head to tail)…

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48 in the Big Easy

August 24, 2017
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As you all know I’m all for maximizing weekends so about two weekends ago I hit New Orleans solo for 48 hours! While most think it’s solely great to visit for Mardi Gras there’s much more to make you visit year round. From the rich history, culture, and cuisine this magical city has stolen a piece of my heart. Where to Stay If you love being in the midst of the party opt for being in the French Quarter. However, since I…

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Solo Travel: 6 Lessons I’ve Learned

August 3, 2017

A little over 3 years ago I caught the solo travel bug and ventured to California for Coachella.  There was some initial fear leading up to the trip, however, it ended being eye-opening and truly one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life. Next week marks my 6th solo trip and to celebrate I’m sharing the lessons I’ve learned along the way. Lesson 1: You are the master of your destiny Solo travel is the ultimate indulgence.  It…

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No Carry On, No Problem: A Travel Hack for Budget Airlines

July 13, 2017

Even though you know 3 Ways to Travel like a Pro, sometimes ending up on a budget airline is inevitable.  With such cost-effective fare, you lose the luxuries other airlines provide unless you’re willing to pay a hefty fee. I recently flew Spirit and the cost to take a carry-on roundtrip was damn near close to another flight! To make matters worse, they had just reduced the size of their free personal item to “18 x 14 x 8 inches (45 x…

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3 Ways You Can Travel like a Pro

July 6, 2017

Many of us wish to travel but often don’t do so because of the many costs associated.  But what if I told you that you could take these trips by simply making these (3) slight adjustments to your current thought process & lifestyle. Let’s begin… 1. Be Flexible with your Dates & Destination If you asked me “Where to next?” I’d have no idea to be quite honest. Although I’ve shared a 365-day bucket list (here) earlier this year it solely…

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Adventures in Puerto Plata, D.R.

June 8, 2017

It feels so good to be back home after traveling the past few weeks!  As some of you may know every year I make it a point to escape the city and embrace the island life. This year, thanks to a deal my friend &  I discovered on Groupon brought us to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. Getting There Short flights are my favorite and this one was no different being just 2 hours away from Miami! Although Puerto Plata…

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Monkitail, where Japan meets Hollywood

May 5, 2017

The Diplomat Beach Resort has done it again! Last weekend I got to experience the grand opening of their latest restaurant Monkitail, a Japanese concept by celeb chef Michael Schulson. Growing up in South Florida I’ve got to see the resort continue to transform & reinvent itself.  The aesthetic and ambiance of the new lobby leading into the restaurant is definitely a wow-factor and makes you forget you’re dining at a resort. Their cocktails feature twists on classic cocktails along with…

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A 365-Day Bucket List

April 11, 2017
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Reunited and it feels so good! This past week I received my new passport book after sending it off almost a month ago. Needless to say, I will never procrastinate when it comes to renewing again (it expired in November). To spark some major travel goals I got the 52-page book so in order to fill it, I need to visit at least 2-3 countries a year for the next 10 years. To celebrate, here are 5 places off my…

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Applying for/Renewing a U.S. Passport

February 28, 2017
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 Between last year and now nearly 49 million peoples (including mine) passports will expire. With the recent travel ban, wall talk, and other crazy happenings having a valid passport is definitely a must!  As the last renewal process for most young adults was completed by our parent(s) here’s a quick guide for renewing your passport (yay adulting!) or applying for the first time. First Time Applicants/Minors 1) Fill out the DS-11 Form. Based on your travel needs determine whether you want…

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