As our last stop on the Panama cruise, Cartagena (officially called "Cartagena de Indias") is a bustling port city in Colombia that has given rise to massive waves of tourism for quite some time. With a vibrant Old Town and stunning beaches in the modern part of the city, it's no wonder that so many … Continue reading Destination: Cartegena, Colombia
Mexico had always been this sort of "familiar mystery" that I couldn't quite put my finger on-- although it was so close to home (a three-hour drive away), it also had a completely different culture from what I knew. It's a bit surprising to say that I'd never visited Mexico during my childhood years, especially … Continue reading Destination: Cabo San Lucas & Acapulco, Mexico
From our time in Italy over the past December vacances, my family and I were moving on to Spain as part of our cruise's excursion around the Mediterranean. Our first stop was at Palma de Mallorca, on the island of Majorca not too far from the Spanish coast. Also simply known as "Palma," it's the largest city … Continue reading Destination: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
The first two months as a first-year assistante in Normandy were spent visiting as many of the cities, towns, and villages that I could within the region, before I had the means (aka salary) to make bigger trips outside to the rest of France, let alone Europe. Starting small with the region itself turned out to be a … Continue reading Destination: Dieppe, France
Along the coast in Cambria, California (March 2015).