Miami is Always a Good Idea…

Miami

So I temporarily suffered from a mild case of the birthday blues. This year, I had planned to spend my birthday at an all-inclusive resort in Haiti. Those plans changed quickly when I calculated my PTO and realized that I didn’t even have enough hours for my trip to Iceland next month. FML! For the past few years, I had been celebrating my birthday out of the country, but I was forced to settle for Read more

Los Angeles: The City of Angels

Staples Center

I told you guys I’d make my way to Los Angeles one way or another!! And what did I get in return? Cold weather!! I didn’t have the opportunity to experience Los Angeles’ warm weather because a cold front decided that it wanted to sweep across the west in an attempt to ruin my vacation!! Its attempts were futile, and I enjoyed myself nonetheless.  Read more

Dirty Dancing in Havana? Here’s What You Should Know…

I just returned from an extended weekend trip in Cuba, and I must say that it was quite the experience!! JetBlue had just started servicing flights from Orlando and Miami, and $114 was just too good to pass up. Besides, Cuba was one of many destinations on my bucket list. Because I did not want to encounter any mishaps, I conducted hella research in advance that helped prepare me for my trip. Now, US citizens are NOT allowed to visit Cuba for tourism purposes. The nature of one’s travel must meet the conditions of one of 12 categories of travel. More information on these categories can be found Read more

From Paris With Love…

Eiffel Tower

Since I was able to score an inexpensive flight to Brussels, why not take advantage of the location and catch the train to a few other countries? Weeeeelllllllll, it didn’t work out that way. Because I’m a procrastinator, I waited too late to book the train tickets to Paris, and they skyrocketed to $200+. We ended up country-hopping via bus, Flixbus to be exact. The tickets were about $30 roundtrip. Had we purchased the train tickets in advance, they would’ve been around $40 roundtrip. Moral of the story: book your train tickets in advance!! The closer you get to your departure date, the more expensive the train ticket. Read more

Winter Wonderland

::sings:: It’s the most…wonderful time…of the year!! So by now, you should know that I love lights!! City lights, Christmas lights, bright lights…all of the above. Last year, I visited St. Augustine’s Night of Lights in the historic district during the holidays, and it was amazing! You know this event has to be a big deal if it made it to National Geographic’s Top 10 Best Holiday Lighting Displays in the world for 2 consecutive years!! If you’re looking for something different to do this holiday season, St. Augustine is where you need to be. Read more

Belgian Beer & Waffles

If you’ve been following my posts, you may recall me mentioning that I wanted to visit Europe for my birthday and partake in a little country hopping. Well, this came into fruition sooner than expected. A flight deal flashed across my phone screen for a roundtrip flight to Brussels for only $331!! Ok, now you have my attention!! I researched hotels, train tickets, and living accommodations. Everything was coming together; I was ready to purchase my first flight to Europe. Read more

Flirty 30 Pt. 2

Aruba

So about a week and a half after I purchased my flight to Trinidad, The Flight Deal posted a deal to Aruba!! Well, I’ll be damned. Really,  American Airlines?? The deal could not have come at a better time ::rolls eyes:: Now, a lot of flights listed on the flight deal’s website have certain stipulations that must be followed in order to take advantage of the low rate. This deal required you to leave on a Tuesday or Thursday. Hmmm… Read more