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12 08, 2019

Iran Culture Facts: Ethnicity, Religion and People

By | August 12th, 2019|Categories: Iran|Tags: , , |

Iran has been officially known as "The Islamic Republic of Iran" since 1979. Even though today (internationally) it's commonly known for its strict Islamic laws, those that know even a tad bit of Iran, know of it's richer, more vibrant history. Iran has an estimated population of 83 million people. Ranked 18th largest in the [...]

27 03, 2019

Should Travel Bloggers “Get Political”?

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Lebanon, Myanmar (Burma), Southeast Asia, US, Vietnam|Tags: , , |

Should Travel Bloggers "get political" on their Travel and Social Media posts? Should writers, influencers, celebrities, doctors or teachers? Frankly, I think this is a silly, even stupid question. To be candid, I'm not one that necessarily believes that there are no 'stupid questions' in life. But I'm here to answer why I think that [...]

4 02, 2019

Celebrating Day of the Dead in Cancun

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: Mexico|Tags: , , , |

The best way to experience a holiday is in the country of it's origin and with it's people. I had the honor of celebrating the Day of the Dead in Cancun, Mexico this past October. The holiday is also known as "Día de los Muertos" or "Día de Muertos". It is similar to our version [...]

7 11, 2018

“Mexico Lindo” Cooking Class near Cancun

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Mexico|Tags: , , , , |

When most think of Cancun, they think wild parties, all-inclusive/high-end resorts and white sand beaches. Those aspects are certainly part of the fabric that make up Cancun which I've been guilty of indulging in. But travel deeper around the state of Quintana Roo (where Cancun is located in), and you'll find a culturally-enhancing experience beyond [...]

23 02, 2018

Wulai Atayal Museum

By | February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Taiwan|Tags: , |

The Atayal People are an integral part of Taiwan history who have settled there far before the Han Chinese arrived. Taiwan is home to a number of Austronesian indigenous groups reported to have arrived as far back as 4000 BC. Some historians dispute their arrival as far back as 8000 BC or earlier. The Atayal people [...]

25 01, 2018

Merchant Art Hotel, Yangon

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: Myanmar (Burma)|Tags: , , , , |

Landing in Myanmar (Burma) for the first time or simply after a long flight may be a bit intimidating at first, so it is best to book a comfortable hotel ahead of time for the first night. If you are landing in Yangon as most people do, there are 2 popular options on where to [...]

1 12, 2017

My Dad’s Coming Home to Taiwan Tour

By | December 1st, 2017|Categories: Taiwan|Tags: , , , |

My grandparents on my mother and father's side were both born in China. During Mao Ze Dong's Communist Revolution (CCP) in 1947, both sides had to flee the country. Many fled to Taiwan in fear of being tortured or even worse, persecuted if they stayed in China. Once situated in Taiwan, the country gave them [...]

22 10, 2017

7 Best Airbnbs for Female Travelers Around the World

By | October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cuba, India, Morocco, Rajasthan, Senegal|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of the most intimidating and misleading ideas of Traveling is how expensive it can be. Another concern is safety. So in respect to both, I've compiled a list of 7 Best Airbnbs for Female Travelers around the world that are not only affordable but are owned by lovely people. Staying with them will enhance [...]

4 10, 2017

Grandmother Pupi’s Casa Particular in Vinales, Cuba

By | October 4th, 2017|Categories: Cuba|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you are going to a new place to learn about their Culture, I challenge you to Suspend All Your Previous Judgements. Fully Immerse Yourself with the Locals. Eat their Food, Drink their Drinks and try to Experience Life as they do. Stay at Casa Particulars in Cuba The best places to stay when visiting Cuba is in [...]

8 08, 2017

Changing Faces: San Gabriel Valley

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , , , , , , |

My article "Changing Faces: How Immigration and Food Forever Changed the San Gabriel Valley", a proof that Immigrants Make America Great. Published in ARE Magazine, Summer Edition 2017, read it here.