Iran has been officially known as "The Islamic Republic of Iran" since 1979. Even though today it's commonly known for it's 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, ranking it 18th largest in the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Where to Travel in Jordan My Travel article on Where to Travel in Jordan as published in ARE Magazine, Winter Edition 2016/2017 – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.