Walking Along the Malecón

Have I mentioned yet how excited I am to be heading to Cuba? It’s only been on my bucket list for ages. AGES. And let me tell you, it does not disappoint. In fact, it exceeds my expectations. I know, I talk a big game. But I’ll get to that in good time. I fly…

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My Favorite Cuba Photos

Cuba is such a photogenic country, I swear it’s impossible to take a bad photo. It was almost as impossible to put my camera down. I took over 2,200 photos on my recent 10-day trip and I can’t wait to share more of them in my upcoming posts. But for today, I’ve narrowed it down to 88 of…

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How/Why – Cuba

Ah Cuba, the forbidden fruit of the Caribbean. So many questions. So many things unknown. I went into this trip, it felt, with only one eye open. Off limits to American’s for roughly 55 years, travel to the Caribbean nation has now resumed in full force. While it’s still not technically legal for American’s to travel…

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El Salvador Breakdown and Travel Tips

Aside from the fact that I pretty much want to go everywhere, El Salvador is one of those countries I’ve never given much thought to visiting. But guess what. It’s totally worthwhile! Costa Rica has beaches, Belize and Honduras have diving and Guatemala has ruins, but El Salvador has a charm all it’s own. Don’t…

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Playa El Tunco

The last stop on our El Salvador trip is the beach town of El Tunco. This is a popular stop for travelers backpacking through Central America and as such, English is widely spoken. This area is known for it’s great surf up and down the coast, and we plan to take a surfing lesson while we’re here….

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Sightseeing in Suchitoto

If you’re searching for colonial Salvadorian charm, look no further than Suchitoto. Roughly an hour and a half north east of San Salvador, Suchitoto is a peaceful town with a ton of charm. When we arrive, the hotel we had picked out ahead of time is closed – for the season or for good, I’m not sure….

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Hiking Through 7 Waterfalls

I’m so excited to tell you about the 7 Waterfalls hike we did during our time in Juayua! This might be the thing I enjoy the most during my 10 days in El Salvador. If we’d had better weather for the Santa Ana volcano hike, that probably would have been my favorite activity, but alas, it…

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Traveling the Ruta de las Flores

The main reason for coming to this area of El Salvador is to visit the small towns along the Ruta de las Flores. The three most frequented are Juayua, Ataco and Apaneca. I also visit La Ceiba (not to be confused with the city of the same name in Honduras) on a last second whim….

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Who Are You-a, Juayua

That might be the cheesiest blog post title in the history of blog post titles. But it’s how I reminded myself of the pronunciation of the next town we visit. Until my arrival in El Salvador, I butchered Juayua over and over again. Who-ay-a. Wha-ya. Ju-a-yu-a. I took Japanese, French and Hungarian in school, so…

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Meeting Santa Ana’s Locals

On our last day in Santa Ana, Emma and I spend the morning walking around the local market. Carlos, our hostel host, has been asking if we want to try the best pupusas in Santa Ana – the only catch is we have to go early. Like 7am. Which is fine by me. I’m awake by…

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2017 New Year’s Resolutions

I’m not going to lie, spending New Year’s Eve in Havana, Cuba was definitely not my worst decision ever. It has been an absolute blast! From riding horses in Vinales to walking along the Malecon in Havana, Cuba is a photographers dream. For New Year’s Eve, Maggie and I went to Plaza Vieja, bought a…

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Best of 2016

One of my favorite ways to end a year is to remind myself of all the things that made that year great. I’ll be honest, 2016 has been a rough one for me, both personally and because of what is happening around the world. It leaves me feeling conflicted. How can I be unhappy in…

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