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Haiti Travel Diary Part 2: Cultural Differences in Haiti vs. The US

Haiti Travel Diary Part 2: Cultural Differences in Haiti vs. The US

I’ll start off with the differences I’ve experienced so far with food. My first breakfast consisted of bread and peanut butter. The peanut butter had a kick and I was told spices were added and that it was traditional Haitian peanut butter. The largest meal of the day was served around noon. This is different from the U.S. where our largest meal is served in the evening. It usually consisted of a meat (goat, chicken, fish, pork), and a starch…

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The Only Travel Hacks You Will Ever Need

The Only Travel Hacks You Will Ever Need

Bring an empty water bottle and fill it after you have passed through security. Choose a water bottle with either a hook or some other way to latch it onto your bag. This will save room for other items in your bag. I don’t recommend hanging it off your suitcase. Hang it from your daybag/backpack.   Use a hanging toiletry bag. These are a lifesaver when you’re traveling with other people and have to share a bathroom.   Saltstick Fastchews…

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Haiti Travel Diary Part 1: What Is It Really Like to Travel to Haiti?

Haiti Travel Diary Part 1: What Is It Really Like to Travel to Haiti?

Growing up in the  school system in the US, I remember hearing two things about Haiti: poverty and voodoo. I also had a lot of friends with parents what had left Haiti to come to the US. They told me horror stories of that really made me shy away from visiting the country. 6 years ago I started learning the Haitian Creole language. With all the stories I had heard, I waited a long time before making serious plans to…

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Cool Travel Gadgets: Put to the Test in Haiti

Cool Travel Gadgets: Put to the Test in Haiti

I was going to post this before my trip to Haiti, but was having technical difficulties. It kind of worked out because I was able to actually put the gadgets to the test. Continue reading to see my experiences. Bugables Citronella Bracelets The first gadget I tested out were these citronella bracelets by the brand Bugables. A friend told me they had worked for her and I was excited to see what they would do for me. They were really…

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South Korea Travel Diary 2016 Part 1

South Korea Travel Diary 2016 Part 1

I’ve started planning my third trip to South Korea for later this year, and I’m starting to get all the feels. So I wanted to share some of my experiences from my second trip there from back in 2016. The trip started with a layover in Hong Kong. Step back in time with me to 2016. Hong Kong Thinking about taking a 16 hour flight made me sooo nervous that I was almost sick to my stomach nauseous.  My sister…

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International Travel Checklist

International Travel Checklist

Any kind of travel requires preparation. This is especially true with international travel. Use my checklist below to help make things a little easier. Check the country’s visa policy. There are some countries where you will need to purchase a visa to enter. This process can take some time.   Purchase your plane ticket. I love using Google Flights because it emails me when a particular flight is going up or down in price. You can also see how the…

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Travel Quotes I Live By

Travel Quotes I Live By

These are the quotes that keep me wanderlusting. Some are just for travel and others can be used in a number of situations. “Memories don’t collect dust.” -unknown. I think I might have made this one up myself. You can buy all the things in the world. Eventually though, they aren’t so new anymore and you want to buy new things. Those old things begin to collect dust. This can never happen to a good memory. “One’s destination is never…

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3 Days in San Antonio

3 Days in San Antonio

Heading to San Antonio real soon? Keep reading for my 3 day itinerary. Day One: Relaxing Stroll Through Downtown San Antonio Morning Sample the sights and sounds of Downtown San Antonio. Take in the beauty of the historic architecture. More on the architecture found in my San Antonio Architecture post. Afternoon All the history buffs can visit The Alamo and retrace Davy Crockett’s steps. Be sure to show up early, as it can get very crowded. Another spot for history…

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Downtown San Antonio Architecture

Downtown San Antonio Architecture

Last week I was in San Antonio helping out a friend. I had never been to Texas and was excited to go someone in the States I had never gone before. I honestly hadn’t done much research, as this was primarily not a pleasure trip. You definitely need to visit San Antonio if not for the architecture alone. Keep reading to see why. The Alamo National Bank Building is a very interesting building. It sits on a corner and also…

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Souvenirs Your Friends Will Actually Want to Keep

Souvenirs Your Friends Will Actually Want to Keep

Be that person who gives the best souvenirs. Consider the following. Items the destination is known for: a leather item from Italy Something from nature: bleached coral Non-perishable food items unique to the destination: teas or coffee Beauty and personal care: homemade soaps or fragrances Cooking spices or herbs native to the destination: dried hot peppers Foreign magazines or newspapers always looks nice on a coffee table. Small bottles of liquor or sauce native to the destination will also be…

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