My Travel Blog

Tips, Trips, and Stories From My Worldly Travels

Road Tripping Along Iceland’s Arctic Coast Way

Road Tripping Along Iceland’s Arctic Coast Way

Driving along the  Arctic Coast Way-Iceland’s first official tourist route that opened in June of 2019-you can’t help but think about human resilience: how the Vikings and people of that time period lived in harsh environmental conditions. However, while pondering the...

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A Once-In-A-Lifetime Cultural Trip To Nigeria

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Cultural Trip To Nigeria

I spent 8 days in Nigeria, split between the bustling city of Lagos and the smaller Imo State, which is located in the southern part of the country. It’s also home to the Igbo ethnic group. Although tourists to Africa tend to flock to the southern and eastern parts of...

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Cubana and Proud: My Humbling Trip Home

Cubana and Proud: My Humbling Trip Home

Landing in the airport of Havana, Cuba I see palm trees swaying in the wind and a rush of happy people walking in every direction. My family and I wait for what feels like a couple of hours until a cab arrived to take us to La Vibora, Havana, the home of my mother’s...

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A 2-Hour Hike to Meet the Silverback Gorillas in Rwanda

A 2-Hour Hike to Meet the Silverback Gorillas in Rwanda

  It started with a sniff of the pyrethrum flower, cultivated as a natural insecticide in Central African countries. Rwandan woman dressed in colorful Imishananaas hunched over collecting the prized, daisy-like flower as we made our way into Rwanda’s Volcanoes...

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The Special Sea Urchins of Tela, Honduras

The Special Sea Urchins of Tela, Honduras

One of humans’ closest living invertebrate relatives is the ink-black prickly sea urchin—beautiful to look at, but tough on toes. The long-spined sea urchin species Diadema antillarum is an important herbivore in the Caribbean because it removes macroalgae, makes room...

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