Happy New Year from St. Augustine!

Hi everyone, happy New Year from St. Augustine! Well, technically I’m back in Miami but wanted to share a bit about my trip with you guys…AND…wish you all great things for this year, including lots of travels and adventures! Continuing my tradition of starting the New Year in a location away from home, I hopped…

A New York minute

Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting my blog once again. This time I wanted to tell you a bit about my last trip to New York. I feel that there is nothing I may say about the city that you don’t already know, so I decided to share a more personal entry about the beautiful NYC….

Five cliché but totally awesome things to do in Miami

In Miami we like to say: “we live where you vacation.”  However, we also like to “vacation where we live.” Whether driving from the suburbs to have a delicious authentic cafecito cubano on Calle Ocho, or walking from beachfront condos to tan in South Beach, locals definitely take advantage of the many typical touristy things…

Four restaurants with the best traditional Colombian cuisine in Bogota

Hi everyone! I’ve been out of touch for a bit but I’m back and ready to share some of my recent experiences while traveling this summer. During my most recent trip to Bogota, I made it a mission to find the best restaurants with traditional Colombian cuisine. Although Bogota is renowned for its international cuisine…

Tokyo Vlog: From the traditional to the surreal

Hello everyone, the Japan blog series is almost coming to an end. Today, I am excited to share my first video post of the trip with you all. You will see Tokyo’s many faces, from the modern to the traditional, and definitely the surreal! Watch Club Paraiso’s Tokyo Vlog below and #jointheclub! If you’d like to…

Kyoto: Traditional and beautiful

Kyoto is a Japanese city with a European flair. The way bridge lamps overlook the river at night makes the city very romantic. The influence of France and Italy during a European trade era is evident as there are many restaurants with signs in French and Italian serving their traditional dishes. Yet, the former capital…

Tokyo: Asia’s New York City with a twist

This city wants to make a statement and doesn’t fail to do so. From huge, bright signs and street crossings that resemble Times Square, to beautiful shrines overlooking peaceful gardens, Tokyo equals sensory overload and I loved everything about it. You can find small crowded streets selling anything from chopsticks and paper lanterns to kimonos…

Unique and surreal – next stop, Japan

The alarm goes off on Saturday at 4:20 am. Unlike most mornings, I get up without hesitation full of excitement and anticipation for the adventure ahead. All the planning for the past two months is finally coming into effect – I’m on my way to the airport for my first trip to Japan. The flight…

Miami’s iconic Calle Ocho

It’s a little past 9 a.m. and the weather is not the usual sticky, hot mess that is South Florida. I feel a constant light breeze and the sun is shining. There’s a rooster walking aimlessly on the street as a tour bus drops off the first batch of foreigners who have come to capture the essence of Miami with their fancy,…

Photodiary: Postcards from Washington D.C.

My tradition of starting the year in a place away from home began last year with a trip to D.C. My friends and I explored a city unknown to us, wandering around and making great memories together. Some of you may be used to long winters and chilly temperatures throughout the year, but for a Miami girl like…