Yesterday afternoon, I found myself down in the historic Financial District of Manhattan, rushing to the New York Stock Exchange for the first time. I was invited back to the news program, Cheddar TV, to represent my publication and discuss the latest travel trends we are seeing. The last time I filmed… [Read More]
On this next episode of Culture Trip’s original series, Hungerlust—which explores the various cultures that call New York City home—we head to Queens to meet with the famous Arepa Lady and get an authentic taste of Colombia. When Maria Piedad Cano first immigrated from Medellin to the United States back in the 1980s, she was a single mom… [Read More]
Around 3pm, I will head to Playa Blanca to enjoy its white sand beaches and turquoise waters after the hoards of tourists leave. Like a well-kept secret, the way to enjoy Playa Blanca is to simply stay on the island. Here, I share my Playa Blanca cheat sheet to make the most of your visit.
When I look back at the places I’ve traveled to in 2015, I can’t help but feel incredibly lucky to have ridden camels in the Sahara, ventured into the medina of Marrakech, danced during warm nights in Cartagena, explored Death Valley and eaten farm-to-table cuisine in Jamaica. Every country has left a wonderful imprint… [Read More]
“Close your eyes and open your mouth,” commanded our guide Camacho, singling me out to blindly receive the mystery treat. We were three days deep and almost four miles high on the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia. Camacho put the coca leaves in my mouth and told me to chew; they tasted… [Read More]
A photo diary of Colombia’s colorful seaside city, Cartagena, as taken on a recent assignment for VICE.
It’s early morning in Cartagena and my JetBlue flight from New York City already seems a distant memory as my cab zips along the narrow streets and cobble stone passageways of the city. I am headed to the Casa Santa Ana Hotel in the neighborhood of Getsemani, where socio-political graffiti and artwork is splashed… [Read More]
The first thing that catches my eye as the van pulls up to Playa Manglares are the chickens; they are roaming around in families, even climbing trees (who knew that chickens could climb trees?). The next thing to catch my eye is Playa Manglares itself–an airy, 3-level home that is just steps away… [Read More]
It is an ungodly hour in Cartagena and I am sitting on the cement steps of a cathedral-like building, watching the Old City come to life around me. Street vendors roll their arepa stands and fruit carts along cobble stone streets to their designated corners, uniformed children shuffle to school, birds chirp as the… [Read More]