City Guide to Vieques, Puerto Rico

This post is dedicated to one of my favorite islands, Puerto Rico. A few weeks before Hurricane Maria hit, I took a trip to Vieques, a small island just a few miles east of Puerto Rico. How to get there The cheapest option is to take a ferry from Fajardo, but I’ve read that it…

City Guide to Rome, Italy

Hotel We stayed at the Hotel Bernini Bristol, a 5-star hotel (very affordable!) in a central location close to popular site-seeing spots like the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. The view from our hotel window was spectacular. It looked out on to this center and fountain. The hotel décor was so gorgeous we had to…

6 Reasons Global Entry is Worth It

In case you didn’t know, Global Entry is a travel program under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. It is a service that allows expedited clearance for low-risk travelers to enter the United States. Travelers with Global Entry head to a kiosk and slide their passports into the passport reader, look up at the camera, scan their…

How to pack light for travel

I thought I’d share tips on how to pack light for travel, so I made this video for my class project. Let me know what tips you found useful or if you have other tips you want to share. =)

Milan, Italy

For someone who loves to travel and travels often, I had the biggest fear of flying overseas. There was just something about flying over water for an extended period of time that scared the shit out of me.  A couple months ago, I decided to suck it up and bought tickets to Italy with my best…

What Makes The Perfect Travel Buddy?

We asked a few road-trippers and travel gurus whose had the experience of traveling with a plus one. You think your best friend or the friend’s friend’s friend that you met on Facebook may be qualified? Think again. While there is no guarantee that you’ll have the most epic trip, here are top 7 things…

JetBlue offering free flights to those affected by Orlando tragedy

This past weekend in Orlando, Florida, a gunman entered Pulse nightclub killing 49 people and wounding many more. It is the biggest mass shooting in U.S. history.   Due to the tragedy, JetBlue Airlines is offering free flights to and from Orlando to immediate family members and domestic partners of those injured or killed. The…

Passports for domestic flights UPDATE

A few months ago I posted a blog about how passports will be needed to board domestic flights. Well, there has been an update! These are the states that are non-compliant with the REAL ID Act and have not been granted an extension. Don’t worry; if you have an ID from one  of these non-compliant states, the Department…

Traveling during a Worldwide Travel Alert

Our thoughts and prayers are still with the friends and families of the 130 innocent people who lost their lives and the hundreds who were wounded in Paris, France. Hearing such horrific terrorist acts does discourage travelers to travel less. The fear that terrorists are trying to instill in all of us innocent people is crippling….

Travel Deal – Milan, Italy

Good news, fellow wanderlusts! Emirates has a great deal to Milan, Italy for as low as $550 USD per person. What’s the catch? You just have to book economy class for two people, which totals up to $1099 USD. This trip is a round-trip, non-stop flight from JFK airport. There is a 3 day minimum stay…

Passport for Domestic Flights

I’m sure your reaction was –” Wait… whatttt?” Here’s a little backstory for you. In some states and territories, proof of citizenship or residency is not needed to get a license. After 9/11 happened, Congress passed The REAL ID Act in 2005, making the government set standards for the issuance of forms of identification. This keeps federal agencies from accepting…

Destination: Newport, Rhode Island

My best friend and I are always looking for random adventures to go on, so we decided to take a day trip to Newport, Rhode Island. As soon as we got in to Newport we were starving for breakfast but as soon as we got to Benjamin’s Raw Bar, we just missed the breakfast menu by…

Travel Apps – GTFO

I mean the app, Get The Flight Out. If you’re a spontaneous traveler like myself, you will love this app! Plug in your home base airport and the app will find the best round trip flights out – domestic and international – for tonight and tomorrow morning. It’ll even direct you to the booking site so…

San Juan, Puerto Rico

I flew to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a destination wedding and stayed at El San Juan Resort & Casino which was where the wedding was held. As soon as I arrived, I hit up the pool, the beach, and Old San Juan. The architecture of the buildings were gorgeous and so colorful and the cobblestone roads gave it…