Recents Posts

North America / 15.10.2019

Mazatlan, a town that evokes ideas of tequila-fueled spring break with its glory days, has been on my travel radar for some time. Having lived so close to the Mexican border, it was just another beach town that I was excited to explore for myself. Mazatlan is, in fact, much more than a resort town. Mazatlan is a real city, with a picturesque and historic old town. Of course, the beaches are also lovely, certainly worthy of a beach destination.    Being able to fly domestically (from Tijuana) makes flying...

The Middle East / 04.10.2019

Being on the lookout for a great airfare to somewhere new, I was ecstatic after getting a notification of an inexpensive flight alert to South Africa from Philadelphia on Qatar Airways. It felt a bit like fate, especially after just talking at length to my close friend who had been raving about South Africa.  As part of the offer, it allowed a free stopover in Doha, Qatar (Qatar Airways hub, naturally) with seemingly no limitations on layover length. I decided to stay 3 nights and enjoy some beach time...

Activities, Resources / 26.09.2019

One of the struggles I’ve had while traveling is maintaining proper wellness and balance. For me, experiencing (and overindulging) on the food and beverage of the place I’m visiting is the highlight of my trip, and my fitness goals usually aren’t at the front of my mind. Fortunately, there are many ways to experience a destination while staying active. For me, the best way to see a new city requires nothing more than a good pair of sneakers. Going on a run is one of my favorite ways to experience...