Tag: travel

Cuba Day 6

I woke up early. Somehow, despite the roosters crowing at dawn again, I had managed to sleep through it this morning. However, I still needed to be up at 6:30 to have plenty of time before the taxi arrived. I rolled out of bed and got ready to go, then asked Susana to turn on […]

Cuba Day 5

Ahhhhhh beach day. I woke up early to the sound of the roosters at 5:10 in the morning. They didn’t let up until 8a. It was insanity. I lounged in bed on my phone until it was time for breakfast at 8:15. Having Internet in bed was such a luxury, I honestly could’ve laid there […]

Cuba Day 4

I woke up and laid in bed reading for a bit. Then, I went off in search of a Cadeca (money exchange). I went the wrong way, several blocks. Then I asked 3 different people, and finally found the cadeca. It was very close to my Airbnb! I exchanged more of my money, and then […]

Cuba Day 3

I woke up late, around 9:30, on my second morning in Cuba. I spent awhile lounging in bed, reading on my Kindle, and letting my poor, aching, foot rest. At around 10:30, I emerged from my room and asked my hosts if it would be relatively easy to find a taxi in front of the […]

Cuba Day 2

Oh what a day! I woke up bright and early because my Airbnb host wanted to make sure that I was OK before she left for work for the day! I figured I’d start my day instead of sleeping for another hour as intended. I read a bit on my Kindle, then got ready for […]

Cuba Day 1

I arrived at O’Hare International Airport by 10:50a.m., driven by my mom. I didn’t mind being so early to my 1:30p.m. flight because I was flying out of Terminal 3, American Airlines. Why is this a perk? As an authorized user on a AAdvantage credit card, I’m able to get into the Admirals Club, American’s […]

Cologne + Marburg, Germany

I closed out my European adventure by visiting the German cities of Cologne (Köln) and Marburg. I woke up relatively early and hit the road for Cologne. I was able to get there without incident (which was, as you know if you’ve read my other blog posts, a miracle in and of itself). Because I’d […]

Copper Falls State Park, WI

One of the first things I wrote about when I started my blog was about my trip up north last summer. I then became embroiled in writing about all these other things, and I totally forgot that I hadn’t written about my trip to Copper Falls State Park, in Northern Wisconsin. I chose to not […]

How I Find Cheap Flights

One of the questions that almost everyone asks me is, “How do you find such cheap flights?!” I found and booked both of my European flights for around $300, I did Florida for $95 round trip. I booked a ticket from Chicago to Cebu, in the Philippines for $420 round trip. And those are just […]


Heidelberg… Oh boy. This was an adventure! Despite the nightmarish morning that was my arrival in Heidelberg, I think it may be one of my favorite places that I visited! I was excited to visit Heidelberg, as all the images I had seen of it looked beautiful! I found a photographer through Airbnb experiences (which […]