Exploring Ica, Peru: Paracas, the Ballesta Islands, and Huacachina

While I was planning my trip to Peru, I happened to recall a photo I had seen on a friend’s instagram years ago from Paracas. The reason this stood out to me was because of the fantastic desert landscape. After a couple quick searched, I realized this was actually a very feasible day trip from [...]

Exploring the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru

When traveling to Lima, one thing that came as a surprise to me during the planning process was how many different ‘districts’ Lima has. During my trip I spent two days in the Miraflores area and then two days staying in the Historic center. However, there are several other areas that I could have just [...]

24 Hours in Bogota, Colombia

Bogota was my first stop on my mini South American adventure. As I mentioned in previous posts, Bogota wasn’t initially my intention this trip. I’ve certainly wanted to go to Bogota, however, with this trip, it was simply just a way for me to maximize my travel time. I did not expect to fall in [...]

How I successfully planned a Spontaneous Long Weekend to South America

My trip to trip to South America was extremely spontaneous. Almost a month ago now I kind of randomly ended up having five days in a row off instead of just the weekend like I initially requested. In addition, the way my schedule worked out made it so I basically had six days in a [...]

Work Chronicles: Kindness Matters

Happy 2019!! So a new thing I think I’m going to start writing about more are certain scenarios that happen at work. In October I started working at the front desk of a local Homewood Suites by Hilton and almost everyday encounter different situations that leave me thinking longer than after the moment ends. The [...]