Ultimate San Juan Guide – Where to Stay, What to Do, and What to Wear

San Juan, Puerto Rico is a beautiful city that has so much to offer – from historic Spanish architecture to gorgeous beaches and delicious Caribbean food, it’s the ultimate destination for U.S. and world travelers. Below is a round-up of where to stay, what to do and of course what to wear on your next … Continue Reading

What to Do in San Juan, Puerto Rico: Part 2 – Condado Beach

– Explore: Condado Beach and Surrounding Area –  Condado Beach is an upscale oceanfront neighborhood in San Juan. It’s main draw is the beach that is located just blocks from the vibrant area surrounding it. Overlooking numerous high-rise hotels and condos, the juxtaposition of white sand and turquoise water with the high-rise hotels and condos … Continue Reading

Where to Stay in San Juan, Puerto Rico: Part 2 – O:LV Boutique Hotel

On our drive from the West Coast to Vieques, we just had to stop in San Juan again. This time we stayed 2 nights at the amazing O:VL Fifty Five Hotel situated right on the Condado Lagoon. An adult-only property with old Hollywood glamour, amazing amenities, attentive staff and a rooftop with a bar, pool, … Continue Reading

What to Do in San Juan, Puerto Rico: Part 1 – Old San Juan

Perhaps the most popular and recognizable San Juan neighborhood is Viejo San Juan or Old San Juan. Peppered with shops, museums, open-air cafés, and it’s colorful buildings, Old San Juan is a must visit place to anyone traveling to Puerto Rico. – Explore: Walk the Colorful Streets of Viejo San Juan – Narrow streets and … Continue Reading

Where to Stay in San Juan, Puerto Rico: Part 1 – Casa Sevilla

Our first stay in San Juan was at a lovely B&B “Casa Sevilla“, a restored seven-room Hispanic house built in early 1920s. While an entire house can be booked for a large group, they also offer separate bookings for one of 2 studio apartments which is where we stayed. Located in the heart of the … Continue Reading

My Travel Skincare Routine Essentials – Video + Products

|| My Travel Skincare Routine Essentials || Traveling can take a toll on your skin and one thing I made a point not to neglect while in PR is my skincare routine. Although my routine was not as extensive as it usually is when I’m home, I brought my favorite go-to products that I knew … Continue Reading

My Visit to the Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C.

There are experiences in our lives that stick with us for a long time after they pass. This was the case with me on a cloudy spring day in Washington, D.C. some 2 years ago. Me and Maxim were visiting the beautiful cherry blossoms and decided to visit the new Museum of African American History … Continue Reading

5 Weekend Getaways from NYC to Relax and Recharge this Summer

Hunter, NY Hiking paradise. When here, make sure to visit Hunter Mountain, Artists Rock and Sunset Rock, and Kaaterskill waterfalls. Woodstock, NY Another beautiful town in the Catskills. Make sure to hike up Overlook mountain trail for a gorgeous view of the Hudson Valley below. Lake George, NY In addition to hiking in the Adirondack wilderness, … Continue Reading

One Hidden Beach in New York to Visit this Summer (<2 Hours Away)

We finally got that summer feeling after going to the beach  this weekend ?⁣⁣⁣⁣We didn’t want to take public transit to get there so we packed light and jumped on our bikes for a 1.5-hour ride to this hidden beach in New York – Fort Tilden Beach which is an extension of Rockaway beach. It wasn’t … Continue Reading

Best Summer Bike Rides in Brooklyn and Queens (and one in Manhattan!) + 6 Bikes to do it in Style

This post was originally published on March 28th, 2020. I wish I was writing this article under different circumstances. As the weather gets warmer , I always start to look forward to biking season – when I can jump on my trusty iron horse, load Pluto into the basket and go out there and start … Continue Reading