TRAVEL

    Havana, Cuba

    January 19, 2017

    First things first, Havana‘s absolutely beautiful. Probably one of the most gorgeous cities I’ve ever seen and like nowhere else I’ve ever been to before. The architecture and colors are mind-boggling, yet it is contrasted with sadness and economic downfall. It is very apparent that the years after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the city, and Cuba in general, have suffered decades of economic deterioration. Havana is real and authentic. Pre-Cold War military squares, 16th-century colonial palaces, 1950’s American cars, and ration shops paint Havana a beautiful city frozen in time.

    (photo/Bharath Mohan)

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  • TRAVEL

    Mexico City pt. 1

    The first month of the Remote Year experience begins in Mexico City. Mexico City or CDMX is the 5th largest city in the world, only outnumbered by Tokyo, NYC, Sao Paulo, and Seoul. I…

    January 11, 2017
  • LIFESTYLE

    Travel Essentials

    Traveling can be stressful and overwhelming at times. From the long lines to crowded spaces with unfiltered air, it can take a toll on your mental health and overall well-being. It is always best…

    January 10, 2017
  • TRAVEL

    Remote Year

    Meraki is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be. With…

    December 31, 2016
  • LIFESTYLE

    Fish Tacos

    Chrissy Teigen’s Skillet-Charred Fish Tacos Fish tacos are my favorite! And these from Chrissy Teigen’s new #CravingsCookbook did NOT disappoint. I love the spices and fresh vegetables. Plus these are super easy to assemble…

    December 30, 2016
  • LIFESTYLE

    Turmeric

    The bright orange spicy root featured in Indian and Thai curries, turmeric has been trending for thousands of years thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. In traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine,…

    November 21, 2016
  • DESIGN

    Clogs

    The clog is a mysterious piece of fashion history. According to Wikipedia, the exact origins of the clog are unknown, but some of the oldest surviving wooden footwear in Europe dates all the way…

    November 1, 2016
  • TRAVEL

    Portland, Maine

    Portland, Maine had never been on my radar of places to visit until it came highly recommended from a close friend when she visited last year. Being from the Midwest, I always crave the crisp…

    October 29, 2016
  • TRAVEL

    Santa Barbara Wine Country

    Santa Barbara wine country is quite literally Sideways. The movie title hints at the unique geography of Santa Barbara wine country. It is the longest transverse valley (East to West) found on the western Pacific…

    September 9, 2016
  • TRAVEL

    Durango

    “The Mountains Are Calling, and I Must Go…” –John Muir And thus, I booked a trip to Durango for some fresh air and adventurous mountain vibes. Located in southwest Colorado, Durango was founded in 1880 by…

    July 7, 2016