6 Misconceptions Americans Have About Cuba

As many of you know, I spent a month living and studying Havana, Cuba this summer. Of course, this doesn’t make me an expert on Cuba or Cubans, but I have noticed several misconceptions that many Americans seem to have about Cuba (some of which I had before I went there as well) which I’d like to clear up! If you’re planning a trip to … Continue reading 6 Misconceptions Americans Have About Cuba

8 Reasons Every World Traveler Should Learn Spanish

There are about a million reasons to learn a second language–it’s a resume builder, it improves your understanding of your own language and linguistics, you can look at things through the lens of another culture or perspective, etc.–but I think it’s best summed up in one of my favorite quotes. There’s a French proverb that says “a man who knows two languages is worth two … Continue reading 8 Reasons Every World Traveler Should Learn Spanish

14 Quotes to Inspire You to Take a Hike this Fall

Autumn is a great time for hikes–the beautiful fall colors, the crisp air… Recently we’ve been visiting some state parks and such around to get out of the house and walk our dog. To inspire you to take a nice fall hike of your own before the snow falls, I’ve compiled this list of 14 quotes from poets, authors, travelers, and others!   An early morning … Continue reading 14 Quotes to Inspire You to Take a Hike this Fall