My Top 12 Newbie Moments Surviving New York

Guess what? I moved to New York!  I know! I can't believe it either. I explain why and how in this video. Moving to New York made me quickly realize, one thing. Deep deep down at the pit of my heart... I am a country mouse. It was hard to admit it, especially as I'm [...]

2019-06-22T08:55:23-05:00June 17th, 2019|NORTH AMERICA|3 Comments

Budget Friendly San Francisco Itinerary for 4 days

San Francisco is a stunning and colorful city full of culture, music, and technology. It is a city a lot of people wish to visit and many hope to live in. However, San Francisco isn't the kindest city for your pockets. It is the second most expensive city in the United States. This poses the [...]

2018-07-11T15:40:13-05:00July 10th, 2018|Travel|16 Comments

Interesting facts on Mali with Magnus

Mali? Where is that? Is it in Africa? ooh do they have safaris? What type of animals do they have there? For many, Mali, the country, its culture, its music and history is unknown. When I hear the of the country Mali, I go back to memory lane when my Dad will tell my siblings [...]

2018-06-26T21:10:52-05:00June 25th, 2018|AFRICA, HGT Explorers|0 Comments

What’s So Special about a New Orleans Style House?

What comes to mind when you think of a New Orleans style house? How do they look like?  New Orleans is one of the most unique cities in the United States. Its uniqueness comes from the diverse cultures that influence the city. You can see this diversity in New Orleans food, attire, music, streets and [...]

2019-07-12T06:17:34-05:00April 10th, 2018|Louisiana|5 Comments

Budget friendly things to do in Toledo, Spain

Toledo is one the cities in Spain that I had to visit for many reasons.  I grew up in Toledo, OH and I was curious to know how life was like in the sister city. Another reason was to relearn history out of the classroom. My Spanish professor talked a lot about Toledo during our [...]

2018-02-21T14:18:40-05:00December 1st, 2017|Spain|6 Comments

Valencia Itinerary filled with Paella, Fallas, and History

In March 2016, I spent about 18 hours in Valencia for the annual Fallas Celebration.  This is a week-long event whereby massive caricatures of politicians, celebrities, cartoons, and other popular figure effigies are being paraded around the city. I recommend you to experience this moment once in your life. There is a huge emphasis on once! If [...]

2018-11-17T20:42:02-05:00October 26th, 2017|Spain|5 Comments

12 Reasons why you should go on a vacation to Spain

I lived in Spain for 2 years, living there was one of the craziest yet fondest memories of my life. Whenever people ask me where they should visit I quickly blurt out " Go on a vacation to Spain!" Here are 12 reasons why.    Rich History Spain is a country that has diverse history [...]

2018-10-17T22:08:39-05:00August 17th, 2017|Spain|20 Comments

The in-depth history of Moors in Spain

If there's one lesson I've learned from all my travels is that you should know the history of your upcoming destination.  I can hear some of you say "omg, History is so boring". I was just like that till I started solo traveling and seeing beautiful landmarks without knowing the stories behind them. Looking at these [...]

2018-03-30T20:54:06-05:00August 15th, 2017|Spain|3 Comments

7 Madrid Hidden Gems you Should Know!

Having the opportunity to live in Madrid's center allowed me to take long and short spontaneous walks around the vibrant city. This lead to me discovering some hidden gems Madrid had to offer.  Here are some the non-touristy activities to check out below: Madrid Hidden Gems 1: La Tabacalera Address: 28012, Calle de Embajadores, 53, 28012 [...]

2018-11-08T17:40:07-05:00July 20th, 2017|Spain|13 Comments