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Is Trinidad Worth Visiting?

Before we went to Cuba, we had heard mixed reviews of Trinidad. Yes, it's beautiful and the pictures will attest to that. However...is it really worth the visit when there are other "more authentic" cities that beg to be visited? Trinidad lies a couple hours south of Havana on the glittering Caribbean coastline. Most people (including me before I went) recognize this city for its beautiful but crumbling yellow bell tower that graces the cityscape, but there is truly much more hidden in the streets of Trinidad. The colonial city just renovated much of their historic city square in preparation ...
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Discovering Havana, Cuba

When we first landed in Havana, we didn’t quite know what to expect. I mean the old cars, the colonial buildings and what we had seen in pictures, we knew...but we had no idea what it would actually be like. The people, the sights, the sounds, the food we were so curious about, that we couldn’t wait to start discovering Havana, Cuba for what it really was. For starters, Havana, Cuba is divided into three basic neighborhoods: Habana Vieja (Old Havana), Centro Habana, and Vedado. Each has their own distinct personality, each is worth your time, and each is full ...
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Impressions of Cuba

Old cars, cigars, mojitos, and brightly colored colonial buildings. The crumbling streets  full of life, bustling cafeterias that everyone converges on for breakfast and lunch, or the sound of pick up soccer games outside your window. Cuba is utterly indescribable. The country is wholly bewildering, insanely gorgeous, and completely captivating. The Cuban people have taken us into their homes, showed us amazing hospitality, and offered a semi-snippet into Cuban culture. It’s been hard for us to internalize Cuban way of life. On one hand, you have the new influx of tourism and private enterprises that are completely changing people’s lives ...
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7 Best North Carolina Waterfalls

Western North Carolina can also be described as the "Land of Waterfalls," due to the 250+ waterfalls that grace it's landscape. We're huge waterfall chasers, and we spend most of our free time plotting our next waterfall adventure. Lucky for us, there's plenty to choose from. Here's a list of the 7 best North Carolina waterfalls. 1. Looking Glass Falls This easily accessible waterfall is located in the Pisgah National Forest outside of Brevard. And by easily accessible,  it's right off the side off the road! This makes it the perfect place for picnics, families, and summer time hanging out. The ...
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Guide to Visiting the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is full of wonderful things to do, but if you’re in the area and miss out on going to the Biltmore Estate... you’re not doing it right. It was my first time visiting the Biltmore Estate. While Cazzie has been before, it was his first time in quite awhile. We planned on spending a couple of hours there during the day and then head camping later at night, but ended up throwing all our other plans away to stay longer. And it was well worth it! If anyone says that the United States doesn’t have royalty, this estate stands ...
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Chicago Walking Tour

Last weekend, we headed back to my old stomping grounds to celebrate our engagement with my family. For those of you who don’t know, I’m originally from outside the magnificent city of Chicago. While I will always treasure my time there, ultimately the winters were too harsh and I was forced to flee to warmer weather. Chicago in the summer is truly magical. After the long, freezing cold winter, the people of Chicago come out of hibernation and celebrate the three good months of the year...and they know how to celebrate. While the actual city of Chicago is huge, their ...
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