Downtown St. Louis, from Keiner plaza, with the old Courthouse in the background - photo by Timothy K Hamilton. Breweries in St. Louis

Brewery Wish List: Visit Three Breweries In St. Louis

When it comes to beer, there’s no shortage of American cities that offer great craft options. Cleveland, Portland, and San Francisco are some of the first that come to mind. And I can't forget my home city, New York City! These cities are…
Kokedama at Brooklyn Brainery: Make Your Own Living Moss Balls Class in New York City

DIY Kokedama at Brooklyn Brainery: Making A Herb Garden

Since my macrame plant hanger class, I've been thinking about starting an indoor herb garden. A windowsill full of fresh herbs would add a bit of greenery to my kitchen. I could also use the herbs to garnish cocktails and add unique…
Butter Lane Cupcakes: Cupcakes 101

Cupcakes 101: Yummy Cupcakes At Butter Lane Cupcakes

When it comes to baking, I'm a late bloomer. While most people learned how to bake when they were young, I baked my first cupcake last week. Ha! Even though I try to avoid the kitchen at all costs. I'm slowly warming up to the idea of cooking…
Swimming With Sea Turtles and Snorkeling With Calabaza Sailing Cruises

Barbados Shipwrecks & Swimming With Sea Turtles

Want to swim with sea turtles and spot shipwrecks? Then consider cruising the Caribbean Sea aboard a luxurious catamaran in Barbados. Feel like royalty as the crew pampers you with unlimited food and drink. Relax on a hammock or if you're feeling…
Bangerz & Mash at Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City by Brunch Theatre

Bangerz & Mash: 8 New Plays Made For NYC Millennials

When was the last time that you enjoyed a play? More importantly, when was the last time that you enjoyed a play as a New York City millennial? I'm talking about a play that you can relate to even if you were too embarrassed to admit it. Serving…
Caraibes Bonheur Hotel Review in Guadeloupe

A Tropical Guadeloupe Getaway at Caraibes Bonheur

Overlooking Guadeloupe's lush greenery and remote islands in the Caribbean Sea, Caraibes Bonheur is a tropical oasis in Basse-Terre. During my recent trip to Guadeloupe, I enjoyed my "holiday home" for five nights. Caraibes Hotel has twenty…
Weekend in Chicago: A Chicago Budget with Spending Costs

How Much Does A Trip To Chicago Cost?

Weekend trips are what I like to call "small doses of travel". Arriving Friday night and returning home on Sunday, Chicago is a great weekend destination if you're short on time. From free walking tours to casual strolls along the Chicago Riverwalk,…
Bermuda Budget Travel Guide and Spending Plan

Bermuda Budget: How Much Does A Trip to Bermuda Cost?

Less than two hours away from New York City (and many other cities on the East Coast), Bermuda is a convenient international beach getaway. Although it wasn't previously on my travel wish list, I stumbled on an irresistible flight deal late…
Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa Bermuda

A Luxurious Stay At Grotto Bay Beach Resort In Bermuda

For the past few months on my daily commute to work, I’ve been staring at picturesque advertisements of Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa. These dreamy ads of Bermuda's tropical pink sand beaches, turquoise waters and shady palm trees made…
Things to Do in Quito Ecuador and Quito Day Trips

Things To Do & Day Trips from Quito, Ecuador

For those who are thinking about visiting Ecuador, I say book your flights and start planning your trip. There are so many interesting things to do in Quito. Ecuador is an affordable destination to visit in South America and…
Chicen Itza Day Trip from Cancun

Exploring the Ancient Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza

Although I enjoyed relaxing on the beautiful beaches in Cancun, a day trip to the Chichen Itza was one of the most culturally enriching experiences I had during my short trip to Mexico. Chichen Itza is one of the largest Mayan cities in…
Reasons to Visit Barbados and Barbados Tourism

Reasons to Visit Barbados And Things I Love About The Island

A few months ago, I had a hard time imagining how I would spend a week vacationing in Barbados. Since I usually go on fast-paced shorter trips, I didn't know what to make of spending a week in the Caribbean. Would I get bored? Would I want…