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Shocking images from daily life in Venezuela

Venezuela is in crisis. Regardless of who you support, and what news channel you tune in to, the photos that you are about to see will make you think. This cannot continue! On a flight from Cartagena to Panama City last year, I sat right next to a graphic designer from Caracas, who was then […]

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Why you should attend Chicago Travel and Adventure Show

It takes place this weekend!! You read that right. January 12 and 13, 2019, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. This will be my second year covering the event and I’m beyond excited. If you like to travel, or have been thinking about going somewhere in the US or to a different […]

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Hassle-free, superfast, Indian e-Visa without leaving the house

India simplified its visa process a few years ago, and it has already gone thru some major changes. US citizens, citizens from the EU and a few other countries can now apply for short-term Indian visas online. If you are going to India for a period of 60 days or less, you can visit their […]

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San Basilio de Palenque: Celebrating African heritage since 1691

Colombia is one of the most ethnically diverse nations. Its people, traditions and colors are a unique blend of: South America, Africa and the Carribean. One of the most notable pieces of Colombia’s history is seen on the streets of Cartagena; the iconic colorfully dressed women selling exotic fruits, often posing for pictures with tourists […]

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Between slums and skyscrapers, Cartagena’s hidden secret lives on

Fifteen years ago, an article on Colombia would not inspire you to travel there. Back then, drug violence, murder and fear plagued the streets almost everywhere in the country. Back then, if a Colombian could, he left the country for a better life elsewhere. Even if that meant starting life all over again. Colombia’s image […]

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Day trip by Golden Tours from Paris to London – A review

A couple of months ago, I was in Paris for a few days. This was my 5th trip to Paris and I wanted to test out a travel package that is becoming increasing popular among non-EU tourists: day trip to London from Paris. Now, driving from Paris to the British capital would take you about […]

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Fort Wayne’s food scene alone makes it a Must-Visit

Over the years, I’ve known many people originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, who currently live in Chicago. Some of them have become good friends. However, I had never been to Fort Wayne prior to my #VisitFortWayne press trip last month. In all honesty, and unfortunately, Indiana is often negatively represented by most mainstream media outlets. […]

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Why everyone should attend Special Olympics

The 50th anniversary of Special Olympics was held in Chicago last week and it was my first time attending the event. Initially, I wanted to write about the events that took place there, but my yesterday’s visit at Soldier Field to participate in the Global Day of Inclusion festivities changed my mind. As some of […]

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Chicago WINGFEST 2018 and why it was worth the visit

A few weeks ago, for the first time,, I attended the Chicago WingFest.  There were beers, unlimited delicious wings and cool music that gets you dancing! Produced by Lodge Management Group, the event was hosted at the UIC pavilion. Over 30 restaurants, mostly from the Chicago area, showcased and served their best-sellers and unique flavored […]

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Guanajuato City: Mexico’s hidden beauty

Mexico, as most of you know, has much more to offer than world-class white sand beaches, delicious tacos and margaritas! – Last week, I had the pleasure to visit one of Mexico’s most beautiful and picturesque cities: Guanajuato. Guanajuato means “mouth of the frog” and is the capital of the Mexican state with the same […]

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