The Biggest Beehive You Ever Did See & A Tea House in the Mountains Supplied by Helicopter

Last week, I shared a few photos from my walk around the Lake Louise Lakefront Trail in Banff. Just above those turquoise waters are many more hikes and sights, including the Beehive and Lake Agnes. The Beehive, pictured below, was named by J. Willoughby Astley in 1890, for obvious reasons. The lake directly below the…

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Banff is one BAMF’in National Park

As I mentioned in my last post, it’s time to say goodbye to this pair of Nike Zooms. Sadly, I blew out a sole while hiking. However, they took one hell of a victory lap. In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be sharing a Canadian adventure in Banff–one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever laid…

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My First Sneakers of 2020

For my birthday a few weeks back, my husband bought me these beautiful Nike Air Max 97s. It’s the first pair of shoes I’ve gotten in 2020. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ll be sticking to a new set of sneaker guidelines: The Six Commandments. It’s all a part of my journey to…

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how to be a relatively bad sneakerhead

If you want to be a terrible sneakerhead like me, then follow these 6 simple sneaker commandments.

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Just Don’t Do It

My dad and his family fled Cuba in 1961. Their lives were in immediate danger. They escaped to the United States–a feat many Cubans have staked their lives on for decades, past and present. The journey was a dangerous one–full of intrigue that could have ended disastrously. But along the way, people stood up for my family–advocated…

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Tulum, Mexico: not the kind of story we need right now

The Maya civilization was incredibly advanced. We all learned about their refined alphabet and cutting edge knowledge of astronomy and mathematics as kids in school. Well, I visited the ruins of Tulum over New Years, and was struck by how much I didn’t know. They were master traders and incredible artists. Politics and urban lifestyles…

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An Artistic Celebration of 50 Days in Quarantine

I’m sharing this post in honor of my 50th day of quarantine. Yes, we’ve all heard it a million times already–these are strange, historic, and difficult times. Although we’re all struggling on different levels, it’s always good to be thankful for who and what you have. I’m so grateful that my family is happy and…

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I blew all my SPG points at this hotel on a Greek Island, and it was worth it.

If you’re daydreaming about what vacation you’ll take once the quarantine is over, I found the perfect hotel for you. Mystique, in the impossibly beautiful neighborhood of Oia in Santorini, seems too good to be true. I assure you, it’s a real place and not the stuff of fairy tale. We booked our stay during…

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Explore an Ancient Seaport From Home During the Quarantine

Oia in Santorini nowadays is known for its sunset views. However, this settlement in the northern hilltops dates back to the early 1200s. It served as one of the city’s major seaports for trading and travel. One of their major exports was wine, which remains the case to this day. In fact, they’ve been producing…

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A Digital Escape to a Beautiful Island on the Aegean Sea, Imerovigli in Santorini

During the quarantine, I’m doing my best to dig through my archives and work on fresh images. Last week, I took you on a virtual tour through Athens. In the next few posts, I’ll be showing you around Santorini. If you aren’t familiar with it, you’re in for some visual excitement! This little island is about…

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