Dear Montmartre

Montmartre is a picturesque neighborhood in Paris–sitting atop The hill in Paris. It has often been featured in films for its charm and old-school, iconic Parisian feel. Montmartre is also the home of the Sacré-Coeur basilica–one of many iconic scenes in Paris with a bit of a sad back-story. See, the basilica was originally built […]

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Madrid Misses

While I gave myself an entire eight days in Madrid, I still did not get to see/do everything I wanted. Some things I did not get to do because the facility was closed–like visiting the Palacio de Cristal and renting a paddle-boat at Parque del Buen Retiro. The park was closed during my time in […]

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(sort of) Abandoned Treasure

While in Paris, I visited Sainte Chapelle–a deconsecrated Catholic church that was originally built to house Louis XIV’s collection of religious Passion relics. While this place felt very sad (perhaps because it has been empty for so long), the beautiful stained glass work was breathtaking. The structure does show age and decay, despite it being […]

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The Market That Takes the Win

Meet El Mercado de San Miguel–where the drink-while-you-shop game is taken up several levels. Mercado San Miguel is a (sort of) recently renovated, covered market where you can shop for anything from cold cuts to seafood to fruit and nuts, fritters, desserts… and of course, have drinks and tapas while you’re at it too! The […]

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Madrid Everywhere You Look

I will keep this short and sweet: Madrid is a very walkable city and I set out to photograph as much of it as I could. Here are some of the best street shots I captured around the city. No big monuments here, expect for Plaza Mayor–those will come later! Most photos were taken as […]

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The Running of the… Food?

Leave it to me to pick a travel destination that is known for its great seafood dishes when I have a shellfish allergy (great). Fear not, however, for I have not gone without food (of course not, this is Spain and there is no such thing here)! I have been “running away” from places that […]

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Live from Madrid!

¡Hola! We are back for another round of the “Live from…” series. This time, I am reporting from Madrid, Spain! Stick around to see what I discover over the next week–from tapas to museums, to awesome parks (I already spotted one for my runs), beautiful architecture, and more! Have recommendations? Send them my way. This […]

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Helping Out is Always in Style

My beloved island of Puerto Rico is in need of so much help in the aftermath of hurricane Maria. Here I share a few of the ways in which you can help the island, my friends and my family.

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