Maximizing 10 Phenomenal Days in Africa: A 15-Hour Layover in Casablanca, Morocco

Never did I dream that I’d visit Morocco in 2022. Frankly, I’ve never had anywhere in the country other than Marrakesh that I wanted to tour. Of course, when the opportunity presented itself to have a 15-hour layover in Casablanca, I couldn’t resist. As I mentioned in my Egypt Itinerary, I scheduled my birthday travels with layovers to maximize the ten days in North Africa and East Asia. Not only did this journey allow me to cross another country off my list, but it also provided a chance to practice my French in a native environment. This alone allowed Morocco to cross off two of my 2022 Travel Resolutions.

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A Short Series: Returning Home for One Amazing Week – St. Lucia, Eastern Caribbean

I started 2022 strong. In the first month of the year, I was able to take two vacations back to back. Before we get into it, I know I just completed my St. Lucia series not too long ago for my trip there in 2021. In January, I rushed back, thinking my sister would begin college and move abroad later that month. This trip was meant to give us a chance to enjoy touristy things around the island together that we have not. Though her start date was postponed to the upcoming semester, this trip was not made in vain. There is not much I enjoy more than spending time with my loved ones and being home.

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A Short Series: 4 Day Trip to Dallas Fort Worth

I began the year strong, targeting one of my travel resolutions for 2022. I visited a new state, Texas. Dallas Fort Worth. A brief four-day trip to attend the wedding of a family friend. Yes, yet another wedding. There was little time to do much else as this was our sole objective for this quick trip. Because of this, I won’t be doing my typical travel itinerary. I’ve selected one restaurant to review and one experience that I’ll be diving into below, everything in one post.

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St. Lucia Series: An Adventurous Afternoon of ATV’ing with Island ATV

Okay, I know. This post is long overdue. I have yet to complete my St. Lucia series from my 2021 trip, and I have already been home for 2022 as I am writing this. However! This is the last post to complete the itinerary. As usual, my blog has taken a back burner to my studies. Let me squeeze this in before we head to mid-April.

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St. Lucia Series: A Peaceful Horseback Riding Day Trip to the South of the Island

At this point, I need another hand to count on my fingers the number of times that I have been horseback riding in St. Lucia. Time and time again, I’ve shared this romantic activity with none other than my sisters and other family members. I must say, however, that this time around had the most scenic view.

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St. Lucia Series: An Exhilarating Afternoon of Jet Skiing on Reduit Beach

There is a fine line between traveling while ensuring that the local inhabitants and companies profit from your visit and permitting the same population to take advantage of you. I have never had this experience with any other excursion on the island. Not this year, not ever. Nevertheless, I am mindful that visitors often struggle with this. Not exclusive to this island but with leisure travel in and of itself. To accurately depict the afternoon, I must distinguish the experience with the business partners from the adventure I had on the water. While I have good recollections of the time with my sisters, I do not have a single positive on the organizational side of the excursion.

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St. Lucia Series: A Hot Day Trip to the World’s Only Walk-In Volcano

St. Lucia is best known for a handful of natural wonders, from the twin peaks, crystal blue waters, naturally heated falls, and of course, the world’s only walk-in volcano. Located in the south of the island is the Sulfur Springs, a derivative of the dormant volcano. Comprised of several hot springs, St. Lucia offers the only mud bath in the West Indies.

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A Memorable Monkey Sanctuary Day Trip to Puerto Barillas

First and foremost, welcome to the final blog post of my El Salvador series! If you have read all of my #INElSalvador posts, we did it, Joe. I decided that it was only appropriate to end this series with the highlight of the trip, the monkey sanctuary. This encounter has become one of my top 3 travel experiences. Of course, I have seen monkeys on various occasions, but never like this. Never so close. And never so, free. Let’s rewind.

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Bucket List Things: 12 AM Swimming on a Private Beach in Teotepeque

The sea, the ocean, extensive bodies of water, they’re breathtaking sites but terrifying. Though it may appear as if I’m continuously doing some water-related activity, the reality is, I’m incredibly dreadful of massive bodies of water. The fact that the majority of water is undiscovered, the strength of the current, and combine that with me being unable to swim? It’s a recipe for disaster. But, I’m that individual who attempts everything once. At least.

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