24 Hours in Iceland

[Weekend Trip Series] Last weekend my friend and I traveled to Iceland. What was once a mysterious land to most has in the last few years come and gone as the most popular summer destination. In large thanks to the 2010 Volcanic Eruption and the country’s near-bankruptcy help put it on the map and made…

Weekend in Buenos Aires, Argentina

[Weekend Trip Series] In mid-July I spent a weekend in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Flights to South America allow for a good weekend getaway to any major city as most flights are red-eyes, allowing you to fly out on a Friday night, get there Saturday morning, and leave Sunday night in time to return to work…

24 Hours in Sintra/Lisbon, Portugal

[Weekend Trip Series] The second half of my 4th of July weekend was spent in Lisbon and Sintra, Portugal. I flew TAP Portugal from Dakar, Senegal to Lisbon, a short 3.5 hours flight. Lisbon has been on my radar for the last year and it seems it has been on everyone’s radar as of recent….

Weekend in Dakar, Senegal

[Weekend Trip Series] The first half of my 4th of July weekend this summer was spent in Dakar, Senegal. The Western most country and city on the African Continent. It is also one of the few, if not only, African nations that has not seen a coups in post-colonial times. What makes it even more…

Weekend in Lucerne (Luzern), Switzerland

[Weekend Trip Series] Over Memorial Day weekend my friends and I took advantage of the three-day weekend and ventured off to somewhere in Europe. We ended up in Lucerne (Luzern), Switzerland, a short 1 hour train ride south of Zurich on the beautiful lake Luzern. (The featured image on this post if of the Reuss…

Weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

[Weekend Trip Series] Two weekends ago, I visited Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was my first time in Rio and in Brazil. For many countries a visa is required to visit Brazil, a requirement that was waived during the Olympics. For U.S. Citizens the hefty visa fee pays off as the visa lasts ten years,…

48 Hours in Cartagena, Colombia

[Weekend Trip Series] The second part of my trip to Colombia this past week after spending a full day in Bogota was spending 2 nights and 2.5 days in Cartagena. Cartagena is a city on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia, it has a modern part but its main attraction and where most people stay…

24 Hours in Bogota, Colombia

[Weekend Trip Series] I just returned from a wonderful trip in Colombia. I joined some family members who were traveling through the region. I spent a full day in the capital city of Bogota and then 2.5 days in the Caribbean colonial city of Cartagena on the Northern coast of the country. Colombia is a…

Carnaval Weekend in Aruba

[Weekend Trip Series] On the last weekend of February I headed down to the Caribbean island nation of Aruba. We didnt know it until we arrived, but that weekend also happened to be the finale of weeks of Carnaval celebrations culminating in the largest Carnaval parade in downtown on Sunday (sadly, the day we were…

Review: Balwoo Gongyang Restaurant, Korean Temple Cuisine

I watched Netflix’s Chef’s Table season 3 Episode right when the season premiered and was immediately inspired by Chef Jeong Kwan, a buddhist nun from the Chunjinam Hermitage at the Baekyangsa Temple, South Korea. She probably came into the American spotlight when Chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin in NYC invited her to cook at…

Long Weekend in Seoul, South Korea

[Weekend Trip Series] Over President’s Day Weekend in February I took a few extra days off and headed to Seoul, South Korea. I had never been into Seoul itself, having only transited through the rather impressive Incheon Airport once. Over all I enjoyed Seoul more than I thought I would. I love Korean food and…

24 Hours in Paris, France

[Weekend Trip Series] In January I spent a very nice weekend in Paris, France. Simply put, Paris is magical and beautiful. This was my first time in both Paris and France. I went with rather low expectations. Here is why: Despite having always wanted to go to Paris and France, I part of me in…