Weekend in Panama City, Panama

[Weekend Trip Series] I just returned from a nice, albiet short, weekend trip to Panama City, Panama. I had never been to Panama before but in 2011 when I sailed with Semester at Sea, our voyage crossed the Panama Canal, and it was a surreal once-in-a-lifetime experience. This time I got a chance to explore…

Weekend in Amsterdam, Netherlands

[Weekend trip series] Last weekend my mom and I ventured off to Amsterdam, Netherlands for the weekend. It was the first time for the both of us and I was quite excited despite the rainy and slightly windy weather that greeted us and stayed with us. Amsterdam is a very charming and sophisticated city. Being…

24 Hours in Rome, Italy/ Vatican City

[Weekend Trip Series] After my quick stay in Budapest, Hungary over Labor Day Weekend, my friend and I returned to our European gateway city of Rome to do some exploring in our last span of time. Because it was the two of us and we were short on time we decided to take a taxi…

24 Hours in Budapest, Hungary

[Weekend Trip Series] Over Labor Day Weekend 2017 my friend and I headed out to Europe. Our first stop on our whirlwind tour was Budapest Hungary. We flew Atlanta to Rome then onwards to Budapest. Budapest is a beautiful city that sits on the Danube River in the landlocked Eastern European nation of Hungary. The…

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…