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Taking A Moment To Think About Life

Earlier today my friend Juan Camilo and I had the chance to reflect on the reason behind our crazy and adventurous lifestyles. Our lifestyles are very similar, there’s no denying it. We both travel the world, seek adventure and learning is our passion and ultimate goal. But why are we this way? Why not just settle in one place, raise a family and be just like other people in today’s society? Here’s why. Looking back, I can say with complete confidence that the moment one of our closest friend past away changed my life forever. Without notice, she was gone in one blink. As traumatic and sad this tragic event affected our lives, I’ve come to realize that this is what changed my perspective towards living everyday like it’s the last one. One day my friend was alive, and the next one she was gone. This eye-opening experience taught me (the hard way) that no one has their life guaranteed. Yes, we all want to grow old and live a long life. Maybe that’s what …

From Little Havana to Havana, Cuba

(DISCLAIMER: To all my Cuban-Americans friends, this is not a political post and has nothing to do with my personal opinion regarding the revolution and its history. This post just narrates what I saw, did and listened from locals during my short-visit to Cuba) Introduction Over the past six years, I’ve heard multiple stories of Cuba from my Cuban-Americans friends living in Miami. Each story, whether positive or negative, is what triggered my curiosity. I always wanted to see with my own eyes how locals live in the present. I once heard: “Cuba was the Paris of the Caribbean”, and from my experience I 100% agree with this statement. Havana is as beautiful as any major city in Europe! The revolution indeed changed a lot and it’s sad to see how locals live with some sort of “limitation” in life. In Cuba, you can dream big but your dreams will most likely be shattered. To make a difference in this world, you must find a way to get yourself out the island. If not, you …

Spontaneous Trip To The Niagara Falls

If I had to choose a single word to describe myself, it would be “Impulsive”. When I realized we could visit all the Toronto attractions AND the Niagara Falls during our short visit I said, “Lets do it!” The most exciting thing about this adventure is that it wasn’t planned at all. You see, I was prepared to explore Toronto the entire weekend. I didn’t think we had enough time to visit the Niagara Falls! AHH…What an experience! Here’s what to expect: 1.Two-Hour Bus Ride To The Niagara Falls! Ok folks remember that you are in Canada! Locals are used to the cold, so expect the bus ride to be very cold. After all, it’s a two-hour drive from downtown Toronto. If you partied the night before, this is the perfect opportunity to take a long nap and recover from last night festivities like I did haha We were allowed to leave all of our stuff in the bus during our tour. So, bring everything you want: hotel pillow, sweaters, snacks, towel, electronics etc. 2.“Are …

10 Post-College Life: Expectation Vs. Reality

Ok so when I was in college I always imagined how my “grown-up life” would be. I wanted to finish college as soon as possible so I could start my independent life. I always said: “Once I graduate I am going to become more responsible, buy my own stuff, keep track of everything etc.…” But, that’s not going to happen. Here are the 10 things that won’t change just because you graduated college: Expectation: I am going to cook a healthy meal every day after work.| Reality: I cook spaghetti for dinner every day. I can’t even remember when was the last time I went to Publix. Expectation: I am going to go to Publix every week. My fridge will be filled with a great variety of food. | Reality: The only thing I have in my fridge is wine and diet coke. And, maybe a slice of cheese that is most likely expired. Expectation: I am going to hang out with my college friends all the time after work. | Reality: Me: Hey, what …