What I Learned about Juneteenth in 2020

“Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory, or an acceptance of the way things are. It’s a celebration of progress. It’s an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible–and there is still so much work to do.” -Barack Obama This year, Juneteenth comes just after a series of […]

Open Letter to the Black Community

My dear brothers and sisters, Our country has come to a pivotal point in the fight against racism, a cause I wholeheartedly support. During these past few weeks, I have been attentive to the cause and trying to learn as much as possible, which has required a lot of self-reflection.  Being born and raised in […]

Modern Mini: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

This was a tough one to write because as my return-to-work date gets closer, my anxiety is increasing.* There is always more behind a smile. As many of you know, May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth where the goal is to break the stigmas behind mental illness and create educational dialogue. Coming from a pretty traditional Mexican family and […]

Modern Mini: Cinco de Mayo

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! 🇲🇽🎉🍾 Although it’s a highly commercialized holiday in the United States, what it celebrates is the perseverance of the Mexican people against all odds during the Battle of Puebla back in 1862. Here are some fun facts you may not know about Cinco de Mayo:⁠⁠🇲🇽Because of the victory of a small […]

Seattle’s Top 9 Sites and Bites

Guide Map The Emerald City. A thriving seaport. Roasted coffee beans. Fish flying through the air. Small waves crashing against the piers. Vivid art and music scenes. Seattle is a stunning city where the industrious metropolis juxtaposes the northwest natural backdrop. Known for its cloudy skies and wet weather, but neither take away from the […]

24 Hours in Savannah

12 pm: Straight to the Hotel  Check into the luxurious Perry Lane Hotel which is perfectly located within walking distance of all the main attractions. It’s full of modern and classic southern charm. Their staff is incredible and knowledgable not only of the hotel but also of Savannah as a whole. Take the champagne glass […]

Exploring Rio Grande Valley Texas

Sometimes life takes you to unexpected places. I can’t say south Texas was ever on my list of places to visit, but thanks to my boyfriend and his family, I got to explore another corner of our country. The Rio Grande Valley is filled with small towns that surround the main city of McAllen. As […]

Weekend Getaway – Asheville, NC

Asheville, North Carolina is but a short drive from Atlanta. It seemed like the perfect location to relax and explore all in one. See how we made the most of our short time in this vibrant and historic city.   Exploring the Biltmore Estate The historical Biltmore Estate is one of the top attractions in […]

5 Relaxing Retreats in Las Vegas

Guide Map When you think of Las Vegas, you think flashing lights, casinos, nightlife, and Cirque du Soleil shows. Although I do enjoy all of these aspects, lately my trips to Las Vegas have included some R&R to balance out all the fun. Follow along as I show you some of the most relaxing retreats […]