Exploring the real wild side of Miami: The Everglades

Sarah Fay next to the Everglades National Park Entrance in South Florida! #VisitFlorida #Everglades

Not too far away from the glitz and glamour of Miami, is a rugged and ecologically rich terrain- The Everglades National Park. 

In honor of National Public Lands Day on September 28, 2019. I decided to recount the best of the Everglades by sharing my experience during my recent trip to the Everglades National Park from Miami. I have been to the Everglades and surrounding area multiple times, but every time it has always been a new adventure! From a Miami Everglade’s airboat tour, to eating gator bites once you exit the city your in for a journey in swamp country. 

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Cape Cod Travel Guide: A New England Summer Escape

Chatham lighthouse and coast guard boat in Cape Cod with Sarah Fay facing it.

Cape Cod is where time stops, and life slows down and you actually can relax on your vacation. The best Cape Cod towns to experience feel like they have stood still in time. I have been going to the “Cape” as locals call it since I was in a little kid perks of growing up in Massachusetts part-time. Maybe I love it for the nostalgic memories, but mainly I love it because the setting of the Cape makes me feel like I am at the center of a Nicholas Sparks novel. 

Lately, my world has been spinning at a million miles an hour, so I thought I would go somewhere I could catch my breath. While Cape Cod is New England’s best-known summer escape, I would also recommend it in September for a last-minute getaway before fall really starts in New England. 

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Panama City: Ultimate Guide to Panama Part 1

Sunrise over Panama City, Panama from the viewpoint of Casco Viejo at Selina Hostel.

Originally when I thought of Panama City and Panama, all that came to mind was the Panama Canal. I didn’t expect to find one of the most beautiful countries with the richest biodiversity in the world, amazing beaches, and mouthwatering food. I originally booked a ticket to meet up with a guy that I liked. A friend from Couchsurfing, and thought checking off another country off my list would be a perk. (Learn more about Couchsurfing here!) While things didn’t work out with the guy, I found a new country that I absolutely love with friendly people! Panama is a country that had more than I could see in just the 10 days that I had booked. Suffice to say I will definitely go back one day.

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Traveling to Cuba as an American (Trump Era)

Old School pink 1960s car in front of the Cuban Capitol building in Havana ,Cuba.

I am a Florida girl and for the longest time it killed me that it felt like Cuba was at my fingertips, but I wasn’t allowed to go. 90 miles off the coast of Florida, less than an hour flight, and a past between our countries that seemed ages ago was holding back cultural exchange between the people of Cuba and the USA. When Obama lifted travel restrictions to Cuba, I rejoiced, but now with a tightening grip hold by Trump Era Regulations it looks like it is getting a lot harder. 

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Dallas in 48 Hours: Exploring the Big D

Dallas Skyline - GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower

48 hours in Dallas convinced me that I loved this city. Dallas is the glitz and the glamour of Texas. The city is made up of neighborhoods, such as Bishop Arts and Deep Ellum that give Dallas a hipster edge. Personally, I had decided to stay longer in Austin, Texas because people in Austin tried to tell me there was not much to see in Dallas. However, I thought they were wrong. I found there was plenty of things to do for any foodie, art lover, or culture seeking traveler in Dallas. 

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