Trick or Treat: Being Bilingual

There is a club if you will, a club of those bilingual and bicultural individuals who have never had to learn a new culture or language. Wondering if you fall into this group? The way to know the answer is simple: have you been in a situation where you see or hear...

Unleash the Power Within

How do you explain 12-hour days, non-stop dancing, and walking on fire? That is the question that I will attempt to answer as I recap the Tony Robbins Unleash The Power Within event I attended last month. Sharing these moments with 7,000 others was amazing and my goal...

Talk to the World: An App Review

I’ve been diving back into language learning over the last couple of months. I studied Arabic for three years while I was in university, but I never reached a true level of proficiency. So, I decided to jump pack in and continue trying to tackle that challenge. You...

Surprising Similarities: Colombia & Morocco

Have you ever traveled somewhere expecting to be hit by culture shock? Have you been surprised when you didn’t end up feeling shocked at all? I had that experience when I spent a semester in Morocco. It was a new culture for me; I had never been to North Africa and I...

How to Stay Fit When You Travel

Two years ago when I spent a semester in Morocco, I started looking for ways to stay fit that didn’t require me joining a team or going for runs by myself. I began searching YouTube videos hoping to find something that would be fun and challenging, yet accommodating,...

Why My Bilingualism Isn’t Impressive

I hear it all the time. People are so impressed that I’m bilingual. They just seem pretty amazed. “Wait, so you speak Spanish and English fluently?” Yup. “You don’t have an accent in either language?” Nope. But I’ll tell you a secret: I had nothing to do with it. It’s...

Guns, BBQs and the Color Blue

Although I knew what I had just seen, I was actually unsure if I could explain it. The image that was crystal clear in my mind clashed with everything that I had grown up believing to be true about the American South. I had just arrived in Asheville, NC, a few weeks...

20 de julio

This is the last post in a series celebrating the three countries I have ties to. You can read my tribute to Canada and the USA. ¡El grito de la independencia! Ah, yes, the shout of Independence. Today, Colombia celebrates its first of two independence days: El 20 de...

We Are Always Selling

Several months ago, my sister wrote a review on The Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster. Our opinions differ so we thought it’d be good to share both of our reviews. This review was originally posted on my personal blog. The concept of being your own boss has a...