Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

I understand why tour guides in Washington, DC say if you visit the Holocaust Museum to make it the only thing you do that day. It’s upsetting and emotionally draining, which is why I’ve never stepped foot in the museum. Yet as a native New Yorker I did something I never thought I would be able to do. I visited the 9/11 memorial and museum. 

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Travel Diary: Museum Hopping in Washington, DC

The best way to get to know a place is by not only visiting famous sites and local hotspots but exploring their museums.

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30 Things I’d Like To Do Before 30

According to my cousin, when I turned two she bent down and asked me, “Alyssa, how old are you today?” I scrunched up my face in anger and hollered back at her, “I’m not old!” Apparently I’ve had an issue with aging ever since then. I’m just not a fan of birthdays. I don’t enjoy people […]

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Washington DC Travel Diary: Monuments & Memorials

In my eyes April is a magical month. It signifies a time when the sun rises earlier, sets later and the temperature increases to a certain degree where a jacket isn’t necessarily a requirement if you’re going outside. A week ago it snowed in New York City and various parts of the United States. Yet […]

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My Top 7 Travel Memories

When I was younger traveling was a luxury we couldn’t afford. The only trips we took were to visit my family in Puerto Rico every few years and driving down to Hershey Park in Pennsylvania. Still, our infrequent trips ignited something inside of me.

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6 Things I’m Grateful For

Lately I’ve been feeling unmotivated and unhappy. I can’t pinpoint the exact moment I started to feel this way. I just woke-up one day in a funk. There was no urge in my body to get out of bed. I had to peel myself off the bed, limb by limb, because I felt no desire to […]

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