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The Condor Hotel – Brooklyn, NY

The Condor Hotel - Brooklyn, NY | SuitcaseandHeels.com

Up until this past fall, every time I’d been to New York, I’d stayed in Manhattan. Leading up to my mini-cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas though I decided I wanted to check out the Brooklyn side of things.

We Have Begun Our Descent into Managua

Managua at Night

The city’s lights came into view as we descended from 35,000 feet on a hot March night. The lower we got, the clammier my hands, and the more active the butterflies in my stomach. I glanced at my FitBit. Resting heart rate of 104. Nope, not anxious at all. “What am I doing? Maybe I should’ve stayed in Houston.”

Nicaragua: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua | SuitcaseandHeels.com

I find every trip is a collection of ups and downs. You just hope that the ups always outnumber the downs. My trip to Nicaragua was no exception with its own collection of goods, bads, and an ugly. Read about my highlights and lowlights of two weeks in Central America.

Rainbow Bagels in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Rainbow Bagels in Brooklyn | Szuitcaseandheels.com

Earlier this year brightly coloured bagels started blowing up on the internet. A video by Business Insider showing the labour intensive process of creating these multi-coloured treats went viral. I started seeing them all over Facebook and Instagram. What unicorn magic was this? I must have.

Sunday Funday in San Jual del Sur | SuitcaseandHeels.com

Sunday Funday in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

“I won’t be back too late tonight.” The young guy working reception at my hotel in San Juan del Sur looked down at my green Sunday Funday tank top and back up at me...

Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua | SuitcaseandHeels.com

Volcano Boarding in Leon, Nicaragua

I could feel my feet heating up inside my hiking sneakers as they dug into the side of the volcano, trying to maintain some control over my downward speed. Dust and rock ...

San Juan del Sur Shop | Suitcaseandheels.com

The Markets of Masaya, Nicaragua

“Let’s go to the local market. Forget the tourist one. Why pay more?” I wanted to check out the markets in Masaya but didnt want to go alone, so tagging along with ...

The Watershed Coffee Shop - Petty Harbour, NL | SuitcaseandHeels.com

Sunday Rituals at The Watershed

Last fall I developed a habit. I would pack up my laptop, hop in my car, and drive 20 minutes from downtown to The Watershed in pretty Petty Harbour. It’s a coffee shop...

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