What can I say? I pulled it off! A girlfriends’ trip to Cartagena. I got nine girlfriends to get together and take a short, but amazing trip from Washington, DC to Cartagena, Colombia. Nine busy women, who have careers, husbands/mates,
About TravelingWrite’s Blog
If you enjoy traveling, reading about travel, and/or chatting with like-minded travelers, TravelingWrite’s Blog is the place for you! My name is Ingrid Theresa and I started a travel blog in 2012. My dedication to travel falls in line with my decision to stop putting off my desire to leave my 9-5 desk job behind and travel as much as possible. I’ve had the travel bug since the mid-late nineties. I remember wanting to visit every country on the map! Back then, I could only travel when I took my annual, one week vacation.
I became an independent travel planner/agent about five years ago. I’d spent years planning and booking travel for family, friends and friends of friends for free. I left a corporate sales position, whrere I was exceeding sales goals and winning incentive trip after incentive trip. That was fun, but I wanted more!
I wanted to travel the world, talk about it (mostly through my travel blog), plan and book memorable vacations, and exciting, stress-free group and solo trips. I also enjoy the sometimes tedious, sometimes fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants preparations, the busy airports, train stations and cruise ports, cocktails in transit, manuvering my way around new cities, the excitement of trying new foods, and meeting new people.
Five nights in Panama is simply not enough. The 9am departure of the close to 5-hour, non-stop flight from Washington Dulles to Tocumen International coincided with the beginning of the ceremony of the Inauguration of the 45th President of
I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it many, many more times. It takes a special traveler to visit, appreciate and enjoy Cuba right now. So many Americans are chomping at the bits to visit the “forbidden” island these
A week ago I purchased a large pumpkin from my local Harris Teeter store to use as decoration on my front porch for Halloween. I asked my guy (and more sensible half!) to go with me to the store to
With the recent ease in travel restrictions from the U.S. to Cuba, there has been so much chatter and buzz about how folks just “have to get there to see it in it’s buff”, or just “have to see it
While early July is a very, very, very hot time to visit St. Augustine, Florida, we continue to do so year after year. And, we’re not the only ones! From the early morning hours until the late night (late night
Its that time of year again! Here, in the U.S., most people are hustling and bustling in the name of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa. On Thanksgiving Day, the mayhem begins. People shop, shop and shop like there’s no tomorrow, for the
Cuba is a “melting pot”. The races have so intermingled that it is impossible to categorize the population’s mixture with 100% accuracy. As of 2012, the population of close to 12 million was made up mostly of Spanish and Africans. About 64%
The food in Cuba was good, but void of the heat and spices I enjoy so much. Actually, I would venture to say that had I stayed there for a few more days, I might have grown a bit bored
Trinidad, Cuba became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988. The city, with a population of about 30,000, is on the Caribbean coast close to the Escambray Mountains, with beautiful views of both hillsides and sea. With its quaint, old-world charm, picturesque beauty