Kahlo

Goodbye Dueling Dragons, Hello Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure

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Harry Potter World in Orlando is full of incredibly detailed shops, food mentioned in the books, and magical rides reminiscent of the movies. When Hogsmeade opened in Universal’s Islands of Adventure back in 2010, the large area took real estate towards the back right of the park, in between Jurassic Park and The Lost Continent. One long-standing attraction that made the cut for the Wizarding...
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Everything You Need To Know About Remote Year: Review

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Hi there! If you’re reading this, it likely means you’ve been Googling what Remote Year is and if it’s worth the $$$. I did the four month program (called Kahlo), and the itinerary was Peru, Colombia, and Mexico. I’ll give you an honest review of Remote Year and you can decide if this is something you should try in the future (the answer is YES)....
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I Almost Cancelled My Bali Trip Because Of Anxiety

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My boyfriend, his roommates, and I went to Washington Square Park to play Settlers of Catan. When we finished (I did not win), my boyfriend went to a show with his client and I headed back to his apartment with his roommates. I jumped in the shower and midway through washing my hair, someone knocked on the bedroom door. I screamed, “I’m in the shower!”...
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Ride A Hot Air Balloon Over The Teotihuacan Pyramids In Mexico City

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Upon my return from my four-month Remote Year journey, a common question asked was, “What was your favorite part?” Besides meeting my dad’s family in Lima, Peru, the coolest experience I had — hands down — was riding a sunrise hot air balloon over the Teotihuacan Pyramids outside Mexico City. It was beautiful, a little bit terrifying, and an unforgettable memory. Everything about it was...
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Remote Year: A Recap Of Medellín, Colombia

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Hola desde Colombia! I’m now HALFWAY THROUGH Remote Year and I can’t believe how fast the time went by. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that I’ve embarked on a digital nomad lifestyle since late August, writing for BuzzFeed while exploring South America. My first month was in Lima, Peru, and I’ve just completed my second month in Medellín, Colombia. My five weeks in...
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Remote Year: A Recap Of Lima, Peru

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Hi everyone! If you’ve been following my travel journey, you know I am currently doing Remote Year and spent month one in Lima, Peru. I’m going to share the deets on accommodation, workspace, tracks, and Lima itself. If you have any other questions regarding Remote Year, please comment below or email me at info@ariellesays.com and I would be happy to help. You can also follow...
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I’m Moving To Peru, Colombia, And Mexico For Four Months

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**PERSONAL NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT**Holy. Effing. Shit. I cannot believe I am actually typing this, but I am moving to Peru at the end of this month! I've been working at BuzzFeed for more than five years now, and it amazes me that I can still get the most incredible opportunities far beyond what I believed possible. Two weeks ago, BuzzFeed approached me about a program they're collaborating...
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Black Friday: Essentials To Buy For Travel And Vacations

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Happy Black Friday! Because everything is on sale and I’m currently living in South America, I figured it would be cool to round up some of my favorite products I’ve used during my travels. If you have any specific questions about anything, let me know! Hope this helps.Please also note that I will make a small amount of money for some stuff purchased from these...
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Recipe: Brussels Sprouts + Mushroom Grilled Cheese

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Hi friends! It’s been a while since I’ve put a recipe on the site, so I figured it was time. This Brussels sprouts + mushroom grilled cheese is super easy to make and tastes SO GOOD. It’s inspired by the apple + Brussels grilled cheese from Skinnytaste’s Fast & Slow cookbook (which you should buy, it’s amazing!). Please note that I no longer weigh and...
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21 Things To Do In New Orleans

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Hi everyone! A lot of you know by now, but I was laid off in January from BuzzFeed, along with 250 other talented reporters, writers, and journalists. It stings a bit, but now is the time for me to take a break and travel (especially since I got a very nice severance package). This trip was actually planned before my layoff, but it couldn’t have...
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