Mamajuana – the Dominican Republic cure-all

The consumption of alcohol for social, ritual, medicinal, and religious purposes appears to be widely spread through history and societies. In centuries past, alcohol used to be prescribed by doctors as a cure-all, mostly based on no scientific proof. Instead of anesthesia, alcohol was commonly used to knock patients out or to lessen the pain before say, an amputation. Doctors experimented with treatments that today … Continue reading Mamajuana – the Dominican Republic cure-all

Tulum’s anti-resorts: 4 boutique hotels to luxuriate

This article was first posted on Resident Magazine. For the last year my social media feed has been clogged with photos of Tulum. I hadn’t known this Mexican Utopia on the Yucatan Peninsula existed until my Instagram feed filled with fashion bloggers posing on hammocks with Boho-chic jewelry and dresses perfectly sweat-free highlighting the tropical luscious scenery more than their clothes. My fascination with exotic … Continue reading Tulum’s anti-resorts: 4 boutique hotels to luxuriate