News & Notes From a Nomad
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Porto De Galinhas

  I recently had an opportunity to TDY in Recife. After three days of shooting a video for the consular section’s waiting room, it was…

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The Genesis Awards- Fighting for Animal Rights

Though I have juggled careers – reporter, lawyer, now FSO, one constant is my commitment to raising awareness about animal rights. It is lovely to…

La Paloma, Uruguay 1600 1066 Jennifer Santiago

La Paloma, Uruguay

La Paloma A few months back I stumbled upon this article outlining the world’s 20 best surf towns. I then made a promise I would visit…

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Memories of Cuba

The view from USINT Havana One of the many perks of being a Foreign Service Officer is you are occasionally given the opportunity to TDY.…

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Pousada Alto Mar

A few work colleagues have asked me for hotel advice for Noronha since it is a notoriously expensive place. I originally made a reservation at…

Fernando De Noronha 1600 1067 Jennifer Santiago

Fernando De Noronha

  I have now traveled to the most beautiful place on Earth. Fernando De Noronha is about an hour’s flight from Recife in North East…

Itapua Beach, Salvador, Bahia 1600 1067 Jennifer Santiago

Itapua Beach, Salvador, Bahia

We spent our last three days in Salvador at the beautiful and secluded Villa Da Praia Hotel on Itapua Beach. I so recommend the hotel- lovely staff,…

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One of my new favorite places on the planet. The view from our pet friendly pousada, Pouso Sabia, was absolutely breathtaking.

Anamaya Resort – Montezuma, Costa Rica 1600 1067 Jennifer Santiago

Anamaya Resort – Montezuma, Costa Rica

Enjoying the view from the infinity pool at Anamaya Resort Day 1- Miami to Montezuma Arriving in Montezuma is quite easy- with some advanced planning.…

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A Human Canvas

Here are the photos from my shoot with the AMAZING, award-winning photographer Joao Carlos Just a few moments together and he came up with…

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Behind The Scenes of Plum Daily

Having a laugh with Idris Elba Shooting at The Betsey Hotel with the Bar Lab Mixologists Celebrity Make-up Artist Scott Barnes Modeling at Scoop, The…

Travel Tuesday- Adwa, Ethiopia 150 150 Jennifer Santiago

Travel Tuesday- Adwa, Ethiopia

This is a story I put together after traveling to Adwa, Ethiopia with a doctor from Miami. Dr. Maggioni volunteers his services two weeks out…

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Travel Tuesday-Haiti

  I have traveled to Haiti three times now. First to report on Christian Haitian Outreach’s mission work with Haitian Orphans. Second, to report on…

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Tracy & Alonzo Mourning Give Back

As Miami gears up for Zo’s Summer Groove –hosted by Alonzo Mourning and Dwayne Wade, I interview Zo’s wife, Tracy, about her project “Honey Shine.”…

Travel Tuesday- The Point of No Return Ouidah, Benin 150 150 Jennifer Santiago

Travel Tuesday- The Point of No Return Ouidah, Benin

The Point of No Return is a UNESCO heritage site marking the exit point from West Africa to the Americas during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.…