Hey Travel Latina friends!
We’re having a super cool, two-part meetup on Sunday, October 23rd from 12-3pm, starting in Spanish Harlem and ending at the Conservatory Garden in Central Park. It’s FREE and open to everyone!
Join NYC area locals and Travel Latina writers Damaly, Monica, and Victoria for a tour through a neighborhood rich with Latino culture and history for a special look at their murals. We’ll start the first hour and a half at 103rd and Lexington, meeting at the Pedro Pietri Mural that’s right off the 6 train. Bring your cameras!
Then we’ll hangout and talk all things travel in Central Park on 104th and 5th ave. We’re excited to get to know you and connecting, so wrapping things up at 3pm is flexible if we’re having too much fun!
Register here to let us know you’re joining.
We’re excited to travel with you!
Damaly Gonzalez, a Puerto Rican-New Yorker, is a Culture writer who travels and writes about the Latino community, displacement and identity and other related topics with purpose while being conscious, progressive, and nonconformist, empowering not only Latinos but being impactful on a global scale, reporting from the capital of the world, New York City.
She is currently the Global Ambassador of the Women in Travel Summit 2017. She was the founder of BackpackingtheCaribbean.com, an online cultural travel guide that connects the traveler to an authentic Caribbean experience.
Victoria Gonzalez is a Colombian-American writer who is most inspired by hearing the stories of people and places. Her passion for history and travel comes together in a love she calls “histourism”, and her blog OpenAirPursuit.com shares her experiences and photographs. She would always rather be outside, loves a weekend road trip, and also plays roller derby.
In 2016, she was selected for the National Park Foundation’s #FYPx Expedition and traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area to explore and share National Park Service sites.
Monica Hernandez identifies as Chicana and was born with an adventurous soul. She is originally from Southern California but traded Daisy Dukes for Parka Coats in 2012 and moved to New York City to pursue a teaching career.
In 2015, she set a goal to dust her passport and travel the world, one country at a time. Since then, she has traveled to 19 countries and is passionate about learning new cultures and the way other people live.
Spanish Harlem, known as El Barrio or East Harlem, runs from 96th Street to the 140s Streets. It is one of the most prominent Latino communities in New York City. The population is predominantly Puerto Rican with a continuous migration of Dominicans, Mexicans and Salvadorans in the area. The diversity of the people in El Barrio have influenced the murals painted on the buildings.