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Bill O’Connor

Though he calls New York home and works as a project manager there, Bill is a travel enthusiast who traveled more than 100,000 miles last year to destinations ranging from Madrid to Mumbai. He enjoys singing along to Latin pop at parties and in the car, although his friends don’t always share the same passion (you can see him on snapchat at wro6278 si te gusta el pop latino!). Before he moved to his favorite city, he studied Spanish and Economics at Tufts University. Some of his goals over the next few years include opening an ice cream store in Mexico City (his favorite food and second favorite city) and traveling to Brazil to master his português.

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7 Ways to Live Up Your Next Staycation in Style

College graduations are almost over, the kids will be out of school in a few weeks, and that hot summer…

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6 Hiking Trails to Explore Across the United States

Hiking boots? I don’t know about you, but I’ve always dreaded that section of the shoe store. It takes up…

Ikea Hacks HipLatina

8 Ikea Hacks That Will Help Your Home Go From Drab to Fab

You might have heard about Ikea’s latest “controversy.” They issued this sassy response to high-end designer Balenciaga’s $2,145 imitation of their signature…

Medellin Skyline HipLatina

From Narcos to Nightlife: Medellín is Undergoing a Cultural Resurgence You Don’t Want to Miss

Driving through the streets in almost any neighborhood of Medellín, Colombia my Uber driver would sometimes worry seeing me holding my iPhone…

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Office

First Latina Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Announces Retirement

After almost three decades of service as a Congresswoman, Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), has announced her retirement. She became the…

Shakira is Bike Friendly HipLatina

Llévame en tu Bicicleta: Don’t Miss These Bike-Friendly Latin American Cities

The video for the megahit “La Bicicleta” shows a carefree Shakira on her bike zooming past a never-ending line of…

3 Ways to Save Money on Lodging When You Travel

Travel planning is undergoing a revolución, and it’s one you definitely want to be a part of. Long gone are…

J. Balvin Nicky Jam Premios Billboard HipLatina

Premios Billboard 2017: Stars that Lit Up the Stage in Ways You Weren’t Expecting

Let’s be real, we’re not going to pretend that your jaw didn’t drop just a little bit when Vin Diesel…

Juanes to Learn Spanish

Learn Spanish: Ditch the Textbook and Listen to These Musicians

I don’t want to get too middle school Spanish teacher on you — we’ve already discussed how important it is to…

Semana Santa in Spain

Semana Santa Traditions From Spanish-Speaking Countries That Have Nothing to do With the Easter Bunny

In celebration of Semana Santa, we’re taking you on a trip of how the week leading up to Easter is…

Colombian Flag in Cartagena

Cartagena: The New Culinary Capital of Colombia?

Paris, Rome, Cartagena? While this city might not be on your short list of romantic cities with an out of…

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6 Earthy Cocktails to Kickoff Spring and Earth Day

With spring finally here, it’s time to embrace all the things that we love about it. The weather, new wardrobe,…

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