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Vianessa Castaños

Vianessa Castaños spent over a decade juggling a dual career as an actor and freelancer before deciding to focus on writing and full-time travel. After years of hustling in front of the camera and behind the scenes, she launched Hustle Juice as an online resource for other location independent professionals and travel junkies. Along with being a freelance contributor, she moonlights as a scriptwriter and speaker.

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7 Latinx Owned Businesses You Need to Check Out in Charlotte

For over a decade I have visited my family on the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina for holidays and family…

Sustainability is the Key to Puerto Rico’s Recovery

After Hurricane Maria rocked the island of Puerto Rico in 2017, leaving 2,975 dead in its wake and displacing no…

Rosalia Torres-Weiner is Using Art to Empower the Latinx Community

Art serves many purposes, but it often works as a tool for examining societal and personal values. When used for criticism…

The Notre Dame Fire Reminds Us of France’s Debt to Haiti

On April 15, in the midst of the holiest week of the Christian calendar, the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral…

Natural Hair Is Still Under Attack in the Dominican Republic

Pelo bueno and pelo malo are terms that get thrown around with such frequency that it’s surprising they aren’t the first…

Medellin HipLatina

Medellin’s Most Dangerous Neighborhood Revitalized Through Art

For years, travel to Colombia was associated with illicit activities like drugs and crime; the country has always had an…

Ghana and Afro-Latina identity HipLatina

What Ghana’s Year of Return Means For The Afro-Latinx Community

I received my degree in Spanish Culture and Literature—which means I spent four years of my life studying the displacement…

Why Every Woman Should Walk the Camino de Santiago alone Hiplatina

Why Every Woman Should Walk the Camino de Santiago

Two weeks before my 35th birthday, as I sat in the living room of my New Jersey apartment, a wave…

Cancun not just for Spring Break HipLatina

5 Things To Do in Cancun That Don’t Involve Spring Break

Travel is one of those things that is very personal. Different destinations offer up vastly different experiences and what draws…

PROM digital Nomad HipLatina

The 5 Best Online Communities For Female Travelers

Traveling with friends and family can be a lot of fun but solo travel has really taken off in recent…

Kizomba HipLatina

Kizomba: The History of Bachata’s More Sensual Cousin

There are certain things that define a culture: its food, its history and its art. And while museums exist to…

Tips to help you work and travel Hiplatina

4 Things You Must Do if You Want to Work and Travel

When people think of making money while traveling, they conjure up images of curated Instagram profiles and celebrity status. Well,…

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