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I'm Christina Lyon, a coffee sipping, piano playing, beach loving, word-obsessed freelance writer and musician. I'm on fire for helping freelance writers get paid and small biz owners succeed online. When I'm not reading or writing, I play music and explore the beaches and wild trails along the California coast.

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Diving into Spanish immersion in Panama City Hola a todos! I just finished my first week of full Spanish immersion in Panama City with Habla Ya Spanish School and boy what a week it has been! Panama City is bustling with action and I’ll admit it was a little overwhelming at first. The constant buzz of this […]

Panama Travel Diary – A personal update [dropcap]I[/dropcap]’m currently sitting in seat F10 on my Copa Airlines red-eye flight to Panama City. I’m embarking on a two month trip through Panama in which I’ll be attending Habla Ya Spanish School’s full immersion program in two locations, the bustling metropolis of Panama City and the floating […]

A picture of Christina Lyon writer posing beneath the bridge while moving to Huntington Beach, CA.

Well, we made it. Steve and I are celebrating 5 crazy, wonderful, adventurous years together. This anniversary was quite a milestone for us. We’ve traveled through ten countries together, countless cities, and had some hilarious moments along the way. I’m telling you guys, I got a good one. When it came to planning our anniversary, […]

Ready to eat your way through Florence? From gelato to pizza, here’s a guide to the best quick snacks and delicious treats to eat in Florence, Italy! I wouldn’t classify myself as a bonafide “foodie,” but I do have a soft spot for all things snacks and sweets. I’m talkin’ pistachio gelato and an authentic […]

Cuba remains a mysterious place to many people, specifically Americans who are now again prohibited from visiting the country. Fortunately for me, I was able to slip in and out in the short time span that Americans were legally allowed to visit. In addition to having the time of my life, I discovered that there […]

Planning a Summer Euro trip? Need help packing? Temps are high, crowds are bustling and what you pack will make all the difference. Read on to learn how to pack for Summer in Europe. My first Summer in Europe was in 2015, and I vowed never to return again during summertime. Don’t get me wrong, it […]

Published on GoWorldTravel.com A rocking chair creaks as an elderly woman sits on her front porch fanning herself from the wet heat. Across the street two women are getting their hair done on the sidewalk. Laughter belts from a group of men in the street huddled around a game of dominoes, cigars hang from their mouths. […]

Christina Lyon walks through the streets of Havana in this American guide for traveling to Cuba.

Ahh Cuba. The beautifully misrepresented country which was off limits to American tourists for over fifty years. The conflict between the U.S. and Cuba reached it’s ultimate climax with the Cuban Missile Crisis, setting forth an over fifty year embargo — the longest in modern history. The Cubans coined it “The Blockade” to describe the prohibition of American travel to […]

Christina Lyon writer poses at the top of the Swiss Alps from Lucerne, Switzerland.

If variety is the spice of life than Switzerland is the only spice you need. This country offers a smorgasbord of terrain, from the glassy calm waters of Lake Lucerne to the rugged peaks and valleys of the Swiss Alps to the Alpine slopes showered with yellow wildflowers… it’s a visual spectrum that just keeps […]

The best sights in Lucerne, Switzerland featured image of the old chapel bridge.

Nestled beneath the sky-scraping Alps, conveniently situated in Central Europe, and inhabited by some of the friendliest people anywhere, Lucerne is a vibrant and historic city bursting at the seams with character. From the old town to the Old Chapel Bridge, follow this travel guide for the best sights in Lucerne, Switzerland! Getting To Lucerne […]

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