Budget Travel Tips for Amsterdam

How to Experience the Best of Amsterdam for Cheap

While Amsterdam is definitely one of Europe’s most popular cities, a trip there can add up fast! Here are some tips to help you save some money while exploring some of Amsterdam’s finest offerings. Purchase a Museumkaart Amsterdam has several world class museums, but many of these come with a hefty price tag. Luckily, the city offers several different discount cards for its city attractions, … Continue reading How to Experience the Best of Amsterdam for Cheap

Travels of Ibn Battutah Review

Title: The Travels of Ibn Battutah Author: Ibn Battutah, edited by Tim Mackintosh-Smith Year Published: 1356AD; this version 2002 Places Explored: Northern Africa, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, the Maldives, Indonesia, China, Spain, West Africa My Rating: ♦♦♦◊◊ Review: “I have traveled through the countries of the world and I have met their kings.” – Ibn Battutah This quote provides a pretty good summary of The … Continue reading Travels of Ibn Battutah Review

Best Free Museums in London

The 6 Best Free Museums in London

One of my very favorite things about London is that, not only do they have quite a few world-class museums, but entrance to many of them is completely free! Whether you’re interested in science, art, archaeology, or home decor, you’ll be able to find an amazing museum there that you can check out for no money at all. Check out this list of my favorite … Continue reading The 6 Best Free Museums in London

Review of Out of Africa by Karen Blixen

Out of Africa Review

Title: Out of Africa Author: Isak Dinesen (pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen) Year Published: 1937 Places Explored: Kenya, especially Nairobi and the Ngong Hills area My Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ Review: I knew basically from the iconic first line, “I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of Ngong Hills”, that I would enjoy this book and I’m so glad I read it! The basic outline … Continue reading Out of Africa Review

50 Tips for Your First Trip Abroad

As I’m preparing to head back to Europe in a few months, I’ve been thinking back to my first trip “abroad” and I thought I could share some advice, so I’ve compiled a list of 50 tips that I would give to someone heading out for their first international trip! The Basics #1: Pick somewhere on the beaten path. I know, I know, everyone’s always … Continue reading 50 Tips for Your First Trip Abroad

Where to See the World's Wildlife

Where to See the World’s Wildlife

Recently I was doing some research for our upcoming Peru trip, and I started looking beyond the Amazon to see where you can see some of the world’s coolest wildlife! I made a list and thought I’d share it here… Unless otherwise noted, I haven’t actually visited any of these places, but my sources say they are your best bet to see these amazing animals! … Continue reading Where to See the World’s Wildlife