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

Havana for Pirate Enthusiasts - 5 Swashbuckling Things to Do

Havana for Pirate Enthusiasts: 5 Swashbuckling Things to Do

Ahoy, mateys! Before heading to Havana for a month I did a lot of research – and one of the things I tried to find out was if there was any interesting “pirate stuff” that you could see in Cuba. I’ve loved pirates since I first read Treasure Island in second grade, and that interest was further fueled by the release of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and a … Continue reading Havana for Pirate Enthusiasts: 5 Swashbuckling Things to Do

10 Fun Things to Do on Santorini

10 Fun Things to Do on Santorini

We loved our visit to Santorini, but life moves a lot slower there than we were used to, so we were always looking for more things to do while we were on the island! We traveled during the off season, in November, so about half of the businesses on Santorini were actually closed – which we didn’t mind–we got to see this gorgeous place sans … Continue reading 10 Fun Things to Do on Santorini

Bonneville Speed Week 2016

Bonneville Speed Week Travel Guide

When I was researching for our trip out to Bonneville Speed Week, there weren’t many resources to help with planning, and I’ve since learned that some of the information was outdated or incorrect. Therefore I wanted to try my hand at an updated guide for those wishing to attend Bonneville Speed Week as spectators! What is Bonneville Speed Week? Speed Week is an event that … Continue reading Bonneville Speed Week Travel Guide

8 Tips for Visiting Meteora

8 Tips for Visiting Meteora, Greece

1. Why Meteora? If you’re in the midst of planning a trip to Greece and on the fence about fitting in Meteora, I have one piece of advice: just go! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a truly unique place in Greece where you can visit living monasteries, see gorgeous Byzantine-era artifacts, and experience the incredible landscape (and even more incredible monasteries clinging precariously to … Continue reading 8 Tips for Visiting Meteora, Greece

10 Must See Archaeological Sites in Greece

10 Must-See Archaeological Sites & Museums in Greece

When you imagine a trip to Greece, glimpses of its ancient past–fluted columns and marble sculptures of muscular gods and well-draped goddesses–probably aren’t far from your mind. If you’re channeling your inner archaeologist à la Indiana Jones when heading to Greece, it can be difficult to know where to start! I’ve compiled this list of our top 10 favorite archaeological sites and museums that we … Continue reading 10 Must-See Archaeological Sites & Museums in Greece

5 Fantastic Puerto Rico Day Trips

Fantastic Day Trips from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is known as the “Isle of Enchantment” (a nickname I completely support) but if you have more than a few days on the island and you don’t make it out of San Juan, you may miss out on some of its gems. The island is relatively small; no city is further than about a 2 hour drive from San Juan, and a lot … Continue reading Fantastic Day Trips from San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Gringa Guide to Havana

I had a great time in Cuba, and my friend Madison and I always took note of things to add to our “Gringa Guide to Havana” while we were there, so I thought it would be good to write down some advice for women traveling to my favorite city! Gringa vs. Yuma First off, let’s get something straight. In Cuba, you’re not a gringa, you’re a yuma. … Continue reading The Gringa Guide to Havana

12 Scenic Drives in the American West

After driving 4500 miles around the American West last August, I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite parts of the drive. We saw some really gorgeous parts of the country during those 10 days, and we’ve compiled a list of some of our very favorite drives–winding roads with gorgeous scenery, inspiring outlooks, and opportunities for viewing wildlife. A few of … Continue reading 12 Scenic Drives in the American West