How to Spend a Stopover in San Francisco

Whenever I plan long-distance international adventures, I try to squeeze in a long layover at a major city, especially within the US. Living on the east coast, I had to make the trek across the US in order to embark on my international flight to New Zealand. I quickly realized that San Francisco is an…

Visiting 3 Countries in 1 Day

While I try to keep my itinerary open for spontaneous adventures, I usually end up booking a few day trips in advance. However, when exploring top day tours in Barcelona, I could not resist booking this day trip listed on Viator: visiting three countries in one day. A full-day adventure, this tour visits a medieval…

Highlights of Barcelona

Cheap flights from the US to Barcelona were quite prevalent in 2018, which sparked a spontaneous decision to book a week in this beautiful city! With stunning architecture and rich history, I can see why Barcelona is a popular destination among tourists. Here are the highlights of my week in the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s…

Things To Do In (and Near) Playa del Carmen

Of course I have to say, four days in a foreign place is not usually enough time to explore it at its full potential (or for me, hit up half of the things off my bucket list!). However, for us part-time travelers with limited vacation time, sometimes you have to make the most of a…

My 2019 Travel Plans and Wish List

It’s that time of year again! A new year means time to start daydreaming about new (and old!) destinations to explore and making those dreams a reality. Here are the top places I’m hoping to make a reality for 2019: Bermuda So far, Bermuda is my only “official” travel plan of 2019. My (new) husband,…

How To Be A “Traveler” in A Land of Tourists

Before I say anything further, I feel that I should say this: I am NOT by any means trying to belittle other travel styles or using the term “tourist” in a demeaning way. Traveling is all about personal preference and you should do what you are most comfortable with and will enjoy. If you prefer…

A Day At Waiheke Island, New Zealand

My multi-flight route to Oceania was the longest amount of time I have ever spent on a plane. Coming from New England, the fastest route to arriving in Auckland, New Zealand is about 18 hours (it takes about 6 hours just to get to the west coast of the US!).  I arrived in Auckland at…

Picture Vs Reality: Behind the “Picture Perfect” Travel Photo

With modern technology, there is not much left of the world that has not been discovered. Which can be both a blessing and a curse. I mean, who wouldn’t want to cross off iconic structures, such as the Eiffel Tower, The Great Wall of China, and Machu Picchu off their bucket list? Since 2012 when…

My 2018 Travel Plans and Wish List

I can’t believe we’re already two months into 2018. I have already started planning my major yearly trip as well as have a few smaller trips in mind for some mini vacations and long weekend getaways. I was fortunate enough to have traveled more often than ever in 2017, so I’m hoping to continue to…

A Year in Review: My Top 10 Adventures of 2017

This year had been the year for some major life changes for me outside of travel. I completed my final year of graduate school, my college boyfriend of five years proposed to me, and we bought our first home together. With all the chaos of trying to find an internship to graduate on time, balancing…