How To Spend a Day in Acadia National Park

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I embarked on our first adventure since the pandemic began: a nine day road trip along the coast of New England. We started our journey in Rhode Island and ended all the way north to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park in Maine! We only allocated about […]

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Bucket List Adventures to Take in Your 20’s

As I wrap up the last few days of my 20’s (I turn 30 tomorrow…eek!), I’ve been reflecting on my adventures in my 20’s and what my adventures might look like for the next decade to come. While you can take these types of trips any time in life, there is something quite magical about […]

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How to Cope with Cancelled Travel Plans

Well, I finally bit the bullet and cancelled all of my international travels that had been pre-booked for 2020. Japan and Colombia will have to wait until at least sometime in 2021. It’s disappointing to say the least. And it can be challenging to feel excited about traveling again, due to the unknown with the […]

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5 Lessons Learned from Traveling Abroad (And Lady Red Travel Blog Turns 5!)

Well, it’s official: Lady Red Travel Blog turns 5 today! As a creative outlet during graduate school, I started this blog as a hobby and means to share my adventures through my little slice of the internet. Five years later, I am by no means a “digital nomad” or social media influencer (I’m just happy […]

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20 Tips For Being A Savvy and Safe Traveler

Despite what we might see on our Instagram feed, travel is not always as easy and glamorous as it seems. Sometimes unfortunate things happen, including money mishaps, digestive distress, and safety concerns. But it does not have to be all doom and gloom! As long as you do your research, you can prepare for some […]

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How to Visit Cuba as a US Citizen

Let’s face it, traveling to Cuba can be complicated and confusing for US travelers, due to strict rules and regulations. When I first booked my trip, I felt daunted by these regulations, from choosing the right visa to what you can bring home as a souvenir. But don’t feel intimidated by these stricter regulations! Traveling […]

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What to Know Before Visiting Cuba

Traveling to Cuba (especially as an American citizen) can be a rather unique experience. Having been rather isolated from the rest of the world, visiting Cuba feels like an otherworldly experience. Tourism has been a growing industry in Cuba within the past few years and I highly recommend taking an adventure down there to support […]

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How To Blend In (When You Otherwise Stand Out)

No matter where I go, I always stand out. Vibrant red hair doesn’t typically blend in among many countries (unless you’re in Scotland…). I’ve been pointed at, laughed at, and had dozens of photos taken of me like I’m a celebrity or zoo animal (yes, I’m looking at you China!). While I typically don’t mind […]

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How to Save Money When Visiting Bermuda

It may come as no surprise that Bermuda is an expensive island. However, I was completely baffled as to how expensive everything is until my husband and I honeymooned there. From being located out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean (though not in the Caribbean like many believe) to not having any fresh bodies […]

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