What to Know Before Swimming with Manatees in Florida

Swimming with marine wildlife, especially manatees, has been on the top of my bucket list since I was young. However, being an animal lover, I always want to make sure the experience is ethical, especially as manatees are a protected species in Florida. Swimming with manatees in itself can be controversial, as some argue that […]

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Solo But Not Alone: Going Abroad with FTLO Travel

After a year and a half of staying local and social distancing, I decided to make the leap (after getting fully vaccinated) to book a trip abroad. Due to complicated matters of travel requirements based on the country, I decided to book a mostly-inclusive, short trip to Costa Rica with For the Love Of (FTLO) […]

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Tips for Visiting Harry Potter World at Universal Studios Orlando

Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, travel can be tricky during these odd times. Please use your discretion when planning your own adventures. I have been wanting to visit Harry Potter World ever since it opened at Universal Studios back in 2010. My sister-in-law has also been wanting to visit and is a huge […]

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A Weekend in Lake Placid, New York

The Adirondacks is a mountainous region located in upstate New York, north of Albany and Syracuse. And it’s basically a mountain-lovers’ paradise! While this region is quite large and impossible to explore in one weekend, we ended up having our sights on Lake Placid, home to the 1932 and 1980s Winter Olympics. It’s a 4.5 […]

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Tips For a Safe Road Trip During a Pandemic

Disclaimer: I started writing this post prior to the most recent spike in cases back in early to mid-fall, when it was relatively “safer” to go on a road trip. With the entire US and abroad suffering from a significant increase in cases, I’ve been debating on whether to post these suggested tips or not. […]

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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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