Visiting Iceland doesn’t have to break the bank. Stick to your Iceland budget by flying Wow Air, and read more about how to save on food, lodging and popular sites. Iceland has always been on my radar, and when flight prices dropped below $400 roundtrip, I bought my ticket immediately. Wow Air is an Icelandic […]
I have some big travel plans in the works, but until then, I want to spend more time in the city where I live (Washington, D.C.). You can always be a tourist in your own backyard, and DC makes it easy! One of my first off-the-beaten-track stops was the U.S. Capitol stoneyard. History of the […]
Colombia’s Magdalena department has more to offer than Santa Marta and Tayrona National Park‘s beautiful beaches; it is also home to Minca, a small village located high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Some people choose to spend a few days in Minca, enjoying the slow pace of life, but it is also a great option […]
After the boat ride from hell (seriously – take the horses or hike!!), we finally arrived at Cabo San Juan. I wish I had a photo of our first glimpse of the cape, because it was stunning. Turquoise water, white sand, lush palm trees, mountain backdrops, and flocks of pelicans flying overhead. It felt like […]
I definitely shouldn’t have tried to start blogging again during the holidays. Now that they’re over, stories of Colombia await. Up first: Santa Marta. Santa Marta is an improbable city nestled between the bright blue Caribbean Sea and the Sierra Nevadas, the highest coastal mountain range in the world. Palm trees and cacti dot the […]
Some of the best and worst experiences of your life can be made while traveling. I’ve definitely made a lot of mistakes over the years, but being prepared for any situation and planning ahead can significantly improve any trip. Here are my five top travel tips for any trip, no matter the destination.
For the month of November, I’ll be participating in BootsnAll‘s Indie Travel Challenge. Click here to go to the beginning. Today’s question: tell us about an experience you had from information you got from a local. A Local’s Perspective Back in April, Andy and I visited Turkey. After a great time in Cappadocia (to be […]
Every city has its hidden gems that only the locals know about; Washington, DC has many. Embassy Day, part of Passport DC, is one of the city’s best kept secrets. No travel lover should miss it!
A long-term trip has so much to teach travelers. You learn what you need (hint: not much!) to get by and make you happy. You learn to let go of caring about having clothing options, of having the latest and greatest technology, of having a souvenir from every place you visit. I hope to continue to push the boundaries of my comfort zone, and see what I can get by without, and learn to be happy with less.