October 18, 2019

When you know next to nothing about a country except for a few highlights you want to hit while you're there, it can be a little intimidating to come up with your itinerary.  For Peru I thought I had come up with the perfect plan, however after chatting with a few people that had been there and getting some insider tips, we made some adjustments.  It ended up that we spent the perfect amount of time in each destination and never felt too rushed or like we were missing out.  I'm sharing our itin...

October 9, 2019

Machu Picchu is just one of those places that lives on many people's bucket list.  How could it not?  It's been voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and is even more breathtaking in real life than in the pictures.  There's a lot of information out there about what to bring with you, but much of it is geared towards those choosing to hike the Inca Trail all the way up which includes a lot of camping and hiking gear.  While we didn't hike the full trail, we did do the last sect...

August 27, 2019

To many, the thought of leaving the comfort of your friends and college life as you know it to go spend a few months in another country is a bit scary.  Will your roommate find a new friend and forget about you?  What if you don't find new friends while you're abroad?  What if you want to come back home?

At 19, many of these thoughts were swirling around in my mind, but I headed out for a semester abroad in Paris only barely knowing one person (spoiler alert: we ended up living to...

August 24, 2019

After much discussion, my cousin Brianna and I have finally landed on our vacation destination: Peru!  We literally pulled up a map of the world and strategically went through all the viable options.  The only caveat was that we wanted to go someplace neither of us has been to which was a surprisingly difficult thing to do for two people who travel for work and who both studied abroad in college.

Our first choice was Croatia, but flights were so expensive (like $3400 expensive!) and du...

June 27, 2019

The first half of 2019 has been filled with over 50 flights among various other modes of transportation.  Planes, trains, and automobiles as the saying goes.  Thanks to United Airlines, I can also add bus to that list.

Now, before I go on, I want you to understand a few things from my perspective otherwise this whole post will sound like I am just whining that something didn't go my way:

Imagine you are on a plane every week.  You go out of your way to make that plane be a United plane.  Thi...

April 18, 2019

Yep, you read that right - there is a secret, invite-only hangout in the middle of Newark Liberty International Airport and it is aptly named "Classified." How do I know this? Certainly not because I'm cool enough to get invited in. I do, however, know someone who is cool enough and who did get such an invite. We're still trying to figure out how/why she got the email invitation as there seems to be no clear cut parameters, but I'm thinking it may have something to do with...

February 4, 2019

The process for entering the room full of goodies was essentially one in, one out.  As soon as one person or a group left, those in the waiting room would be let in.  After waiting for a few minutes, I was led into the main room.  The room was filled with edibles, oils, tinctures, and more.  I was truly astounded at all the stuff that they had.  Stuff that I didn't even know existed!

January 20, 2019

We are hearing horror stories from travelers about the incredibly long security lines at the airports due to the longest government shutdown in history.  With federal workers basically not being paid, you can bet that there are staffing issues at TSA checkpoints. We've rounded up the best places to turn to for real time wait times as well as our experience traveling this weekend.

July 31, 2018

Disney World: love it or hate it, you have to marvel at all it offers.  As a child, I loved Disney and as an adult I still love it in my 30s.  What’s not to love?  It’s a break from reality and a chance to be carefree.  Drinking “around the world” in Epcot, anyone?  If you’ve been to Disney World, you know how daunting it can be with so many things to do.  If you’ve never been to Disney World, I’m here to make it easy for you.  There are so many articles out there that will get into the nitty g...

July 10, 2018

Remote Caribbean islands are not always synonymous with affordable.  Nevis is no exception with the Four Seasons Resort Nevis being the largest hotel on the island.  One of the things I love most about going to the Caribbean is eating at local joints, the ones that serve up jerk chicken, spiny lobster, and a plate of rice and beans.  Once in a while, however, you want to eat off of real silverware instead of plastic utensils.  Despite being a tiny island, the dining options on Nevis are spectac...

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