Author: Victoria

Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  No trip to Puerto Rico would be complete without a visit to Viejo San Juan, a historic district with narrow streets, colorful buildings and tree-shaded plazas. Even though it occupies a small area, there are lots of things to see and do in Old San Juan, from castles and churches to…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  When researching Puerto Rico I’m sure you’ve probably come across stunning pictures of Flamenco Beach, which is consistently listed as one of the best beaches in the world. Flamenco Beach was voted 3rd best beach in the world in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards and has been listed as one…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Planning a day trip to Culebra takes a bit of preparation but it’s definitely do-able from San Juan. You’ll need to get up early in order to catch a flight or take the ferry, but you’ll have plenty of time to catch up on sleep once you’re laying on the beach. …

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Puerto Rico is known for lots of things – tiny frogs, pristine beaches, bioluminescent bays and lush rainforests. It’s also the birthplace of the pina colada – a delicious cocktail consisting of rum, coconut milk and pineapple juice.  Translating as “strained pineapple”, this tropical drink was declared Puerto Rico’s national drink…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  One of the top places to visit in Puerto Rico is Culebra Island, which is located around 20 miles off the east coast of Fajardo. To get there you can either take a short 15 minute flight from Ceiba, or you can ride the Culebra Ferry, which takes anywhere from 45…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  One of the top places to visit in Puerto Rico is Culebra Island, which is located around 20 miles off the east coast of Fajardo. To get there you can either take a short 15 minute flight from Ceiba, or you can ride the Culebra Ferry, which takes anywhere from 45…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Winter is a pretty popular season for romantic getaways. There is something about that cold, crispy air, and cozy nights at home with our significant other that makes winter really romantic. If you want to treat yourself and your partner to a trip this winter, keep reading.  We have something for…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Chicago has been a tourist hotspot for decades, but there’s always something new to see and experience, so even if you’ve visited in the past, this year’s a great time to book a trip to the Windy City. Here’s just a small selection of reasons to check out Chicago right now…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Since U.S.citizens aren’t required to travel with a passport to Puerto Rico, the island is a very popular vacation spot for Americans in need of sun, sea and sand.  Sitting between the Dominican Republic and the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico is the fourth largest Caribbean island by area and features…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Many people love to travel for various reasons. While some scrimp and save to have a grand vacation, many more travelers prioritize cost savings and safety wherever their destination may be. So, if you are prepared to travel safely without spending too much, here are a few tips. Travelling safely Insure…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Known for its idyllic islands, blue and white buildings, beautiful beaches and gorgeous sunsets, Greece is one of the most popular destinations to visit in Europe. Yet it’s more than just a tourist destination – Greece is also famous for introducing many things to the world, including democracy, medicine, mathematics and…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  New Mexico isn’t usually the first place people think of when they think of destinations to visit in the United States. Yet the state has a very unique landscape and culture, with lots of cool and interesting attractions to keep you occupied. From artsy towns and pueblo communities to hot springs…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Portugal is one of my favorite countries in the world, so much so that I spent the best part of a year living there. It’s one of the most affordable countries to visit in Europe and experiences over 300 days of sunshine per year, so you have a fairly good chance…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Portugal is one of my favorite countries in the world, so much so that I spent the best part of a year living there. It’s one of the most affordable countries to visit in Europe and experiences over 300 days of sunshine per year, so you have a fairly good chance…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  When I was a child I had naturally fair hair but once I hit puberty it started to turn a mousey, dishwater color. Unhappy with the loss of my beautiful light blonde hair, I begged my mother to let me get highlights. Looking in the mirror I instantly felt much brighter…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Camping sounds romantic… until you’re confronted with its realities. Setting up tents, combating mosquitoes, and sleeping on a flimsy air mattress isn’t for everyone. But if you seek comfort and luxury, there is another way. In the past decade, glamping (or glamorous camping) has become increasingly popular, as it offers all…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  I get terrible, godawful hangovers. They’ve always been pretty bad but they only seem to have gotten worse with age. Now I’m in my mid 30’s, drinking even a few drinks makes me feel like I’ve been hit by a freight train the next day.  So, when someone told me about…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Who doesn’t like traveling around the world in style and comfort? After all, that’s what luxury travel is all about – staying in five-star hotels, dining in gourmet restaurants, enjoying high-end spa treatments, taking in the sights of exotic destinations, and sampling the best of a city’s nightlife. The finest amenities,…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  While most people visit New Orleans for the French Quarter and party vibes, my favorite part of the city is the leafy Garden District, which is known for its tree-lined streets and beautiful mansion homes. It’s a very peaceful area and feels like it’s worlds away from the chaos of Bourbon…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  If you can’t fly all the way to Italy to see the canals of Venice, you can still find some beautiful canals right in the heart of Los Angeles! The Venice Beach canals, known as the “Venice Canal Historic District” is a historic residential district with several man-made wetland canals. It’s…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  New Orleans is one of the most fun and unique cities in the United States and people often tell me it’s a place they really want to visit. I’ve been twice and both times were a blast! Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its 24/7 nightlife, vibrant jazz scene and…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  People often wonder how to travel without spending too much money. After all, hotels are so expensive now, ticket prices are constantly changing, fuel is getting more expensive, food is getting more expensive, and on top of that vaccinations, passports… And how to organize a nice trip on a budget? Today I will…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Since the summers get pretty hot here in New York I like to keep my drinks in insulated containers to keep them cold for as long as possible. I love laying out in the sun and I’ll often stay out for hours by the pool or at the beach, so drinks…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Known for its art galleries, boutiques and acclaimed restaurants, Santa Fe is an excellent choice for a weekend away. It’s also a great place to relax and unwind, with numerous spas and hot springs where you can soak and enjoy the healing benefits of the mineral rich waters. From commercial hot…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Santa Fe is the perfect base for exploring the rest of New Mexico so I’d highly recommend you rent a car while you’re there. Popular day trips from Santa Fe include Bandelier National Monument, Jemez Springs/Spence Springs, the Turquoise Trail and of course Taos Pueblo. We took the Santa Fe to…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Santa Fe is such a unique destination that’s really like nowhere else in the United States. With orange pueblo buildings, tons of art galleries and relaxing spas, New Mexico’s capital city is the perfect place for a girls getaway or a relaxing long weekend. There’s a lot to do here, but…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Egypt is an incredible country and there is SO much to see and do that it’s quite overwhelming trying to plan the perfect itinerary. When I booked my trip to Egypt I ideally wanted to visit for 10 days but I found ridiculously affordable flights ($490 round-trip from New York) and…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Bali has a thriving expat community and is becoming an increasingly popular destination for digital nomads and remote workers. Compared to places like the US and the UK it’s a much more affordable place to live and the abundance of co-working spaces make it an attractive place for anyone who’s able…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Santa Fe is full of really nice boutique hotels but a lot of them, particularly in the downtown area, can be very pricey (several hundred per night!). Especially in early summertime when everyone wants to travel there.  While you can find much cheaper hotels if you stay outside the city, my…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  With its colorful buildings, vibrant foodie scene and sandy beaches, Charleston is one of those destinations that has a bit of everything and is perfect for a long weekend. The city also happens to be just a two-hour flight from New York, so if you live in the Big Apple like…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  I’ve never really liked water. People are often surprised when I say this because it tastes of nothing. But that’s the problem. It’s the nothingness that I really can’t stand.  In my efforts to drink more water I bought a Sodastream because I really love sparkling water. However, I started to…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Packing makeup for travel is a bit of a science. Ever had that moment where you’ve packed your suitcase and everything just about fits, but then you realize your bulky makeup bag takes up far too much room? Or perhaps you’ve got to your destination only to find that your foundation…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Gatlinburg is a place of natural beauty that everyone must visit at least once. Their cabins provide a harmonious combination of home-like feeling and being one with nature simultaneously. Plus, you can have the best time of your life in small groups like family or couples and even if you are…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  A luxe Caribbean vacation could never be bland with a slew of attractions and exotic appeal. The Caribbean has some splendid beaches around the globe where you can scuba dive, kayak, snorkel, and more! Some isolated or green islands amid turquoise water are well-known for their charm and pompous nightlife.  Regardless…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Bali is one of those destinations that’s been hyped so much by influencers, digital nomads and social media stars. But is Bali worth visiting? Or is Bali overrated? I spent a year living in Bali and I always find it difficult to answer this question. Personally I don’t have much desire…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  My first ever solo trip was to Australia and it turned out to be such a life changing experience with so many great moments I’ll never forget. I was feeling a bit nervous on the flight but as soon as I landed, all my fears melted away.  Australia is very well…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Traveling allows us to explore new places, learn about different cultures and people, and expand our horizons in various ways. That’s why it comes as no surprise that it is a favorite pastime of many. However, all that travel can take a toll on your body, especially if you’re not used…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Finding the best digital nomad destinations in 2023 can be a bit overwhelming, especially with so many fantastic countries openly welcoming remote workers.  Digital nomads have the luxury of exploring multiple destinations each year as they earn a sustainable income from their laptops and a solid wifi connection. However, finding a…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  If you’re thinking “Do I really need travel insurance”, the answer is yes. Don’t make the mistake of traveling without it. The one time I travelled without insurance, I had a scooter accident in Bali. That didn’t go so well. I ended up having to pay for all my medical treatment,…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  If you’re looking for accommodation while travelling there are so many companies to choose from and which website you choose largely depends on the type of place you want to stay. Do you want to stay in a home-away-from-home, like an AirBnB? Or would you prefer all the amenities that come…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Like many people, I struggle with language learning. I start learning with good intentions, but often lack the willpower to stick with it when the going gets tough. If you’re going to commit to it, you need to pick a language that really interests you and a goal that motivates you…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  When you travel, most of your budget will be spent on accommodation. After organising flights and transport, you’re going to need to book a place to rest your head at night. No matter whether you’re a luxury traveler who likes to stay in fancy hotels, or a backpacker who would prefer to…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  There are lots of U.S based bloggers out there who write about how you can fly for free with a little bit of travel hacking, but these posts are usually geared towards Americans. I started to grow tired of reading about frequent flyers collecting thousands of bonus sign up points, free flights…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  In your average year I take over 30 flights. I’m not rich, but I’m rich in travel experiences. People often ask me how I afford to travel so much because flights can be expensive, but I am usually very flexible and I often plan my travels around the cheap flights I…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  A major expense while traveling is food. Trying the local cuisine is one of the things I love most about traveling because the meal in itself is an experience and it gives me a better insight into the country’s culture. For a small girl I tend to have a big appetite,…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Since 2008, I’ve been traveling around the world – most of that time alone. Sometimes I’ve travelled with boyfriends or friends for a short period of time, but generally I fly solo.  It was both nerve-wracking and exciting the first time I ever traveled alone. However I can honestly say that…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  With smartphones and tablets, travel is easier than ever. There’s an app for everything these days and my phone is full of them! I’ve road tested and personally used all of the apps below. Most are free and some are paid, but in my opinion they’re worth it. Sometimes I recommend…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  I personally love the entire experience of flying and always look forward to it, but then again, I’m also only 5ft tall. Economy Class for most people conjures up thoughts of cramped seating, little legroom and even less sleep, so I’ve put together a list of my best tips for long flights…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Create a Business Plan  When starting your own business, especially as big as a resort it is important to create a business plan and strategy, this can help your business grow long term. Starting your own resort involves investing a huge amount which is why it is important to have a…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Denver, Colorado’s capital city, is located among some of the tallest peaks and most breathtaking views in the United States. Although the city itself has seen massive population growth in recent years and offers its own lively culture with no shortage of activities for native residents and tourists alike, there are…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Types of camping have always varied, from those who sleep in tents far away from any city to RVers parked in store parking lots. So it’s no surprise that the term “glamping” has emerged as a way to describe a new level of camping that includes more amenities and comforts than…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  The French Riviera – also known as the Cote d’Azur – is one of those ritzy and glitzy destinations that can easily burn a hole in your pocket. However, even if you’re not a ballin’ celeb, it’s still possible to travel the French Riviera on a budget too – you just have to…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Since my friend was waiting on her visa and couldn’t leave the U.S, we wanted to go somewhere a bit different without leaving the country. An obvious choice for a long weekend was Puerto Rico – a Caribbean island that also happens to be an unincorporated U.S territory. At 3.5 hours…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  So when I asked my friend Rob about where to party after the curfew in Luang Prabang (you have to be back at your guesthouse before midnight), he says “You go bowling and break your curfew”. Bowling? Like bowling bowling? For a night out?  What is this bowling alley he speaks of?…

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Heads up: some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you click and make a booking or purchase, I’ll make a commission (at no extra cost to you). I partner with companies I personally use and the $$ goes towards creating more awesome, free travel content.  Hawaii on your bucket list? While it’s a beautiful place to visit, it’s also very remote. Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean around 2,000 miles from the U.S mainland, Hawaii is the only U.S state that’s geographically located in the tropics.  It takes around 6 hours to fly there…

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