Posts tagged travel guide
Everything You Need to Know for Your First Contiki Tour (Plus 17 Trip Recommendations)

If you’re currently deciding between Contiki and another method of travel, what I hope to do is provide some exposure and answer some questions about Contiki that I wish I had known so I could’ve considered it as an option sooner. Read on for everything you need to know about Contiki tours, along with 17 of my personal recommendations for itineraries to choose!

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Why Grand Rapids, Michigan is Your Gateway to a Perfect Midwest Summer

One thing I love about wandering around the US, just outside of the behemoth cities, is discovering what else is buzzing along, waiting to be uncovered by fresh eyes. For a relatively small city, Grand Rapids’ scene is impressively rich. And, Michiganders know how to do all seasons, but particularly summer, right.  Here are 7 reasons why Grand Rapids should be on your radar, from mind-blowing places to eat, to epic beach spots, and everything in between.

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From Sunset to Sundown: 5 Ways to Spend the Perfect Summer Night in Los Angeles

Los Angeles and the surrounding areas are absolutely ginormous, and I’m not joking when I tell you you’ll find hundreds (thousands?) of things to do this summer. So, I wanted to share a list of some of the things I truly look forward to. Here’s what you can’t miss this summer in LA. 

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Beyond Palm Springs: How To Spend 1 Epic Day in the Central California Desert

There is so much more to this part of the desert than Palm Springs, pools, and palm trees (even though I can’t complain about any of that). We woke up early to spend 1 epic day exploring the desert beyond the familiar resorts and restaurants of Palm Springs, and I was honestly speechless at how overwhelmingly beautiful it all was. Here’s exactly what we did and where we went.

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5 Websites I Use to Book Cheap Flights

We all know that airfare changes constantly and it’s the worst feeling in the world to have to pay more money than you need to in order to get where you want to go. I’ve collected a list of exactly which sites I use to compare flight prices, why I use them, and how they can help you feel confident that you’re finding the best available prices for the trips you want to take.

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The Ultimate Local Guide to Oahu's North Shore (plus 20-Page Self-Drive + Bus Guide!)

The North Shore is everything you could possibly want out of a perfect trip to Hawaii – beautiful beaches, great food, breathtaking landscapes, a laid-back and uncomplicated pace, and the friendliest people. Growing up, it has always been one of my favorite areas of the island of Oahu to explore in order to get away from the city. Here is a guide to some need-to-know tips, plus my favorite stops on Oahu’s North Shore that you need to experience.

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A 3 Day Guide to Cozumel, Mexico

2 miles east of mainland Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel feels like its own little Caribbean oasis, surrounded on all sides by turquoise, crystal-clear water as far as the eye can see. Here is the itinerary we used to spend 3 days exploring all that Cozumel, Mexico had to offer.

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Winter In the Mountains: How to Spend 1 Day in Big Bear

For me, winter usually just means a 10-degree drop in temperature and occasional rain, and snow is just a far-off fairytale that I only get to see on social media and in movies, and I know I’m not alone! But that’s where Big Bear comes in. With only one day to spare in late January, we decided to take a day trip and see for ourselves just what makes Big Bear so magical.

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3 of the World's Most Unique, Remote Hotels You Should Stay In

When work is hectic and you need to get away, someplace far off and removed from it the rest of the world can be the perfect way to recharge and spark new energy. Here are 3 unique hotels I've stayed in, in 3 amazing remote locations, that are destinations in themselves.

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Checklist: 11 Things To Do the Day Before You go on Vacation

Before you go on vacation, there’s a flurry of things buzzing around in your head. You’re excited, anxious, and maybe a bit stressed out. But even though it’s always going to be a little crazy during the days leading up to a vacation, it doesn’t have to be chaos.

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Take it Slow: How to Unwind and Recharge After A Vacation

Have you ever experienced the need to take a vacation from your vacation? Most of us do, but some of us ignore the urge to relax when we get back, because it’s way too tempting to open up your inbox as soon as you get home and just dive right back in. Don’t.

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