What to Do in Reykjavik: The Ultimate City Guide

Just being in downtown Reykjavik on a cloudy, rainy morning, sipping a warm kaffi with some bread and jam will make you feel, all at once, like you belonged here all your life. Read on for what to do in Reykjavik!

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.

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.

Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Glacier National Park

Imagine tranquil water so still you can clearly see every colorful stone, glacier-dotted mountain peaks, and the kind of terrain that makes you forget you’re in the USA. That’s Glacier National Park. Read on for my guide to everything you need to know before you visit! 

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!

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.

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.

7 Tips to Ease into Traveling Alone for The First Time

There’s too much of the world to see, and too much to be experienced, for you to sit around waiting for someone to tag along (can I get an amen?). Here are 7 ideas, tips, and methods that I hope help encourage you to take the leap and try solo travel for the first time!

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.

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.

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.

How to Spend a Long Weekend in South Central Alaska: A 4-Day Travel Guide

It may be far, and it might take you a while to get there, but once you land, you’ll be hooked on Alaska’s beautiful landscapes, friendly people, and tasty food. Only have a long weekend to spare? No problem. Here’s a guide on how you can tour some of the best parts of south central Alaska in just 4 days.

How to Be a Better Traveler: 7 Takeaways from Travel Con

Social media makes travel look accessible, but it also makes it look cookie-cutter. Because of this, it’s more important now than ever before to get out there and see the world for yourself, and by your own terms. Anything less is just secondhand experience.

Road Trip: Isle of Skye, Scotland in Less than 48 Hours

Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most famous, picturesque isles, known for its breathtaking, untamed beauty and magical charm. Waterfalls, unreal terrain, towering cliffs, and unparalleled views make Skye a must-see, even if you’re short on time. While more time is, obviously, recommended if you have it, we had less than 48 hours. Here’s how we made that possible.

Off Duty in Seattle: a 3-Day Guide

There are a lot of beautiful, sunshiny destinations on the western side of the US. Los Angeles, San Diego, Hawaii, Scottsdale… But there’s a different atmosphere altogether that comes once you venture more up north to the Pacific Northwest.

Essential Weekend Guide to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is everything you could ever want out of a west coast getaway–it’s coastal, close to wine country, picturesque, and the architecture everywhere you look makes you feel like you’re no longer in the US… which helps create the illusion that you’re in a much more remote destination than you actually are.

48 Hours in Utah: Salt Lake City and Park City

Utah. When you think of it, you probably immediately think of sprawling red rock formations, mountain biking, snow, and ski resorts. But without a car, and with no mountain biking/snowboarding/skiing experience, I wasn’t here to do any of that.So, what’s the draw of going to Utah when you’re not going for the snow? A lot, actually.

City Guide: Off Duty in Glasgow

Just an hour away from Edinburgh, Glasgow is a lively city waiting to be explored. Check out my guide on things to do in Glasgow below.

How to Pack for a Winter Vacation

Packing for a winter vacation can be the most challenging! Use these tips for your next winter trip to help you pack light and stay warm.