Eat North America · Plano

Best Local Coffee Shops in Plano

Are you a coffee drinker or a tea drinker? Or both? I grew up in a coffee drinking family, so I think the coffee must be in my blood! When I decided to go visit my coffee-loving friend Jill in Plano, TX, I knew a post all about coffee would be a fun one to… Continue reading Best Local Coffee Shops in Plano

Air · Saving and Money

Beginner’s Guide to Using Airline Miles to Travel

In 2019, I flew to Verona, Italy with my husband; London, England with my husband; Edinburgh, Scotland with my brother; Denver, CO on my own; and Casablanca and Tangier, Morocco with my husband… all using miles we earned flying with United and the Star Alliance! We hoarded miles for so long while Steve was earning… Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Using Airline Miles to Travel

DC Tours · Washington DC

How to Tour the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, D.C.

Who likes money?! Then you need to visit the “money factory” in D.C. It’s the Bureau of Engraving and Printing—not to be confused with the Treasury Department! It’s a pretty fun tour for both kids and adults, so plan to include a visit to the Bureau on your next trip to Washington, D.C.! Know Before… Continue reading How to Tour the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, D.C.

Travel Lists

Epic Landscapes of the World

Some people travel for the food; some people travel for the people. Some people travel to find themselves; some people travel to find something greater than themselves. Some people travel for the architecture; some people travel for the history. We all travel for our own reasons, with our own preferences, and on our own terms.… Continue reading Epic Landscapes of the World

Air · Saving and Money

Beginner’s Guide for Using Credit Card Points to Travel

*All the information below comes from personal experience. This post is not sponsored, I am not receiving any payment or compensation for this post in any way. I am committed to only recommending practices that actually work. I will never recommend anything to you that I wouldn’t do myself! I have news for you: if… Continue reading Beginner’s Guide for Using Credit Card Points to Travel

DC Downtown · DC Food · Eat North America

What to Eat in Downtown D.C.

Whether you’re waiting to tour the White House, need lunch on a business trip, or you’re just seeing the sites, you will probably need to eat while you’re in Downtown D.C.! But between all the sterile office buildings and barriers around the government architecture, it may not seem to be the friendliest—or foodiest—neighborhood. But never… Continue reading What to Eat in Downtown D.C.

Air · Saving and Money · travel planning

How to Find Cheap Flights

It’s one of the most common questions any travel professional gets: “How can I find cheap flights?” I’ve written about this generally before, but here is my fool-proof, step-by-step method of finding the best flights out there! I’m sharing my secrets with you, so get ready for an adventure! 1. Check Rome 2 Rio This… Continue reading How to Find Cheap Flights

solo travel · Travel Lists · Valentine

Where to Spend Valentine’s Day Solo

Valentine’s Day is all about love and lovers… and it kind of stinks for the singles! I used to call it “Singles’ Awareness Day” (acronym “SAD,” of course!), but my attitude toward Valentine’s Day changed over the years, even before I met my husband! Valentine’s Day became a day to spend with my single girl… Continue reading Where to Spend Valentine’s Day Solo

England

Top 10 Things to Do in London

London is one of the most iconic cities in the world. People dream of visiting London for lots of reasons, but mostly, people get there and want to see the sights! Whether you have a whole week to explore or only a couple of days, you can definitely experience my top 10 picks on your… Continue reading Top 10 Things to Do in London

DC Tours · Washington DC

Visiting the International Spy Museum

One in every 10 people you see in D.C. is a spy. Some for the United States… some not for the United States. Ha! I don’t know if that’s true, but I read that once and it’s a favorite “fact” that may or may not be true. But what is true, is that you can… Continue reading Visiting the International Spy Museum