solo travel · Uncategorized · Washington DC

Solo Travel: Washington, D.C.

2018 is a brand new year with brand new potential! Want to make solo travel a part of your life this year? I think that’s a fantastic idea! I moved to Washington, D.C., completely solo nearly 10 years ago, and I can definitely recommend D.C. as an excellent solo travel destination! Here is the low-down… Continue reading Solo Travel: Washington, D.C.

Liechtenstein · Packing · Switzerland · Uncategorized

Winter Packing for Ladies: Switzerland and Liechtenstein

It’s What I Wore Wednesday, friends! This week it’s all about packing lightly but warmly–I’m off to Switzerland and Liechtenstein for some wintry fun! Packing for cold weather destinations is often daunting. How will you ever fit all those layers and heavy gear into a carry-on?! Well, here’s how I did it, and how you… Continue reading Winter Packing for Ladies: Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Travel Tips · Uncategorized

How to Get an Impossible Visa

Think you can’t visit the country you want because you’re not allowed to get the visa? Don’t give up hope! The recent ban on visas for Turkish and American citizens, which was recently lifted, had a lot of people scrambling to find a way to get the visa they wanted so desperately. In fact, some… Continue reading How to Get an Impossible Visa

Saving and Money · Uncategorized · Washington DC

How to Tour the Treasury Department

It’s Museum Monday! Today I’m letting you in on a well-kept secret. You can visit the Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.! Who knew, right? I’ve lived here nearly 10 years, and I never knew until just recently that this was available. It does take a bit of planning and legwork on your part,… Continue reading How to Tour the Treasury Department

Travel Tips · Uncategorized

When Travel Plans Change

Well, my readers, I like to talk about the fun parts of travel–seeing new places, having new experiences, eating new foods, flying business class, etc. But I am also committed to telling you all about the things that go wrong, or maybe just don’t pan out the way you think they will. On my recent… Continue reading When Travel Plans Change

Germany · solo travel · Uncategorized

Solo in Heidelberg

This Motivation Monday, I hope you will be motivated and encouraged to take an opportunity to travel solo. If Heidelberg, Germany, is on your list (and it should be!), here is your guide to what to do and how to make the most of your time going solo! Why Heidelberg? Why not? It’s a beautiful,… Continue reading Solo in Heidelberg

Germany · Packing · Uncategorized

What I Wore for Winter in Germany

It’s What I Wore Wednesday! If you’re following along on Facebook and Instagram, you may already know I’m currently in Heidelberg, Germany! It’s on the chilly side (it’s December, after all), so that makes for a challenge when packing. But never fear! If you find yourself packing for winter in Central Europe, here’s a guide… Continue reading What I Wore for Winter in Germany

Air · Saving and Money · Uncategorized

Flight Finding Tools

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! I get lots of questions from friends about how to find great deals on flights. The truth is, it’s a very volatile market! Prices change rapidly and unexpectedly, and there are so many things to consider: convenience, layover time, airline loyalty, getting or giving up the opportunity to choose your seat,… Continue reading Flight Finding Tools

italy · Packing · Uncategorized

What I Wore: Fall in Venice

It’s What I Wore Wednesday! We recently got back from a chilly weekend getaway in iconic Venice, Italy! It was a challenge to pack for this trip because of the temperature range and being surrounded by water, but here’s what I came up with. Heading to a climate with temperatures hovering around 40-50 degrees F?… Continue reading What I Wore: Fall in Venice

Air · Travel Tips · Uncategorized

“SSSS” on My Boarding Pass

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! On our recent trip home from Venice, my husband had some trouble getting access to his boarding pass upon online check in. He received a message saying he needed to get his boarding pass at the airport. When we got to the airport a few hours before our first flight, we… Continue reading “SSSS” on My Boarding Pass