England · Uncategorized

London in 2 Days

Everyone will tell you two days in London is not enough—and they’re right if your goal is to see and do everything! But if your goal is to make the absolute most of your time, I have the itinerary you need! I’m a huge proponent of traveling when and how you can, never waiting until the… Continue reading London in 2 Days

airlines · Saving and Money · Uncategorized

Flying United’s Basic Economy

So you want to travel on the cheap. Don’t we all! It’s no secret that airline’s are shrinking seats and increasing fares, but for the truly cheap and adventurous, the major U.S.-based airlines have started offering “basic” fares. I was actually really excited when I heard this for the first time. I thought, “Great! More… Continue reading Flying United’s Basic Economy

England · Uncategorized

How to Plan a Day Trip to Highclere Castle

Who has ever wanted to visit Highclere? Basically everyone who’s ever seen Downton Abbey or is at all interested in English history! It’s still the ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, and its story goes much deeper than Downton. There are definitely some things to know before you go, though, so here is… Continue reading How to Plan a Day Trip to Highclere Castle

Air · Uncategorized

What to Do When You Miss Your Flight

It’s the thing every traveler with a layover of any size dreads: a missed connection. It’s the thing every perpetually late traveler dreads: a missed flight. My husband and I travel a lot—like, a LOT—and believe it or not, we just had our first missed flight situation this past January on our way to Auckland,… Continue reading What to Do When You Miss Your Flight

Uncategorized · Wales · World Foods

What to Eat in Cardiff, Wales

“Oh, you won’t find Welsh food here!” That’s a sentiment I heard from nearly every local person I asked! But never fear—I found some! Here’s the short list of where you can find Welsh (and traditional British!) food in Cardiff. Check it out and don’t let anyone tell you there’s no Welsh here! The one… Continue reading What to Eat in Cardiff, Wales

England · Uncategorized

Staying at the Legendary Savoy Hotel, London

It’s true! Steve and I got to stay at the legendary Savoy Hotel in London. You know it’s fancy when the address is simply, “The Savoy, London,” no further instruction needed. The Hotel’s History While it’s only been a hotel since 1889, the history of the Savoy goes back to the year 1246! Count Peter… Continue reading Staying at the Legendary Savoy Hotel, London

England · Movie Moments · Uncategorized

Downton Abbey: Movie Moments at Highclere Castle

Now it’s inevitable, friends. The Downton Abbey Movie is coming! Its release date is September 20 in the U.S., so mark your calendars and start planning your trip now—things will pick up significantly after the movie comes out! *Some links below are affiliate links, meaning that by purchasing from these links, you will be helping my… Continue reading Downton Abbey: Movie Moments at Highclere Castle

Sydney · Uncategorized

4 Perfect Days in Sydney

Someone asked recently for itineraries for Australia, any length and any destinations within the country. Much to my surprise, I only had one itinerary: One Day in Sydney. Whoops! Steve’s and my first trip together was to Sydney and Cairns, and this is the first part of our itinerary. Stay tuned for my Cairns itinerary,… Continue reading 4 Perfect Days in Sydney

DC Local Guides · Uncategorized · Washington DC

Staying at the Trump International, D.C.

What is the best hotel experience you’ve ever had? I’ve stayed in quite a few hotels and various other accommodations—everything from hostels and Air BnBs to real bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels! My favorites have one thing in common: history! I just love staying in a place steeped in history, seeing unexpected pieces preserved,… Continue reading Staying at the Trump International, D.C.

italy · Uncategorized

Where to Get Engaged in Verona

Ah, love! It’s beautiful, it’s fun, and it’s, well, lovely! Our Valentine’s trip to Verona was an absolute dream, and I kept thinking, “Wow! What a great spot to get engaged!” and, “Wow! What a beautiful view for an engagement! So if you’re planning an engagement or a trip to Verona, here are a few… Continue reading Where to Get Engaged in Verona