Fitness and Wellness · Uncategorized

Best of the Year of Active Travel

Happy New Year! I hope this New Year’s Eve you’ll be inspired to live your best life in 2019. If you didn’t know already, this year’s blog theme was the “Year of Active Travel,” and we got to have a lot of fun with it! In 2018, I’ve shared only the best with you: the… Continue reading Best of the Year of Active Travel

new year's · Travel Lists · Uncategorized

New Year, New Opportunities: Travel Resolutions

Wait a minute… wasn’t it just January? How is it already Christmas? And New Year’s is next week! The years seem to fly by faster and faster. Every year I hope to be better than I was the year before, and every year I find new goals to set. If you’re feeling lost and a… Continue reading New Year, New Opportunities: Travel Resolutions

New Zealand South

10 Days on New Zealand’s South Island

I have the most incredible story to tell you. Through the magic of the Internet, I met my friend Colma. She is a North Island Kiwi, and on her own time and of her own accord, she helped this very overwhelmed professional traveler plan a Trip of a Lifetime to New Zealand’s stunning South Island.… Continue reading 10 Days on New Zealand’s South Island

Vermont

What to Know Before You Visit Vermont

Updated May 2020. Vermont is an absolutely beautiful state. Some people go for the fall foliage, others go for the epic skiing or even the ultimate white Christmas! Our recent trip took us up to Stowe, Vermont, and we learned a few things along the way. No matter your reason for visiting Vermont, here’s a… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Vermont

Eat Experiences · solo experiences

How to Enjoy Dining Solo

Updated April 2020. One of the most popular travel questions I’ve been seeing lately is “How can I go out to eat solo?” At first I didn’t quite understand the question, but then I realized sometimes it can be intimidating! But there are actually a lot of benefits to dining solo, and if you’re still… Continue reading How to Enjoy Dining Solo

Travel Tips · Uncategorized

Words to Learn in the Local Language

Confession: I am only fluent in English. Braggadocious moment: I can say “Thank you” in 18 languages! Why Bother Learning Some of the Local Language? You would be amazed at how far you can get with a genuine American smile. Did you know Americans are known the world around for our inexplicable smiling? (The “stupid… Continue reading Words to Learn in the Local Language

Pack Gear · Shop

Gear Up for Winter Travel

Updated April 2020. Colder temperatures are coming to the Northern Hemisphere! So in the spirit of rolling with the punches, this summer girl has your guide to staying warm on your travels! All photo links below are Amazon affiliate links. Click to get yours! Outdoor Gear When you’re choosing to travel to a wintry destination,… Continue reading Gear Up for Winter Travel

Sydney

7 Things to Know Before You Visit Sydney

Updated April 2020. If you’re headed to Australia, odds are you’ll fly into Sydney as your destination, or simply for a layover before flying off somewhere else Down Under. If that’s the case for you, here are a few Sydney-specific facts and tips! ¬†Getting the Shot You can get the iconic shot of the Sydney… Continue reading 7 Things to Know Before You Visit Sydney

Eat Oceania · Sydney

What to Eat in Sydney

Are you ready to dine Down Under? Here’s a sneak peek at what we ate on our recent trip to one of our favorite cities in the world: Sydney, Australia! We had two long layovers here—one on the way to New Zealand and another on the way back—and it was just enough to whet my… Continue reading What to Eat in Sydney

Pack Gear

What Minimalist Packers Leave Behind

Updated April 2020. Have you ever considered going minimalist? Do you think you could? As a light packer, I always try to be as streamlined and efficient as possible with what I pack—which will also be what I lug with me wherever I go! For my last couple of trips, I tried to go as… Continue reading What Minimalist Packers Leave Behind