DC Local Guides · Uncategorized · Washington DC

What to Do on a Rainy Day in D.C.

We have had one rainy year in D.C.! It’s not unusual to have several days—or even a couple of weeks!—of rain all in a row in the summer and during hurricane season, but it’s been raining quite a bit more often than usual this year. For the life of me, I could have sworn I… Continue reading What to Do on a Rainy Day in D.C.

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10 Things to Do in Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand: the Adventure Capital of the World! The city did not earn this reputation for no reason. If you’re up for an adventure or a fun time, check out these 10 things to do in Queenstown! 10. Take in a Sunrise I have seen sunrises all over the world (thanks in no small… Continue reading 10 Things to Do in Queenstown, New Zealand

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What to Know Before You Visit Australia

Heading to a “land down under” soon? It’s an absolute favorite of mine, so I can highly recommend it! But before you go, there are a few things to know that could give you a little help on your trip. Getting Into the Country You will need a visa. It is good for one year,… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Australia

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What to Know Before You Visit New Zealand

If you’ve been following along on Facebook and Instagram, you know I just got back from this year’s Trip of a Lifetime to New Zealand’s South Island! We had a fantastic time, but there are a few things we learned along the way that other travelers might find useful, so here you go! This is… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit New Zealand

travel planning · Uncategorized

Travel Mistakes (You May Be Making)

No one likes to be corrected–perhaps especially not me! But no one also likes to do the wrong things–perhaps especially when traveling and being outside of what is familiar. So I’m my sweet, traveling husband and I have put our heads together to come up with a list of mistakes we and others have made… Continue reading Travel Mistakes (You May Be Making)

Travel Lists · Uncategorized

Top 10 Travel Hacks

Are you ready for this? I love giving away my travel tips, but I was recently compelled to compile a list of my very top travel hacks–the lifesavers that work every time! Well, this is it. Get ready to travel like a pro! 10. Go Carry-on Only I cannot stress this one enough. In fact,… Continue reading Top 10 Travel Hacks

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What He Wore: Maui

It’s What I Wore Wednesday! Packing for my husband is usually very easy. His uniform is a polo and jeans every day of every week, rain or shine, sun or snow. But when we go to Hawaii for our anniversary, I get to have a little more fun with it. Sure, he could pack his… Continue reading What He Wore: Maui

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Packing for Ladies: A Week in Maui

It’s What I Wore Wednesday!ย What should you pack for a week on Maui? Bathing suits! And perhaps a few more things. Here is my packing list, complete with photos and Amazon links to help you go carry-on only to beautiful Maui, Hawaii! On the Plane Comfort is key! We had a six hour flight from… Continue reading Packing for Ladies: A Week in Maui

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How to Plan a Trip

Sometimes when people find out I’m a travel blogger, they get delight in their eyes, smile like they were just given a puppy, and ask, “Do you plan travel for people?!” While I am not a travel agent, I have occasionally helped friends plan their travels. And it can be a lot of fun! It’s… Continue reading How to Plan a Trip

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How to Plan Travel with a Group

It’s Motivation Monday! Someone recently asked for advice on planning travel for her family–three adult children between the ages of 19-25, one with special needs; a mother who loves to shop; a father 35 years older than the mother who loves history but has a hard time getting around, so hiking is not a good… Continue reading How to Plan Travel with a Group