My 24-year old nephew, Cavin, is my guest again, further unpacking the charm of Japan. He has returned stateside after living in Japan for two years. Here’s… Read more “Harajuku & Shibuya”
Traveling in Europe has become outrageously expensive. You can spend the same amount for five days in Italy as you can for a month in Montengro. As… Read more “Eastern European Countries For Budget Travel”
Washington is flush with lighthouses. Some are still hard at work, while others are monuments to times gone past. There are 12 lighthouses along the Washington coast, each one with its own unique history. These sea sentinels date back as early as 1856. So strap on your hiking boots and check out these beauties.
Tucked into the heart of the White River National Forest, Aspen is well known as a ski destination, but the town has so much more to offer. Here are 12 terrific things to do the next time you are in Apsen.
Make no mistake, London is expensive. Celebrated attractions like the Westminster Cathedral or the Tower of London will set you back at least £20.00 a pop, so budget travel in London can be challenging. However, if you plan your trip well and throw in some free attractions you’ll stretch your budget and be able to splurge on a couple of traditional experiences (like High Tea at the Ritz).
If you are looking for something fun and exciting to do in February, here are 9 events to get you up off the couch!
There is a kind of flame in Crete – let us call it “soul” – something more powerful than either life or death. There is pride, obstinacy,… Read more “Crete”
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Exotic cities, cultures apart, With minarets, mosques, and prayers to start. Meleke terraces, blue pools, and sand Groomed and tended by a skilled gardener’s hands. Textiles and… Read more “Ancient Arabian Places”
Milan is a beautiful city steeped in rich history. The marks of an ancient culture live side by side a bustling modern Milan. Here is a list of 10 budget-friendly things you shouldn’t miss in Milan, Italy.
Have you ever taken a trip and afterwards wished you had done something differently? Travelling can be amazing and life-changing. However, if you are anything like me,… Read more “Travel Regrets”
Road trips are memorable and iconic. If you are down for a road trip check out these hilarious and interesting roadside attractions along the way. Take a… Read more “35 American Roadside Attractions”
Travel journals can be a wonderful reminder of our trips. Years later we can open our journals and pour over our notes and mementoes, instantly transporting us back in time. While there are dozens of “how-tos,” on Pinterest, here is a brief list of 50 ideas to add to your journal to help you recall the places you’ve been. When deciding what to add to your journal make sure it is something small and flat to maximize the space in your journal.
Who doesn’t love a celebration? If hitting every major, international party is on your bucket list, pack your bags and party patch for these 10 epic international… Read more “10 Epic International Festivals”
Just because you are on a budget, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t travel the world. Here are 13 countries that are super budget-friendly. All of the countries below… Read more “13 Budget-Friendly Countries”
Millions of tourists visit the boot-shaped peninsula every year! They travel from all over the world to immerse themselves in the magic that only Italy can offer.… Read more “10 Things To Know About Italy Before You Go”
As Anthony Bourdain said, in Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, “Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France,… Read more “Expand Your World”
Portland, Oregon is one of the best budget-friendly cities! Unlike New York, San Francisco or Washington DC, you don’t need a lot of money to have a… Read more “Portland On A Budget”
Travelers on a budget are well versed in the art of eating at food stalls. These vendors can save you a ton of money and can be a delicious way to experience the culinary culture of a people. However, no one enjoys multiple trips to the toilet after a bad experience. Here are 8 tips to follow when choosing a food stall to side step Montezuma’s Revenge.
Everybody loves a good swimming hole. Sometimes looking for the best one can be a bit of a scavenger hunt. If you happen to be in any… Read more “11 Fantastic Swimming Holes”
As the third most populous city in the United States, Chicago has over 2.7 million residents. Chicagoland, (the metropolitan area surrounding Chicago) has nearly 10 million people. It is considered… Read more “Chicago On A Budget”
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might… Read more “Welcome adventure!”