For most of us, every day is not a vacation so here are our tips for getting your trip off to the right start.
1. Sleep when the locals sleep
Stop thinking about what time it is to you at home. It does nothing for you, plus why are you thinking about home when you are on vacation? I strongly recommend that you go to sleep at a normal bedtime in the country that you’re in. Try your best to make it to at least 8:30-9PM so you can get on track with the local time zone. We won’t tell…
Finding time to travel can be difficult with a 9 to 5 job and while I’m always itching to go on my next travel adventure, the right moment just doesn’t always line up. So, recently I’ve been taking to Instagram to satisfy my growing wanderlust and not only are these travel accounts great for scratching my current travel itch…read more
The first thing I do when I travel is look up whether there are any craft breweries in the area. I’ve found myself doing this because breweries are an integral part of so many cities and they tend to be very reflective of that city as each one has its own unique tastes and ambiance. Sitting outside on a patio with a beer in your hand…read more
A few years ago, I decided to quit my job planning international educational trips and do some traveling of my own. Most of the time I plan out my trips (I mean I do plan trips for a living), but this time I decided to let someone else do the planning. I signed up for an overland trip through Africa…read more
Iceland is mainly known for the Golden Circle and taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon, more on that down the road, but if you want to get a true look at the beauty of Iceland it’s time to hop in a 4X4 and…read more
Planning a trip can be difficult. Something I’ve found when planning is that I’m overwhelmed with all the options for things to do. So, imagine my excitement when I moved to New Zealand…read more
One thing that I have learned while traveling is how easy it is to over pack. It’s not unusual for me to somehow rationalize needing four pairs of shoes for a weekend trip. Even though I’m aware of my own overzealous packing habits, I sometimes struggle to pick out compact gifts for my friends who are about to head out on their next adventure.read more
Flights are hard enough as it is, make it a little easier by keeping these 10 things in your carry on.
1. All Valuables & Breakables
Whether it’s your camera, laptop, or grandmother’s necklace, if you would be devastated if it was stolen or broken then keep it on your person.
2. Kindle, Book, and/or Magazine
Whatever you like to read, bring it along for entertainment on the plane. If you are using a Kindle…
It’s true, Nicaragua is one of our favorite up and coming destinations, but it can only stay “up and coming” for so long. With 19 active volcanoes and the largest lake in central America it’s no secret how it won the title, “Land of lakes and volcanoes,” and our hearts. With so many volcanoes there is always one to hike, watch the sunset on top of, board down (yes, volcano boarding is a thing – only in Nicaragua!), peak inside…read more
1. New Zealand
New Zealand has a population of about 4.7 million incredibly kind people (30% of that living in Auckland) which is around half the population of New York City alone. That’s right, the entire country has half the population of a major city in the US. Unless you’ve spent time in a country where sheep outnumber people 7 to 1 you’ll never understand…