Trip Reports

El Salvador Surprise: Treehouse Living, Waterfall Hiking, and Unexpected Tranquility

Ditching the usual Christmas crowds for a last-minute adventure, I found myself on a plane to El Salvador. It wasn't exactly on my dream vacation list, but the direct flight from Boston and budget-friendly prices were too tempting to pass up. Plus, who wouldn't want to escape the winter blues with some sunshine and sand? Admittedly, I had some trepidation.…
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam Adventures: Exploring Canals, Museums, and Culinary Delights

Hey there, fellow travelers! Grab a cup of coffee and settle in as I take you on a laid-back journey through our five-night escapade in the enchanting city of Amsterdam. From museum marvels to amazing tulip displays and gastronomic delights, here's a casual recount of our Amsterdam adventure. Day One: Art and Thai Cuisine Jet lagged and slightly exhausted, we…
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A Girl’s Weekend Guide to Denver Colorado

Frequent readers of this blog know this is not my first time planning a girl's trip! This time we chose Denver Colorado! With its stunning landscapes, thriving food scene, and vibrant nightlife, Denver offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. Day 1: Arrival and Exploring Denver After checking into the Maven Hotel at Milk Block, we were immediately captivated…
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10 Must Have Travel Accessories for your First Post Pandemic Trip

I am ready to get back on the road and start traveling again. But when I went to pack my bag for my first adventure I forgot the usual routine. What do I need to take with me? What were those little must haves that I always forgot about until it was too late? In case you also have forgotten…
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Greece

Weekend Guide to Mykonos

Mykonos' reputation precedes it. Dancing until 4am? Rubbing elbows with the elite? Chrystal blue beaches with soft white sand? Quaint seaside cafes and shopping on winding pedestrian streets? Yes, you will find all of these things in Mykonos. Where to Stay There are really two options when it comes to staying in Mykonos. You can opt to stay at a…
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Iceland

Iceland Guide: Seeing the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a magical natural phenomenon that cause the sky to light up with beautiful colors under the right conditions. I had the good fortune of seeing the Northern Lights on three nights in early March outside of Reykjavik, Iceland. The difficulty with writing a guide about seeing the Northern Lights is…
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Scottsdale

Guide to a Perfect Girl’s Weekend: Scottsdale Arizona

Scottsdale is a great location for a weekend away with the girls. Think of a day at the spa, followed by happy hour at the pool, foodie-worthy dining in the evening followed by dancing the night away. Scottsdale has something for everyone. Getting there One of the reasons Scottsdale was a finalist for our girl’s getaway was because it is…
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Costa Rica

Six Experiences You Must Have in Costa Rica

I traveled to Costa Rica in May of 2014 and it still remains one of my favorite vacations. Costa Rica is currently in that sweet spot of tourism and development where it is developed enough to be safe and have plenty of established activities without being overrun with tourist like Cancun. You can read my full trip report about Costa…
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Portugal

Portugal Trip – Day 2 PM

Read part 1 The train ride back to Lisbon from Sintra was relatively uneventful and we appreciated the 45 minutes to rest our weary feet after all the mountain climbing we had done that day. The sun was just setting as we got back to Rossio Square and our hotel was a half mile uphill. As we pondered the best…
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