The Blue Ridge Mountains 3 Day Itinerary Ideas

When it came to planning out our trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains, the challenge was how to balance the desire for diverse views with the want to limit driving. After much research and experimenting with different options,  my three day itinerary achieved this goal. The one barrier which I did not anticipate was our…

Asheville, NC: 2 Day Itinerary

When I choose a travel destination, one thing I value is diversity of sites and activities. In my experience, nowhere blends artistic flair, history, and mountainous splendor quite like Asheville, North Carolina. This tiny city is nestled amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains, and attracts liberal-thinking artists of a world-class caliber. What’s more, those seeking refinement…

Dr. King’s Farm in Asheville, NC: Review

For a city that could arguably be described as “tiny,” Asheville is wildly diverse. Case in point, Dr. King’s Farm and Carolina Bison. This is a place in which visitors can interact with bison, camels, watusi, and more. I’ll admit, when I first did my research for the farm, I was discouraged by the lack…

Moog Factory Free Tour Review – Asheville, NC

When I plan my trips, I make sure to include attractions that will speak directly to my boyfriend’s many interests. In the case of Asheville, this was the Moog Factory. Upon first visiting the store, I found the small space fun, but I wanted to leave after five minutes. However, the free tour we took…

How Travelers Can Prevent Mugging & Pickpocketing

Let me start off this blog post by saying that no one deserves to be robbed while traveling (or in general). It happened to me once; I was in Burlington Vermont and someone did a smash-and-grab by throwing a rock through the rental car window. As a result of the broken glass shattered across the…

Savannah Georgia Weekend Getaway Ideas

I’m someone who usually plans itineraries down to the hour.  However, I painted my plans in broad strokes when it came to Savannah, Georgia. I had been here once before, and I knew it to be an experience similar to tubing on the river; it was best just to relax, lay back, and let the…

Saint Herman’s Blue Hole National Park Review

When one thinks of Belize, images of westerly-located Caracol ruins or the Barrier Reef’s Great Blue Hole often come to mind. However, the center of the country offers a wide host of assorted destinations often wrongly overlooked, including St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park. The national park presents a natural pool, two caves, and hiking opportunities, all unique yet representative…

Belize Itinerary & Top Things to Do

Belize. It had been a destination I dreamt of going to ever since I was a broke 21-year-old and I first saw pictures of the infamous Blue Hole. Five years later, in March 2016, I made that fantasy into a reality. Was it like I always imagined it would be? No. And that’s okay. Below…

San Ignacio Top Things to Do: Mayan Ruins & Iguanas

Besides the gorgeous oceans, people travel to Belize to explore ancient Mayan ruins and exotic jungles. San Ignacio is the perfect jumping off point for many of the country’s must-see gems, making this small but bustling town a top destination. What is San Ignacio Visitors of all athletic abilities and interests will find plenty of…

Ways to Cut Back on Food Expenses to Save Money During Your Vacation

When people estimate the cost of their upcoming trip, almost everyone undershoots the true cost. This is because it’s all too easy to overlook those tinier expenses, such as food. Therefore, purposeful strategies to reduce spending during meals can make affordable travel much, much easier. Below are strategies I’ve found successful: 1)      Be strategic when…