Ithaca, New York Top Things to Do

As a general rule, I never like to visit the same place twice. After all, how could I retrace my steps when there are so many exciting new destinations I have yet to explore? However, Ithaca is a place that captured my heart enough for me to visit twice in less than a two-year period….

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…

Toronto Weekend Things to Do

Toronto has never been high on my list of must-see travel destinations, and my neutrality for it was a sentiment echoed by plenty. Christopher Hitchens said “Say ‘Toronto’ or ‘Ontario,’ and the immediate thought associations are with a somewhat blander version of North America.” Mike Myers said “Toronto’s a city that doesn’t even have a…

Niagara Falls Ontario Things to Do & Traps to Avoid

Niagara Falls is a sight to behold. When viewing the mountains of water plummeting downward, you won’t think to yourself “wow, this is overrated.” The falls live up to the hype. However, when visiting Niagara visitors will deal with a blue-collar town that is built solely around this natural wonder and, for no fault of…

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…