Get a Travel Credit Card I'm sorry, I'll never stop emphasizing how important a travel credit card is. I talk about this all the time and I still have people ask me about travel cards! They can save you money traveling abroad for so many reasons, but most importantly, no transaction fees! It's also just… Continue reading Simple Ways to Save Money Traveling in Europe
What is travel hacking? Travel hacking is when you collect and redeem points on travel expenses like hotels and flights to save money. It’s how I’ve flown to places like Portugal, Spain, Colorado, etc. for FREE. 5 Beginner Tips to Travel Hacking 1. Sign up for any and all loyalty programs. They are usually free… Continue reading Beginners Guide to Travel Hacking: Beat the System!
Sangria tastes better on a solo trip to Spain This is something I've wanted to talk about for a long time because solo traveling is one of the greatest traveling experiences I've ever had. However, there is SO much to say since this is so important to me so I've taken my time on deciding… Continue reading Safety tips for solo female travelers
As a very busy grad student, my traveling time and funds are severely lacking. I’ve become a weekend warrior these days trying to find new places to go that are within driving distance. We figured a weekend in the mountains would be perfect! This was during the winter so we avoided crowds, snakes, fees, and… Continue reading 10+ waterfalls near Brevard, NC you can see in one weekend
Over Thanksgiving break we had an awesome and unique Airbnb experience near Asheville, NC. We spent a quiet weekend in the mountains getting away from the craziness of the world right now. I will say right away, this experience is not for everyone. It’s extremely rustic and minimal and not for someone who doesn’t enjoy… Continue reading A hobbits dream near Asheville, NC
Times are very weird right now in our world and everyone is doing what they can to adapt and make the best out of things. One new idea that’s become popular are drive in concerts. For those people like myself who feel absolutely empty without live music (dramatic but some will understand) this is a… Continue reading Drive-in concerts: a pandemic phenomenon
This was absolutely my favorite place we went during our road trip. It was such a surprise because I wasn’t expecting to love it so so much. I had visited Ouray during the winter and it was a ghost town honestly. During the summer, this place is ALIVE (even during a pandemic). There is so… Continue reading Your next mountain town destination: Ouray, Colorado
After hiking the tallest peak in New Mexico (see blog post about Taos, NM), I had some blisters for a few days. We stuck to some smaller hikes in central Colorado while my feet healed. Finally, we felt ready to take on the 14ers we had made a goal to do before the end of… Continue reading Road trip diary: Colorado 14ers
The view from my back porch during my time living in Leadville, CO Leadville is located in Colorado at 10,152 ft making it the highest town in the state, as well as the country. I’ve spent a lot of time here, including the 5 months I lived here during a ski season to work at… Continue reading Road trip diary: a day in the highest town in the US
Road trips are a great way to see the area you want to explore. You see so much more than you planned on seeing if you just flew there! You may stumble upon places you never planned to visit that you fall in love with. This can also be a relatively cheap way to travel...… Continue reading How to save money on the road!