• France

    Great Fiction Books to Read Before Visiting France

    France is one of those countries that everyone dreams about – from the romance of Paris to the countryside in Provence and the glitz of the French Riviera. The best way to mentally prepare and get excited for your French vacation is to read these books to read before visiting France! You’ll find tons of WWII books set in France, but there are so many others as well! I’ve organized these in both WWII books, as well as non-WWII books, depending on your preference! There are thousands of amazing fiction books set in France, but these are just a few fun ones to start your list. Headed to Italy on…

  • Packing and Gear

    Travel First Aid Kit: 6 Clutch Things You Should Have

    When you’re traveling, the last thing you want to think about is getting injured or ill. But, things happen. So it’s a good idea to take at least the basics – like these 6 things that are the best for a travel first aid kit. If you’re looking for a full round-the-world first aid kit, you can find that as well. Or, I also have specific recommendations for an India first aid kit. But the thing with these items is that they’re small, easily packable, and can be hard to find when you need them. I didn’t include things like bandaids or Tylenol/Paracetamol. Why? Because those things are easy to…

  • Packing and Gear,  Photography

    The Best GoPro Accessories for Travel

    There are many reasons to travel with a GoPro, and one of the main ones is the number of awesome accessories for them. With accessories for just about every activity you can think of, which are the best ones for GoPros for travel? Here are just a few you should consider taking along on your next trip. 1. GoPro 3-Way Selfie Stick In my opinion, the GoPro 3-way selfie stick is THE best travel accessory for your GoPro, bar none. If you’re traveling alone, it has a number of angles where you can take a semi-natural seeming picture with you in it – and without the selfie stick in it.…

  • Italy

    Things to Do in Lake Como

    Lake Como is a dream destination – the beauty and charm of Northern Italy, with lots of things to do. When you’re visiting Lake Como, having some sort of plan for what to do is a great idea! Here are 12 ideas of things to do when you’re visiting Lake Como. 1. Plan time to go slow and enjoy the scenery. One of the most wonderful and simple joys of visiting Lake Como is the incredible scenery. It’s absolutely breathtaking to take in, and the longer you look around, the more you see. Don’t forget to schedule time just to indulge in doing nothing but leisurely walks or sitting on…

  • Photography

    9 Reasons to Travel With A GoPro

    A GoPro is one of the best cameras to take traveling with you for many reasons. They’re small, adaptable, generally high-quality and an all-around great asset. When you’re planning for long-term travel, or even just a fun trip, here are 9 reasons you should take a GoPro in your bag. 1. GoPros are incredibly versatile cameras With modes for photos, videos, hyperlapse and more, GoPros can fit into a number of different spots in your arsenal. 2. GoPros are small and easy to pack No matter where you’re traveling or what you’re doing, space is probably an issue. The awesome thing about a GoPro is how small it is. It’s…

  • Philippines

    Siargao vs. Coron: Which Should You Pick?

    When you’re planning a visit to the Philippines, Siargao and Coron will both come up as idyllic places to visit. And if you don’t have time to go to both, which one should you choose? Siargao and Coron Similarities Before we talk about the differences between the two locations, let’s talk about what’s the same. Both Siargao and Coron will be similar in price, depending on what you like to do. Both Siargao and Coron have beaches that will absolutely take your breath away. If you’re starting in Cebu, both Siargao and Coron will have similar flight times. Reasons to Choose Siargao Over Coron Siargao is a perfect little island…

  • Costs,  General Travel,  Travel

    What It Actually Takes To Quit Your Job & Travel The World

    It seems everyone dreams of quitting their job to travel the world, but what does it take to actually do so? Depending on your personality and risk tolerance, it can be fairly complicated. But it can be done! 1. Figure Out Your Money Situation Yep, money comes first. One of the more annoying things to figure out, but alas – the world does run on money. You’ve got a number of options for the best way to handle money – savings, having a plan to work abroad, etc. Make sure you’ve thoroughly investigated each one. Saving Money to Travel the World There are lots of pieces of advice on how…

  • Costs,  Italy

    6 Ways to Visit Lake Como on a Budget

    Lake Como is an absolutely incredible place to go in Italy, but it’s not one that’s renowned for being cheap. However, if you’re careful with it, you can get the most out of your visit to Lake Como while on a budget! 1. Lake Como Accommodations on a Budget The first key for Lake Como is to figure out how to get your accommodations while on a budget. AirBnBs are plentiful in the area, with some more expensive than others (as with all things). One key for any place is that you can frequently get discounts of 20% or more if you’ll stay for either 5+ nights, or a whole…

  • Books,  Florida

    Great Books to Read While Visiting Key West and the Florida Keys

    The Florida Keys and Key West have been the home of many great authors, and are a great place to relax – so what better to do than find some fun beach reads for the Florida Keys? Key West is an incredible literary town, with a rich tradition of some of the world’s most revered writers calling it home. Combine that with the island lifestyle “where the weird go pro,” Key West and the Florida Keys are the perfect place to grab a great book and enjoy! Hemingway Books to Read in Key West A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway One of the most immortal classics by Hemingway himself,…

  • Philippines

    13 Things to Know Before Visiting Siargao, Philippines

    If you’re looking for a dreamy place to visit – a place where the beaches feel endless, the waves are perfect, and the underwater life is gorgeous, Siargao might be for you. It’s a tiny island in the state of Mindanao, and it’s like a whole different world. 1. Siargao is hard to get to, but worth it. Siargao is somewhat hard to get to, though it is getting easier. They now have daily flights from both Cebu and Manila, but there are just a few flights a day on and off the island. You’ll be flying on a small-ish prop plane, and the runway on the island doesn’t quite…