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25% Off Spring Sale – Compare Travel Blog Success Membership + Courses

Want to take your travel blog to the next level? Travel Blog Success can make that happen. Here's a look at TBS membership, courses, and what each offers.

1 Month Left: How My 30 Before 30 Goals Shaped The Past 2.5 Years

With one month left in my 30 Before 30 challenge, I want to share some of the lessons I've learned in the process. Happy (almost) birthday to me!

How to Visit Jordan Without Taking a Direct Flight

In light of the recent electronics ban, I have researched non-direct flights you can take that allow you to visit Jordan and still keep your electronics.

What to Pack for a Destination Bachelorette Weekend

Going on a Destination Bachelorette Party? Here's what to pack for the bride's trip!

What to Pack for San Francisco

Unsure what to pack for San Francisco? It can be tough since the weather changes so much! Here is my perfect packing list for a trip to SF.

The Ultimate Ireland Road Trip Guide: See Ireland in a Week

After doing a road trip through Ireland in 2013, I have curated the best itinerary possible to see the top sights of the island of Ireland in just 7 days.

One Perfect Day in Dubrovnik (Itinerary + Photo Essay)

Dubrovnik was one of my favorite destinations for 2016. After living there one month, I found the perfect way to spend a day in Dubrovnik. Here it is!

Are Tieks Worth the Price? (An Honest Review After 1 Year)

The number one barrier to buying a pair of Tieks is the price. Trust me, I get it. If you’re...

Every Tool I Use to Run A Successful Travel Blog

Say what you will about my blog (and my frequency of writing lately…) but I can’t deny that my blog...

10 Days in Jordan: The Ultimate Itinerary & Travel Guide

After spending 10 days in Jordan, I put together this guide and itinerary for travel throughout the country. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

Cats of Old Town Dubrovnik (A Fluffy Blog Post!)

Curious about the cats of Old Town Dubrovnik, why there are so many, and if you can pet or feed them? Here's a quick and cute guide to help!

In Search of the Best Wine in Alsace with Ophorus Tours

When visiting Colmar, France, you may wish to take a wine tour of the Alsatian region. Here's my review of the full-day wine route tour with Ophorus Tours.

How to Attend the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Each year in April, the fields of Skagit Valley bloom into a quilt of technicolor tulips. Here's how to attend the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin

If you have always wanted to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Dublin, here's how – a step-by-step guide I used (and learned) from when I did the same in 2013!

What to Do in Winter in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Curious why anyone would spend winter in Saint Paul, Minnesota? Turns out there are plenty of "cool" ways to have fun. Here are some of my top suggestions.

The Top 14 Attractions You Absolutely Must See in London

What better way to highlight the best attractions you must see when in London? Here are 14 unmissable sights in London – they're a true slice of life.

4 Space Tourism Predictions for 2017

It's going full steam ahead – the new space race is on! Here are four space tourism predctions I think we'll see happen in 2017.

iPhoneography Accessories:
What’s in My Camera Bag?

People often ask how I get such good photos and videos. To answer, here's the full list of iPhoneography accessories I keep in my camera bag.

Urban Adventures Prague: The Best Beer & Tapas in Town

"It's one of our most popular tours," they said. "You'll love it!" Read my review of the Urban Adventures Prague Beer & Tapas Tour.

2016 in Review & My 2017 Travel Plans

2016 has come – and gone – and now it's time to look back. Check out my video review of the year, plus a few announcements for travel in 2017.

A Mantra for 2017: Travel, Writing & Life

As we finally move out of 2016 it's time to prepare for the year ahead. Like last year, I've chosen a word as my yearly mantra. Read on to learn what it is!

16 Photos that Perfectly Portray My 2016 Year of Travel

Looking back on my year of travel, it's hard to recall all I've seen and done. Luckily, I take a lot of photos – including some truly beautiful ones to remind me of what an amazing year it's been.

4 Bucket List Worthy 2017 Destinations from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Always the nerd about both film and travel, I researched four of the best destinations from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Here they are, plus a bonus one!

The 10 Best Meals I Enjoyed in 2016
(+ Tons of Others!)

Looking back on a year of travel and food, it's hard to choose the best. However, I looked at all the photos, and here are the 10 best meals I had in 2016.

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