“Tourist” Shouldn’t be a Dirty Word: My Thoughts on Tourist-Shaming

“Tourist” Shouldn’t be a Dirty Word: My Thoughts on Tourist-Shaming

If you regularly do any travel research or travel blog reading, you may be aware of the ‘tourist vs traveler” mindset that has been quietly infiltrating our community, masquerading itself as a positive movement. There are a number of offending influencers who outwardly tout the benefits of more fully immersing themselves in the local culture, … Read More

Mediterranean Cruise 2013 | Part 3 | Celebrity Silhouette

Mediterranean Cruise 2013  |  Part 3  |  Celebrity Silhouette

Mediterranean Cruise 2013  |  Part 1  |  Wedding Planning Mediterranean Cruise 2013  |  Part 2  |  Rome The next morning we woke up to a breakfast cart outside our door, and enjoyed the coffee and light breakfast foods by the open window in our room. I love screenless windows in Europe! Check-out from the B&B … Read More

The Most Difficult Trip to Plan

The Most Difficult Trip to Plan

I’ve been planning our trip itineraries for 5 years now. I developed my own process of using Google Drive, which has worked quite well and ensured that our trips were packed full of great sites and activities. Sometimes we followed our plan closely, but usually we would modify it; either way, it was always a great … Read More

Mediterranean Cruise 2013 | Part 1 | Wedding Planning

Mediterranean Cruise 2013  |  Part 1  |  Wedding Planning

When Kevin and I were planning our wedding, we went through a couple different ceremony and reception ideas. We discussed proposals like having a big reception at the local art museum, taking a small group to a Florida destination wedding, or just having a casual party in the backyard. But none of them felt quite … Read More

How I Use Google Drive and Pinterest to Plan Trips

How I Use Google Drive and Pinterest to Plan Trips

Today I want to share my travel planning process. I LOVE trip planning! It’s almost as much fun as the trip itself to me. I like to use Pinterest and Google Drive mostly for my planning, and after performing these steps for my last several trips, I feel pretty good about my method. Of course, … Read More