London: A One-Week Itinerary

London: A One-Week Itinerary

This itinerary is designed for lovers of history, popular English fiction, architecture, and scones. It includes a lot of walking and using public transit, but is lighter on food recommendations (but that is easy to customize). Some of the attractions may have different opening hours depending on the day of the week; please double check … Read More

Is Dressing Like a European Really Necessary in Europe?

Is Dressing Like a European Really Necessary in Europe?

I was recently chatting with a coworker about the struggle between trying to dress to fit in in Europe vs dressing for comfort while traveling. This is something I Googled a lot before I left to study abroad in London in 2008 (it was my first international trip, and I researched every tiny detail). I … 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

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

Change How You Think About Travel Savings: 7 Tips That Work

Change How You Think About Travel Savings: 7 Tips That Work

When I asked my Facebook network to tell me their biggest personal obstacles to traveling, unremarkably the top answer was money. Does this surprise anyone? It’s pretty much common knowledge that wages and living costs have not exactly increased at the same pace over the past few decades, making it a lot harder these days … Read More