International Travel, Travel Photography, Travel Stories

The Many Gorgeous, Glorious Doors of Cartagena

It’s impossible to visit the city of Cartagena without noticing its gorgeous doors and colorful buildings. Well, these days it’s impossible to avoid them even if you don’t visit, as Cartagena’s doors are an Instagram favorite. Even I, someone who’s not a fan of “Instagram hot spot” trends, could not resist its allure. The rainbow… Read More The Many Gorgeous, Glorious Doors of Cartagena

International Travel

Want an Authentic Colombian Experience? You’ve Got to Play Tejo

When I travel, I always try to look for some sort of local thing to experience. Whether that’s attending a flamenco festival in Seville, spending a day with the Longhorn Miao in Guizhou, or in Colombia, playing tejo with a local. If you’re headed to Colombia and want an authentic Colombian experience away from all… Read More Want an Authentic Colombian Experience? You’ve Got to Play Tejo

Domestic Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning

How to Spend 5 Idyllic Days on the Big Island’s Kona Coast

After a perfect 5-day Maui trip with friends last spring, we caught a little bit of a Hawaii bug. Easy to do when you’re exhausted from work and all the airlines are constantly competing with price drops. So we caught $297 tickets to Kona for some rest and relaxation. If you’re looking for the same R&R, here’s how… Read More How to Spend 5 Idyllic Days on the Big Island’s Kona Coast

International Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning

Exploring the Best of Rome in 3 Days

Once the center of western civilization, Rome still embodies its millennia of history. Everywhere you turn in Italy’s capital, you see remnants of centuries, rulers, and peoples past. It’s a city where you constantly discover ancient artifacts on the streets you’ve passed dozens of times before, a place where so much history was made. No… Read More Exploring the Best of Rome in 3 Days

International Travel

Budget Breakdown: How Much It Costs to Travel Nepal

Installment #3 in my Budget Breakdown series details the cost to travel Nepal. This series provides transparency on travel costs for various places around the world. Of course, like any travel budget, there are variances depending on your travel style, the time of year you visit, and what you choose to splurge on. I spent two weeks… Read More Budget Breakdown: How Much It Costs to Travel Nepal

International Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning

The Best Things to Do in Pokhara

If the chaotic hustle and bustle of Kathmandu felt overwhelming to you, head west to Pokhara. This lakeside Nepalese city of a quarter-million certainly isn’t small, but compared to the nation’s capital, it feels like a tranquil respite. Plus, it’s the perfect jumping off point for trekking the Annapurna mountain range. To get you started,… Read More The Best Things to Do in Pokhara