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

International Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning

How to Spend One Wine & Art-Filled Week in Tuscany

I adore Tuscany. There’s not much that I don’t love about it, so when my partner and I went to Italy over Thanksgiving, we ended up spending the bulk of our time in Tuscany. Amazing food, world-renowned wines, rolling green hills, and art for days. Here’s our itinerary for 1 week in Tuscany, ready for… Read More How to Spend One Wine & Art-Filled Week in Tuscany

International Travel

Budget Breakdown: How Much My Thailand Trip Cost

Installment #2 in my Budget Breakdown series details how much my Thailand trip cost. These posts are meant to help provide some transparency on travel costs, especially to newbie travelers. I spent 6+ weeks in Thailand during high season (November to February). More than a month of it was in northern Thailand as a solo budget… Read More Budget Breakdown: How Much My Thailand Trip Cost