Planning a visit to the State Fair of Texas? Here’s six attractions, from deep-fried foods to exhibits, you don’t want to miss! … More Six Must-See Attractions at the State Fair of Texas
Gone are the days of needing to use Travelers Cheques when traveling abroad! With the widespread acceptance of credit cards and worldwide ATM networks, dealing with foreign currency is easier than ever. Here’s seven things you need to know about foreign currency before you travel aboard! … More Traveling Abroad? Seven Things You Need to Know About Foreign Currency
Burgers might be a quintessential American sandwich, but there are delicious burgers to be had in London. Over the past few years, there’s been an explosion of burger joints in London, with new locations opening up faster than I can keep track. Luckily, this means you’ll be close to a great burger no matter where you. … More My Favorite Burgers in London
I’ve never considered myself the outdoorsy type. I blame growing up in southwest Louisiana, where being outdoors meant battling heat, humidity and giant mosquitoes. Over the past few years, traveling has helped me embrace the outdoors, and I’ve slowly realized it can be pretty great. Howth, Ireland, was one of the first places to open my eyes to … More One Day in Howth, Ireland
My travel preferences fall somewhere between budget and luxury. I tried to find a word to describe this spot, but there really isn’t one. You’ll find mid-level hotels, premium economy airline cabins and fast-casual restaurants, but these adjectives don’t easily describe a type of travel. Who wants to be a “mid-level traveler” taking a “fast-casual vacation”?
One thing always makes me anxious about traveling — fear that I won’t sleep well on the road. I sleep best under very specific conditions. A dark, cool room is ideal. A little light is bearable, and I can usually remove enough bedclothes to adjust for a warmer room. (I’ve been known to yank a thick duvet out of … More My Trick to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep on the Road
I love Chicago! The city is clean, the people are friendly, and the architecture is fantastic. It’s easy to navigate the city by foot, bus or “L”, but my favorite way to see Chicago is by boat. There are a lot of cruising options out there, so it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which … More Choosing Your Perfect Chicago Boat Tour
In my last post, I shared the benefits of solo travel, but I mentioned that it’s not all ice cream and rainbows. There is definitely a dark side to vacationing alone, but it’s nothing you can’t overcome! Here are my tips to manage common solo travel fears and concerns.
I regret that I didn’t consider solo travel until I was in my early 30s. It all started on a work trip to Chicago. Because I’d received a last-minute invite to the meetings, I was staying a different hotel than my coworkers who had made reservations months in advance. Suddenly, I realized that traveling on your own … More The Case for Solo Travel
Want to see over 2000 years of London in just one day? I’ve picked out nine sights that have shaped London into the city it is today. … More 2000 Years of London in One Day