10 Romantic Cities Around the World

10 Romantic Cities Around the World

[box]Press passes to the New York Times Travel Show were given for the purpose of this post.[/box] One thing I love about the New York Times Travel Show is it showcases both domestic and international options for solo, family, group and couple’s travel. Valentine’s Day is a few days away and while it’s too late (and expensive) to plan something now, there’s nothing wrong with getting some inspiration for your next...

2016 Travel Roundup

2016 Travel Roundup

2016 is coming to a close and I’m excited to share a roundup of my travels for the year. Between discovering extra vacation days and finding flight deals, random trips seemed to come up a lot this year. Including day, weekend trips, and days off,  I visited 5 countries and enjoyed each and every experience. Here’s how I traveled in 2016 while still working a full time job.   January: Atlanta, GA I...

Exploring San Juan in the Kia Sportage

Exploring San Juan in the Kia Sportage

On our sister’s weekend in Puerto Rico, outside of finding a hotel, the question of transportation came up. Since we wanted to explore the area, we decided to rent. Upon arrival to San Juan International Airport, we were upgraded from a Hyundai Accent to a 2017 Kia Sportage. Read more about the Kia Sportage and how we used it to explore San Juan during our stay in Puerto Rico. This SUV didn’t come...

Essentials For a Long Haul Flight

Essentials For a Long Haul Flight

I experienced my first intercontinental trip this year to Colombia, but the 5-hour flight has nothing on the 10 hours to Greece or 15+ hour flight I’ll be taking to Thailand. There were no issues on the way to Cartagena since I was used to the flight length going to Trinidad, but the red eye to Athens was slightly rough. With the experience from going Greece, here are eight basic essentials that I learned...

Sister’s Weekend at the Verdanza Hotel San Juan

Sister's Weekend at the Verdanza Hotel San Juan

You may recall seeing on Instagram my visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico with my youngest sister for an extended weekend. The last time we went to the Caribbean together was in 2004 so a trip was overdue, plus she needed a break from mom/wife life. We purchased a flight deal for $100 round-trip each, so splurging on a hotel wasn’t a big deal. Luckily, I was able to find a great deal on Travelzoo for...

3 Airbnb Alternatives Perfect for Budget Travelers

3 Airbnb Alternatives Perfect for Budget Travelers

Do you have a large family and want to save some money on lodging costs for vacation? A vacation rental may be your answer. The number one thing I look for when planning out any vacation, especially after finding a flight deal is the cost of lodging. Our most recent family vacation included 10 adults and 5 children. Staying at Disney resorts are already expensive so we rented a house for the week. The vacation...

3 Tips to Fit a Week’s Worth of Clothes in a Small Carry-On

It’s something that takes a lot of work, but when it comes to vacation, I’m always team carry-on. I shared packing tips on Snapchat before heading to Florida with the family and received tons questions on how I was able to pack a carry-on with seven days worth of clothing. If you’re interested, here are three simple tips. Make Use of a Personal Bag All of my clothes and shoes are in a carry-on, but I use...

Family Fun on I-Drive 360 Orlando

Family Fun on I-Drive 360 Orlando

My family rented another villa in the Kissimmee, Florida area for our annual vacation. We visited Disney and Legoland again, but I wanted to do something different. During my search, I discovered I-Drive 360 on International Drive that has a lot of activities for families. I-Drive 360 is the home to the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds, Sea Life Aquarium, Skeleton Museum and Arcade City. We initially wanted to do the package with the Orlando...