3 Tips for Visiting the Acropolis of Athens

3 Tips for Visiting the Acropolis of Athens

Last summer I made my first trip Europe through a glitch fare from NYC to Athens, Greece. While I didn’t go island hopping like everyone and their mother shows on their Instagram, I did everything I wanted to do which was explore Athens, eat the food, and visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Acropolis of Athens.   The word acropolis comes from the Greek words akron (“highest point, extremity”) and polis,...

5 Tips For Planning a Group Vacation

5 Tips For Planning a Group Vacation

I have been on several vacations with my family through the years and recently went on a group vacation with five other women to Thailand. I had doubts because we never traveled together, but we all had a great time and are planning other trips for 2017 and 2018. If you’re looking into planning a group vacation with friends or family, here are five tips to keep in mind.  Know...

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...

Vacation Cruising in the Nissan Rogue

Vacation Cruising in the Nissan Rogue

With 10 adults and 5 children on a family vacation, an extra vehicle was needed. A few weeks before heading to Orlando, I decided to get a rental to accommodate everyone. Since I enjoyed the Ford Escape so much, I chose that or it’s equivalent, but only the Nissan Rogue was available. Read more about our week with the 2015 Nissan Rogue. Still being somewhat intimidated driving huge cars, the Nissan Rogue was a good size. We’re...

5 Things You Should Do Before Every Vacation

5 Things You Should Do Before Every Vacation

I just came back from a trip to Greece booked from a glitch fare and had the best time ever. Some of my vacations have been spontaneous like my birthday trip to Barbados, but I try my best to organize each vacation to avoid any kind of confusion. If you’re not sure of what things to do before vacation, read more. Set a Budget After budgeting your general expenses (rent/mortgage, utility bills, credit cards etc), set aside...

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...