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,...

15 Life Lessons Learned on the Hike to Sant Jeroni

15 Life Lessons Learned on the Hike to Sant Jeroni

I try my best to learn SOMETHING new when traveling solo and my recent hike to Sant Jeroni in Montserrat was definitely life changing. The highest peak is 1,236 m (4,055 ft), the hike is an estimated 4-5 hours going up and down, but it took me close to 7. I wanted to turn back so many times, but I happy to say I completed it. Here are fifteen life lessons learned when...

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...

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...

What to Do When You Find a Glitch Fare

What to Do When You Find a Glitch Fare

Did you see the recent NYC to South Africa glitch fare I posted on my Facebook page? If not, it was one of the many flight deals I have posted. Since seeing the ultimate glitch fare aka the NYC to Abu Dhabi for $187 Christmas Day 2014 and NOT taking it, I’ve tried my best to find and purchase when I see them. A few weeks before going to Barbados,...

10 Must Haves For the Perfect Beach Day

10 Must Haves For the Perfect Beach Day

I love the beach. NYC beaches aren’t the cleanest and don’t have the clearest water, but I still don’t mind taking a ride on the subway to walk on the Coney Island Boardwalk or lay on the sand at Jones Beach. While on vacation, I always try my best to make a beach day if I’m by the coast or pay for a ride through a tour service like Viator. Whether you’re in or out of...