Where to Stay in Chiang Mai: De Lanna Boutique Hotel

The most ideal area to stay in Chiang Mai, Thailand is undoubtedly within Old City walls, and there is one hotel in particular that stands out as the best. I stayed at De Lanna Boutique Hotel for three nights and could not have asked for a more authentically Thai experience. The Lanna style hotel comes Read More …

Live Like a Local in Paris: Arty Hostel

Having spent my last couple of trips to Paris exploring the main sights, I knew I wanted more of a local experience when I returned to Paris last month. Thus, I was delighted to discover Arty Paris, an artsy hostel nestled in the Brancion neighborhood of the 15th arrondissement. From there, I was able to discover local restaurants Read More …

What It’s Like to Spend a Night in a Prison Cell at Clink78

When my boyfriend and I, both lawyers who have spent significant amounts of time in courthouses, discovered a 200-year-old courthouse in the center of London that now houses guests in former prison cells, we knew we had to check it out. From the outside, Clink78 looks like a historic courthouse. As soon as you step inside, however, Read More …

Old Town Chambers: Our Edinburgh Home Away From Home

Rarely have I traveled to a new city and not wanted to spend every waking minute exploring the city, its people, and its culture. However, when I arrived at Old Town Chambers, I was at once awed by its stylish design and comforted by how homey it felt. I seriously contemplated staying in all night, despite my Read More …

Snorkeling Silfra With Scuba Iceland: Floating Between the North American and Eurasian Tectonic Plates

One of the most unique and memorable experiences of my life was snorkeling Silfra earlier this month. Silfra is a freshwater fissure located in Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. The fissure was created as a result of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates breaking apart, and the water in the fissure is one of Read More …

Stay in Style: Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre

As soon as I walked into Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre, I immediately felt at home. The rustic, cozy ambience reminded me of my own home back in Chicago, and the simple and clean Scandinavian design made me reimagine how my own apartment would look with these neat pieces. I’ve had the privilege of staying Read More …

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Airbnb (Plus $40 Coupon Code)

Although Airbnb has been around for a few years, many people are still hesitant to try it due to concerns with safety, cleanliness, and the overall experience of living in someone else’s home. However, most of these concerns are unfounded. For example, a portion of your rental fee goes directly to cleaning, so cleanliness is typically not an Read More …

2017 Best Packable Travel Daypack Review: NeatPack (Plus Promo Code for 10% Discount)

We’re all about traveling light, but with that comes certain challenges. One of the biggest challenges is having to pack another bag inside our 20L travel backpack for day trips and other excursions once we arrive in our destination. Last year we discovered the Tortuga Packable Daypack, which provided us with ample storage for everything Read More …

New Year’s Resolution: 17 Countries in 2017

One of our goals for 2017 is to travel to 17 countries, with 10 countries we’ve never traveled to before. Surprisingly – and contrary to our typical last minute planning – we have most of them mapped out already. Most notably, Diana will be traversing into unexplored territories in Southeast Asia, and Hope has successfully secured a summer Read More …

What We Loved, Hated, and Learned From Our 2016 Travels

As we reflect back on 2016, there is so much we want to share about our travels. Rather than spewing out every detail of every trip and every tidbit of travel knowledge we gained, we thought we’d highlight some of our most memorable moments based on what you want to know. Thanks to everyone who Read More …