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 …

Our Second Liebster Award

We are so honored to accept our second Liebster Award from Lynne Sarao at The Well-Caffeinated Traveller. Lynne blogs about all things travel, coffee, food, and photography. She has visited some incredible destinations, including Thailand, New Zealand, Italy, and Croatia, and she has beautiful photos to show for it, too! Be sure to follow her Read More …

Amazon’s Top 10 Bestselling Travel Books – December 2016

As a full time attorney, I spend my days reading contracts and legal documents, so my idea of a relaxing evening does not consist of reading. However, the one time I do get through my reading lists is when I travel. Long flights are the best time for me to get through a good book, especially Read More …

33 Practical Gift Ideas for Travelers

In the United States, after we stuff our stomachs with turkey on Thanksgiving, we embark on a mission to empty our wallets in true consumerism fashion. As Americans gear up for “Black Friday,” the unofficial start of Christmas shopping, stores across the country are posting steep discounts, and this includes online stores as well. While I Read More …