What to Expect on Your 7 Day Kilimanjaro Trek

I spent months preparing for my hike up to Mount Kilimanjaro. I researched and researched more. I exercised. I was confident in our guide company, Pristine Trails. But when I woke up early in the morning in my Moshi hotel room on the day of my hike, I had no way of truly knowing what I was going to experience in the next seven days. Read More …

Top Things to Do in Cozumel

Cozumel, Mexico is a beautiful destination that caters to many different types of travelers during all times of year. Having had the opportunity to visit Cozumel twice in the last few months (both times on a cruise), I’ve been able to scope out some of the best beaches and attractions on the island. Since I was only on the island for one day each time, Read More …

How to Choose the Best Kilimanjaro Guides

When I first started planning for my Kilimanjaro trek, I was overwhelmed by the number of tour operators available for hire. I read review after review of various Kilimanjaro tour operators but wasn’t sure which factors to look out for that would be most crucial to my success. Now, having just summited Kilimanjaro with a company that contributed vastly to my success (thank you Pristine Read More …

10 Reasons to Take a Cruise

Long gone are the days when cruises were just for old people and families seeking time away together. Nowadays, with over 20 million people taking cruises annually, the cruise industry has become a trend and attraction for the younger population as well. And who can blame them? Cruises appeal to the masses because there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a pool bum or a casino Read More …

Complete Kilimanjaro Packing List: Kilimanjaro Gear Recommendations and Tips

Each day is an opportunity for a new adventure, and soon I will be embarking on a new adventure to the tallest mountain in Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro. At nearly 20,000 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and typically takes between 6-8 days to hike. For the first time in my life, I will need to factor into my packing certain Read More …

Where to Stay in St. Augustine, Florida: Jaybird’s Inn

Jaybird’s Inn is a cozy and well-located hotel just off the main road in St. Augustine, Florida. It is a short 15-20 minute walk from St. Augustine’s historic district and is the perfect home-away-from-home for a family getaway, couples trip, or even solo excursion. The rooms are spacious and clean, the staff friendly and helpful, and the amenities abundant. If you’re wondering where to stay Read More …

15 Reasons to Visit St. Augustine, Florida: The Oldest City in the United States

If you asked me where the oldest city in America was two months ago, I would’ve guessed somewhere in New England. To my surprise, the oldest city in the U.S. is actually a historic beach town in Northeast Florida called St. Augustine. Once you arrive in St. Augustine, its rich history shines through as you start to feel a mixture of different cultures coursing through Read More …

What We Loved, Hated, and Learned From Our 2017 Travels

2017 was a big year for us. Earlier this year we shared about our goal to travel to 17 countries in 2017, and we far surpassed that goal. As we reflect back on 2017, we decided again to provide you with the highlights from our year and answer your questions, rather than ramble on about every little experience we had on our travels. We hope Read More …

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Best Travel Gifts for Every Budget

The holidays are right around the corner, and we are back with our second annual holiday gift guide, 2018 edition. This year we are bringing you 25 of the best travel gifts on the market, and we’ve organized our guide by budget, making it even easier for you to find the perfect gift for the traveler in your life. While this year’s holiday gift guide Read More …

Best Travel Backpack 2018: Kosan Travel Pack System

As avid minimalist travelers, we are constantly on the lookout for new travel backpacks. Having tested numerous travel bags, we know what we like and don’t like, and we are admittedly pretty picky about the gear we travel with. That’s why we surprised even ourselves when we discovered the brand new Kosan Travel Pack System, a 5-in-1 comprehensive travel system satisfying all your packing needs. Read More …