How I Traveled to NYC for a Weekend with $20 USD

This is perhaps one of our most highly requested posts yet. I had mentioned in an earlier post that I would frequently travel to New York City (NYC) from Boston with $20 USD or less, including all transportation, accommodation, and food, and received an influx of messages asking how it is possible to spend so Read More …

Guide to Taking a Day Trip to Virgin Gorda (BVI) From St. Thomas (USVI)

On our trip to the Virgin Islands this past December, we decided to stay in the Red Hook area of St. Thomas. Red Hook is one of the most popular marinas on the island, so there were plenty of ships leaving from the port at Red Hook to go to other islands. There are numerous 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 …

24 Hours in Krakow

After my stops in Budapest and Vienna, the third stop on my five-countries-in-five-days trip was Krakow, Poland. We arrived at the Krakow train station at around 8 AM after an overnight train ride. First, we exchanged some of our euros for Polish currency, the Zloty. I would highly recommend doing this, as most of the Eastern Read More …

An Open Letter to My Non-American Travelers

Dear Non-American Traveler: Surely, by now you’ve heard about America’s pick for the 45th president of the United States of America. Maybe you laughed, maybe you cried, maybe you marched in protest. But before you lash out at me on the train or laugh mockingly in my face at the pub for electing such an 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 …

Beginner’s Guide to Island Hopping in the Virgin Islands

Our trip to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands in December 2016 was hardly just a trip to St. Thomas. We also explored the neighboring islands of St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda, three islands close in proximity to St. Thomas but far in similarity. We found intimate, hidden beaches in St. John, beautiful coastlines Read More …