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 …

4 Countries Where a Road Trip Is the Best Way to Get Around

The following is a guest post by Dan Greene. Going on a road trip is a great opportunity for adventure and exploration. You can set your own schedule and take detours as you please. See something that catches your eye? It’s easy to go off course and dedicate a day to visiting new, unexpected places. After all, there’s only so much research you can do. Read More …

10 Best Weekend Trips to Take From the United States

If you read my post from last month on how to travel 120 days each year with a full time job, you know that the best way to travel more with a full time job is to take advantage of your weekends. With that said, there are certain cities that are more ideal for weekend trips than others. Having traveled to most of the U.S. Read More …

Top 5 Things to Do in San Francisco, USA

A couple of weekends ago, I had the fortune of arriving in San Francisco on the first day of nice weather the city’s seen since 2017 started. I had visited San Francisco once with my family back when I was in high school, but it’s never the same visiting a city as an adult with adult friends rather than parents. One thing I always note in the Read More …

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 little money in one of the  most expensive cities in Read More …

35 Free Things to Do in Chicago

As one of the largest cities in one of the most expensive countries in the world, Chicago is probably not the first city that comes to mind when planning a budget trip. However, if you know where to go, there’s a lot you can see and do without spending a penny. From cultural museums to beautiful parks, Chicago has something fun for everyone. Here are 35 Read More …

How You Can Help Refugees Right Now

Donald J. Trump’s ban on Muslims from a list of seven countries from entering the United States is no longer an issue of politics but rather an issue of basic human rights. Regardless of your political views, I hope you can agree that denying people their right to legally enter the country to visit their children, see their dying parent for the last time, or 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 individual, let me share with you what I, as an 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 in Tortola, and the most fun and picturesque caves and Read More …