Travel Tips

Differences Between A Vacation and Volunteering Abroad

Differences Between A Vacation and Volunteering Abroad

I’m excited to say the first person to have written for my blog is my own mother! I co-wrote this post with her [Lynda], as she has participated in a few trips volunteering abroad. In June 2017, she visited the Dominican Republic, which will be […]

5 Travel Packing List Essentials

5 Travel Packing List Essentials

Traveling always requires some level of “strategic planning” when it comes to packing for your trip. Whether you’re meandering about a city, relaxing on a beach, or hiking in the mountains, the items in your suitcase vary. Regardless of my destination, there are always 5 […]

4 Easy Ways to Overcome the Language Barrier While Traveling

4 Easy Ways to Overcome the Language Barrier While Traveling

“I don’t speak German; there’s no way I could visit Germany.” “How did you feel visiting Iceland…you don’t even know the language! Was that hard? “I don’t know enough Spanish to feel comfortable visiting Latin countries.” I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many […]

Why You Need to Travel with your Best Friend

Why You Need to Travel with your Best Friend

It might be obvious already, but maybe this is the push you need for you both to save that moolah¬†and book that ticket! I think everyone should take a trip with their best friend¬†at least once, and I mean a GAL best friend. No hubbies, […]

Benefits & Risks of Traveling During Hurricane Season

Benefits & Risks of Traveling During Hurricane Season

May through November is considered “hurricane season” in the Caribbean. I’ve traveled to Jamaica in October (right during/after Hurricane Matthew–yikes!). Since it was a relatively spontaneous trip, I didn’t realize the timing of hurricane season(oops!). Once learning about Hurricane Matthew, I decided to still go […]

Tips for First Time Flyers

Tips for First Time Flyers

Recently, I’ve heard from a good handful of people that they hate flying, flying makes them anxious, or simply that they will NEVER go on a plane…out of fear. This breaks my heart because I feel you can miss out on countless opportunities and experiences. […]

3 Things I Learned from Traveling

3 Things I Learned from Traveling

Growing up, I was always taught experiences were more important than things. My parents worked hard so we could spend time as a family on vacations. One of the many ways I plan to follow in their footsteps. Things and items get old, outdated, and […]