A Letter to Experienced Travelers

Dear Experienced Travelers, I hope you realize how blessed you are. Blessed with the financial ability, blessed with many vacation days, blessed with a fantastic ability to research and budget (and follow that budget), and even blessed with living somewhere so close to other countries (talking to you, Europeans). I …

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 items that are always on my packing …

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 comments similar to these I’ve heard, …

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 and wing it! Fortunately, we …

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. This could mean beautiful destination …