Destinations

7 Things to do in Hong Kong (in only 3 days)

Hong Kong is an amazing destination to visit, and there are so many things to do in such a small area. I had never considered visiting, but we decided to end our China trip in Hong Kong and then my family joined us for that section. We only had three days in the city, but […]

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10 must-drink Breweries in Bend, Oregon

Visiting Bend, Oregon is any nature lover’s dream. With hundreds of hiking trails only miles from town (and some actually in town), it might be easy to overlook some of the other great things the town has to offer. However, in recent years, Bend’s beer scene has been booming with dozens of new breweries springing […]


8 Bend, Oregon waterfalls you can easily hike (or drive) to

Central Oregon is full of plenty of beautiful hikes, and a surprising amount of those hikes have a waterfall at the end (or at the beginning!. If you are in the area and wonder “what are the best waterfalls near me?” or even “what are the best waterfall hikes near me?” – here are our […]



3 days in Beijing itinerary: Visiting Beijing, China

If you are planning on visiting China, Beijing is a must-see city, for so many reasons. Beijing, China is full of history, culture, and of course, the Great Wall of China. But even if you only have a few days to visit Beijing, you can still see a lot of it. Here is our 3 […]


1 week in Italy itinerary: Planning your trip [maps and photos]

Italy is a large country full of thousands of years of history. If you are planning a visit, it would be hard to see everything in less than a week, but I would recommend a few weeks at least. On my first trip, we spent 8 days in Italy, and while it was a whirlwind, […]


Delta Airlines announces nonstop JFK to Mumbai flights

Delta Airlines announced earlier in 2019 that they would be flying to Mumbai, India later this year. The airline has now released details on the flights, which will begin Dec. 22, flying from New York to Mumbai. How to pack makeup in carry-on luggage: 2019 TSA travel size rules “Delta’s nonstop service between New York and Mumbai is […]


Fly direct from the United States to the Amalfi Coast, Italy

United Airlines has announced 31 new international routes for summer, including brand a new flight between New York and Naples, Italy. 1 week in Italy itinerary: Planning your trip [maps and photos] United’s new flight is the only direct flight between the United States and Naples. Naples is only an hour from the Amalfi Coast, […]



One day in Xian, China: Muslim Quarter, Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall

Anyone visiting China could overlook Xian as an important destination to visit. The Terracotta Warriors are an amazing discovery for the city, but Xian, China is a great location to visit for so many other reasons. Here is what we did while visiting Xian, China in one day. Click the links below to skip to […]




9 Things to do in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin is known mostly for the Green Bay Packers, but the city holds so much more. The history of the team resonates throughout the town, but there is also nature, food, and plenty of activities. Whether you are visiting for a game, or just to explore Northern Wisconsin, Green Bay is a great […]



Southwest Airlines receives FAA approval to fly to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines has officially received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly between the mainland United States and the Hawaiian Islands. Tinder of the skies? Southwest Airlines introduces in-flight dating app While the airline said specific routes are not yet available for purchase, they plan to begin Hawaii nonstop service from Oakland (OAK), San Diego […]


The best day trip from Prague: 4 things to do in Pilsen, Czech Republic

Pilsen, Czech Republic is a historic city for so many reasons, and is one of the best day trips from Prague. The city has been around for hundreds of years, and has so much history from all different eras. Here are our top things to see when visiting Pilsen, Czech Republic. Click the links below […]




Climb Il Duomo Florence, Italy: Reserve your tickets in advance

The best advice I received before heading to Italy was from Rick Steves: he suggested reserving your time to climb the Duomo Florence far in advance of your trip to the city. And he was right: the Il Duomo di Firenze (the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore) was requiring reservations months in advance. Here […]


Visiting Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, Italy

Castel Sant’Angelo is a must-see destination when visiting Rome, Italy — but it’s not just about the history or beautiful architecture. The castle showcases one of the most amazing views in Rome. Here are the reasons you should include the Castel St. Angelo on your Rome, Italy vacation. Click the links below to skip to […]