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Visiting the Best 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 […]

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Hiking Smith Rock State Park in Oregon [Video]

Smith Rock State Park is unlike anything you have ever seen. Created out of thousands of years of volcanic eruptions, Smith Rock has numerous rock structures, which make it perfect for climbing, hiking, or horseback riding. Here are the things you need to know to spend a day at Smith Rock in Central Oregon. Click […]


How to avoid being pickpocketed, according to Rick Steves

Pickpocketing can be a real issue when traveling anywhere (even within your own country), and no one is immune. Even experienced travelers like Rick Steves, who have been traveling to Europe for decades, has been the target of a pickpocket scheme. Below are Rick Steves’ tips for avoid pickpocketing. Steves wrote a blog post about […]


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 […]


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?” – here are our tips for our favorite Bend, Oregon waterfalls that you can […]



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, […]


How to pack makeup in carry-on luggage: 2019 TSA travel size rules

If you are taking a flight and not planning to check a bag, packing makeup in carry-on luggage (as well as toiletries) can seem like a complicated task. But if you follow the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) 3-1-1 rule (or the 2019 TSA makeup rules) it is fairly simple to pack makeup in your carry-on […]


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, […]



Packing camera gear for travel: The best vlogging camera

Packing for a trip can be full of questions, lists, and forgetfulness. But after you’re done packing your clothes and toiletries, packing camera gear for travel is an important thing to do right before going on your next trip. The best vlogging camera on a budget will get you the best video on your next […]


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. It makes a great day trip from Milwaukee, Chicago, or even Minneapolis. So whether you are visiting for […]



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 […]