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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, […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



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, […]


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 […]


Residents in some states will need a passport for all flights [2019 update]

Starting Jan. 22, 2019, residents in 11 U.S. states will need a passport to board a plane. According to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules, state-issued IDs in those 11 states do not meet minimum security requirements for domestic or international air travel. UPDATE: As of Jan. 22, 2019, residents of these 11 states were granted […]


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 […]



Use your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan points on Aer Lingus

Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus are teaming up to offer mileage points across their brands. Alaska Mileage Plan members will now be able to earn and redeem miles on Aer Lingus flights and Aer Lingus AerClub members will also be able to earn and redeem miles on Alaska Airlines. Alaska Mileage Plan members can earn […]



7 Best camera bags for travel

Traveling can be fun, and traveling with a camera can make it an amazing adventure. Whether you are a pro or a novice, finding the best camera bags for travel can actually be stressful. But if you do it the right way, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether your camera and lenses are protected […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]