We’ve had some amazing adventures as we explored the great outdoors of the United States over the last 15 months from the safety and isolation of our own rental car (or our old reliable Subaru Forester). But one thing that always shocks us about U.S. travel is how expensive (and crappy) hotels are. A rundownContinue reading “Our Favorite Stays Around the World for Less than $100 a Night”
We are celebrating with different shots in 2021 than in this 2013 photo—but we are celebrating just the same 🥳 As someone who is missing an organ and nearly died from sepsis, pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome 13 years ago—all things that COVID can cause—I am so happy to be vaccinated, to lift theContinue reading “Getting those shots!”
London is one of our favorite cities, and it’s so hard to believe we were wandering her streets, fighting through holiday crowds, eating street food and going to live music venues in December 2019—just a few months before the pandemic changed the world. As we reminisce about that trip and dream of international travel, weContinue reading “Where to Eat in London”
The vast and diverse terrain of Alaska is impossible to explore in its entirety. We barely scratched the surface—and we didn’t even leave the beaten path—but we still had a genuine and unforgettable experience. Here’s what we did on our first trip to the last frontier.
Have you been going a bit stir crazy lately? Us, too. Five months into isolation, we were ready to get out into the world again, but we wanted to do it as safely as possible. Although there’s still so much we don’t know about COVID-19, we do know a lot about limiting the spread. SoContinue reading “5 Tips for Planning a Pandemic Road Trip”
I understand completely if people want to put off all travel until the pandemic is over. For me, travel is part of what keeps me going, and as the pandemic draws on, I had to find a way to travel safely and respectfully while maintaining social distancing. Here are some tips based on what we learned on our road trip.
As with most people, we cancelled all our travel plans when the pandemic hit, and we thought Nico would be happy to have us home all the time. Who knew he had been depressed because of the COVID isolation, too?
After a grueling two months of studying and several days of test taking, I took a deep breath in and exhaled slowly. Everything was done. My law degree had been officially conferred. The bar exam was over. I just had to wait for my results. Since I graduated a semester early, I had a fewContinue reading “How Travel Can Open Your Mind and Help Curb Bias”
Staying grounded isn’t emotionally easy. We all have fear or financial uncertainty and suffer from boredom or stress that we didn’t have before the pandemic. So keep me from going too stir crazy, I’ve been posting some travel memories—one each day—from A to Z. I thought I’d put them all together and share them here.
Our trip to Guatemala exceeded our expectations in so many ways. Not only is it a gorgeous country with beautiful scenery and the most amazing ruins, but we also found the roads and infrastructure to be very good for travelers and the people to be super friendly and hospitable. As with everywhere, there are placesContinue reading “5 Things to Do in Guatemala”