6 Things to Do in Porto, Portugal 🇵🇹

Portugal is one of our favorite destinations. This beautiful country has fantastic beaches, mountains and valleys, cities and nightlife, culture and cuisine. On our last trip we decided to spend 4 nights in Porto and the surrounding area, and we had such a great time! Here are some tips for what to do in Portugal’sContinue reading “6 Things to Do in Porto, Portugal 🇵🇹”

10 Tips for Traveling from the U.S. to Europe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Planning an international trip can be a bit stressful these days, especially since the rules might change at any minute. But we recently had an amazing trip to Europe and recommend just doing some research and practicing some patience. Was it hard to navigate European travel in the times of COVID? No, at least notContinue reading “10 Tips for Traveling from the U.S. to Europe During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Where to Go in Costa Rica

We just returned from another trip to Costa Rica and already are plotting our next journey through this lush, beautiful land that is teeming with wildlife viewing, hiking, fishing, swimming, surfing and other opportunities for adventure. Here are some recommendations for what to see and do based on our experiences.

Our Favorite Stays Around the World for Less than $100 a Night

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”

Where to Eat in London

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”

5 Tips for Planning a Pandemic Road Trip

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”

Is it Safe to Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Here’s What We Experienced

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.