Not All Basic Economy Fares are Created Equal

We once swore we’d never fly basic economy again, but we’ve since changed our minds. Here’s what we learned over the past few years of flying on budget deals.

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Why I Over Plan My World Travel

My first trip to Europe in 1998 was an organized educational excursion for class credit. The experience was vastly different from my second trek, a year later, when I grabbed a backpack and a Let’s Go Europe book and took off into the world with my college boyfriend without a plan.

Well, we had a loose plan. I was living in Colorado and we were going to go to take a trip home to Philly, but we found $350 tickets to London and decided to purchase those instead. We also wound up with a $75 round trip ticket to Amsterdam and a rail pass that was good for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. We explored them all. But not easily. Here are the mistakes we made.

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Is St. Martin Worth a Trip to the Caribbean?

Of course, the answer is YES, but there are some things to consider. We just got back from a three night Caribbean getaway to the French side of the island. The island is claimed by the Dutch on the south side (Sint Maarten).

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Roatán: West Bay or West End? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Roatan is part of the Bay Islands, which are located in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Honduras. This island quickly became one of our favorite places in the world to unwind. From Washington, D.C., it’s a quick flight to Miami and then another quick flight directly to Roatan. A 25 minute and $25 dollar taxi ride takes you from the airport to either of the two most popular spots on the island for vacationers, divers and snorkelers: West Bay and West End. We’ll break down everything you need to know about both spots.

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3 Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel Destinations You Must See

We all have our wish list of places in the world that we want to see sooner rather than later and most of us also operate on a time and money budget. So these three destinations may not rank high on your list of places to visit, but we want to tell you why they are highly ranked on our list of memories.

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Cartagena: 3 Things We Loved and 1 Thing We Hated

We’ve had an amazing time on this trip to Colombia, which continued in Cartagena. We also had incredible weather despite the rainy forecast. We will leave Cartagena with love in our hearts, but we had mixed reviews about the experience. Let’s start with the things we loved:

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9 Tips for Traveling the World with Only a Personal Item

Sometimes a handbag comes along too

We see travel tips all the time for packing light and think: That’s still too much! If you can’t fit it all under the seat in front of you, then you haven’t packed light enough. We pack so light that we frequently get stopped at customs and asked if we forgot our bags. Nope! We just don’t like to be weighed down. It doesn’t matter how long or in what season we are traveling. The only time we bring an extra bag is when we need our snorkeling gear or drone 😁 And even that goes in a small, easy to manage carryon.

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4 Truths About Real Travel

Daydreams of world travel often feature champagne greetings, comfy first-class seats, romantic train rides with stunning scenery, moderate hikes to gorgeous vistas, and contemplative strolls through historic sites that connect your soul with antiquity.

But, yeah, you know where we’re going with this one, right?

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My HuffPost Article on Surviving ICU

I just wanted to share my HuffPost Personal article here. This is why I travel like there’s no tomorrow and savor every minute I spend with my loved ones. ~ LiAnn

I Spent 4 Weeks Near Death In The ICU. Here’s What I Learned Struggling For My Life. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/near-death-icu_n_5c6efd0ae4b0e2f4d8a3ecf1