London Weekender: How to Spend an Overnight Layover in England’s Capital
London is one of the easiest places to fly to from the U.S. East Coast if you want access to all of Europe. There are plenty of direct flights and fare deals for the savvy. Just be careful if you are flying into London as a budget strategy to save on airfare because getting to…
Nashville Weekender: How to Spend 48 Hours in Music City
If you love music, you’ll love a weekend getaway to Nashville. Although it’s known as the country music capital, you’ll find plenty of places with live performances ranging from indie rock to 90s hits to bluegrass to country pop to the classics. Nashville is just a 90-minute flight from our local airport in DC, so…
What to Do in Patagonia at Leisure: Your 10-Night Guide to the Argentina Side
We had to say “at leisure” right from the start in this title because lots of people go to Patagonia to embark on intense hiking, cycling, and camping adventures. While we admire those travelers, we didn’t do that. This is a blog post about how to explore the incredible Patagonia region at leisure when you’re…
6 Biggest Travel Mistakes that Cost You Money
Travel is expensive and sometimes we unknowingly make it more expensive than it has to be. Here are six mistakes we learned along the way that can cost you serious money.
Icelandair Business Class: 2 Things We Hate and 6 Things We Love
Icelandair frequently has business class deals from the U.S. to Europe for less than $1300 round trip—and direct flights to Reykjavik can cost less than $900. So what’s the catch when other airlines charge $3k-5k?
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 rundown…
In the Dog Days of COVID Summer, Fido Wins
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?
My A-to-Z Travel Memories: Reflections on World Travel in a Time of Isolation
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.
Where to Eat in New Orleans
The Big Easy is one of our favorite U.S. destinations because is has a cultural and food scene like nowhere else. You can easily get overwhelmed with all the food options, so we thought we’d share a few of our favorites. Here’s how we suggest spending a day eating your way through NOLA.
6 Tips to See the World in Style on a Budget
My friends know that they can tell me their budget, preferred destinations and travel style, and I’ll find them the trip of a lifetime that’s right for them. Being able to travel is definitely a privilege. For many though, cutting back on a few frivolous expenditures each week can fund an amazing trip. Here are…