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 the strategies and tools we use.

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?

5 Tips for Traveling to El Tunco, El Salvador

Many times, when international travelers set out to explore Central America, they start with Costa Rica and Belize. Perhaps they check out the Tikal ruins in Guatemala and the beaches of Roatan, Honduras and Bocas del Toro, Panama. The adventurous wanderer might continue on to Nicaragua’s colonial city, Granada, or island beauty, Ometepe. Us, too!Continue reading “5 Tips for Traveling to El Tunco, El Salvador”

How to Travel the Galápagos Without a Cruise

We just spent four wonderful nights in the Galápagos Islands without leaving the main hub of Puerto Ayora. 🌴 It took us a while to plan a trip here because we mistakenly thought you needed to take a cruise or guided tour to enjoy the islands. But that’s not the case—we had a blast exploringContinue reading “How to Travel the Galápagos Without a Cruise”

Travel Tip #7: Consider booking the room with a view

I used to try to find the cheapest room in the best location. After all, the room is only where you sleep while your not out exploring and adventuring, right? Like this room in Thailand was just fine for me: I recently changed my mind about booking the cheapest room, because I realized I canContinue reading “Travel Tip #7: Consider booking the room with a view”

These are our 5 favorite airlines. Here’s why.

We just had a challenging experience with two partner airlines that blamed each other for the many things that didn’t go smoothly on our round-trip flights. Check in was a hassle, seat selection was a hassle, and they had a “not my problem” attitude even though we didn’t make any changes or do anything otherContinue reading “These are our 5 favorite airlines. Here’s why.”