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…
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…
How to Spend a Week in Alaska Without a Cruise
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 road trip to the last frontier.
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.
5 Things to Do in Guatemala
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 places…
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…
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.
Is St. Martin Worth a Trip to the Caribbean?
Of course, the answer is YES, but there are some things to consider before going. Here’s what we learned on our quick trip to this beautiful island.