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Budget Breakdown: Iceland’s Ring Road Edition

Budget Breakdown: Iceland’s Ring Road Edition

This post contains affiliate links.  Ahhh, Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice, or what I like to call, the Land that Nearly Makes Everyone Broke. Yes, the rumors are true, Iceland is expensive. Since my trip in November, I’ve learned a few tips and […]

Review: Iceland’s outdoor oasis the Hrísmóar Cabin

Review: Iceland’s outdoor oasis the Hrísmóar Cabin

This post is sponsored by the owners of the Hrísmóar Cabin. This post also contains affiliate links.  After being awake for 36 hours, I was in desperate need of an oasis on my Iceland road trip. I had embarked from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and arrived in […]

Wedding ring debate: Is it safe to wear your engagement ring while traveling?

Wedding ring debate: Is it safe to wear your engagement ring while traveling?

Saying “I do,” suddenly doesn’t seem so scary anymore once you get engaged. You did it, you found the one you’re going to spend the rest of your life with — GO YOU! What suddenly becomes a part of daily reality is when it’s appropriate […]

Packing crisis! Not everything fits and I’m about to miss my flight

Packing crisis! Not everything fits and I’m about to miss my flight

I looked like a clown wearing a poncho. All that was missing from my ensemble was an oversized-sombrero and the red, clown shoes. What was even more ridiculous was that many of the articles of “clothing” I was wearing, wasn’t clothing at all. On my […]

How to island hop in Puerto Rico

How to island hop in Puerto Rico

This post contains affiliate links. Island hopping in the Caribbean is one of the best relaxing vacations. Enjoying day after day lounging on the beach, now that’s paradise. The best part about island hopping is experiencing new beaches and exploring new areas, yet you still […]

Tips on surviving a flight with Spirit Airlines

Tips on surviving a flight with Spirit Airlines

If there’s one thing travelers can agree upon, it’s that budget airlines skimp on the luxuries. For instance, many times snacks and meals cost extra and even baggage fees. But who gets ragged on the most? Spirit Airlines. Now, I’m not opposed to flying with […]

Traveling the world is within your grasp, here’s how you afford it

Traveling the world is within your grasp, here’s how you afford it

Wheels are up for me, I’m taking my fifth vacation this year in a mere few weeks. That’s right my fifth! I’m traveling to Iceland in November and I couldn’t be more excited. (But that’s not the point of this post). As I announced my […]

Budget Breakdown: Yellowstone edition

Budget Breakdown: Yellowstone edition

This post contains affiliate links.  In early August my fiance and I embarked on our first, romantic road trip together! (Earlier in the year, we had road tripped earlier with friends and family). We decided to embark on a western road trip stopping in Glacier, […]

Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Teton road trip itinerary

Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Teton road trip itinerary

Just last week, I spent my days living as a cowgirl. Roaming among the plethora of cow herds and navigating my partner through the canyons and mountains was how I spent the past 10 days on a road trip. I also remixed many versions of […]

Biggest mistakes made by beginner hikers

Biggest mistakes made by beginner hikers

When it comes to hiking, it seems simple: you strap on a pair of durable shoes and hit the trails. Well, it’s not that easy. When it comes to hiking many people neglect these things. Ultimately they are only getting half of the experience. Utilize their […]