Staying in a Rifugio

When I thought of Italy, I imagined Roman ruins, cute little villages, and vineyards as far as I could see. What I didn’t image, were the beautiful, dramatic mountains.

50 Travel Tips for a Less Stressful Adventure

Mistakes are a part of life. Especially when it comes to traveling. It’s always easier to look back on a trip and see things that you would have done differently. I have made a lot of mistakes in my travels in the 30 or so countries that I’ve been to. So I’ve made a list…

How to Pack for a Week in Europe

To help minimize stress and the likelihood of overpacking, use this template packing list and adapt to your specific destination.

How to Find Cheap Plane Tickets

Travel can be expensive. The cost of traveling is probably the reason I’ve heard most often why people don’t travel (along with not having the time, but that’s another discussion). But traveling doesn’t have to be expensive. Sure, if you want a certain standard of travel and luxury, then budget traveling might not be as…

9 Reasons You Should Take A Road Trip (Right Now)

When people tell me they want to travel — but don’t have the time or money — what I really hear is that travel isn’t a priority for them. And that’s totally okay! No judgement here. Travel isn’t for everyone, and, even if it is, we all go through seasons where other things will take…

Travel Light

Ever since I was young, I’ve taken packing as a personal challenge: to find the smallest possible bag for my trip. Going on family vacations, I’d be the one with a backpack while other family members carried 2-3 bags (not that there is anything wrong with that — just different styles of traveling). As I travel…