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3 hidden gem bio bays in Puerto Rico

3 hidden gem bio bays in Puerto Rico

Shimmering like a mermaid, I swam under the Caribbean moonlight. The waters warm with the help of my glowing, microscopic friends. I’m not alone in the depths of the Caribbean Sea. I’m surrounded by glowing bursts of blue-green light that pirouette and sashay in the 

The best hidden gem national park lodging

The best hidden gem national park lodging

National parks are meant to be an immersive experience for travelers. Surrounded by crisp fresh air, every traveler can leave behind the buzz and rush of their daily lives. National parks are havens that remind us to enjoy the little things. Like the sound of 

Sexism and sexual harassment in the travel blogging industry

Sexism and sexual harassment in the travel blogging industry

Content Warning: This article mentions sexual harassment and assault. If this is at all triggering to you, there are numerous resources out there to help. If you need someone to talk to you RAINN has a 24/7 hotline that you reach via live chat or by 

Don’t quantify your 2018 travels, let your memories do that

Don’t quantify your 2018 travels, let your memories do that

As travelers, we’re often pressured to quantify our travel experiences. Break down all the memories that we experienced around the world and quantify them to make our trips seem worthy and stand out. It usually looks something like this:  2018, what a year you’ve been. I 

Do you need 4-wheel-drive in Iceland?

Do you need 4-wheel-drive in Iceland?

November is a time of uncertainty in Iceland. Read whether you need a 4-wheel-drive vehicle to take on the Ring Road in this specific autumn/winter month.

How to spot and avoid an Airbnb scam like a pro

How to spot and avoid an Airbnb scam like a pro

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I fell victim to an Airbnb scam on my recent trip to Belize. I’ve been using Airbnb for years to book accommodations. I’ve never had a problem booking a home, until now. In fact, I’ve even recommended the site 

Budget Breakdown: Iceland’s Ring Road Edition

Budget Breakdown: Iceland’s Ring Road Edition

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 tricks to create an affordable Iceland 

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 

How to travel without speaking any foreign languages

How to travel without speaking any foreign languages

We all have that fear that we’re lost in a foreign country. Of course, it’s a country where we don’t speak a single syllable of the language. We all felt a little bubble of fear form in the pit of our stomach and the only 

Rundāle Palace Latvia

Rundāle Palace Latvia

Disclaimer: I was invited to tour the Rundale Palace on a press trip. All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by this collaboration. With gravel crunching under my feet, I made my way toward the yellow palace that was mostly hidden 

Ultimate Guide for Tent Camping RMNP: No reservations required

Ultimate Guide for Tent Camping RMNP: No reservations required

Finding the little dipper has always been on my bucket list, which is one of the many reasons why I love camping in national parks. National parks are some of the quietest and darkest places to camp. The night sky feels as if it will 

Budget Breakdown: What’s the cost of 3-day weekend to Olympic National Park?

Budget Breakdown: What’s the cost of 3-day weekend to Olympic National Park?

Escape to the PNW. Here is the exact cost of a 3-day weekend at Olympic National Park.

Fatphobia and travel: Debunking the myth that fat people cannot travel

Fatphobia and travel: Debunking the myth that fat people cannot travel

I used to vehemently promise myself that I’d start traveling the world after I lost 15 pounds.  After I had successfully shed inches off my hips and waist, a trip to Cuba would be my reward. I had this crystal-clear image of me standing in 

The best hidden-gem Mayan ruin sites in Belize

The best hidden-gem Mayan ruin sites in Belize

  I didn’t realize I was a ruin exploring junkie until my trip to Belize. (As if watching Indiana Jones 58 times a year as a kid wasn’t a clear enough sign. Hindsight is 20/20.) It was characters like Indiana Jones, Lara Croft and Kate 

The quintessential scenic Minnesota North Shore weekend roadtrip itinerary

The quintessential scenic Minnesota North Shore weekend roadtrip itinerary

On my travels, I’m often asked to describe my home and what makes it so special. It’s incredibly hard to vocalize the incredible diversity that Minnesota has in one breath. I often think about the state’s seas of cornfields that remind me of my childhood 

Best hidden gem beaches in the Dominican Republic by region

Best hidden gem beaches in the Dominican Republic by region

I’m one of two people after going to the beach. I’m either a cranky gal covered in sand and annoyed that the beach was too crowded, or I’m in a state of euphoria and suck in that sweet, sea air as if it is nectar 

Step-by-step travel guide for curing heartbreak

Step-by-step travel guide for curing heartbreak

Triumphing over heartache would be easier if we were armed with recipes for success. It’s not enough to have our grandmothers and sisters tell us horror stories of love quarrels gone awry. We all are stubborn and insist on fumbling through our own chaotic heartache.