• Travel Tips
  • The 3 Best Travel Pants for Women: Functional, Cute, & Field-Tested

    Travel jeans. Hiking pants. Travel lounge wear. The 3 best travel pants for women - tried and tested!

    Finding the perfect pair of women’s travel pants is no easy feat. But finding a pair of travel pants that are both functional AND cute? How about functional, cute, AND sized to fit on my tall, curvy Amazonian body? HA! Forget about it. How dare I have such unreasonable expectations?! But guess what: After trying on, returning, trying on again, and field-testing like crazy, I’ve found 3 absolutely amazing pairs of travel pants for women. They’ve changed my packing game, and I’m about to change

  • Travel Tips
  • 50 Perfect Gifts for Every Type of Travel Lover (& for yourself)

    50 perfect gifts for every travel lover on your list! Or just like, yourself. We won't judge.

    We scoured the web to find the best 50 gifts for travel lovers! This gift list is partially to help you shop for your friends, and partially just travel stuff I want other people to buy for me. Let’s just be honest: you’re gonna want all of this stuff for yourself too. No judgement, y’all – treat yo’self! So here is our travel gift guide for every kind of traveler on your list, which is yourself, mostly, and maybe a couple other people, I guess (wink-wink). Get your wish list ready cuz you’re about to add a whole bunch of goodies to it!

  • South America
  • Backpacking Ecuador: Itinerary for 1 Incredible Month

    A full itinerary for 1 month of backpacking Ecuador with details for each Ecuador destination!

    We spent a month backpacking through Ecuador, and we LOVED exploring this small but incredibly diverse, insanely beautiful country. From the high altitude metropolitan city of Quito, to the animal refuge of the Galapagos Islands, to the adventure town of Banos, to the high mountain regions of the Andes, to the Amazon Rainforest – and that’s just like, a really short summary highlight reel – there are so many incredible places to go in Ecuador! Plus, Ecuador is home to all of our favorite things: really good chocolate, llamas, stunning mountains, alpacas, volcanoes, llamas & alpacas, and sea lions. What more could you want?!!  From swimming with sea lions to hiking in the Andes to sleeping in a hobbit hole at the foot of a volcano to white water rafting to swimming in giant natural thermal baths at the foot of a waterfall, this itinerary is chock full of amazing things to do in Ecuador that we really, really, really want to go back and do again.

  • Europe
  • Off-Season Road Trip Through France: What Not to Do

    What not to do on a France road trip through Bordeaux, Avignon, Seillans, Provence, and the French Riviera!

    Our off-season road trip through France was always doomed. It’s not just that Jeremy and I seem to attract disaster like magnets made of whatever the opposite of disaster is. But we have particularly awful luck when it comes to cars. But here we were, renting one in France in January. What could go wrong? … Everything, of course. This is the story of our doomed French road trip. Or as I like to call it, the story of the time we ran a BMW into into a medieval castle.

  • Travel Tips
  • 28 Totally Unnecessary Travel Gifts (That You’ll Low-Key Want)

    27 completely unnecessary travel gifts that you definitely don't need. Travel gag gifts that you low-key totally want!

    While there are roughly a zillion Travel Gift Lists out there all repeating the same generic gifting advice, there’s currently no list of travel gifts that you definitely DO NOT NEED. We decided to fill this glaring absence with the most useless, un-helpful, ridiculously unnecessary list of vaguely travel-related items. We spent HOURS combing the deepest corners of the web looking for these items to bring you the worst of the best of travel-related things that you absolutely don’t need at all but would be thrilled if someone else bought for you.

  • Europe
  • 12 Charming Things to Do in Copenhagen in Winter

    Copenhagen, Denmark in the winter is a magical holiday fairytale land full of Christmas cheer and hygge! Here's all the best things to do in Copenhagen in the winter.

    When we stepped off the plane in Copenhagen on a brisk December afternoon, we weren’t sure what to expect. We’d seen pictures of Europe in the winter, which had given us high expectations of fairytale castles dusted with snow, Christmas Markets filled with good cheer, and random carolers stumbling around drunk off of pudding or whatever like a scene from a Dickens
    Well, not only is Copenhagen the EXACT vision of that European Christmas dream that we had been unrealistically hoping for, but it’s somehow EVEN BETTER. There are the canals of Nyhavn dotted with colorful tall, thin houses, adorned with wreaths and pine boughs. A Christmas Market around every corner, wafting the tantalizing smells of gløgg and sizzling bratwurst and fluffy aebleskiver. Hygge floating around giving imaginary air-hugs in droves. Copenhagen is a holiday dream come true!

  • Hiking
  • The Cataract Falls Hike Disaster: Hiking in the Bay Area, California

    Our disastrous hike of beautiful Cataract Falls in Marin, California.

    This is the story of our very first hiking disaster: the first time we ever attempted to casually complete a hike only for it to go horribly, terrible, very very wrong. Learn from our mistakes, laugh at our stupidity, and learn what to do if you find yourself bawling on the edge of a cliff miles away from civilization. But the real moral of the story here is never listen to Jeremy
    when it comes to hiking.

  • Personal Posts
  • Our Year-Long Honeymoon: What Happened … & How Much It Cost

    Our year long honeymoon is officially over. And for the first time, we’re telling the full story. What happened? How much did it all cost? From where we went to our worst travel disasters to the time my grandfather tried to fake his own death (like .. I can’t make this stuff up, you guys), here are all the juicy, ridiculous details from our year long trip!

  • Local's Guides
  • The Ultimate Self-Guided Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan: A Local’s Guide

    A self-guided walking tour of Lower Manhattan including Tribeca, the Hudson River park, the 9/11 Memorial, Battery Park, and the Bloody Angle.

    This self guided walking tour of NYC covers 4.6 miles and takes you through Tribeca, the Financial District, the South Street Seaport, and a smidge of Chinatown! You’ll see Tribeca, the waterfront, the 9/11 Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park, Wall Street, and the little-known “Bloodiest Street in America,” complete with hidden underground tunnels. And because we’re literally never not eating, we also included brunch, dinner, drinks, and even dessert 😉

  • Local's Guides
  • 30 Things Nobody Tells You About San Francisco: A Mildly Helpful Local’s Guide

    30 things nobody tells you about San Francisco, California: a local's mildly helpful guide.

    Don’t call it Frisco. The fog is named Karl. You can be naked in public. There’s a herd of bison on the park. There are so many weird, unique things about San Francisco that totally threw me when I moved to this odd little microcosm, expecting to find some kind of cross between New York and Los Angeles (lol, no). I could not have been more unprepared for the culture shock I experienced: San Francisco is a city unlike any other in the United States. So I thought I’d take a stab at depicting this amazing place in the only way I know how: with a mildly helpful guide to random stuff nobody tells you about San Francisco.

  • Hiking
  • The 8 Best Day Hikes Near Denver, Colorado (That Nobody Knows About)

    The 8 best day hikes near Denver, Colorado that you've never heard of. Avoid crowds and take in the mountains on these incredible hikes in Colorado!

    When most people think of hiking in Colorado, peace, solitude and wilderness are usually the goal. But most of the hiking trails near Denver, Colorado are crowded: not exactly ideal. The good news is that with just about the same amount of driving away from Denver, you can find yourself in some very remote locations that are easy to find, easy to park at and way less traveled. These undiscovered hiking trails near Denver, Colorado promise amazing sights, solitude, and a good chance of wildlife sightings – and they’re all an easy drive from Denver. This guest post lays out the 8 best day hikes near Denver, Colorado that nobody knows about!

  • United States
  • 10 Tips for Soothing Your Post Disney Depression (by a Former Cast Member)

    You know that feeling after you return home from an amazing vacation at the Disney parks and you just feel like nothing will ever be fun again? That's Post Disney Depression. It's totally a thing, and here's how to get through it, one booze-soaked Disney movie binge-fest at a time!

    Post Disney Depression is that blue, miserable, nothing-will-ever-be-magical-again feeling you get after you leave a Disney park or cruise. Colors seem more dull. Food tastes less delicious. Nothing is sparkly or exciting. Will anything ever feel good again? Post Disney Depression hit me HARD after my glorious stint as a Walt Disney World Cast Member came to an end. I fell into one of those slumps where it’s difficult to do anything other than lay on the couch under a fluffy blanket and cry a lot and eat soup even though you’re not really sick. But I made it through, and in the meantime, I found some really creative ways to soothe my Post Disney Depression. And if I can do it you can definitely do it! Here are my Former Cast Member tips for beating the post Disney blues.

  • United States
  • 8 Outdoorsy Things to Do in Ruidoso, New Mexico

    There are so many amazing, adventurous things to do in Ruidoso, New Mexico. This USA travel destination is a hidden gem and a paradise for outdoor lovers!

    Ruidoso, New Mexico is quaint little village tucked up in the Sierra Blanca Mountains. It’s an outdoor lover’s paradise and a total hidden gem in the southwest USA. I say hidden gem, but everyone who lives within a few hours of this beautiful little mountain town knows and loves Ruidoso. For the rest of us? Discovering the tucked-away outdoor playland of Ruidoso felt like stumbling upon a jackpot. There are SO many adventurous, outdoorsy things to do in Ruidoso! How did we not know about this place?! From hiking to skiing to the some of the best zip lining in the USA, here’s why you need to rent a cabin and escape to Ruidoso ASAP!

  • United States
  • Romantic Things to Do in Memphis, TN: Weekend Getaway Itinerary

    Downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis is the home of rock n' roll, soul, and the blues, not to mention a national BBQ hot spot and a fascinating historical destination for anyone interested in Civil Rights!

    When I told my husband I wanted to take a romantic weekend getaway to Memphis, Tennessee, he was like, “why?” I suppose Memphis isn’t exactly the first destination on the list of romantic weekend getaways in the USA. But what could be more romantic than stuffing our faces with BBQ and hanging out with ducks in a hotel? (Yes, y’all. Ducks.) As it turns out, Memphis is TOTALLY RAD. I can’t believe I lived a few hours away from it my whole life and never visited! We spent 48 hours in Memphis having the time of our lives and we can’t WAIT to go back. We’ve created a weekend itinerary for Memphis that will have you dancing through Memphis all weekend long!

  • South America
  • What to Pack for Colombia: The Ultimate Packing Guide

    What to pack for Colombia: the ultimate packing list for this South America travel destination. Everything you need to backpack in Colombia!

    Packing for a trip to Colombia can be really challenging. After all, Colombia is home to about every diverse landscape you can think of: the tropical Caribbean northern coast; the hot, humid Amazon; Medellin’s “eternal spring;” the cool, mountainous region around Minca and Santa Marta, and the cold, high-altitude city of Bogota. After spending a month in Colombia, we’ve got all the tips you need to pack your bags and go in our ultimate guide to what to pack for Colombia. Plus, get a free downloadable checklist to help you pack!