3 days in Phoenix, Arizona

Freelance contribution by Martins Godainis Phoenix, Arizona is a paradise in the middle of a desert, surrounded by cacti, mountains, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The city itself sprawls outwards in all directions to offer up amazing attractions, culture, and nightlife for people of all ages. Though it’s impossible to see all of Phoenix over a 3-day visit, you can experience the best Arizona’s capital has to offer. Here’s a 3-day itinerary for you to follow, so you can see… Read more »

Queenstown, new zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand is dubbed “the adventure capital of the world”…and for good reason! While you can certainly spend a much longer amount of time in Queenstown than 2 days, you can still experience a ton of once-in-a-lifetime activities in just 2 days in Queenstown. Transportation in Queenstown Many of the activities and locations mentioned in this post are spread out. You can get by without a car in Queenstown if you book bus tours. However, if you’re looking to… Read more »

Guest Post by Rebecca Martin If you’re a passionate artist or simply find enjoyment in experiencing what the art world has to offer, then why not book a holiday where you can see some of the world’s most iconic artwork, created by world-renowned artists? Holidays are meant to be a time to relax and appreciate life, a little break away from your everyday routine to do things you enjoy. If for you that means art, then we’ve narrowed down some… Read more »

Guest post by Alex Coverdale Brussels is a fascinating place that is crawling with rich history, stunning architecture and lots to see and do. Flights to Brussels are becoming more and more affordable, it’s the perfect place to visit for a summer getaway! Even though tourists flock here to indulge in chocolates, waffles and beer – it’s actually a vibrant city with something to do for everyone! Surprisingly enough, some of the most impressive things about Brussels are the museums…. Read more »

Guest post by Amy Smith Reno is known as the “Biggest Little City in the world,” and a neon arch greets you with that phrase as you enter the city. Reno is a small enough place that you can walk around it comfortably, but big enough that you can still get lost in the world of flashing lights and entertainment. For a long time, Reno has stood in the shadows of its bigger brother, Las Vegas, but it is now… Read more »

4 Reasons to Hit the Road Together With Your Partner

Guest Post by Alexey Kostiliev Traveling together can be a wonderful experience. It’s a way to share your emotions and adventures with a person close to you, whom you love and respect. Here are 4 reasons why it’s a good idea to travel with your partner at least once. Check them out below..and then hit the road! 4 Reasons to Hit the Road Together With Your Partner  Stronger Ties Shared interests and mutually fun activities help people to create bonds. To… Read more »

THE FASHIONISTA’S GUIDE TO DALLAS

Guest Post By Melody Smith When someone thinks of fashion off the top of their head they would probably mention Paris, London or Milan as the cities to go to if you are a fashionista. For the US, many would say that it has to be New York. But there are many places in the USA that can cater to a fashionista. One such place is Dallas. It is one of the most popular cities in the state and is… Read more »

9 Fun Things To Do in Myrtle Beach With Your Teenagers

It can sometimes be a little difficult to keep your teenagers entertained on family vacations. Fortunately, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has something fun for the whole family…including teenagers! This post lists activities specifically for teenagers, but with the exception of 2 or 3 of these things, they were fun for the entire family (even my little nephew who was 1 year & a few months old at the time). Enjoy! And let me know what you would add to this… Read more »

Aquarium Myrtle Beach

You can now read this article offline and get GPS-guided travel directions to the attractions featured in this article by downloading the GPSmyCity app on iTunes App Store or Google Play. Click here to download the article. Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is a family-friendly experience, that includes some fun interactive opportunities! I’ve been to quite a few aquariums in my life now and thought for this post, I could offer some insight into how this aquarium stacks up to… Read more »

We loved visiting New Zealand (aside from the time our hotel caught on fire of course…!) as there is just so much to see and do in this beautiful country. There are a lot of tourist spots, however, finding places that are off the beaten path can be an even more exciting vacation! Today’s post by travel writer Melissa Anders is here to show us all some of the best of New Zealand’s most underrated destinations. (I had not heard… Read more »

When I was planning my trip around Argentina, it worked out that we would be spending a total of 4 days in Ushuaia (a.k.a. The Southern Most City in the World). Now, spending 4 days in Ushuaia is not necessarily what most people do when they plan their adventures around Argentina or Patagonia. I could not find a single article on a 4-day itinerary when I was trying to figure out my time there! I know it’s much more popular… Read more »

Perito Moreno Glacier hiking

Yep, you read that right! You can actually hike Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina. And it is an absolute must-do if you’re considering a Patagonian adventure. This was hands down my favorite part of Patagonia (at least in Argentina… Chile is to be determined). There are a few key things you should know about Perito Moreno Glacier before you plan your visit, though. Check out all my tips, tricks and fun facts, below! 14 Things to Know Before You Hike… Read more »

I really wanted to see Mount Fitz Roy!

This will be my first travel post from Patagonia! I’m really excited to kick off this series as our Patagonian adventure has been one of my favorites to date! Our first day we arrived in El Calafate from Puerto Iguazu and woke up bright and early the next day to head to El Chaltén. And at the risk of sounding like a broken record in my blog posts, I have to say, if you have more time, by all means… Read more »

Iguazu Falls

As I mentioned in my previous travel post, Iguazu Falls are located on the border of Argentina and Brazil. Now, I would highly recommend going to both sides of Iguazu Falls, as they are two totally different experiences. However, I must say, we really loved the Argentine side! It was an incredible rush to see the sheer power of these falls at such a close proximity. And if you only have time for one, I would choose the Argentine side…. Read more »

Iguazu Falls

“Poor Niagara.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt famously said that upon seeing Iguazu Falls. And it’s hard to not have that reaction when you see them in person! Iguazu Falls are made up of a system of 275 waterfalls, with the exact number depending on the season. It spans an area 2.7 kilometers wide, and it’s almost twice as tall and nearly three times wider than Niagara Falls. We had visited Iguazu Falls on our exit tour of Argentina, and… Read more »

The perfect Amazon Rainforest outfit!

*There’s a fun travel-related giveaway with GPSmyCity at the end of this post! Don’t forget to enter! My trip to the Amazon in Peru is one of the first trips of my life that I felt I had actually packed well enough for that I could pass on my packing tips to my readers. Seriously, this was the first trip. Haha. I almost always over-pack or forget a key wardrobe piece. The biggest key to me finally mastering packing for… Read more »

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Guest post by Rebecca Hoffmann Oh, Buenos Aires… This name which embeds mysterious elegant women in tango dresses with handsome men by their side, buildings with astonishing architecture, and the stories and rumors of the famous Evita Peron who grew from poverty to become Argentina’s First Lady. Yes, Buenos Aires… But wait, wait, when you start planning your trip to this gorgeous city, the dollars start falling out of your pockets! Buenos Aires is expensive. However, I’m here to help… Read more »

How to take your comfortable bedroom on the road

Guest Post by Sarah Cummings As someone who loves to travel, I’ve had to give up a lot of luxuries. I haven’t worn heels in a year. I haven’t applied make-up in just as long (gasp!) And all those homely comforts that used to help me sleep at night – like my cosy duvet, my oh-so-soft throw pillow and my calming tinted bedside lamp – are tucked away in storage, awaiting the day I’ll eventually return. Giving up these things… Read more »

Guest Post by Yolanda Ridley Do you have a travel bucket list? If yes, I can (almost) guarantee that Africa or Safari appears there. Am I right?! Africa is a massive continent so you may be wondering where on earth to start. A few years back when I was living in the UK I decided to quit my job and plan a big trip, and part of that trip was ‘doing Africa’. I had no idea where to start, so… Read more »

uluru

If you’re debating whether or not traveling to Australia’s famous sandstone monolith, Uluru, (a.k.a. Ayer’s Rock) is worth the journey/cost…it most definitely is. Uluru was my favorite memory of our time in Australia. The area is literally in the middle of nowhere in Australia, but for me, that was the best part. It was a wonderful way to connect with the world around you (sans cell phone reception) and learn about a very sacred area in the Australian Outback. Uluru,… Read more »

Riding horses through the Andes

Horseback riding through the Andes with Don Daniel Ranch is hands down my most favorite experience in Argentina so far. Heck, I’d say it’s one of my favorite experiences of my life! (Tied only with our adventures up Rainbow Mountain and Mount Fuji.) This is a one-of-a-kind, authentic experience I can’t recommend enough if you find yourself near Mendoza, Argentina one day. What to Expect – Getting to the Ranch For this adventure, you’ll need to book a guide. We… Read more »

La Boca

Visiting cities in a rush is becoming an unfortunate theme on here, lately! But fret not, I’ll be returning to Buenos Aires soon enough to give it the proper visit it deserves. However, if you do end up in Buenos Aires without much time to spare, here is one way to see some of its important landmarks in just a half day. *Please note, to visit these places in a half day you will need to find a form of… Read more »

Tigre

Who knew you could take so many day trips from Buenos Aires? Haha. I swear in my next travel post I’ll actually talk about Buenos Aires itself. But for now, I’m going to share my thoughts and some tips for visiting Tigre Delta – which is also very easy to get to from Buenos Aires. (If you missed my day trip post about Colonia del Sacramento, click here.) Tigre Delta – What Is It? And Why Would You Visit It?… Read more »