Aquarium Myrtle Beach

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 others in the country (& world) and if it’s worth the time/money. And for this experience in Myrtle Beach, it was once again, a mixed basket of adults, teenagers and my little nephew (who is about 1… 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 »

Guest post by Jane Davies *Regular readers – please see note at the end of post. The city that sits on the western edge of Missouri is renowned for its jazz heritage and outdoor dining, which gives you a strong hint about the relaxed and friendly atmosphere that you will be able to enjoy when you come to Kansas City. Here are some of the top places that should be on your itinerary when you come to this unique and… Read more »

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

For anyone planning a trip to Buenos Aires, I can’t recommend a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento enough! It’s very easy to get to (only an hour ferry ride away). And the Barrio Histórico (historic quarter) section of Colonia del Sacramento is a designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is SO beautiful and relaxing. You can even rent golf carts and sand buggies to scoot around the city with. It’s a really unique, laid back place to visit…. Read more »

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Contribution by freelance writer Sally Writes The Big Apple has enormous opportunities for urban exploration, drinks, and shopping, but not everyone knows that there are lots of amazing places to go hiking around New York. Here I will list some great hiking trails you can reach by public transport, so you won’t need to hire a car or beg your friends to drop you there and bring back. Got Some Time in New York? Go Hiking! Surprise Lake Loop Travel… Read more »

Learning how to make a pisco sour!

One day is never enough time to truly experience a city. But that was, unfortunately, the way my trip to Lima worked out. Lima is a beautiful city that deserves more than a day. However, if you’re like me, and only have a limited amount of time there, this is one way to enjoy the city in just one day! Lima Gourmet Company When trying to decide how to spend my one lonely day, I had to figure out what… Read more »

San Pedro Market

I’m going to go ahead and start this post off with a disclaimer. WARNING: If you don’t like seeing dead animals/bits of dead animals this post is not for you. Every piece of the cow is used and sold here (seriously, every piece), and there are some little animals eaten in Peru that Americans regard as pets. So, as long as y’all aren’t squeamish with this stuff…we’ll move onto what you can all buy at the glorious San Pedro Market… Read more »

View from Taquile Island, Peru

The city of Puno is a relatively small one, with the Islas Uros being its main attraction. However, if you’re making the long journey to Puno, the Islas Uros don’t have to be your only stop. Taquile Island is located about 45 kilometers off the shore of Puno. (About a 2-hour boat ride.) There are just over 2,000 people living on the island, and it is quite beautiful! Over 10 years ago, the island was even proclaimed “Masterpieces of the… Read more »

Rome photo

Guest post by Matthew Sienna You’ve bought your ticket, you’ve written your itinerary, and now you need to save for your trip. It’s time to make a practical budget—and make your dreams a reality. Whether you want to explore the ruins of Cambodia or ride a scooter through the streets of Rome, saving money now will pay off when you finally embark on your journey. Here are a few ways you can save for your trip. 5 Ways to Save… Read more »

asket of traditional dolls and mexican crafts

Guest post by Holly Tomlinson The best parts of traveling are the memories made, but sometimes we want to take home a memento to remember our experiences by. Too often these items get forgotten about, thrown away, or placed by the layside. To bring home a timeless souvenir you’re sure to treasure forever, read through this list of unique mementos before taking your next trip. Best Mementos to Take Home from Your Travels Small Bracelets Every time you go to… Read more »