Latin America

The Ultimate Guide to Cancun, Mexico

I fell in love with Cancun for many reasons: the incredible history I learned about the Mayan culture through getting to visit Chichen Itza, the beautiful blue beaches and the greens of the jungle, and the amazing locals and people we met during our stay.  Andrew and I went to celebrate my completion of my …

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Travel Horror Stories and How to Avoid Them

Sea-Sick Snorkeling Andrew and I had been looking forward to visiting the Underwater Museum in Cancun, Mexico as soon as we bought our plane tickets.  For those who have never heard of it, it is a two stop snorkeling tour where you can experience looking at amazing statues under the water on the first stop …

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Europe

The Ultimate Guide to a Weekend in Rome, Italy

Rome wasn’t built in a day and it definitely should not be seen in a day either.  This ancient city still stands as beautifully and strong as ever and was the city I chose to see over Venice or Florence.  Although I’m sure the cities in Italy all have their own uniqueness, Rome drew me in …

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Europe

The Ultimate Guide to a Day in Annecy, France

Annecy is one of my favorite hidden gems of Europe.  The small little city is full of beautifully colored flowers and houses and clear canals and lakes that are perched next to a beautiful scenery of mountains.  Annecy is known as the “Venice of the Alps”, but you will not see as many tourists as …

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Europe

10 Magical European Destinations

I know this was a very small list of cities in an incredibly diverse continent.  It was very hard to make this list because each of these cities are so unique in their own way that it makes it hard to group them all together.  I love Europe because it reminds you that you are …

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Europe

The Ultimate Guide to Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is truly a city I will never forget.  It was an incredible experience to walk through the streets to see buildings and mosques that were built hundreds of years ago while listening as the call of prayer echoed through the streets. This city was full of spectacular colors and patterns and joyful people that made …

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California

The Ultimate Guide to Joshua Tree National Park

Bring some blankets and hiking shoes and get ready for a reminder of the spectacular beauty that is Mother Nature. Joshua Tree National Park offers life at its simplest in the breathtaking open desert. My favorite things to do here are watching the sun set across the wide landscape of the park and then seeing the stars …

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Europe

A First Timer’s Guide to Exploring Amsterdam

I set out for Amsterdam from my study abroad location in Prague on an overnight train.  As the train pulled into the station early in the morning, I had a feeling of excitement, one because I was spending the first night of this city by myself and was free to explore whatever I wanted.  I …

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