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Barcelona City Guide

Cue the Cheetah Girls and a dreamy guitar boy.  That’s your hint that I didn’t know much about Barcelona even though I took seven years of Spanish in grade school — of which I retained nada.  No se?  It was January, and our group had just been to Prague, Brussels and Paris so we were [...]

How to Spend A Day in Paris

I know what you're thinking. It simply can't be done. Pas du tout ! Listen here: if a day is all you have, take it and don't look back. I was on a Europe tour, and France wasn't on the list. Being the wannabe francophile I am, which shouldn't come as a shock, I squeezed [...]

Round Trip Roundup: JANUARY

6 countries, 7 cities, 100 plus miles walked. You could say January was stacked. I spent the majority of the month abroad and living out of a suitcase. Those city guides should be hitting your news feeds and inboxes each Wednesday for the next month at least. Although you'll be reading more in depth about [...]

Prague City Guide

Oh, Prague.  I didn’t know much about you; you weren’t at the top of my bucket list.  I’d heard good things but had lots more places to see before I made time for you.  But this January, you wowed me. Western Europe is a hotspot for tourists as it should be.  There are lots of [...]

How to Make Money Through Your Blog

It’s all about the bottom line, and I don’t think that always has to be a bad thing.  You work hard to share your expertise, and hey, running a blog is expensive from paying for your domain to buying necessary materials for your posts.  I’ve been blogging for more than four years and have learned [...]

Photo Diary: Christmas Markets in Prague

I’d heard of these Christmas markets and how magical they were, but I had yet to see them for myself until I visited Prague this January. Christmas had been over for more than a week, but Prague’s Christmas markets in Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square were abuzz with sweet treats and little trinkets. From [...]

Vlog: How to Pack for 3 Weeks in Europe During Winter

I can usually get away with 30 minutes of frantic packing when it comes to a weekend trip, and it all ends up just fine.  But an international trip?  A trip that lasts three weeks?  A trip during the winter?  Hot dang.  I might need more than 30 minutes and one run to the store. [...]

How to Save Money for Travel

Some things never change.  Your order will forever be a caramel latte with nonfat milk.  There will always be dishes in the sink at the end of the night.  No matter how many passwords you’ve created in your entire existence and written down somewhere, you still have to press the “Forgot Password” button.  And money [...]

Round Trip Roundup: DECEMBER

I think I'm done with holiday parties and Christmas songs but never the treats. I don't know about you, but come the end of December, I'm ready for the new year. I promise I'm not a scrooge! December was chock-full of family and friend gatherings along with gifts I'm loving. Here's a look: 1 . [...]

8 Things I Learned in 2018

Life doesn’t go as you planned; I can tell you that much.  This year saw a wide range of emotions but, most importantly, growth.  But here’s the deal: growth is unbelievably uncomfortable.  If I’m being honest, this wasn’t my favorite year.  There was much change, difficult classes and just monotony.  Truth be told, I’m really [...]