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The 5 Tips You Need to Know to Take Amazing Photos of Yourself When Traveling Solo

November 15, 2017
White Sands National Monument - How to Take Amazing Photos of Yourself when Traveling Solo

Are you wondering how to take amazing photos of yourself when traveling solo? No worries, the struggle is real. There’s nothing worse than being on your dream vacation, and having no one to capture a photo of you there as well. I mean, these are your memories after all!   So trust me, I completely understand. And since I have picked up a few tricks on the subject,…

Canada Travel Tips

8 Tips for Visiting Lake Louise, Canada

July 8, 2017
Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, Banff

Canada’s Lake Louise is the show-stealer of Banff National Park, and a definite “must see” during your visit. It’s the most photographed lake in the world, and it’s no secret as to why. This place is stunning. Often times, famous locations don’t match the hype, but Lake Louise surely does. The only complaint you might have is that it tends to be overrun with tourists because it’s so darn…

Mexico Travel Tips

South of the Border: The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Tijuana, Mexico

April 19, 2017
Guide to Visiting Tijuana, Mexico

If you’re in Southern California, you might have thought about visiting Tijuana. Tijuana’s raunchy, strip club scene of old is practically gone, and instead has undergone a refreshing revival in gastronomy and craft brewery. Even a surprising hipster scene has emerged!      Tijuana was also in the news for crime and drugs wars, which kept tourists away. Now Tijuana is a safe place to visit again. But since…

Mexico Travel Tips

Decrease Your San Ysidro Border Wait Time: Introducing PedWest!

April 18, 2017
San Ysidro Border Wait Time Tijuana San Diego PedWest

Are you tired of the San Ysidro border wait time? I, along with many others, are thrilled over the changes happening at the Tijuana/San Diego border. Stop waiting in hour-long lines, and say hello to PedWest! Both the U.S. and Mexican governments have been making moves to improve the port of entry (both ways!) by implementing a new west side pedestrian crossing.   Decrease Your San Ysidro Border…

Cuba Travel Tips

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling Cuba as an American

March 13, 2017
Cienfuegos, Cuba

UPDATE: As of June 2017 changes have been made under the Trump Administration regarding travel to Cuba. Travel to Cuba for Americans will still be possible, however you will have to travel with an organization that holds a license to take groups to Cuba.   There has been a large influx of Americans traveling to Cuba lately, including myself. For over half a century the borders of Cuba have…

Spain Travel Tips

The Ultimate Guide to Antoni Gaudí’s Park Güell

February 23, 2017
The Gaudi House Museum - The Ultimate Guide to Antoni Gaudi's Park Guell

I absolutely love Antoni Gaudí’s most famous landmark, Park Güell. You simply can’t visit Barcelona without seeing it. Park Güell is Antoni Gaudí’s most colorful and playful masterpiece. Park Güell is so creatively done, it’s as if Antoni Gaudí’s imagination was allowed to run rampant, and the result was the creation of this fascinating park.   Park Güell features gardens, fountains, pavilions, sculptures, winding pathways, and much, much more! It was…

Spain Travel Tips

The “Antoni Gaudí” Guide to Barcelona

February 22, 2017
Casa Batllo - Antoni Gaudi Guide to Barcelona

I am so excited to share this Antoni Gaudí guide to Barcelona! I lived in Barcelona for one magical year, and was constantly inspired by Antoni Gaudí’s work. You will see his designs speckled all over the streets of Barcelona, and over the course of a year, I visited (almost) every creation by Antoni Gaudí.    From lamps, to buildings, to churches, you’ll find it everywhere! In this post I…

China Travel Tips

How to Hold a Panda in Chengdu

February 7, 2017
Hold Panda, Chengdu, China

I am the first to admit, I made a special detour to Chengdu just to visit the giant pandas. The facilities in Chengdu are the only locations in the world where you can hold a giant panda. The opportunity to see them up close and hold one was too much. I had to go!   I decided to visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Center. It’s…

China Travel Tips

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Pandas in Chengdu, China

February 6, 2017
Panda, Chengdu, China

Welcome to Chengdu, the panda mecca of the world! Housing 80% of the world’s pandas, these furry cuddle bugs are considered one of the cutest animals in the world. They’re also known as the “national treasure” of China. The panda habitat was once spread out across central, southern, and eastern China (and even neighboring countries like Myanmar and northern Vietnam). Now, it has been reduced to mainly the…