Tips · Travel

Planning your Perfect Vacation Part 4: Hotels vs. Rentals

If you haven’t started figuring out how to use your vacation days this year, then now is definitely the time! Not sure where to start? Don’t worry our Planning your Perfect Vacation Series has you covered! Today we’re talking about how to decide whether you should choose a traditional hotel/B&B/hostel or  a rental.

Gifts · Shopping · Tips · Travel

Holiday Gift Guide: The World Traveler

We’re back with our #HolidayGiftGuide series with tons of gift ideas for the World Traveler! My recent trip to Italy along with a lot of work trips has had me racking up the frequent flyer miles and trying to find all sorts of gear and gadgets to make things go smoothly. Below you’ll find my… Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide: The World Traveler

Tips · Travel

Planning your Perfect Vacation Part 3: Picking your mode of Transportation

Today we’re back again with the third installment of our Planning your Perfect Vacation series! Now that you have a rough idea of when and where you’ll be heading, it’s time to figure out how you’ll be getting there. My general rule of thumb was always if it’s under 5 hours I might was well… Continue reading Planning your Perfect Vacation Part 3: Picking your mode of Transportation

Tips · Travel

Planning your Perfect Vacation Part 2: Basic Itinerary

We’re back again with Part 2 of our Planning your Perfect Vacation series! Now that you know your budget along with when, where, and, how long you’re going on vacation, it’s time to start pulling together your basic itinerary. Planning your itinerary should start with a 1,000 foot view. In the past, I’ve wasted way… Continue reading Planning your Perfect Vacation Part 2: Basic Itinerary

Europe · Tips · Travel · United States

Planning your Perfect Vacation Part 1 : How to Start

While I’m by no means an expert at planning vacations, I have been practicing for close to twenty years. Even though I don’t really remember it this way, if you ask our mom on our 2nd trip to Williamsburg, VA (and the first vacation where I was old enough to read) I managed to get my… Continue reading Planning your Perfect Vacation Part 1 : How to Start

Europe · Events · Tips · Travel

What is the 2015 Milan Expo?

If you follow travel lists and blogs, you’ve probably heard that Milan has topped many lists of places to visit in 2015 due to the 2015 Milan Expo. Since I’ll be traveling to Italy this September (much more to come on that look out for posts with #italiansoiree2015) and hope to attend the expo, I thought… Continue reading What is the 2015 Milan Expo?

Europe · Tips · Travel · United States

Walking Tours: Why Free Tours are the Best

If you’re travelling to a new city for the long weekend this Memorial Day, I highly recommend checking to see if they have any free walking tours. I am a huge fan of walking tours when visiting new places. Whether they are focused on tourist attractions, history, or food, I always learn a ton plus… Continue reading Walking Tours: Why Free Tours are the Best

Restaurants · Tips · Tips & Tricks · Travel

Never Have A Bad Meal Again: Using Yelp To Optimize Your Dining Experience

Like many people, I tend to use Yelp whenever I am looking for a restaurant nearby. I mean, no one really wants to go out to dinner and have a bad experience, so why not see what other people are saying. While you can use Yelp to determine where to eat just by looking at… Continue reading Never Have A Bad Meal Again: Using Yelp To Optimize Your Dining Experience

Southwest · Tips · Travel · United States

Making the Most out of Conference Travel: Austin

I love getting to travel for conferences, especially when they are in cities I’ve never traveled to. It can be challenging, however, to find enough time between meetings and events to get to actually experience something other than the hotel and convention center. And let’s be honest, there isn’t a huge difference between a Hilton… Continue reading Making the Most out of Conference Travel: Austin

Southeast · Tips · Travel · United States

Hilton Grand Vacation Offer: Is it Worth It?

If you’re a loyal Hilton customer, chances are at least once when you’ve called about a reservation you’ve been offered 500 points for listening to an offer by Hilton Grand Vacations. In late February after a long day at work, I called to extend a hotel stay in Austin and was selected to receive this offer.… Continue reading Hilton Grand Vacation Offer: Is it Worth It?