Having previously decided that I was not good with heights and comfortable with that decision, I was surprised to find myself walking into an adventure tourism agency in Queenstown, New Zealand with the express intentions of booking a skydiving experience over the city. Here’s the thing- I’m pretty easily peer pressured- especially while on vacation. … More Skydiving Over Queenstown New Zealand
Iceland’s main airport is only about a six hours’ flight away from New York which makes it a nice easy escape from the hustle and of the city. On the flip side, once landed in Iceland, it’s still about an hour’s drive from the capital city of Reykjavik. Since the famous Blue Lagoon is located … More Exploring Iceland from Reykjavik
Over the past few years, Iceland has become an incredibly popular country to visit. With a well-developed tourism infrastructure and a distinct lack of violent crime, Iceland is an ideal starter country for those looking to dip their toes into solo travel- myself included! (I actually tagged this trip onto the second half of my … More Visiting Reykjavik For The First Time
The bright blue sky and deep reds and oranges of this park were so inspiring to the National Geographic Society that they petitioned Kodak Film Corp to name this Utah park after the popular Kodachrome film of the time. Kodachrome Basin State Park is a small park located just past Bryce Canyon National Park, so … More The Photo-Friendly Kodachrome Basin State Park
The Badlands National Park is what I affectionately like to call a “flyover park”. It’s actually one of my favorite Midwestern parks but it gets constantly overlooked due to its location in relation to the more popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks! While it’s technically possible to do all three of these parks as … More What’s So Bad About Badlands National Park?
Anyone who has been on a roadtrip of the American Midwest has surely seen the billboards advertising free iced water at Wall Drug and after a few dozen signs, one can’t help but wonder- what’s that all about? Originally purchased in 1931, the Wall Drug Store made its claim to fame when the owner’s wife … More What the Heck is Wall Drug?
In my opinion, one of the best ways to get to know a city is to try out all the local watering holes. Between Porto and Lisbon, I was able to test out a fair number of restaurants and bars and compiled a list of my favorites. Tasco Tasco landed at the top of nearly … More The Best Places to Eat and Drink Around Porto
Lisbon is a city full of culinary delights- and I sampled quite a few on my recent trip to the city! I’ve curated a few of my favorites places in the city for this post, but feel free to drop your favorites in the comments. Augusto Lisboa This trendy pink cafe is home to what … More Lunching Through Lisbon: My Top Picks
New Zealand tourism in no small part has been dramatically affected by the hugely popular Lord of the Rings films. Although the films were shot all over the country, one of the most popular sites for Tolkien Tourism remains the still-standing set of Hobbiton. Located in Matamata, New Zealand, the set is situated on the … More Visiting Hobbiton
Prior to the world shutting down, my last trip abroad was to Sandals Emerald Bay. It made nice symmetry that my first international trip in over two years would be to Sandals Royal Barbados! This resort is actually right next to Sandals Barbados- the maps are a little misleading, but the two resorts are so … More Christening My New Passport at Sandals Royal Barbados